Summer is here and it’s definitely the season of adventuring. Whether you’re looking for summer plans inspo or are simply wanting to get out of the house for a bit and see something new, we know just the places. So grab your shades, get your shoes on and check out our guide to the best summer day trips near Liverpool.
1. Formby Beach
When we think of summer day trips we associate it with going to the beach and nothing beats the crisp sea air and some sunny rays by the coast- luckily it’s not too far from Liverpool. Head out on a dog walk down the beautiful sandy beach, roll out your towel and chill in the warmth or take a stroll through the nature reserve while you’ll see plenty of wildlife. The sand dunes make for a gorgeous landscape – and the sunsets here are truly unbeatable.
2. Lymm Dam
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city noise by visiting the luscious green space of Lymm Dam. Located between Warrington and Altrincham, this Green Flag award winning area is more than just tranquil water. Whether its a stroll through the meadows, or a hike around the surrounding woodland bursting with wildlife – Lymm Dam is a great spot to visit all year round.
Sure, we may often rival Manchester and ask ourselves ‘What do they have that we don’t?’, but all jokes aside, it’s a fantastic day out for a change of scenery. There’s some incredible independent bars and restaurants (that we’ll even go as far to say rival our own!), fantastic architecture and a whole host of new activities to try (many of which involve booze, of course) – as well as a brilliant shopping experience for those looking to update their new season wardrobe.
If you’re looking to visit a city with plenty of history, character and attractions then head to Chester. From the stunning Roman Walls, to the beautiful Grosvenor Park and The Rows, the oldest shopping façade in England – there’s plenty to see and do. Not only that, you can stroll down the River Dee (or take a boat tour), see animals at Chester Zoo, go on a Roman history tour around the city, plus there’s a number of great places to eat and drink.
5. Macclesfield Forest
Right on the edge of the Peak District, you’ll find the enchanting Macclesfield Forest, which is perfect for getting back to nature whatever the weather. The forest is just around an hour and a half drive from Liverpool and boasts 400 hectares of woodland – with four reservoirs to discover while you’re on your adventure.
If there’s one forest where you won’t be short of things to do, it’s Delamere. Take a woodland stroll, visit Go Ape for the day or opt to stay in a gorgeous cabin in the woods for a chilled retreat. It’s the perfect spot for dog walking, stretching your legs in general or taking part in a new adventure – whether it’s ziplining, horse riding or cycling.
Another seaside spot that’s perfect for summer day trips not fat from Liverpool is Blackpool. It may be absolutely bustling during the height of the holiday season thanks to the Pleasure Beach theme park, but taking a stroll over the seafront with fish and chips in hand while taking in the fresh sea air is something else. Head there early in the morning for quieter, slightly eerie, making for great photos.