28 hours in Liverpool with the kids

Do you like the idea of taking the kids away for a night to a city? We spent 28 hours in Liverpool with the kids and we loved it!

Even two years ago the idea of taking the kids for a whirlwind trip to a city would have sounded like more effort that it was worth.

They’re 6 and 8 now and it was brilliant trip. As a tourist city for a family trip I can’t recommend it enough.

In this post I’ll talk through what we did, and what we thought.

We decided it would be best to book an Aparthotel, mainly so we could have two bedrooms. We stayed at a really nice place right in the middle of the city, no more than 15 minutes walk from everywhere we wanted to go.

It was £88 for a 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms wifi, and underground parking! – Staycity Aparthotel Duke Street

Day 1

It was about an hour and a half trip from Chesterfield and we arrived at 11am.

After parking the car and checking into the hotel we headed first to The Royal Albert Dock

I’ve been quite a few times before but it’s still a treat, it’s such a beautiful place with all the huge red columns and beautifully preserved buildings.

Camera and Lens Choice

I am always undecided about taking my ‘proper’ work camera out with me for a full weekend.

Knowing full well that I’d spend the whole time thinking about the pictures that I could have taken, I decided to take it.

So I packed my Sony A7r iii just with one spare battery and one lens – Sony 50mm f1.8 – mainly because with this lens it fits nicely into my small camera bag.

I know, even a picture of me!