10 Fun & Free Things to Do in the Liverpool City Region

Whether you’re trying to save money or looking to spend less, it can be difficult to plan days out when you are keeping an eye on your spending. However, one of Liverpool’s greatest attributes is that there are plenty of attractions and things to do that are completely free.

We have put together a list of things that are free to do in Liverpool that will account for a fun day out, whether you are a family, couple or you want to head out with your friends. Keep reading to see our list of free activities to do in Liverpool.

1. Head to the museums

Liverpool has an abundance of interesting and fascinating museums which often have free exhibitions to explore. The Museum of Liverpool is a wonderful day out for children as they learn more about their city and it is completely free to enter. You can also check out the exhibitions at the Walker Art Gallery or Tate Liverpool as some are free of charge.
https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/museum-of-liverpool

2. Dive into art at FACT

FACT cinema on Seel Street is home to some of the best independent artwork in Liverpool. From captivating short films to art exhibitions, there is usually a ton of enticing and free events for art-lovers of Liverpool.
https://www.fact.co.uk/

3. Catch the train down to Southport


Enough of the big city life? In no time you can take a train from Liverpool city centre down to Southport to unwind by the seaside. Enjoy a long stroll along the pier on a sunny day while taking in the coastal views. If the beach isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of parks and woodland walks to take as well.
https://www.visitsouthport.com/things-to-do/southport-beach-p244601

4. Unwind in St John’s gardens


One of our cities forgotten gems is St John’s Gardens, which is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in town. You can have a stroll or even park up on a sunny day and take in the gorgeous scenic views of the gardens.
https://liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-wellbeing/parks-and-greenspaces/st-johns-gardens/

5. Stroll around our beautiful parks


Another blessing of living in Liverpool is having many beautiful parks to choose from. Sefton Park is a Grade 1 listed park and makes for an excellent setting for any great day out. Birkenhead Park is another great choice, especially as this one was the main inspiration for New York’s Central Park.
https://liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-wellbeing/parks-and-greenspaces/sefton-park/
https://www.visitwirral.com/things-to-do/birkenhead-park-p44211

6. Explore a cathedral (or two!)


The only thing better than having one stunning cathedral in your city is having two, which is the case for Liverpool! Both the Anglican and the Metropolitan cathedral are historic masterpieces that are as fascinating as they are beautiful.
https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/

7. Discover wildlife at Formby red squirrel walk


Our native red squirrel has become an endangered species ever since the grey squirrels were introduced in the UK. Just outside of Liverpool, in Formby, you can stroll through protected woodlands where these squirrels still thrive. Spot them while enjoying Formby’s nature haven.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby/trails/formby-red-squirrel-walk

8. Visit Liverpool’s great monuments


Whether it be a stroll around the docks, a trip to St George’s Hall or a photo outside the Cavern Club – there are many great monuments that you can explore around the city.
https://www.cavernclub.com/

9. Learn more about science at Catalyst, Widnes


Through a series of interactive exhibits, re-constructed scenes and multi-media programmes, Catalyst brings Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology to life. This museum is completely free for children up to three and a great way to educate them in a fun and interactive way.
https://www.catalyst.org.uk/

10. Enjoy art in St. Helens


‘Dream’ is a massive sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in Sutton. The work weighs about 500 tons and is composed of white concrete. It depicts the head of a nine-year-old girl with her eyes closed in meditation and reflects St Helens’ mining past and hope for the future.
https://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/dream-st-helens-p197871

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