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Liverpool for young kids

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Liverpool for young kids
Many of Liverpool's fine museums dedicate themselves to fun and learning for children of all ages. The city is also close to sandy beaches and a self-drive Safari Park.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
 
World Museum
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World Museum

World Museum Liverpool is a fantastic family day out! Over five free floors explore: the aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre; the natural world in the Clore Natural History Centre and Bug House; the human world in the World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; the earth with dinosaurs and animals from around the world; and space and time through scientific instruments and... More

World Museum Liverpool is a fantastic family day out! Over five free floors explore: the aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre; the natural world in the Clore Natural History Centre and Bug House; the human world in the World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; the earth with dinosaurs and animals from around the world; and space and time through scientific instruments and the Planetarium. There are also two cafés and two shops. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Echo Wheel of Liverpool
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Echo Wheel of Liverpool

A 60-meter-high rotation over Liverpool, its waterfront and the River Mersey. Pick the right day (or evening) and there are some glorious views to be had over the city and out toward the Irish Sea from its pods.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Knowsley Safari Park
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Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the `safari park' concept of having visitors in cages (cars) and the animals roaming free based on the drive-through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley, the 19th Earl, succeeded to the title. The estate being only 8 miles (13 km) from Liverpool city centre, Knowsley... More

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the `safari park' concept of having visitors in cages (cars) and the animals roaming free based on the drive-through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley, the 19th Earl, succeeded to the title. The estate being only 8 miles (13 km) from Liverpool city centre, Knowsley was the first safari park to be built close to a large city. In spite of some understandable apprehension about the possible problems associated with large numbers of animals (including lions) roaming about close to the city, the then County and District councils approved the proposals.In the first two years of opening, the route through Knowsley Safari Park consisted of a 3½ mile (5.6 km) drive, and the main attractions were lions, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, zebra, elephants and various antelopes. The park proved immensely popular, so in 1973 an extension, including a further 1½ miles (2.4km) of road, was built and opened. This allowed more animals to be added to the collection on display along the now 5-mile- (8 km) long route, including herds of camels, buffalo and white rhino as well as a group of tigers.A few modifications to the original design have had to be made for safety and display reasons. The tigers and lions are now displayed in enclosures within the game reserves, and the elephants have their own paddock in the walk around section at the end of the safari drive. We also have a car friendly route around the outside of the monkey jungle for visitors who do not wish to have a close encounter with our baboons. Knowsley Safari Park has become one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions, winning several awards for tourism and it's animal husbandry. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Underwater Street Children's Discovery Centre
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Underwater Street Children's Discovery Centre

Discover the art and science of child's play. Imaginative play, science shows, art and craft workshops and themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. If you're looking for hi-tech gadgets then Underwater Street is not the place. We're all about good old fashioned hands-on play, stimulating the little-ones' imaginations and providing adults the opportunity to join... More

Discover the art and science of child's play. Imaginative play, science shows, art and craft workshops and themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. If you're looking for hi-tech gadgets then Underwater Street is not the place. We're all about good old fashioned hands-on play, stimulating the little-ones' imaginations and providing adults the opportunity to join in or sit back and observe from the centrally located cafe. Less

     Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Spaceport
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Spaceport

Designed with the whole family in mind and located just across the River Mersey at Victoria Place, Seacombe. Space and space travel is imaginatively explored in this fun, interactive attraction. Included among the intergalatic exhibits is a planetarium, cafe and a shop.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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