Sefton Park

This is probably the most famous park in Liverpool. It’s Grade One listed by English Heritage and is over 200 acres. Follow the different winding paths around the park to see all the beautiful features including a boat lake, statues of Eros and Peter Pan and two cafes with delicious ice-cream.

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There’s even a magnificent Victorian Palm House which was built in 1896. It has over 200 species of plants from all around the world including some very rare and extinct species.

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Find out more about visiting the Palm House here.

Calderstones Park

This park in South Liverpool has beautiful fields, woodlands, a lake, a mansion house and Japanese and traditional English gardens to explore.

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The park is famous for two things: the ancient Calderstones and The Allerton Oak.

The Calderstones are six Neolithic* sandstone boulders. A lot of people believe that they are older than Stone Henge!

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The Allerton Oak is one of the oldest trees in the UK and is over 1000 years old! During the second world war soldiers from Liverpool were sent acorns and leaves from the tree for good luck.

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Vocabulary: *Neolithic: The period in history which began 12,000 years ago. Also known as the New Stone Age.

Chavasse Park

Located in Liverpool One shopping centre this city centre park is a great place to have a rest and relax mid-shopping trip. The park is overlooked by the Terrace with lots of restaurants to choose from and plenty of outdoor space.

Throughout the year the park has an exciting calendar of events and pop-up outdoor bars and restaurants and things to do.

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Festival Gardens

This park was first created for The International Garden Festival in 1984. The festival ran for 5 months and had over 3 million visitors!

Nowadays it’s a wonderful place to walk around and see pagodas*, lakes and waterfalls.  Once you’ve finished exploring the park you can get onto the promenade and enjoy a walk along the river Mersey.

Vocabulary: *Pagoda: A tiered tower, they often have a religious function and are originally from Asia.

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Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve

This is more of a walk than a park but it’s a beautiful outdoor space to explore. Start the trail behind the National Trust Speke Hall in South Liverpool. If you have time it’s certainly worth visiting this magnificent Tudor manor house first.

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The trail is a 2 ½ mile walk with beautiful views of the Wirral peninsula* and North Wales. Keep looking up to see a range of birds and wildlife and a few planes from the nearby airport too!

Vocabulary: *Peninsula: A long piece of land that sticks out from the mainland, surrounded by water.

Here are the directions for the walk.

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Stanley Park

This is another English Heritage listed park in the city. It has a stunning Victorian Conservatory and a fishing lake to see. But the most exciting thing about this park is that it divides our two rival football teams! On one side is Everton’s Goodison Park and on the other is Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium.

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