Opening hours

  • visitor centre open 10am to 4.45pm, 7 days a week (closed 25 to 29 December)
  • no overnight parking or camping permitted

Visitor centre

Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre is open for toilet facilities (9:30am to 4:30pm) and the cafe (9:30am to 5pm). Please note that cycle hire facilities remain closed at this time. For general park enquiries, please contact wcp@wirral.gov.uk.

    Things to do

    • Wirral Way – 12 mile long combined walking and cycle route with separate horse riding route
    • self-guided trails - maps available from visitor centre
    • enjoy a picnic or BBQ overlooking the Dee Estuary
    • walk on the beach
    • ranger-led events programme
    • 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.

    Facilities

    • picnic areas
    • bike hire (pre-booking advisable)
    • café
    • enclosed BBQ area – no need to book
    • visitor centre
    • exhibition areas
    • bird hide
    • toilets
    • baby changing
    • breast feeding friendly registered
    • paid car parking
    • group camp site
    • events field for hire
    • touring caravan site – telephone: 0151 648 5228

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    Address

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

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    Telephone: 0151 648 4371

    Management plan