For the first part of the Easter break we decided to spend it with Grand Parents in the Caravan at Wirral Country Park caravan site. Having been before we knew it would be a lovely place to spend a few days with the children, with some interesting places to visit and of course lots to do on site for the kids.
The site itself is tucked away on the estuary of the River Dee which flows into Chester. The site has views of the coast (if you have the right pitch) and although a small footprint manages to offer 90 plus pitches to choose from. We found a pitch near the play area so we could keep a watching brief of the boys as they interacted with the other children and played on their bikes.
Having arrived and set-up with the awning, water, waste and everything else, we decided to go for a stroll along the beach. There was a nice loop out of one side of the site and back towards the other side. This walk involved a “hike” up a very steep set of steps – we noted to go the other way around for future walks.
After a delicious BBQ on the first night day two began with a trip to New Brighton and a short walk along the front with a Picnic. The wind and therefore cold temperatures put us off going a little further around the town but a picnic in the car was enjoyed by all!
We then headed off to West Kirby for a walk around the beautiful Marina Lake. There was lots of sailing boats on the lake in a competition. Throughout the walk about the referee boat ? (I am not a sailing expert!) was tooting its horn, presumably to mark digressions with competitors.
The walk around the lake was lovely in some sunny if not chilly weather. In hindsight we should have walked the other way with the wind at our backs, when out in the bay.
Tea this evening was a delicious prawn and salmon gratin (or chicken and bacon for the none fish eaters) which was delicious with some wine. Even the kids enjoyed drinking their blackcurrant and Vimto “Wine” with their tea.
The next morning we ventured off for another walk along the beach. This time the other way around so that we went down the steep steps rather than up them. This proved a lot easy but did mean that the walk along the beach was into the wind.
James took a liking to finding sticks and rocks on the beach and carried a rather heavy rock from one end of the beach to the other, probably about 1km before finally asking me to take over!
In the afternoon the boys went swimming at the rather nice West Kirby Leisure centre swimming pool.
The next day was all about packing up and a trouble free journey home. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days away at the Wirral Country Park Caravan site and would recommend the area to anyone wanting a short break away.