What to do and see in Ormskirk, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

April 6, 2018 Leida Jutras

Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire, England, 13 miles (21 km) north of Liverpool, 11 miles (18 km) northwest of St Helens, 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Southport and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Preston. Ormskirk is famous for its gingerbread.
Restaurants in Ormskirk

1. Windmill Animal Farm

Red Cat Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 1UQ, England +44 1704 892282
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Windmill Animal Farm

Reviewed By brian-lfc75 - Liverpool

so we visited for the 3rd Christmas in a row, and this is a great family experience, animals are great, with some rare breeds, a new petting area is a great addition, kurt was a pleasant young man and very approachable and knowledgeable for the children, critters 2 is also something you don't see at other farms, the guy has so much time for people to educate about the great reptiles he has, and then the train to santa, Emily the elf and the big man himself was again a great experience, add all this to the indoor play area, and outdoor tractors and play area, and excellent café, totally recommend, after all it is a farm, so if its wet, then get those wellies out

2. Mbark Canal Cruises

Ring O Bells Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk L40 5TE, England
Excellent
68%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Mbark Canal Cruises

Reviewed By david e

Dave and helen edwards had a lovely day owners very friendly food excellent sorry the cruise was not longer great value for money

3. The Jungle

48 Westgate, Skelmersdale WN8 8AZ, England +44 844 324 9995
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

The Jungle

Reviewed By miasgrandad

On Mondays we look after our youngest 2 Grandchildren but this Monday we had our 7 yr old Grandson as well, because it was half term. It was almost lunchtime so my wife ordered the kids a meal deal, sandwiches, crisps and a drink. We've been many times before and the kids always have a ball. With it being half term it was packed and we struggled to find somewhere to sit. However, by the time the food arrived we had managed to secure a table and high chair. The sandwiches were a little bland and in future we'll select another option. Otherwise it was another good afternoon out on what was a horrible day, weather wise. I would recommend a visit for anyone with children below school age but not during school holidays. For older kids it's a great place to spend a rainy morning or afternoon and burn off some excess energy. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and safe environment.

4. Rufford Old Hall

200 Liverpool Road, Rufford L40 1SG, England +44 1704 821254
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Rufford Old Hall

Reviewed By June W - Manchester, United Kingdom

Small carpark & Gardens strolled round in no time at all. Very small shop and courtyard with only 2 outside tables & benches especially as no dogs allowed in the cafe. Cafe filled up quite quickly. We were able to order hot drinks to sit outside. There is a walk alongside the canal which has a good path. Access gained via the next road along also another cafe on the same corner. We didn't do the visit of the house so cannot give an opinion

5. Fairy Glen

Appley Bridge, Wigan, England +44 1695 622794
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Fairy Glen

Reviewed By Gemgem1989 - Liverpool

Fantastic walk to blow the Christmas cobwebs away and burn off the Turkey. We took our dog and enjoyed getting muddy and exploring the glen. My only complaint would be not signed very well or directions for where to park we parked in the lay-by opposite the pub but then the road is lethal fro crossing and then there isn’t a map to follow once your in the glen so you know where your going. We ended up on farmers fields signed private and got completely lost. But a great place to explore non the less.

6. Aerial Extreme, Knowsley

Knowsley Safari Park | Liverpool, Prescot, Knowsley L34 4AN, England +44 845 652 1736
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 103 reviews

Aerial Extreme, Knowsley

Join us for a unique, fun packed experience on one of the world’s most awesome High Ropes Adventure Courses, boasting over 60 exciting obstacles. Amaze yourself as you take each of the challenges head on, from speedy zips, mid air jumps, suspended gravity defying climbing walls, and much more. The outdoors has never been this much fun. No experience or skill is required, just a sense of adventure.

Reviewed By Gaynor W

Fantastic day out...a present for tickets to Ariel extreme and had a great day the staff were fantastic and made it a very enjoyable experience and also got discounts for knowelsley safari park as a bonus, and a discount for future visits at Ariel extreme which we will definitely be making use of.

7. Aintree Racecourse

The Aintree Centre Ormskirk Road, Aintree L9 5AS, England +44 151 523 2600
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 316 reviews

Aintree Racecourse

There's nowhere quite like Aintree Racecourse, home of the world famous Randox Health Grand National. Steeped in history, drama, triumph and achievement, it is simply unique. The racecourse also hosts 5 racedays, outside the Randox Health National Festival, as well as conference and event for up to 3000 delegates.

Reviewed By Jason B - Wigan

Great night of racing followed by live music from jess Glynn food and drink a bit pricey but nor the end of the world

8. Model Railway Village

Kings Gardens | Lower Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX, England +44 1704 538001
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Model Railway Village

Reviewed By pildyboys - Wakefield

Hidden behind some large bushes, this really is a Gem, the wonder was walking about asking how we liked it, and explaining how everything worked, and how long it takes to construct everything. We spent a good hour walking around, taking photographs. They will even let you drink your own coffee on the benches. A very very friendly place. There is also a little quiz to o as you go round.

9. Formby Point

Victoria Road | Freshfield, Formby L37 1LJ, England +44 1704 878591
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Formby Point

Beautiful and vast stretch of sandy beach north of the city. There are lovely forested walks through a red squirrel reserve along with one of the country's most scientifically important dune collections. A great escape from the city and a good place to let children run off some energy. Car parking fee applies.

Reviewed By Paul H

So lucky to live near this excellent national trust area, lots of great walks and areas of interest. New walks cropping up all the time. Great in all weathers great views

10. Lancashire Canal Cruises

Ring o’ Bells Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 5TE, England
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Lancashire Canal Cruises

We offer bespoke canal cruises along the Leeds & Liverpool canal that are designed to give our valued customers a fabulous experience. Our canal trips include a Breakfast (Full English) Afternoon Tea Canal Cruise, Evening tapas/curry/Lancashire Hot Pot/Cheese and wine. We also offer festive & seasonal cruises for Valentine’s, Easter, Mothers & Fathers Day. 'Alfie Bhoy' is also available for a half day or full day charter and is fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages.

Reviewed By cullyprofdrive - Swinton, United Kingdom

My wife and I had an afternoon tea on one of there barges. the tea included, sandwiches, assorted cakes, scone with jam and cream. drink was also included, you chose from tea, coffee,or wine.The whole trip lasted two hours and our skipper and guide was very informative and made our experience more interesting.We will certainly sail with them again and we recomend them. John (Wardley)

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