Weekend in Liverpool 2016

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Reminiscing about a fab weekend we spent in Liverpool last year. 

I had a wish before Baby R arrived in this world that I wanted to spend a night away somewhere with Mr MoaB. I'd only ever had one night away from Little Miss A and that's when I was in hospital so I wanted the chance to have a child-free night before the sleepless nights started again! Time was running out as he was due in May, so in April last year when I was 37 weeks pregnant, we had a weekend away in Liverpool.

We stayed at the Novotel Liverpool Centre as I'd luckily won a 2 night stay as a prize on a Facebook competition. We travelled up North on Friday and spent some time with Mr MoaB's Mum before dropping Little Miss A off with his sister. Little Miss A was really excited to be having a sleepover with her cousins so we felt sure that she wouldn't miss us too much. 

Then Mr MoaB and I drove to Liverpool to enjoy some quality time together. We had a quick swim in the hotel pool before getting ready to go out on the town! 

One of the things I really wanted to do was go on the Wheel of Liverpool. We were really fortunate that as we were walking past looking for somewhere to eat, a guy gave us some spare tickets that he had. We decided to eat first and go on the wheel after dinner.

We dined at EastZEast in the Docks which has to be the best curry that we both have had. It was brilliant. We took our time and really enjoyed the meal.

The restaurant is right next to the Wheel so we then used our free tickets and had the whole wheel to ourselves! It was nice to see Liverpool all lit up at night. 

After the Wheel we had a wander around Liverpool including finding the Cavern Club. Has to be done as a tourist in Liverpool!

We then headed back to the hotel to enjoy a guaranteed uninterrupted night of sleep. Bliss! 

After a lovely lie-in and breakfast in the hotel, we set off to Southport where we were meeting Mr MoaB's family and collecting Little Miss A from them. She'd had a brilliant time and had been really well behaved. We enjoyed a really nice time in Southport including riding the carousel and spending a long time in the playground. 

We then drove back to Liverpool for our second night, this time with Little Miss A. 

The next morning we were up early (no lie-in this time) so went down to the hotel pool. For a long time we had the pool to ourselves which Little Miss A loved. We had breakfast and then checked out. 

Before leaving Liverpool, we surprised Little Miss A with a visit to Mattel Play! We received free entry into Mattel Play! in return for a review. The play centre hadn't been opened that long. Little Miss A enjoyed all the themed play zones - Thomas The Tank Engine, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. What's not to like when you're 3 years old!?! You can read more about our experience on my review of Mattel Play!

We really did pack a lot in to our trip up North and our time in Liverpool. It was so nice to have a date night and night away. I can't believe it's taken me this long to write up about it, but it was a year ago last weekend so now felt a good time to do it. 

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