At the end of September we were on the road again with one of our little trips away. This time we went 'up north' and visited Liverpool, Hoylake to be precise.
We were going to be visiting relatives but our plans changed last minute so we had the whole weekend to ourselves.
We had a leisurely drive up, which was actually really smooth going, I was really grateful as I drove as The Hubs had to have some treatment in the hospital the previous day and couldn't drive after his sedation.
After stopping on the way for lunch, which actually seems to be one of T's most favourite things to do now! We arrived in Hoylake in the early afternoon.
After checking into our hotel, The Holiday Inn Express which is a great family friendly hotel, read our review for more details, we decided to go and find the beach, well, we didn't have to go far before finding a fabulous beach with miles and miles of soft beautiful sand, T wanted to have a paddle, but the sea is so far out in Hoylake he made do with running barefoot on the sand instead.
We were blessed by fabulous weather, the sun was shining and the wind was warm, we had a fantastic long walk and then returned to the hotel, where we enjoyed a quick drink before unpacking.
Our first evening was spend dining in Marco's USA which was amazing and we highly recommend for families check out our review for full details.
We had a lovely meal then I took the little fella up to bed whilst The Hubs sat in the hotel lobby and watched the rugby with a couple of drinks!
The next morning after breakfast, we headed out to Knowsley safari park here we spend most of the morning and early afternoon, again there's a full review just click on the link ;)
We followed up by heading into Liverpool, where our intention was to park up and have a look round, but the excitement of the hotel stay and safari park had left someone a little sleepy and so we didn't make it any further than just a drive around, with The Hubs showing me the Liver birds and us looking at the fabulous hotels along the docks.
After showers we decided to pop over to the pub opposite the hotel, where we had our evening meal. Service was slow and the food was ok but we enjoyed a drink and T enjoyed watching the iPad, although as you can see from the picture, he was getting very sleepy!
We headed back to the hotel and all had an early night, the next morning we headed home. Our intention was to visit a different beach and maybe go into Liverpool again but The Hubs was feeling a bit tired after a busy few days so we headed home instead.
We had a wonderful time in Hoylake and highly recommend it as a place to visit. I can't wait to go again.