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Family Days

With 64 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and natural countryside Ness Botanic Gardens has room to relax in peaceful tranquillity and play in the wide open spaces, making it the perfect day out for all the family. 

Lots of free parking, easy paths for travelling round with buggies or wheelchairs, bring a picnic or visit our cafe for that all needed cuppa, meal, snack or ice-cream. There is also our gift shop and plant sales area to take a part of Ness home with you.  

We are open 7 days a week with the exception of the Christmas Holidays with the garden staying open until dusk from March to October (last entry 5pm). Children under 5 go free!

Family day tickets (up to two adults & three children) are only £11 (Nov-February) and £22 (March-October) with 50% discount for staff and students of the University of Liverpool.

Family memberships allowing year round entry to the gardens start at only £3.17 per month - click here to find out more.

Families tell us that they love:

  • Our chickens - some are rescued ones 
  • The play area with a brilliant climbing frame, tyre swing and a log walk
  • Toy tractors for having a drive in the summer months
  • Space to play and enjoy picnics
  • Hidden corners like Woodhenge with spectacular views
  • Wildlife-tastic areas like WilderNess with the enormous Bug Hotel
  • Grass Labyrinth for that all important run around
  • Family Fun Trails for every season
  • Half-term, Easter, Christmas and Summer Holiday activities
  • Dog-free environment
  • Family Friendly Cafe

Don't forget children enter our Photography Competiton for free.


Next events:

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June -  May half term fun with our wildlife trail and craft activities.

Friday 8 June - Join us for a twilight stroll and discover the fascinating nocturnal world of bats!

Saturday 9 June -  Ness BioBlitz 2018! Join in our big wildlife count and become a wildlife explorer for a day.


Family Days