Eastham Country Park contains within its 43 Hectares some of the finest mature broadleaf trees to be found on the Wirral. Situated on the bank of the river Mersey; superb views are provided across the tidal estuary with its abundant bird life and busy shipping lanes. As the tide begins to ebb Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone, and Curlew can be seen below the cliffs feeding amongst the mud and weed.
It provides the setting for peaceful walks, bird watching and orienteering, with a network of footpaths extending throughout the woodland. Within the courtyard, situated adjacent to the main car park, visitors can find the information centre, rangers office and toilet facilities. Picnic areas are provided on the open grassland close to the river and also within the Tea Garden, where refreshments are available.
The park contains areas of considerable ecological value and many historical features. Ferry services operated from Job’s Ferry from about the 12th century until 1929. In 1846, the owner of the paddle steamer ferry service built the Eastham Ferry Hotel and Pleasure Gardens, which consisted of a zoo, amusement park and ornamental gardens, which attracted thousands of visitors per year.
A variety of Ranger led activities takes place in the park, throughout the year. These include guided walks, bird activity days, fungal forays and volunteer task days.