Things To Do in Wirral
Visiting our beautiful peninsula is a real treat, whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or a history buff, a sports fanatic or a lover of culture.
You can spend your fun-packed days exploring quiet, sandy beaches or walking to off-shore islands inhabited with rare marine wildlife, including regular visits by a grey seal colony. You’re never going to be short of things to do in Wirral.
Thanks to our peninsula location, Wirral is perfect for those that love the great outdoors. Our numerous beaches and coastal pathways make it a great location for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy the thrill of water sports. Alternatively head inland and take advantage of the close proximity to lush country parks such as our world-famous Birkenhead Park – the inspiration for New York’s Central Park. You will also find enchanting woodland and family-friendly farm attractions.
If you’re looking for culture and heritage, there are plenty of historic attractions and activities when it comes to things to do in Wirral. Birkenhead Priory is the oldest building on Merseyside, originally built back in 1150, the Benedictine monastery has been restored to its former glory and is open for the public to view.
Another historic highlight not to be missed is Port Sunlight Village. This unique 19th century garden village was the vision of Lord Leverhulme, and is home to approximately 900 listed buildings, originally built to house his soap factory workers. Step aboard the world famous Mersey Ferries , which offer both commuter services and leisure services on the River Mersey to Liverpool, while fascinating cruises of the Manchester Ship Canal also operate regularly. Each ferry terminal has its own attraction to entertain or occupy the whole family.
The Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton hosts regular shows and concerts, and while in town why not stroll along the promenade, taking in Marine Point’s cafés, restaurants and attractions such as the fun-filled Championship Adventure Golf and the Light Cinema?
Elsewhere across the borough, there are plenty of other things to do in Wirral waiting to be explored. Ness Botanic Gardens, Burton Mere, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Williamson Art Gallery to name but a few.
Wirral also played an important part in the history of one of the world's most famous bands, The Beatles. As host to the biggest ever live audience the group played in front of in the UK, be sure to check out their connection with the peninsula.
Of course, Wirral wouldn't be quite the same without its extensive selection of fine golf courses for players to play on, including the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, host venue of the Open Championship on several occasions.
There is a great range of retail attractions in Wirral as well, including Brimstage Hall Courtyard , Birkenhead Market and the town of West Kirby.
Wirral is also the ideal base for exploring the neighbouring cities of Chester and Liverpool, and these short journeys can be done easily by bus and rail via the local Merseytravel links.