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Southport’s 5 Biggest Attractions

Southport’s 5 Biggest Attractions

A popular seaside town, Southport has continued to attract tourists (and fantastic storage companies) throughout the years.

With plenty to see and things to do, from shopping on Paris-inspired Lord Street to watching the annual air show where attendees can witness the impressive speed and agility of the Red Arrows, there’s little wonder people choose to visit Southport and discover all there is to see and do. 

Take a look at Southport’s 5 biggest attractions and find why you should be planning your next day trip or weekend break to the classic seaside resort. 

Family Fun at Southport Pleasureland 


One of Southport’s premier family attractions, Southport Pleasureland is a great day out for all ages. With a large selection of rides and amusements, you’re sure to find an attraction to suit all, from white-knuckle rollercoaster rides to test the braver members of your family to water flumes, waltzers, and plenty of child-friendly rides. 

When sunny weather can’t be guaranteed, the park also boasts an indoor amusement area that hosts free, entertaining shows throughout the season. 

Visit Southport Pleasureland at Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RX. 


Relax at Southport Beach and Pier 


Boasting the oldest iron pier in England, with views across the North West, Southport Beach is a must-visit. The 22 miles of coast and sandy shores are perfect for relaxing, building sandcastles, playing beach games or taking a dip in the sea. It’s also home to the Southport Air Show and many other events throughout the year.   

On a clear day, neighbouring Blackpool and the North Wales coast can be seen from the end of the Grade II listed Southport Pier. Jump on the pier tram and to the pier pavilion for a cup of tea, traditional penny slot machines and fantastic views. 

Find Southport Beach parking at Marine Drive, Southport, Sefton, PR8 1RX 09.00 between Easter or April 1st to September. There are also great transport links from the town centre to Southport beach.


Discover the British Lawnmower Museum


Another of Southport’s attractions is the world’s only lawnmower Museum! The multi-award-winning British Lawnmower Museum houses over 200 restored exhibits and celebrates British engineering heritage. 

If you’re looking for something quirky and offbeat to do in Southport, then the British Lawnmower Museum offers a unique and fascinating experience. Discover an extensive collection of lawnmowers from different eras, lawnmowers of the Rich & Famous from Prince Charles and Princess Diana to Brian May, as well as the first robot mower and more.

Visit the British Lawnmower Museum at 106-114 Shakespeare Sreet, Southport, PR8 5AJ.


Catch a Show at The Atkinson 


If you’re looking for a dose of culture and creativity in Southport, The Atkinson is the place to be. This 19th-Century cultural hub is home to a variety of art exhibitions, live performances, and workshops that offer something for everyone. Southport offers plenty of things to do and a vibrant arts scene, with The Atkinson at the forefront. 

Browse art exhibitions, showcasing work from both established and emerging artists, or experience a live performance in the Southport theatre. From music concerts and comedy shows to theatre productions and dance performances, the auditorium offers a diverse programme with something for everyone. 

Visit The Atkinson at Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB. 


Roam the Model Railway Village 


A fun-filled day out for kids (and adults) who love trains, the Model Railway Village in Southport is a delightful attraction. Watch your favourite locomotives journey around the
stunning 1.5-acre miniature landscape. The attention to detail will leave you in awe.

Southport Model Railway Village also has a Gift shop, café with tea gardens and toilet facilities for visitors. Plus, there are plenty of places for a picnic on the grounds.

Find Southport Model Railway Village at Kings Gardens, Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX.


SureStore Self-Storage in Southport


And there you have it, our SureStoretop five picks for things to do in Southport! Whether you’re seeking thrills and spills at Southport Pleasureland, a relaxing day at Southport Beach and Pier, or a culture fix at The Atkinson, there’s something for everyone in this seaside town.

However, for self-storage services in Southport, SureStore has all your requirements. Our brand-new self-storage facility in Southport offers a range of self-storage units in various sizes for both home storage and business storage use. 

So, whether you’re moving to Southport, decluttering your property or need secure storage for business stock, we’ve got the perfect self-storage solution. Call our friendly team of storage experts today on 01704 651375.   

Find SureStore Southport at 292 Scarisbrick New Road, Scarisbrick, Southport, PR8 5HW. 

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