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Take a ferry 'cross the Mersey with your class this term

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Friday, November 19, 2021

If you're looking for the perfect trip for your class, how about a cruise on the iconic Mersey Ferry?

Our 50-minute River Explorer Cruise is the best way to see and learn about Liverpool and Wirral's world-famous waterfronts. The expert recorded commentary highlights the River Mersey's key landmarks as well as their history, so the cruise is the perfect mix of fun and education.

Your class will delve into tales from the region's maritime past, hear all about Wirral's notorious smuggler Mother Redcap, learn how the ferries played their part during a daring raid in the First World War and find out more about the city's rich musical heritage.

River Explorer Cruises depart every day, on the hour from Pier Head and also stop at Woodside Ferry Terminal on the 50-minute round trip.

For £7 per child, your class will experience an exciting day out with Mersey Ferries. Plus, we offer one free ticket for a teacher per every 6 paying children.

Find all you need to know about school trips with Mersey Ferries, and access our School's Safety information that will help with your Risk Assessment here.

Book a school trip with Mersey Ferries

The fun doesn't stop there!

Hop off the ferry at Pier Head Ferry Terminal and visit the Museum of Liverpool on the waterfront.

Here you can explore Liverpool's fascinating and diverse history.

The museum offers lots of exciting bookable workshops, trails, handy information sheets and audio clips about some of the museum's fascinating objects. There's also a dedicated children's gallery, Little Liverpool, which can be booked for younger groups.

Find out more about a school trip to the Museum of Liverpool

Be a Day Tripper and learn more about the Fab Four!

#FerryFact Did you know that The Beatles performed four times on The Royal Iris at the Cavern's famous Riverboat Shuffle Cruises in 1961 and 1962?

After your River Explorer Cruise why not take a short walk over to The Beatles Story at the Royal Albert Dock and learn more about the world's greatest band.

The Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles.

The award winning attraction has lots of learning resources to create a fun and educational experience for all, including The Discovery Zone for primary school children, educational resources and fun trails.

Book a school trip to The Beatles Story

To book the perfect school trip for your class with Mersey Ferries please complete our booking form, if you need to speak to one of our team please call 0151 330 1420 (Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm). 


We look forward to welcoming you on board a Mersey Ferry soon.

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