Five places to take the kids in Liverpool for under ten pounds

If you want to entertain the children in Liverpool, you’ll find there are lots of things on offer that cost little or no money and which you and the kids are sure to enjoy immensely.


Liverpool is a thriving and vibrant city that has a lot to offer. If you’re planning to take the children out for the day, or booking a hotel in Liverpool the last thing you want is to have to spend a small fortune. Here, we explore great ways to entertain the little ones that won’t have you worrying about your bank balance.


The Museum of Liverpool is a great place to visit with the children. It is open every day from 10 am until 5 pm and admission is free.

 Football fans will enjoy the ‘Kicking and Screaming’ show, a story about the history and passion of football in Liverpool as told by two boys. You will need tickets for this, but the great news is, they’re free!

 There is also a Beatles show, exploring the history and amazing success of the band, for which the tickets are also free! Pieces of particular interest within the exhibition are the Lion locomotive and the Liver bird.


Wavertree Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place for you and the children to enjoy some fresh air and to get in touch with nature. It is a nineteenth century walled botanic garden that was once the centre of Liverpool, until the Second World War destroyed the glass houses it contained.

 Once you’ve had a walk round and explored the area, you can relax and enjoy the view while the children take advantage of the play area.

 Wavertree is open from 10 am until 5.45 pm between April and September and until 3.45 pm between October and March. Entry is free.


Formby Beach is a beautiful coastal area, where you can take long walks on the beach or take the children paddling in the sea. There is a £4.50 charge for car parking at Formby Beach, but apart from that, all you’ll need is your picnic! If you want to treat the family, you can hire an audio guide to the area for just one pound and turn the trip into a learning experience too.

beach and dune s Formby, free things Liverpool

 Photo credit: Ben124

The Tate Liverpool is a must see for you and the children. Enjoy looking at and learning about the works of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Tracey Emin and look out for special exhibitions coming up throughout the year.

 The Tate is open Monday to Sunday, every day, from 9 am until 5 pm. You can get a great day out and help the children to enjoy art for nothing but the price of your travel, as admission is free.


Calderstones Park has landmarks that are reputed to be older than Stonehenge, so it’s a great spot if you and the children enjoying exploring history.

 The park also contains Harthill Botanical Gardens and a beautiful lake where you can feed the geese and ducks. If you fancy a snack or a cup of coffee, there is a cafe and play area available when it’s time for a rest.


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