If you’re thinking of booking family holidays in Merseyside, our great-value Premier Inn hotels in Southport will help you get the most out of your UK coastal break. Whether you’re enjoying family activities at Southport Pleasureland and Splash World theme parks, getting a taste of the local culture at popular Southport activities like The Atkinson and the British Lawnmower Museum, or exploring natural sites nearby like Hesketh Park or the Botanical Gardens, you’ll find plenty of fun things do in Southport. However you spend your days out in this seaside town in Merseyside, in the evenings you can look forward to enjoying our great-value Meal Deals, free Wi-Fi and super-comfy Hypnos beds throughout your stay.
Hotels in Southport
Places like Southport
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If you love coastal resort towns, why not extend your stay and explore other places like Southport nearby? You’ll find all kinds of fun family attractions near our hotels in Blackpool, and our Wirral hotels are ideal if you’re looking for hotels near Merseyside beaches.
More about Southport
Southport has beautiful outdoor spaces, with 22 miles of pristine sand at Southport Beach and stunning dunes along Formby Beach. A few miles away from the coast, the Martin Mere Wetland Centre nature reserve is home to hundreds of migratory birds, as well as otters and other fascinating animals that live in the sprawling marsh – great for a weekend break to get back to nature.
With Southport Pleasureland and Dunes Splash World opposite each other on the promenade, visitors looking for thrills are spoilt for choice. Southport Pleasureland has lots of exciting rides like the Looping Coaster, the Periscope lift, bungee trampolines, dodgems and much more. Water slides at Dunes Splash World range from the exciting Speed Freak Flume Ride to family fun slides. Silcock’s Funland & Pier near the Marine Parade has classic amusements, arcades and traditional seaside snacks.
Visit the The Atkinson to find a brilliant theatre, library, museum and exhibition centre all in one building. Half term festivals for kids, comedy gigs, theatre shows and everything in between mean no matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s something to enjoy all year round.
There’s lots of dancefloors and bars to choose from at one of Southport’s oldest and most well loved clubs, The Beach Bar, which is just a short walk from our Southport Central Hotel. Hey Amigos! and Alpine are other famous clubs in the town well-known for great nights out.
Southport is great for shopping, with independent shops at Wayfarers Arcade, high street outlets at Marble Place and big-name brands near Southport train station at the C12 Shopping Park.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is an exclusive course with gorgeous seaviews. As one of the most famous courses in the world it can be tricky to play without an invitation, but there’s plenty for visitors to see on the grounds.
Things to do in Southport
Visit Merseyside’s top family attractions
You’ll find plenty of fun things to do with the kids in Southport throughout your stay. With exciting rides for all ages plus arcade games and amusements, Southport Pleasureland theme park is unmissable during your UK short break. Families will love days out at Splash World Southport, the town’s indoor water park, before visiting Southport Pier and the popular Silcock’s Funland.
Enjoys days out at the beach
With its long sandy beach and nearby amusements at Southport Pier, it’s easy to see why visiting Southport Beach is one of the top-rated things to do on holidays in Southport. Ainsdale Beach is another much-loved beach in Southport, and a popular spot with kite surfers in Merseyside, or why not drive further south and visit scenic Crosby Beach?
Get a taste of Southport’s culture
Culture-lovers will have plenty of Southport attractions to visit throughout their short break. From touring the bizarre but famous British Lawnmower Museum to enjoying shows and exhibitions at The Atkinson arts venue, there’s all kinds of fun family activities in Southport to experience. Plus, don’t miss out on popular Southport entertainment and events like the Southport Air Show.
What are the nearest train stations in Southport?
Southport train station is the town’s main station, and it’s just a short walk away from Southport Pleasureland. Plus, with other train stations in Southport nearby like Meols Cop station, Birkdale station, Hillside station and Ainsdale station, getting around Southport during your short break couldn’t be easier.
What are the nearest beaches in Southport?
Southport Beach is a top attraction with locals and tourists alike on Southport holidays, and you’ll find it right next to Southport Pier, so it’s ideal for family days out in Merseyside. Other beaches near Southport include Ainsdale Beach just a 10-minute drive away, and Crosby Beach just a 30-minute drive away.
What type of beaches does Southport have?
Beaches in Southport are sandy and family-friendly, so it’s easy to see why going to the beach is one of the most popular activities in Southport, especially during half term breaks and summer holidays.
How many beaches are there in Southport?
There are three main beaches in Southport, all worth visiting on your next Merseyside holiday. Southport Beach is a popular attraction for families, while Ainsdale Beach is a hit with kite surfers and Crosby Beach is home to the art installation ‘Another Place’ by Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley.
What are the best places to eat in Southport?
After ice creams with the kids on Southport Pier, you’ll be looking for some great-value places to eat in Southport. Enjoy tasty Meal Deals at our Ocean Plaza Brewers Fayre in Southport town centre, or our Morris Dancers Beefeater just a 10-minute drive away.
What are the best things to do in Southport at night?
There’s plenty of fun things to do in Southport in the evenings. From local pubs and bars to live performances at famous venues like The Atkinson, nightlife in Southport has plenty to please.
What family friendly activities can you do in Southport?
There’s plenty of family activities in Southport to keep the kids entertained throughout your UK coastal break. The top family attraction in Southport is the famous Southport Pleasureland, where adults and kids alike can enjoy exciting theme park rides and amusements. Enjoy days out in Southport playing arcade games in Silcock’s Funland on Southport Pier, and while we can’t guarantee the weather in Southport, indoor attractions like the Splash World water park are ideal, come rain or shine.
What outdoor activities can you do in Southport?
You’ll love all the outdoor activities on offer near our hotels in Southport. From laid-back afternoons exploring scenic spots like Hesketh Park and Southport Marine Lake, to enjoying days out with the kids in Merseyside at the Model Railway Village and the Lakeside Miniature Railway, there’s all kinds of fun family activities in Southport to make the most of throughout your stay.
What indoor activities can you do in Southport?
Whether you’re exploring museums and galleries in Southport like The Atkinson or going bargain-hunting at the Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, you’ll find all kinds of indoor activities in Southport to enjoy. Plus, if you’re planning on a spa weekend in Southport, this seaside town has some relaxing Merseyside spas to choose from.