With the easter holiday’s nearly over, here’s 7 things to do and visit when the weathers nice on Wirral.
7. Wirral Country Park
It was the first designated country park in Britain, opening in 1973. Wirral Country Park is popular not only for its packed wildlife, country walking and stunning views but also cycling, horse riding, kite flying, quad biking and paragliding.
The park is based around the Wirral Way, which follows the track bed of part of the former Birkenhead Railway route from West Kirby to Hooton.
6. Disused Hadlow Railway Station:
Hadlow Road railway station closed to passengers on 17 September 1956. The track continued to be used for freight transportation and driver training for another six years, closing on 7 May 1962. The tracks were lifted two years later and is now a visors centre with the station still preserved in all its 50’s glory.
5. Wirral Transport Museum:
Birkenhead was the first place in Europe to adopt a street tramway. Trams stopped operating in 1937, but now you can experience and travel on a tram yourself.
Trams from 1901 operate to make the short journey from Woodside to the Wirral Transport Museum, where you can view the rest of the Wirral fleet. A brilliant historical journey through time!
4. Mersey Ferries:
Be dazzled by the River explorer cruise, which is a 50 minute experience and sails between Pier Head, Liverpool and the Wirral. Get unique views of the world famous Liverpool waterfront, look at amazing wildlife, absorb heritage and simply sit back and relax.
You can even visit to one of Wirral’s waterfront attractions, Spaceport and the U-boat Story.
3. Birkenhead Park:
Birkenhead park was the first publicly funded park in Britain and its design inspired the design of Central Park in NYC. That fact alone makes it stand out from all other parks but there’s also plenty to do with a large adventure playground for children, 2 cricket clubs, tennis courts, bowling greens, football pitches, fishing and a visitors centre with a cafe.
2. Church Farm, Thurstaston:
Perfect family day out with lots to do including: tractor rides, goat feeding, guinea pig cuddling and egg collecting. Meet meerkats, goats, sheep, donkeys, alpacas, rabbits, ducks and more, there’s even pedal go-karts, a crazy golf course and a lovely organic farm shop.
1. New Brighton:
There’s so much to do at New Brighton. There’s food at one of the many restaurants located at Marine Point, theres entertainment such as crazy golf, bowling or the cinema. And on a nice day the beach is a perfect for a picnic. The lighthouse is a perfect sight too during the nice weather.