Family-friendly things to do in Port Sunlight

Looking for things to do with the kids in Wirral? There’s plenty for families to do in Port Sunlight all year round, from history adventures at Port Sunlight Museum and interactive science fun at SoapWorks to playtime in the village’s beautiful green spaces.

Handy tips for families

  • To help you find your way around, download our handy map of the village.
  • The wide flat roads make it easy to explore Port Sunlight with a pushchair and there are plenty of benches for rest stops.
  • Free parking is available at Port Sunlight Museum and throughout the village.
  • You’ll find toilets and baby changing facilities at Port Sunlight Museum.
  • Looking for somewhere to eat? Check out our recommendations here.
  • Under 5s enjoy FREE entry to all our attractions!


Family Fun Day | Saturday 26 August

On Saturday 26 August between 12-4pm, join us on the Museum Green opposite Port Sunlight Museum for lots of FREE family fun. Enjoy activities, games, performers, stalls and more. No booking required, just drop by and have fun. Picnics and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.


Explore the science of soap at SoapWorks

Based in the village’s historic school room the Lyceum, SoapWorks is an interactive family experience designed to encourage more children to engage with the STEM subjects and have fun learning about the science of soap and its life-saving properties.

The whole family using all of their senses to enjoy this hands-on, immersive exhibition. You can even dress up and pretend to be a Unilever scientist!

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Uncover stories at Port Sunlight Museum

Giant models, interactive displays and fascinating artefacts await at Port Sunlight Museum. You can even play pretend at a recreated shop counter as you browse the historic bars of Sunlight Soap that gave the village its name. Find out what school-life was like for Port Sunlight’s children and take a seat in the cinema room to watch old footage of Port Sunlight’s early days.

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Step back in time inside the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage

Next door to Port Sunlight Museum is the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage, where you can step back in time to experience what life was like for a typical Port Sunlight family in 1913. See where they slept, cooked, cleaned and spent time together in this fascinating time capsule of Edwardian life.

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Play all day in Port Sunlight’s parks

There are plenty of green spaces and parkland in the village for a good run around, a picturesque picnic or to explore nature. One of our favourite spots to play is the beautiful Dell park with its magical bridge and valley-like surroundings – did you know this used be a tidal creek before it was drained as part of the work to create Port Sunlight?

Other green spaces to explore include the Diamond, the village’s magnificent central boulevard with a colourful rose garden and lawned areas perfect for rolling around. You can also find a wild woodland area near Christ Church (on King Edward’s Drive) to really get their imaginations going.


Tuck into tasty treats

The Museum Green (opposite Port Sunlight Museum) is home to mobile tasty treats for the whole family between Wednesday and Sunday. Take a seat on the deck chairs and for a selection of drinks, ice cream, cakes and biscuits and the best coffee from Espresso Eccellente.

Of course, you’re welcome to bring a picnic too and make the most of Port Sunlight’s beautiful green spaces. There are plenty of benches dotted around the village too.

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