Five Fun Family Days Out in Merseyside


Sometimes, when you’re looking for a fun place to take the whole family, you can think and think and not come up with anything you’ve not done before. And at other times, you can list a load of great ideas, but they’re all miles away – Legoland Windsor or Edinburgh Zoo, for example, or maybe even Disney World Florida!

Fortunately, there are a lot more places and activities on your doorstep than you might think. And luckily for you, we’ve compiled this nifty little list of suggestions, so if you’re in Merseyside, here are some great ideas that won’t burn the petrol!

Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot

If you take a trip to Knowsley Safari Park, you’re in for a wild day out! With more than 700 different exotic animals from all over the world, there is plenty to keep you and the kids entertained. Awesome sights such as Siberian tigers and African elephants are mixed with some lesser-known ones, like the Cape buffalo and Pere Davids’s deer.

There’s also a birds of prey experience and a bat forest, and for a bit of fun you can go wild on the many amusement rides like the Jungle Dodgems, or even watch the cheeky sea lion show!

The Beatles Story, Liverpool

For a bit of local (and global!) cultural history with a groovy twist, look no further than the Beatles Story. Nestled in the Albert Dock, the Story transports visitors on a trippy trip through the life and music of The Beatles (what else?).

From the Cavern Club to Sgt Pepper’s, the Beatles Story covers it all, lovingly narrated by Julia Lennon. There’s even a Fab 4D ride, so come on down for a psychedelically good day out!

Spaceport, Wirral

Blast off to the Spaceport at Seacombe Ferry Terminal for an adventure that is truly out of this world! Covering the Solar System, the Milky Way and the Final Frontier, plus a HUGE exhibition space on the first floor, kids and adults alike will be seeing stars.

Also, for a really Grand Day Out, there’s currently a cracking Wallace & Gromit in Space exhibition!

Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston

For a change of pace, visit Ness Gardens and have a leisurely, relaxing day amongst the lush greenery. With thousands of different types of plants, there’s loads to see – bring the grandparents along too! There are some carnivorous plants as well, to keep the little ones fascinated.

Visit the website for the plants of the month, but make sure you don’t miss having a picnic overlooking the lovely Dee estuary!

Wowballs, Liverpool

This is another attraction down on the famed Albert Dock, but don’t let that cause you to think it’s more of the same – this is anything but middle of the road! Wowballs are walk on water inflatable balls: you get in and start running, becoming a hamster on the water!

Try playing your own game of water ball dodgems – you’ll have a whale of a time and without getting wet!



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Post by Jack Nilson a family man from North West England.

Meal Time at Karate Kid

When I was in Gensan (Gen. Santos City) during the early part of January, my friend and I along with my nephew had the chance to check out Karate Kid fastfood at SM Gensan.

I like the ambiance of the place. It was pretty obvious to me that they had great food just judging from the number of people who were there ahead of us. And how quickly new people also came in to replace customers who were just about to leave.

True enough, we were quite satisfied with the food and drinks we ordered. I also must mention that their menu is also quite affordable. So if you are game for some Japanese-American dishes at affordable prices, I suggest you check out this place 🙂

Karate Kid has branches mostly in Luzon and as far as we know, Karate Kid in SM Gensan is the only Karate Kid branch in Mindanao and outside Luzon.


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Beef Teriyaki with refillable rice 🙂


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Going Japanese for a change


Take something bottomless to satisfy your thirst :)
Take something bottomless to satisfy your thirst 🙂

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