MERSEY Ferries are expecting a busy summer season, as thousands take to the river to enjoy a series of special adventures with their families, experiencing three of Liverpool’s most popular attractions. Operating throughout the summer holidays, Mersey Ferries are offering the River Explorer Cruise and Spaceport family ticket from £35. Families can take to the waves to enjoy views of the iconic Liverpool waterfront, before blasting off into space and then soaking up a unique piece of history. Fun summer giveaways to entertain the children are included and there are also a range of interactive activities at the attractions to entertain the whole family, making this ultimate day out. The Family River Explorer Cruise offers access to Spaceport’s much-anticipated ‘Sci-Fi Icons’ exhibition at Seacombe, showcasing a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors. A fascinating trip down memory lane is also available by visiting the World War II heritage displays at The U-Boat Story, Woodside. Gary Evans, from Mersey Ferries said: “This summer our family offering is stronger than ever, with something to suit everyone, so we’re expecting some of our biggest visitor numbers in years. “We hope that our River Explorer Cruise and Spaceport ticket, offering access to our new special ‘Sci-Fi Icons’ exhibition, will be a particular highlight for those looking to do something memorable during the summer holidays. “The River Explorer Cruises provide not only breath-taking views of Liverpool and the Wirral, but the journey also includes the popular U-Boat Story attraction, which presents a truly fascinating insight into life underwater during WW2. Mersey Ferries remain the most popular paid-for attraction in Merseyside. Departing hourly, the 50-minute River Explorer Cruises sail between Pier Head, Seacombe and Woodside. The full schedule is listed on the Mersey Ferry website. Gary continued: “The ferries are a great way for local people and visitors to get out and enjoy the beauty of the waterfront; whilst keeping the little ones entertained with an exciting programme of activities.” Customers can book online and save with the combined £35 Family River Explorer and Spaceport Ticket, available for two adults and up to three children (ages five to 15). The offer must be purchased online at least one day before a visit. This family adventure package is part of Mersey Ferries biggest ever events programme which includes special cruises for adults that offer everything from Summer Evening Cruises to Who Dunnit thrills and themed music cruises. For more information on Mersey Ferries’ full programme of summer activities, including the River Explorer Cruises and the ‘Sci-Fi Icons’ exhibition at Spaceport, visit www.merseyferries.co.uk, call the ticket office on 0151 330 1003 or visit any one of Mersey Ferry terminals.