Holidays in Sefton Park

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Sefton Park featuring a garden, landscape views and a lake or waterhole

The largest park in Liverpool features rolling, grassy lawns and a picturesque lake. It’s the perfect place for a spot of Sunday cricket.

Travel a short distance south of Liverpool’s city centre and you’ll find this expansive and historic park. Spanning 95 hectares (235 acres), Sefton Park is one of the largest green spaces in the city and dates back to the 15th century. The early park was part of the sprawling deer park that once encompassed the area. The current park’s landscape was designed and constructed in 1872. The scenic circular paths that wind around the lake in the park’s centre are owed to a French landscape architect who won a design competition for re-imagining the park. Sefton Park is an ideal spot for picnicking by the lake, wandering through the warm palm house or watching a series of open-air performances.

To make the most of a day exploring in Sefton Park, bring a picnic rug, a camera and some comfortable shoes. Discover the park’s meandering walkways that often lead off onto hidden paths, allowing you to explore the park from different angles. See locals making the most of the green space, jogging in groups or with team mates from local sporting clubs or wandering on the green. Catch a game of Sunday cricket or an amateur soccer match in the evenings.

The park’s pride and joy is a 3-hectare (7.4 acre) lake in its centre. The lake was once a popular spot for locals to go boating, but is now reserved for the local waterbirds. Toss some birdseed to the ducks or climb up the hill to enjoy your picnic with a stunning vista over the lake. There are also two cafés located within the park, where you can enjoy some English tea and cakes.

The 19th-century palm house has a diverse collection of leafy palm species and other plants. See statues of notable figures in history, such as Christopher Columbus, Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook, on each of the palm house’s eight corners.

Sefton Park can be reached via metro to St Michael’s Station. The park’s lake is just 15-minutes’ walk from here. Parking is available on the streets adjacent to the park. The park is open every day and there is no charge to enter.

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Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
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The price is AU$102 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Concert Square and FACT. Cavern Quarter and Liverpool Playhouse are also within 10 ...
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"Good location, friendly staff nice little outdoor bar at the back of the hotel."

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Host so well at Lark Lane
Host so well at Lark Lane
2.5 out of 5
1 Hadassah Grove, Liverpool, England
Located in Sefton Park, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. Sefton Park Palm House and Penny Lane are also within 1 mile ...
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No 3 at Ivanhoe
No 3 at Ivanhoe
3 out of 5
19 Ivanhoe Road, Liverpool, England
Located in Sefton Park, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. Sefton Park Palm House and Penny Lane are also within ...
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Liverpool Aigburth Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by BW
Liverpool Aigburth Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by BW
3 out of 5
3 Aigburth Drive, Liverpool, England
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Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
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Host so well at Lark Lane
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1 Hadassah Grove, Liverpool, England
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