Leisure facilities: For those who like the great outdoors, Halsall is 7.6 miles from Ainsdale Beach, 9.1 miles from Formby Nature Reserve and 9.7 miles from the thought-provoking Crosby Beach – the permanent home of “Another Place” an art installation by Antony Gormley, the creator of Angel of the North. 6.3 miles away is the historic town of Southport with its beach and leisure facilities.
To enjoy a more relaxed pace at the weekend try a round at the illustrious Royal Birkdale Golf Course or at the nearby Hurlston Hall, Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale courses. Further afield, Liverpool and Manchester offer the bright lights of the big cities with shows, restaurants and high street shopping, not to mention international airports for the ultimate getaway or business trip.
To unwind over a good meal and a drink, the popular Saracens Head public house and restaurant sits on the bank of the canal. There is also the 2 Michelin star Moor Hall in nearby Aughton, set in 5 acres of gardens with view of a lake, a Grade 2 listed gentry house of mid-16th century origin.
West Tower, Country House Hotel, Aughton, will appeal to many, with its 18th Century elegant rooms with restaurant and gardens. Drive into Birkdale Village, where you will find a host of 4 and 5 star restaurants including Bistrot Verite and something to suit everyone’s taste from trendy wine bars to vintage tea rooms.
There is a local Junior School for pupils aged between 4-11. The nearest High Schools are Birkdale High School, a secondary school for boys 11-16 and Greenbank High School, an all girls’ secondary school.
There is also Merchant Taylor School in Crosby for 4-18-year olds which has the highest exam results in the area for Senior Boys. Also, Scarisbrick Hall School is not too far away classed as “outstanding in all areas” in the ISI report Jan 14.
Nearest University is Edge Hill University – Ormskirk – ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Also, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) are not too far away.
The village is served by bus travelling between Liverpool and Southport. Halsall is just 14 Miles via A5147 and A565 to Liverpool and 42.3 miles via M6 to Manchester. The North West boasts two international airports in Liverpool and Manchester.
There are also local railway stations at Ormskirk, Bescar and Aughton Park from where you can travel to Liverpool and Southport, then onwards north to Edinburgh and south to London.