The seaside town of West Kirby is home to a beautiful, sandy beach, with stunning views of Wales in the distance. The water at West Kirby beach has been rated "excellent" by the government's Environment Agency so it is the perfect place to dip your toes in the water or take the kids for a paddle. West Kirby beach is incredibly popular with both locals and visiting families. A thriving Sailing Club and the Marine Lake provide opportunities for incredible sunset strolls, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Not to mention the excellent fish and chips! It is also home to the much-loved Hilbre Island Nature Reserve and neighboring islands Little Eye & Middle Eye.
2. Expand your knowledge Port Sunlight Village Trust and The Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Go for a walk around the picturesque village of Port Sunlight taking in the beautiful architecture and visit the Port Sunlight Village Trust to discover how this idyllic garden village was created by Lord Lever as a home for his workers. The Lady Lever Art Gallery houses 30 rooms of fine and decorative art that are an expression of Lord Leverhulme's personal taste. If you're craving fresh air after your museum and gallery visits, Port Sunlight River Park is the perfect place to stretch your legs. The river park is home to plenty of wildlife, wildflowers, and wetlands and boasts stunning views across the Mersey to Liverpool.
3. Visit Ness Botanic Gardens
Explore 64 acres of award-winning gardens with picturesque views looking out over the River Dee and North Wales. Ness Gardens is constantly changing depending on the season so there is always something new to see. Join one of their guided walks or listen to an engaging lecture from one of their many guest speakers to learn more about their living collection of 15000 plants.
4. Take a trip on the Mersey Ferry
See the best views of the Liverpool Waterfront on the world-famous Mersey Ferry 50-minute River Explorer Cruise. Traveling on the Mersey Ferry is a must for anyone visiting Liverpool and anyone who wants to learn more about Liverpool's fascinating and culturally rich history.
Before or after you take a trip on the ferry, make sure you check out Woodside Ferry Terminal which is now home to the brilliant Woodside Ferry Village where some of the Wirral best vendors offer a wide selection of delicious food and drinks to suit all tastes.
5. Explore natural habitats at Burton Mere Wetlands.
Burton Mere Wetlands is right on the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland. The area is bursting with wildlife, hosting avocets, egrets, harriers, noisy redshanks, swallows and swifts. There is something for everyone, from relaxing in the Reception Hide with a drink and a snack, to venturing through varied habitats on the trails to a breathtaking viewpoint over the estuary. For youngsters they have fun self-guided quiz trails, bird watching, den building and Wildlife Explorer backpacks to hire. (There are wide, level pushchair-friendly paths with short routes.) Birdwatching is one of the main draws here but summer months boast an abundance of butterflies, dragonflies and other wildlife. The perfect place for a family day out.