Take a stroll around one of Liverpool's many parks and open spaces.

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 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 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. 


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. 

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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. 

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Designed by Sir Peter Paxton, Birkenhead Park is acknowledged as the first publicly funded park in Britain having first opened in 1847 and influened the design of New York's Central Park. 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.


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 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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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 houses and it’s easy to see why they use this part of the city to film some of TV and cinemas biggest period dramas.



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 life.

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Head up to the National Trust reserve at Formby Beach for a day out in the open air. Walk along the glorious long stretch of beach, explore the dramatic dunes and venture around the stunning pinewoods for a bit of fresh air with beautiful views. 

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There’s nothing better than taking a walk along Liverpool’s Pier Head on a sunny day. Take in the views of the stunning Three Graces, The Museum of Liverpool and the Royal Albert Dock and enjoy the fresh breeze that comes off the famous River Mersey. You can even get your photo taken with the larger than life statues of The Beatles! 

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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. 


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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Sefton Park
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Sefton Park

Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. The magnificent 200-acre Park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.

Calderstones Park
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Calderstones Park

Calderstones Park in Allerton is named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park, which are said to be older than Stonehenge.

Croxteth Hall & Country Park
Historic House/Palace
Croxteth Hall & Country Park

Stately home with 500 acres estate including visitor farm, Victorian walled garden and seasonal events. Former ancestral home of the Earl of Sefton.

Stanley Park
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Stanley Park Blossom Trees

Stanley Park is a 110-acre, Grade II listed green space just north of Liverpool city centre

Liverpool Festival Gardens
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Liverpool Festival Gardens

Liverpool is a place with a whole lot of history, and its Festival Gardens are no exception.

St James Mount and Gardens
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Cathedral and the gardens in 2020

St James Cemetery was turned into a public garden in 1972. This is adjacent to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

Princes Park
Municipal Park
Park image

Princes Park in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, is a 45 hectare municipal park, 2 miles south east of Liverpool city centre. In 2009 it had it status upgraded to a Grade II* Historic Park by English Heritage.

St George's Hall
Historic House/Palace
St George's Hall

The Grade 1 listed St George’s Hall sits within the heart of Liverpool in more ways than one; it is a place of congregation and celebration, offering a central location and a true sense of the city amidst incomparable surroundings.

'Another Place' by Antony Gormley
'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three metres of the foreshore and stretch almost 1 kilometre out to sea.