Some things to do and see in and around Southport.
BEACHES - Eight miles of golden sand. including dunes and marsh with wonderful wildlife.
BIRDWATCHING - Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetlands Trust and Marshside RSPB's nature reserve
BOTANIC GARDENS - Churchtown, Cafes, boating lake, aviaries, children''s play area, crazy golf, bowling green, gardens and band stand
DUNES LEISURE CENTRE - Swimming pool, sports hall fitness suite, children's pool and activities.
SPLASHWORLD - http://www.splashworldsouthport.com/
GOLF - Five local courses; one is two minutes walk away
HESKETH PARK - gardens, playground, boating lake, mini golf, cafe.
LEISURE LAKES - at Mere Brow (6 miles), water sports, fishing, adventure playground, golf driving range.
KINGS GARDEN - Southport gardens. Play area.
LORD STREET - World famous shopping street, shop till you drop.
MARINE LAKE - Two sailing clubs, paddle steamer, canoeing, rowing speed boat.The Marine Lake is a hive of activity during summer months with watersports and leisure craft sharing this wonderful saltwater lake.
MEOLS HALL - Churchtown, historical manor house.
MODEL VILLAGE - with 6 gauge railway, landscape gardens, tea garden and cafe.
MUSEUMS - Victorian Room, dolls and toys; Lawn mower museum
NATURE RESERVE - Formby includes Natterjack Toads and Red Squirrels; 1,216 acres of foreshore dunes, slacks and woodland.
OCEAN PLAZA - Leisure and retail park. Shopping on the seafront. Ten pin bowling. Seven screen cinema. http://www.visitsouthport.com/site/guide-to-the-resort/shopping/ocean-plaza
PIER - Reopened in 2002 after total restoration with tram and amuesment arcades at both ends http://www.southportpier.com/
PLEASURELAND - All the fun of the fair.
RED SQUIRRELS - At the nature reserve at Formby point one of the few remaining colony of red squirrels, where they come and fed from your hand http://www.redsquirrels.info/formby_squirrels.htmld
RUFFORD OLD HALL - Ancestral home of the Lords of the Manor of Rufford, and boasts 500 years of history. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-ruffordoldhall/
SHOPPING - In the world famous Lord Street with it's speciality shops and arcades
SOUTHPORT THEATRE - Including Christmas Pantomime.
SPLASH WORLD - Swimming pool with slides and rides http://www.splashworldsouthport.com/index2.htm