Parks provide a rural atmosphere for visitors who do not necessarily want to go out into the wider countryside. Visitors can enjoy a public open space with an informal atmosphere. You can get to many of them on the bus, so here are just a handful to choose from.
Bus to catch: 47
Treat the family and friends to a day packed with fun is something everyone loves to do and booking for a day at Southport Pleasureland is simple. Open every weekend, bank holidays and most school holidays.
Crosby Beach (Anthony Gormley Statues)
These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.
Formby Beach and Pinewoods
Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.
Out in the mud and sand on Formby beach are the footprints of people and animals who lived here thousands of years ago. Search for them and connect with Formby's prehistoric past.
Read more: nationaltrust.org.uk/formby
Arriva has a choice of money-saving multi-journey tickets offering great value to customers in the North West area.
Regular travellers can save £££'s when trading up from Day to Weekly or 4-Weekly savers.
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