Liverpool Sports and Outdoor Activities

(Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK)

Liverpool Sports and Outdoor ActivitiesWhen it comes to the world of sports, the Liverpool Football Club is quite literally a major player. Founded in 1892 and nicknamed 'The Reds', this Premier League football club has won numerous important games, including League titles, European titles, FA Cups, UEFA Cups and more.

The Liverpool FC is based at the Anfield Stadium, which currently has a seating capacity of just over 45,000 and lies next to Stanley Park. Another hugely popular sport in the city is horse racing, with the world-famous Aintree Racecourse being established in the summer of 1829 and known for its Grand National steeplechase, which was won by renowned racehorse Red Rum no less than three times during the seventies.

Liverpool Sports and Outdoor Activities

Football Club

Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 0TH, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 260 6677
The Liverpool Football Club has been one of the most successful clubs in history and has produced many world-class players, including the likes of John Barnes, Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, Kevin Keegan, Michael Owen, Jamie Redknapp, Ian Rush and Ronnie Whelan. Look out for the interesting football museum, gift shop, extensive conference facilities and regular soccer matches during the season.
Open hours: daily, from 10:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children


Address: Thornhead Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9EY, England
Tel: +44 (0)151
Another major spectator sport in the city is rugby and there are a number of important local teams. These include both St. Helens (rugby union) and the Buccaneers (rugby league), with the latter playing home games at the Sefton RUFC, located in nearby West Derby.

Cricket Club

Address: Aigburth Road, Grassendale, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 3QF, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 427 2930
Cricket has a loyal following and the Liverpool Cricket Club is located within the south-easterly suburb of Aigburth, just across from the Alfred Holt Recreation Ground. Founded in 1807 and boasting a capacity of around 3,000 spectators, the club also features tennis and squash courts, as well as a bowling green.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 to 23:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 22:30

Aintree Racecourse

Address: Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 523 2600
The Aintree Racecourse is one of the most popular attractions in Liverpool and is within easy reach of the city centre, via the A59 / Walton Road. Many exciting horse races take place at Aintree, including the Grand National in April, which attracts thousands of spectators. Of note, the North End Sports and Social Club is close by, next to the Kirkdale Cemetery.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

West Kirby Marine Lake

Address: West Kirby Wind Sailing Club, 106 Bank Roads Road, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 0RE, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 625 9271
The enormous West Kirby Marine Lake is located in the Wirral area, roughly 30 minutes to the west of the city, and is a great place to come if you enjoy water sports. Popular activities include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, jet-skiing, cycling and walking.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Liverpool Marina and Harbour Club

Address: Sefton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BP, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 709 0578
Close to the city centre, alongside Coburg Wharf and just across from Navigation Wharf, the city's Marine and Harbour Club has excellent facilities for yachts and boats. Some boats are available for hire, while there is also a club house, bar and restaurant.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 23:00
Admission: free

Southport Marina

Address: The Promenade, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0EA, England
Tel: +44 (0)1704 539701
Southport Marina can be found roughly 35 minutes to the north of Liverpool, in the town of Southport. Visitors will enjoy regular trips on a large paddle steamer, jet-ski rides, picnic areas and appealing waterfront views. There are also pleasant walking trails, plenty of ducks to feed and some small shops.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:30

Heatwave Leisure Pool

Address: Waterpark Drive, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool, Merseyside, L28 1SU, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 443 2750
The exciting Heatwave Leisure Pool features water slides, wave machines, floating toys, saunas, fitness classes and much more besides. Croxteth Hall is close by, as is the Stockbridge Village Library, both of which serve as useful points of reference.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 22:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Europa Pools

Address: Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 6RN, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 647 4182
The Europa Pools are located in nearby Birkenhead, just across the Mersey. Highlights include water slides, an area for younger children, spa areas and a café.
Open hours: daily - 11:30 to 20:30

Runcorn Ski Centre

Address: Palace Fields, Runcorn, Merseyside, WA7 2PS, England
Tel: +44 (0)1928 701965
The Runcorn Ski Centre is to be found roughly 30 minutes to the south-east of Liverpool, in the neighbouring town of Runcorn, where it is home to two large dry-ski slopes, equipment hire, skiing and snowboarding lessons, and a well-stocked ski shop.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Fitness Centres and Gyms

Keep-fit fanatics looking for a gym will find plenty of choice around the city, offering weight-training, exercise classes and personal trainers.

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre

Address: St. Albans Church, Athol Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L5 9XT, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 298 2422
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 22:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 20:00

Go Karting Northwest

Address: Picton Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 4LD, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 298 2006
Open hours: daily - 10:30 to 19:00

Paintball Zone

Address: 46 Garthdale Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 5HW, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 735 0011
Open hours: daily - 09:15 to 16:00

Barnston Horse-Riding Centre

Address: Gills Lane, Barnston, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 1AH, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 648 2911
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 22:00

Croxteth Park Horse-Riding Centre

Address: Croxteth Hall Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L12 0HE, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 220 9177
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Burton Mere Carp and Coarse Fishery

Address: Puddington Lane, Burton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH64 5SF, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 353 0115
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to dusk

Aquaventurers Diving Centre

Address: Carlton House, 17-19 Carlton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 7ED, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 298 2120
Open hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday - 09:00 to 20:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 16:00

Reef Revellers Diving Centre

Address: The Aqua Complex, Westminster Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 4LT, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 298 2020
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 19:30

Scuba Diving Club

Address: Austin Rawlinson Sports Centre, North Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 2XB, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 486 3535
Open hours: Wednesday - 20:00 to 22:00