Travel | Posted 23 Jul 2013

Planning a Holiday by the Sea?

We know how stressful planning can be so we have picked four of Jurys Inn’s favorite Seaside cities and created a series of city guides on things to do with kids.

Our Final Guide covers fun things to do in Liverpool whatever the weather because we know that English weather just cannot be trusted! Should the heavens begin to pour on your holiday, or the summer weather finally arrives and the sun decides to shine, you will have family fun activities at the ready.

So without further ado, here is Jurys Inn’s pick of Liverpool’s top kid’s attractions:

Summer Holidays in Liverpool

Liverpool Outdoor Activities

Curious about tours:

Liverpool has plenty of History, culture and heritage to explore, so why not take the kids on a “Curious about…” tour. The tours offer clues with the answers discoverable on your walk offering more information about the subject through stories and facts.

Liverpool 1: This tour offers two ‘walks’, the first covering Museums, Music and Culture and the second walk covering the river Port and Docks. The walks aren’t too long for little legs, the first covering 1.5 miles and the second a shouter 1.1 miles.

Liverpool 2: If the Liverpool 1 walks haven’t really caught your fancy, there is an alternative Liverpool 2 tour. Walk one covers two cathedrals and covers 1.25 miles of Liverpool. The Second Walk offers Cathedral circular covering 0.75 miles- both of these walks do branch out from Cathedrals.

Liverpool One and Two tours cost £3.99 each to buy as a download and £4.50 + p&p to buy as a booklet. There is no ticket office to check in with just start whenever you fancy.


Want to walk on Water? Well, maybe not - this might be more of an attraction for the kids, as Wowballs are currently all the rage with youngsters!

Unsure what a Wowball is? It is simply a clear plastic ball filled with air and placed on a water surface. You can walk, run, and roll around inside the bubble on the water’s surface of Queen’s Dock. Unlike some Wowball opportunities (usually in a paddling pool) the Queens Dock has more appeal as you can see marine life beneath you as you enjoy your water walking action!

The Balls are tethered to land so you don’t have to worry about your child, (or yourself) floating away although this activity is only suitable for children over the age of 7. It costs £5 for 10 minutes and it is quite popular activity so it may be worth booking beforehand.

Liverpool Indoor Activities


Liverpool’s Spaceport is a great way to spend the day with your children. It offers a fabulous da y out that is both educational and fun with several themed galleries that provide a variety of hands- on exhibits and audio visual experiences. As well as the many exhibitions, including a new ‘Time travellers’ exhibit, Spaceport has also just released their new planetarium show ‘We are Aliens’ which is narrated by Rupert Grint (Harry Potter actor ‘Ron’) and takes you on an ‘immersive Journey’ in the search for Alien life.

The Spaceport experience costs just £9 per adult and £5.50 per child, and opening times are between 10am-3pm on weekdays and 10am-5pm on weekends with last admissions and hour and half before closing time.

Travel involves catching an hourly River Explorer Cruise from Pier head (16 minute walk from Jurys Inn) to Seacombe Ferry Terminal. However, the journey is a short 30 minute ride, or you can catch the direct service during peak times which takes only 10 minutes.

There are also a range of activities along the River Explorer route so you can make a whole day of activity stop offs and river cruising - check out the timetable, Cruise route and activities. Prices vary depending on which activity stop offs you wish to do- offering cheaper combined attraction tickets.

The Wheel of Liverpool:

The Wheel of Liverpool is a great little attraction and it’s about a minute away from Jurys Inn Liverpool! Experience panoramic views of Liverpool’s waterfront, docks and city as you climb 60 metres high in the air in a glass Gondola.

See stunning city views Day or night as the Liverpool Wheel opens between 10am- 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am-11pm on Fridays, 9am-11pm Saturdays and 9am-8pm on Sundays.

Prices are £6.50 for children under 16 and Adult tickets are priced at £9, alternatively you can purchase a family ticket (2adults 2 children) for £25.

World Museum:

Liverpool’s World Museum offers a great day out and with so much to explore, the children will not be bored! Explore their aquarium, Clore Natural History Centre, Bug house, World cultures, ancient world, Dinosaurs, space and much, much more!

Entry is Free, and the museum also runs free shows in the Planetarium and Treasure House Theatre, however you will need to pick up tickets at the information desk to secure a place as they are given out on a first come, first served basis.

For your next summer holiday, book a stylish but affordable cheap hotel room in Liverpool.

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