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Best family picnic spots in Liverpool, Wirral and beyond

The school holidays are the perfect time to spend some time together with the family.

And if the weather's nice you can even plan a day exploring outdoors even if it is a bit gloomy there's lot of places you can go on a rainy day.

There are also some great picnic spots where you can lay out a blanket and relax in the sunshine while the kids stuff their faces or let off some steam.

So we've put together this list of some of the best picnic spots in Liverpool, Wirral and beyond.

Formby Beach, Sefton

If you don't mind a little sand in your shoes, then you'll love a trip to Formby Beach

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sefton Park is one of Liverpool’s most popular outdoor spots and also features the beautiful glass Palm House

Hesketh Park, Southport

Hesketh Park in Southport features play areas, trails and hidden gardens

Walton Hall Park, Liverpool

Walton Hall Park sprawls across a 130 acres right in the heart of Walton and is well-loved by the community

Victoria Park, Southport

Victoria Park in Southport is very popular with families and host numerous events throughout the year

Calderstones Park, Liverpool

Calderstones Park in Liverpool is a very popular park with huge woodlands, a lake and an adventure playground

Birkenhead Park, Wirral

It and you can see why. Birkenhead Park was the inspiration for New York's Central Park and features a Swiss bridge and even a Roman boathouse

Festival Gardens, Otterspool

Festival Gardens in Otterspool is a beautiful, calm, open space with exotic pagodas and oriental gardens, the ideal place for a relaxing stroll with the family

Eastham Country Park, Wirral

If you want to see the River Mersey in all her glory head to Eastham Park for some spectacular views

Greenbank Park, Liverpool

Greenbank Park in Liverpool is a hidden gem of a park which is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a quiet spot

Princes Park, Liverpool

You’ll find Princes Park just next door to Sefton Park and it’s just as lovely and also features a lake and children’s play areas too

Stanley Park, Liverpool

Right in the middle of Anfield and Goodison you’ll find Stanley Park - which some would say if the perfect place for a game of football

Delamere Forest, Cheshire

Delamere Forest in Cheshire is the ideal place to go for some fresh air with the family

Reynolds Park, Woolton, Liverpool

Reynolds Park is a real hidden gem just three miles from Liverpool city centre

Vale Park, New Brighton, Wirral

Vale Park in New Brighton is a great place to visit with the kids with so much to see and do

Thurstaston Beach, Wirral

If you're looking for a quiet spot to spend the day with the family then head to Thurstaston Beach

Meols Beach, Wirral

Watch people horse riding and sand buggying on Meols Beach

Childwall Woods, Liverpool

Let kids run wild and explore the nature in these ancient woodlands

Bidston Hill, Wirral

Enjoy a climb up to one of the highest points in Wirral