5 things to do in the sun this weekend with the family June 11th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments With the sunny weather set to stay over the weekend here is 5 things you can do with your family to avoid being stuck indoors. 1. Visit Southport Beach – Southport beach really does boast some of the most amazing views of the coast. With long sandy beaches and a coast-line that stretches 22 miles across Sefton, you can soak up the panoramic view of golden sands and admire the beauty of the coast! 2. Take a walk down the pier – Not only does Southport have 22 miles of coast but also boasts the Grade II listed Southport Pier, the oldest iron pier in the country, standing for over 150 years. The 1,000 metre long Southport Pier is the second longest in the country, a walk to the end boasts magnificent views. 3. Visit the new Southport Pleasureland – At Southport Pleasureland there’s a fun mix of rides and amusements set around a park that’s family friendly, clean as a whistle and blooming with hanging baskets. It offers families a mix of big thrill rollercoasters, flumes and waltzers plus rides designed for younger visitors. The park has a fully refurbished indoor amusement and play centre and a brand new outdoor events arena too. Free entry for all means you pay only for the rides you choose – making the family budget go that little bit further 4. Take a boat out on the Marine Lake At Marine Lake you’ll find a choice of water based activities to keep the whole family entertained. Marine Lake also has pedalos and motor boats for hire as well as offering high speed rides on a power boat. 5. See the animals at Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Spring and summer are fantastic times to visit the centre as new life develops allowing you to see the cute sights of ducklings, goslings, cygnets and chicks spring up around the reserve. Seasonal attractions include the award winning duckling nursery open from late May, take to the water and get a close encounter with nature on our award winning canoe safari and boat tour experience, den building, see what creatures you can find on bug hunts and pond dipping sessions every weekend. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!