Family activities in Liverpool and Lancashire

Discover these very special places in Liverpool and Lancashire on your next family day out. There's so much to discover this autumn, from the beauty of the great outdoors to the amazing histories in our houses. Enjoy family time together in Merseyside and beyond.

Child riding their bike through a puddle in a typical autumn day out at Speke Hall

Speke Hall

Explore the giant hedge maze as a family at Speke Hall, or run wild in the woodland play area this autumn. And if you feel brave enough, follow the Giant Childe of Hale play trail and discover the tale of John Middleton, the giant of nearby Hale village.

Child having fun at Rufford

Rufford Old Hall

Take a trip through the autumn gardens at Rufford Old Hall to see the colours change in the trees. Little ones can borrow a balance bike free of charge too, zooming along the paths on a two-wheeled adventure.

A view of the south front of Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall

Take a stroll through the grounds at Gawthorpe and explore the river and woodland. Can you spot any wildlife on your journey? Families are very welcome in the house too, which is looked after by Lancashire County Council. Head to their website to find out more about what's on offer inside the hall.

View of St Patrick's chapel

Heysham Coast

Enjoy a breath of sea air at Heysham Coast. There's space for the family to let off some steam at this wide open coastal grassland. And don't forget to explore the historic chapel too – this is a real hidden gem.

Family on an autumn walk

Discover 50 things to do 

Get outdoors and closer to nature with our list of '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'. Make some noise by joining nature's band, take off your shoes and run around on the grass, or see what shapes you can spot in the clouds.

 Visitors enjoying an autumnal walk beneath the autumn trees on the estate at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Autumn activities for all the family 

The vibrant colours, bold trees and rich harvests of autumn are here. Whether you're after family fun or some quiet time alone at our places or at home, explore the best experiences this season has to offer with this range of autumnal activities.