National Express is one of the main providers of bus services to Southport. An average journey from Birmingham takes around 3.5 hours, and from Manchester you can travel to Southport in around 2.5 hours, with 1 change required. Arriva Northwest also offers a service from Liverpool to Southport. Mersey Travel Bus Company is the main provider of buses in and around the immediate Southport area, offering regular links to all parts of the city, including the conveniently situated train station and airports.
Southport is a beautiful city on the UK coastline. A great destination for adults and children alike, there are many activities to keep you entertained come rain or shine! Indoor water parks such as Splash World are fun for any age, while the Model Railway will interest both enthusiasts and train novices. The city is full of Victorian architecture, with Southport Pier being a protected and iconic landmark. Kings Gardens and the Southport Town Gardens are a lovely way to spend an afternoon, with a relaxing walk through the seasonal flora and fauna. The Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve offers a different take on the traditional country walk. The Atkinson Art Gallery and Library make an interesting visit with a mix of fine art, history, Egyptology and demonstrations to get the children involved. Due to its friendly community feel and unique seaside landscape, Southport is a popular spot for festivals and annual events - a flower show, air show, jazz festival and a food and drink festival are to name just a few.