Wirral Country Park

Opening hours

  • visitor centre, cafe and toilets open 10am to 4.30pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day)
  • no overnight camping permitted

Things to do

  • Wirral Way – 12-mile-long combined walking and cycle route with separate horse-riding route
  • enjoy a picnic or BBQ overlooking the Dee Estuary
  • walk on the beach
  • ranger-led events school educational visits and activities
  • visit as a school group or organised party

Reasons to visit

A Green Flag award winner, this was the first designated Country Park in Britain. You can see magnificent views of migratory birds over the River Dee, walk on Thurstaston Beach or have a barbecue or picnic in the grasslands. You can also enjoy the quiet of the inland Wirral Way, where you can walk or cycle its twelve-mile length.

Wirral Country Park has received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.


  • picnic areas
  • bike hire
  • café
  • barbecue areas with picnic tables – no need to book, disposable barbecues only
  • bird hide
  • toilets
  • baby changing
  • breast feeding friendly registered
  • paid car parking
  • The Sidings – groups and schools-only campsite and events field to hire
  • theatre room available to hire for groups and activities
  • Caravan Club touring caravan site – telephone: 0151 648 5228

Report a problem with a park

Accessibility for people with disabilities

School and group bookings

If visiting as a school or a group please email wcp@wirral.gov.uk for a booking form.


Wirral Country Park
Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre
Station Road
CH61 0HN

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Email: wcp@wirral.gov.uk

Management plan