When the sun is shining and the temperatures are soaring - there's only one place to head to - the beach.
Rain or shine, you can still have fun in the many seaside towns across Liverpool, Wirral and beyond.
Treat the kids to fish and chips and an ice cream, pack up a picnic, build sandcastles or take a stroll across the golden sands.
And there are plenty of beaches that are ideal for a family trip to the seaside, so here's some of our favourites - enjoy!
You also find more places to play in the sand in this handy guide.