See Antony Gormley at Crosby

With miles of beautiful sands and proximity to Liverpool there’s plenty to bring you to Merseyside’s Crosby. In recent times, the beach is probably most famous for being home to Antony Gormley’s permanent sculpture, “Another Place”. Visitors flock to see these hundred life-size cast iron figures facing the horizon, stretching 3 kilometres along the beach. Some are half buried in the sand, some are in the sea itself - it really is a spectacular sight. There’s more to keep families happy in Crosby with a soft play centre and large leisure centre, which also offers scuba diving courses, and the West Lancashire Golf Club on the doorstep too.

Take a magical mystery tour to Liverpool

Crosby has a railway station which runs regular services to buzzing Liverpool. Head to Albert Dock for lots of the main sights including the Beatles Story for everything you needed to know about the Fab Four. Complete the experience with a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour bus for a trip down Penny Lane and past Strawberry Fields. Cutting-edge art is free to view at Tate Liverpool - apart from special exhibitions - while the recently opened Mattel Play is great for little ones.

Take a trip on the wild side at Knowsley

Just over half an hour’s drive from Crosby is the popular Knowsley Safari Park. It offers walking and car tours with a bat forest and bird of prey display among the attractions. Planning a trip to Crosby? Travelodge Liverpool Stoneycroft Hotel is Near Anfield for football lovers, or Travelodge Liverpool Stonedale Park is excellent for getting to Knowsley Safari Park.