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Destination Merseyside

With so many world-class events and stunning locations, there are more reasons than ever to get out with Merseyrail.

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Top Events

A large crowd looking at the many stalls at New Brighton on a summer day

New Brighton Summer Festival

The popular family-friendly summer event returns from Thursday 25 to 28 July at The Dips in New Brighton. 
Merseyrail staff attending pride, with two members of staff holding a large banner of the rainbow-coloured flag with the Merseyrail logo on

Pride 2024

Celebrate love and shout it loud during Pride march on Saturday 27 July.
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Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show, the UK’s largest independent flower show, is back on 15 - 18 August.

Save on your family adventures!

Head to all the family-friendly destinations and events around the network without breaking the bank on travel - children aged 5-15yrs travel half price, and children under 5 travel FREE!

Useful Guides

Rainy Days Guide

The weather in Merseyside may be unpredictable, but the fun you and the family can have in Merseyside is certain – even on rainy days!

Top Outdoor Spaces

There is nothing better than getting out in the crisp fresh air when the sun finally makes an appearance.

Bottomless Brunches in Liverpool

Liverpool certainly knows a thing or two about booze and breakfast food. So, it’s no surprise the bottomless brunch has become a favourite weekend pastime in the city!

Two trains at Sandhills station.

7 ways to maximise your commute with Merseyrail

Studies show that commuters who choose public transport, walking or riding their bike to work are happier than those who go by car. Find out ways you can make the most of your commute with Merseyrail.

Best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants

Whether it’s vegetarian cuisine or a plant-based menu you’re after, here is our guide to some of the best veggie and vegan friendly restaurants, all of which are just a short walk from one of our stations.

Eating out at the Albert Dock

The food and drink on offer at Royal Albert Dock has never been better!

Child friendly eateries within five minutes’ walk from a station

We’re blessed in Merseyside and Cheshire with an absolute plethora of fantastic restaurants, but if you’re travelling to them with kids then there’s one non-negotiable factor; they need to be near a train station to save a lovely meal turning sour on the journey home when little legs get tired.

Best Coffee on Merseyside

As if we needed any more of an excuse to pour ourselves a cup of the black stuff, Merseyside has some of the best coffee around. Take a look at this handy guide of the best coffee around our network.

Alternative nights out in Wirral & Chester

Whether you’re completely teetotal, or simply want a break from the bars and clubs scene, there’s never been a better time to try a different kind of night out.

Best restaurants in the region for special occasions

From a landmark birthday to a key anniversary, there are certain moments when it’s really worth pushing the boat out.

Mutts on Merseyside

Dogs are for life, not just for International Puppy Day (or Christmas either), but that’s not saying we can’t show them a bit of extra appreciation on Thursday 23rd March.

Belter bars and restaurants that won’t break the bank!

Its understandable some might want to cut back on spending at the moment, but that shouldn’t mean not enjoying Merseyside's night life and having a good time!



Chester Zoo

With over 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens, Chester Zoo really is the place to be.

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Crosby Beach - Antony Gormley

The spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley stretch along Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, standing almost one kilometre out to sea.

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated in South Liverpool and currently handles almost 5 million passengers per year with flights to over 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe.

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Passport Office

The passport office in Liverpool City Centre is situated on Old Hall Street, a short walk away from Moorfields station. 

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Royal Liverpool Hospital

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is the largest hospital in Merseyside and Cheshire.

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Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on the corner of Lime Street and London Road.

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Aintree Race Course

Racing doesn’t happen every day, so when it does, it’s always a special occasion, especially at Aintree.

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