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Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

1. Liverpool: Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour

Explore Anfield Stadium and learn the history of Liverpool FC at the interactive museum. Visit exclusive areas, including the Player’s Tunnel and Dressing Rooms, with live guides and audio guides on hand. Start your tour in the expanded Main Stand and enjoy views of the pitch and Liverpool’s skyline. Experience how the stadium comes alive on matchdays using immersive technology. Gain an insight into the club’s history and access to must-see areas such as the Press Conference Room, the This Is Anfield sign, Player’s Tunnel, Managerial Dugout, and the Dressing Rooms.  The stadium tour will be enhanced by a multimedia handset alongside your tour guides on hand to answer any questions. Your ticket also includes entry to The LFC Story where the team’s history is brought to life through never seen before displays.  Explore The Boom Room: The Epic Story of Jurgen Klopp's Dream Team, a museum exhibition paying homage to the players and all who contributed to making this dream a reality. Also, see the six European Cups and discover over 125 years of LFC history.

Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

2. Old Trafford: Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour

Connect with sport's history with this tour of the Manchester United Museum and the Old Trafford Stadium. Learn about the club's history and achievements as you explore the museum. Take a tour of Old Trafford and sit in your favorite player's seat in the dressing room. Visit the museum to see fascinating club memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Experience the thrill of strolling through the players’ tunnel towards the pitch. Sit in the dugout and try planning your game tactics as Sir Alex Ferguson did for many years. See the press room where the manager makes his statement after each home gam. Visit the VIP room that has hosted big names over the years, including celebrities and many former players. Receive a personalized certificate to commemorate your visit to Old Trafford.

Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

3. Etihad Stadium: Manchester City Stadium and Museum Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite players on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Etihad Stadium. Take a look at the state-of-the-art new player facilities of the revamped stadium and club. From arrival to pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, gain a true understanding of the journey that players take on a match day. Follow your guide who will bring each corner of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts, and anecdotes. There are plenty of new areas to visit this season, including the brand new player facilities and the introduction of The Tunnel Club – the first of its kind in world football.

Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

4. Manchester: National Football Museum Admission Ticket

Your ticket includes admission to all four floors of the museum. On the ground floor, have your photo taken with our FA Cup and Premier League trophies and enjoy the latest pop-up art exhibition. Level 1 is where you'll discover the must-see memorabilia — look out for the trophy won by England in 1966. You'll also uncover some fascinating history, like in England on the World Stage, which looks at the ups and downs of the England team. Level 1 is also the meeting point for guided tours. On Level 2, you'll find all the interactive challenges including Penalty Shootout. Temporary exhibitions on Level 3 change twice a year and take an in-depth look at soccer through art, photography, and technology.

Blackpool: Blackpool Tower Circus Entrance Ticket

5. Blackpool: Blackpool Tower Circus Entrance Ticket

The Blackpool Tower Circus has been wowing audiences since 1894. Today, a mix of death-defying stunts, comedic capers, and phenomenal performances from talented entertainers combine to create an unmissable show that's perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Join the famous clowns Mooky and Mr. Boo and get ready to laugh your socks off with the slapstick comedy and side-splitting routines or fun. If you're after the ultimate family show, the Blackpool Tower Circus is a must.

Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

6. Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

Start your journey from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with its breathtaking SkyWalk, 4D cinema, and stylish Bar 380, taking in the views of the North West at 380 feet. Then, explore the ocean depths at SEA LIFE Blackpool, with over 2,500 creatures including tropical sharks, beautiful starfish, rays, and seahorses. Continue to the famous fun world of Madame Tussauds Blackpool, bursting through the ages of vintage Marvel comic strips and coming face to face with Thor.  Travel down Blackpool’s promenade to brave The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and learn about the 1,000 years of murky history on a unique one-hour thrill-filled journey. Finally, return to the iconic Blackpool Tower and take a spin on the dance floor of the stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and visit the infamous Blackpool Tower Circus to witness jaw-dropping stunts from amazing acrobats.

Liverpool Football Club: Legends Q&A and Stadium Tour

7. Liverpool Football Club: Legends Q&A and Stadium Tour

Take a tour of Anfield stadium and visit the home of Liverpool FC – sacred ground to any diehard Liverpool fans. Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with a Liverpool legend. Visit the Liverpool FC museum. Take a tour of the LFC Stadium. Hear personal memories, dressing room tales, and funny anecdotes from a Liverpool legend during a Q&A session. Have the chance to ask any questions you have. Take a photograph with a former Liverpool player and get their autograph. Legends include Ian Callaghan, Jan Molby, John Aldridge, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, and Terry McDermott. Tour the stadium and  walk out of the player’s tunnel underneath the legendary “This is Anfield Sign.” See epic views of the city from the highest level of the main stand. Step into the home and away team's dressing room. Snap a photo with your favorite team member’s jersey. See the Kop, the press room, and the manager’s dugout. Visit the Liverpool FC Museum and see memorabilia from the team’s history including 6 European Cups.

Blackpool: Peter Rabbit ™ Explore and Play Entry Ticket

8. Blackpool: Peter Rabbit ™ Explore and Play Entry Ticket

You’ll need to think like a rabbit, move like a rabbit and deploy rabbit-like senses! There’s a whole burrow-full of creativity to enjoy. Complete the challenges and earn badges. See if you have the skills to join the secret treehouse club! You’ll also meet, greet and ‘high-paw’ with Peter himself – in a bumper bunny day out!

Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

9. Manchester: SEA LIFE Entrance Ticket

Dive into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Manchester and get up close and to thousands of creatures including magnificent sharks, enchanting jellyfish and meet Ernie and Cammy, the resident giant green sea turtles. Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean's depths through 11 themed zones including the amazing Ocean Tunnel, where you can soak up the view from the sea bed, surrounded by tropical creatures swimming overhead. Venture deep into the worlds underwater cave system in the Rocky Hideout area, where little ones can explore mini caves and immersive tank displays to get up close to some weird and wonderful species. Experience the lair of the Japanese Spider Crabs, these fantastic creatures of the deep measure an unbelievable 3 meters claw to claw. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rockpool experience. Visit Turtle Beach, an interactive and unique 3D projection experience that navigates you through the life cycle of a sea turtle, from egg to the sea.

Liverpool Football Club: Museum Ticket

10. Liverpool Football Club: Museum Ticket

Football fan or not, no visit to Anfield Stadium is complete without a visit to the Liverpool FC Story and the Trophy Collection, which is home to Liverpool Football Club's silverware and memorabilia. Discover illustrious trophies and over 125 years of LFC history. Visitors to The Liverpool FC Story can visit the Club’s vibrant exhibition celebrating the epic achievements of the 19/20 season squad. This exhibition pays homage to the players and all who contributed to making this dream a reality. Showcasing memorabilia and the personalities as well as world-class footballing talent, it gives a unique exploration into the DNA of this historic Liverpool team. A must-see for all Liverpool FC fans.

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If you love football in general and especially if you follow Manchester United you will get a great experience in doing this tour. We were informed at each stop of the tour about the details about the players the managers and the playing team support staff. The dressing room setup of which player sits where and if you’re the starting 11. You get to see the museum as well.

Enjoyed every minute the guide was brilliant and really made this tour a excellent experience, his knowledge and passion was outstanding, we got access to all areas and all staff were so welcoming,

Everything a football tour should be. The ground was amazing and the tour 5*. Very friendly and approachable too.

Awesome. You should definitely check it out. One of the best experiences I’ve had in a while. ❤️

All staff was really helpful, was a lovely experience for the family