Whilst you will enjoy spending time in our amazing city centre, sometimes getting out into the fresh air and spending an afternoon chilling in a park is needed for a bit of a break. Luckily, Liverpool has plenty of green spaces to head to in all shapes and sizes for a relaxing afternoon with the family. 


SEFTON PARK

Sefton Park is one of the most popular parks to head to in the city. The magnificent 200-acre park is a lush green landscape to visit to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Not only will you find acres of open green space, there is the famous glass Palm House, a boating lake, a cafe and an abundance of flowers to admire.


CALDERSTONES PARK

Calderstones Park is a stunning 94 acre family park in South Liverpool and is home to a woodland, a lake, fields, beautiful Japanese & old English gardens and even a one thousand year old oak tree! There is also a cafe for relaxing with a cup of coffee. 


CROXTETH COUNTRY PARK

This 500 acre country park is home to some of Liverpool’s oldest public buildings. Steeped in history you’ll find Croxteth Hall in the centre of the green spaces, a truly stunning building to visit. There is also a real working Home Farm, a Victorian Walled Garden and nature reserve to see too. 

A month to go...pretty peaceful today though....

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STANLEY PARK

Stanley Park is a 110 acre, Grade II listed green space just north of the city centre. The park is famous for dividing the home grounds of two of Liverpool’s biggest football teams, Anfield, home to Liverpool FC and Goodison Park, home to Everton FC. If you’re a fan of football, it's a great park to head to in order to catch a glimpse of both of the impressive stadiums. 

The park also boasts fishing lakes, a play area and numerous historical features including the Grade II listed Isla Gladstone Conservatory. 

One city. Two rivals. 960 meters. 🔵🔴

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BIRKENHEAD PARK

Designed by Sir Peter Paxton, Birkenhead Park is acknowledged as the first publicly funded park in Britain having first opened in 1847. Alongside the beautiful architecture and lush green spaces there is an adventure playground, tennis courts, bowling greens and football pitches. A great place to head to on a trip over the water to the Wirral.


FESTIVAL GARDENS

Find Festival Gardens just south of the city centre and enjoy a beautiful tranquil space with oriental gardens, pagodas, lakes, waterways and waterfalls. Transformed in 1984 for a garden festival and developed over the years, the Festival Gardens are a great place to head to chill out on a sunny afternoon. 


ST JAMES MOUNT AND GARDENS

St. James Mount and Gardens is home to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, green grounds and a cemetery. This might sound a bit spooky but the grounds to the Cathedral are definitely worth having a look at when you’re visiting. 


PRINCES PARK

Another park space designed by Sir Joseph Paxton is Princes Park just on the edge of Sefton Park. The Grade II listed park is a beautiful green space that is home to a fishing lake and loads of historical features. Definitely worth heading along with a picnic on a sunny day. 


CHAVASSE PARK

Head over to Liverpool ONE to chill out on Chavasse Park after an afternoon of shopping. This city centre green space is is the perfect location to hang out on the grass, grab a drink in one of the overlooking bars or head to one of the many events that happen on the lawn. 


ST JOHN’S GARDENS

If you’re around the St George’s Plateau then head round the back to chill out in St John’s Gardens. The garden, which is part of the William Brown Street conservation area, has been a Green Flag site since 2003 and contains ornamental flower beds and various memorials to notable people in the city. A great spot to soak up the rays. 


EVERTON PARK

Just north of the city you will find Everton Park. This modern park on a historic site has arguably some of the best views over Liverpool. Catch a glimpse of the River Mersey between the iconic Liver Birds and other famous Liverpool landmarks. 


OTTERSPOOL PROM

Head south of the city to Otterspool Promenade and take a walk along the River Mersey, if you start at the far end and walk right the way up you’ll end up in the historic Royal Albert Dock! Nothing like a bit of fresh air coming off the river to blow the cobwebs away. 

Liverpool water front

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FALKNER SQUARE GARDENS

Just on the edge of Liverpool city centre you’ll find Falkner Square Gardens. This small bit of park land is surrounded by some of Liverpool’s most stunning buildings and it’s easy to see why they use this part of the city to film some of TV and cinemas biggest period dramas.


CROSBY BEACH

For something a little more sandy, jump the train 20 minutes down the line to Crosby Beach. Not only is there grassy spaces, a marina with a play area, cafes and stretches of beach to have fun on there is also Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’. Find 100 cast iron, life size figures of the artist spread out along three kilometers of beach, it’s definitely a sight to see!

🌊 . . . #beach #antonygormley #anotherplace #family #sea #sunset

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TRAVEL

Getting around Liverpool is super easy with Merseyrail - they've got 68 stations across the region and the loop line links up the city centre stations, meaning you don't have far to walk to get around! You can plan your journey here


So, grab a picnic, football, maybe a kite or a frisbee and head out into one of our amazing green spaces for a bit of fresh air and a great day out. Let us know where you are heading over on our Twitter @VisitLiverpool


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