This page features days out and places to visit in Merseyside that bring you closer to the great outdoors, or provide a great, fun learning opportunity.

Antony Gormley's Another Place - Crosby, Merseyside
Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the Crosby foreshore, Merseyside, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. A great walk for all the family and the perfect photo opportunity. It's free!
Bug House - World Museum, Liverpool
In World Museum’s Bug House you can get closer than you ever dreamed possible to beetles and flies, spiders and scorpions or centipedes and millipedes. The Bug House displays a selection of specimens from the museum's vast research collection alongside real live colonies of leaf cutter ants and bees.  There are also interactive displays and larger-than-life models, including a two-metre animatronic fly and Avril the giant spider, who welcomes visitors from her web on the ceiling!
Knowsley Safari Park - Prescot, Merseyside
Does your child really love animals? Then Knowsley Safari Park know they’ll love being part of their Intrepid Explorers Club or Junior Rangers. They’ve got all sorts of activities, games and crafts to help them get even closer to the animals than just visiting the Park – and that’s close!

Mersey Ferries - Liverpool
Hop aboard one of the daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views, fascinating history and unlimited sea air.  An iconic Mersey Ferry will take you on a 50-minute journey with a commentary that lets you explore the River Mersey’s rich past... and present. You’ll see world-renowned architecture and Mersey wildlife; hear stories of smuggling, music and war; and be touched by the lives of city’s famously friendly people.

The National Trust protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs. Then they open them up for ever, for everyone. Search on their website for your local National Trust sites.

Sefton Park Palm House - Sefton Park, Liverpool
Whether you are just out for a stroll in Sefton Park or would like to make a specific visit, Sefton Park Palm House is open to the public virtually all year round. Admission is free. As one of its kind, this glass structure is different every time you visit depending on the time of day, type of light and seasonal growth. With benches both inside and out, it is a perfect place for quiet reflection or, if you fancy something more lively, come along to one of our Trust events.

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