Things to do - Whole Family
To find out what's happening at your local Children's Centre and surrounding community, including groups and health visitor drop ins, click below for your area:
- Birkenhead Children's Centre
- Wallasey Children's Centre
- South & West Wirral Children's Centres
There's also some fantastic community centres on the Wirral, which run activities during term time and school holidays – why not check out Bee Wirral, St James’ Centre (photo below), Gautby Road and Carr Bridge Centre and Building Bridges.
Neo Community, based in the Beaconsfield Community House, Tranmere, have an excellent café and community food market to help prevent food insecurity in our local area. They also run free Summer holiday activities.
On the Beechwood estate, you can visit the Little Centre, where there's a café, activities and lovely outdoor play area.
At Tam O'Shanter's Urban Farm in Bidston you can see a variety of animals and learn about nature and our local environment, with free entry and a great outdoor play area and cafe. Little Al’s Urban Farm in Eastham is also a great free farm where you can visit the café or feed the animals. Another great day out for the family is Backford Bells Ice Cream farm where entry is free and you just pay for your ice creams.
There are so many fantastic parks and walks on the Wirral. We asked our team which were their favourites, and this is our selection: Birkenhead Park, Vale Park, Royden Park, Ashton Park, the Wirral Way, Thurstaston, Dibbinsdale Woods, Chester Zoo Bridle Path (see some zoo animals for free), Port Sunlight River Park, and Rivacre Valley Nature Reserve.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by some great beaches on the Wirral. Our team’s favourites are New Brighton beach, the Gunsite, Leasowe Lighthouse, West Kirby, Thurstaston, Parkgate, and Hoylake beach.
The Hungry Little Minds website also has lots of great ideas for having fun with your little ones while promoting their early development, and you can also sign up for their informative and useful fortnightly newsletter. Don't forget CBeebies for games and early years activities, or explore some simple play ideas at BBC Tiny Happy People.
Finally, your local library is a great place to go on a rainy day, for children's books, story groups and events, and you can visit Wirral What’s On Guide for information on events across Wirral.