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!

We’ve put together an indoor list of things to do that everyone can enjoy, no sunshine necessary.

Each location is just a short walk from one of our Merseyrail stations, making travelling that little bit easier! Plan your journey on our website via the link here.

Quirky Quarter

Look no further if you want a unique experience full of laughs and brain- teasing activities as the Quirky Quarter is the perfect day out. Where nothing is quite what it seems, there is no doubt the family will have a good time here! Even better- children under 5 go free!

Website: Quirky Quarter

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central (8-minute walk)

Nerf Centre Liverpool

Need somewhere to offload all energy and have some serious fun? Nerf Centre is the place! For those who are above 4, Nerf Centre is the safe, fun and friendly battle zone; it's so good that it has won multiple Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence awards over the past 6 years.

No need to worry as safety is a prime concern with fully padded crash mat walls, flooring and obstacles.  

Website: Nerf Centre

Nearest Station: Moorfields (12-minute walk)

Lady Lever Art Gallery

For those who love art, you can't go wrong with the Lady Lever Art Gallery. The gallery houses one of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative art in the UK and includes many world-famous Pre Raphaelite artworks, Chinese ceramics and Wedgwood jasperware. Even better, its FREE!

Website: Lady Lever Art Gallery

Nearest station: Bebington (6-minute walk)

Sugar and Dice Board Game Café

If you fancy something a little bit different yet wholesome and very entertaining, the Sugar and Dice Board Game Café is definitely one to consider.

With an abundance of board games to play for all ages and delicious food on offer, there is no way you can be bored here!

Website: Sugar and Dice

Nearest Station: Moorfields (10-minute walk)

Bounce House

Liverpool’s interactive inflatable play arena is a must for the kids to burn off some energy! With high slides, assault course, jump bags, trampolines and so much MORE, there is something to keep you entertained whatever the age.

Website: Bounce House 

Nearest station: Brunswick (8-minute walk)

Escape Live

The newly launched Escape Live is a thrilling day out with several exciting escape rooms where you can test your investigating skills and teamwork, such as Prison Break, Dr. Watson's Office and Peaky Blinders. 

Rooms are suitable for all ages but children under the age of 10 may find some elements difficult. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Do you have what it takes? 

Website: Escape Live

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central (5-minute walk)

Tenpin Southport

Tenpin has various fun games and activities; there is bowling, pool tables, arcade games, table tennis and even a laser tag arena! No need to worry about the cost, as it offers deals and discounted prices. Keep everyone energised with great food and drink, which can be enjoyed whilst watching sporting events as it plays BT and Sky Sports on big screens.

Website: Tenpin

Nearest station: Southport (17-minute walk)

Junkyard Golf Club

Show off your skills and get your golf on at Junkyard Golf Club. Choose from three different, wildly creative themed courses- Gary, Pablo or Bozo and have the best time with family and friends!

Under 18-year-olds are only allowed to play on Sunday – Thursday before 6pm, and must have an over 18-year-old present with them.

Website: Junkyard Golf

Nearest Station: Liverpool Central (6-minute walk)


Get your skates on and head on over to Rollerdrome! Visit the roller-skating rink and enjoy the unique experience, whether you are a beginner or advanced, with a variety of classes and events available. 

There is a mixture of both family friendly and 18+ skates so everyone can get involved. Hop on the train and let the good times roll! 

Website: Rollerdrome

Nearest station: Moorfields (17-minute walk)

World Museum

Discover and learn something new at the World Museum which reveals millions of years of the Earth's history through many exhibits and hands on activities. There is something that everyone will find interesting, whether that's the abundance of species in Aquarium, the creepy crawlies at the Bug House, blasting off to Space, roaming with the Dinosaurs and the Natural World or exploring Ancient Egypt.

Website: World Museum 

Nearest station: Liverpool Lime Street (6-minute walk) for Wirral Line services, Moorfields (11-minute walk) for Northern Line services.

Photo Credit: Mark McNulty

The Potting Shed

This hidden gem is a great place for your crafty kids to make something that they can keep forever, whether that’s painting pirates and princesses, or the more practical pots and plates. All ages and abilities are welcome, so no need to be an expert! If you want to go somewhere different, this is the place for you.

Website: The Potting Shed

Nearest station: Hoylake (4-minute walk)


Ready...set...go to TeamSport! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Go Karter, TeamSport will cater for every driver’s needs, so you are guaranteed to have a memorable day at the track. Prepare yourself for 850m of pure adrenaline fun as you race against friends to be crowned the champion.

Website: TeamSport

Nearest station: Brunswick (4-minute walk)

Liverpool Cathedral

The iconic part of Liverpool's skyline is the perfect location to see spectacular sights and Liverpool's illustrious history- it is the largest Cathedral in the UK and the fifth largest in the world! People of all ages will be wowed by the beautiful building, and make sure you look out for special events and installations thorughout the year. 

Website: Liverpool Cathedral

Nearest station: Liverpool Central (6-minute walk)


Travel with Merseyrail

A Family Ticket which involves two adults and up to three children for unlimited off peak travel is just £13! 

Find your cheapest ticket and plan your journey using our Journey Planner via our website here.