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Liverpool is a fine and vibrant city, boasting an incredible skyline (it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is best seen from the famous River Mersey, so if you can, take the chance to jump on one of the River Explorer Cruise boats. It will give you a good feel for what’s what.

Once you’re back on land again, pay homage to the Beatles with a trip to The Beatles Story, a museum dedicated to the lives and works of this famous band in the Albert Dock. These days everywhere has been regenerated but the Albert Dock was one of the stalwarts of this movement and is now a fine piece of land housing family attractions such as The Big Wheel, museums, galleries, restaurants and shops.

Kids will love Route 66 – a drive-in cinema or for more culture head to the World Museum, opened in 1853 and full of interesting collections. Combine fun with learning and take a trip beneath the streets of Liverpool and visit the subterranean Liverpool War Museum; a labyrinth of corridors and rooms that was the brains behind the war of the Atlantic during WW2.

There are plenty of open spaces to run amok in; try out Stanley Park, north of the city centre or Croxted Hall which manages to tick lots of boxes in one go; it’s a 500 acre park which has a nature reserve, a walled Victorian garden and a real working farm.

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World Museum Liverpool

One of Britain's most wide-ranging museums, exploring everything from world cultures to bugs and sealife.

Knowsley Safari Park

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