The local Area
If you fancy making a long weekend of it, there is plenty to do on the Wirral and the surrounding areas. Visit the Wirral website for more information and see below for ours and our Wirral families’ favourite spots - all are within 15 miles of our church and venue.
West Kirkby Marine Lake & West Kirby town centre - for shopping charity shops, boutique and antique shops.
Head out to Hilbre Island. Make sure you check tide times before you take the trip otherwise you could get stuck there!
Caldy - Pop in Croft Drive, postcode- CH48 2JX and you can park up to see some wonderful views or go down the steps to the beach where Becca and Mel were taught Rock Climbing by their Grandad! It seemed impressive when they were 6!
Wirral Country Park - Great views of Wales and nice place to have a picnic!
Chester Zoo - One of the UK's biggest with over 35,000 animals. If you’re an animal lover Chester Zoo is not to be missed!
West Kirby Beach - small but interesting with vast flat sands at low tides and sand dunes to explore.
Red Rocks / Lighthouse - If you fancy it you can walk from here left to west Kirby! Also if the tides near the red rocks you can see to the right of you, you can go crabbing and if the waters deep and warm enough swimming!
Parkgate (for an icecream)- a favourite spot to have a delicious icecream! Make sure you have some cash on you to partake in a famous Nicholls of Parkgate ice-cream along the promenade!
Chester - Chester is a beautiful city to explore the local history, the shops or the bars or all of the above!
Liverpool - Liverpool is a vibrant city with lots to offer including great shopping and a great night out!
Bars & Restaurants in Heswall
Sheldrakes- spectacular views across the Dee Estuary and the Welsh mountains, whilst the breathtaking sunsets will both amaze and mesmerise- Mediterranean restaurant
The Devon Doorway (2 miles away from Thornton Manor, across the road from the premier inn heswall) gourmet pub food
Gusto- classic Italian ristorante
Otto Lounge- great for breakfast, brunch and lunch the day after the wedding!-
Glegg Arms (Beefeater)- for those staying in or near the premier inn and fancy some good value pub grub and drinks this is the place to go
The Jug & Bottle- delicious wholesome British food.
Franklyn’s Bar and Kitchen
Bars & Restaurants in Thornton Hough
The Red Fox- a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world
Bars & Restaurants in Parkgate
The Ship- The Ship serves a gastro menu of delicious homemade dishes
Chows eating house- stunning Chinese food, we were told once that they only had room at the bar and we were given what was felt like VIP booth service!