Thursday 29 May 2014


Being self employed has many advantages but the best one has to be working term time and having time off with my son, Luke during the school holidays.

I always try and fill half terms with lots of interesting and educational activities and today we booked for Spaceport in Wallasey with a ferry trip over to Liverpool. As a family we have been learning a lot about Space and visiting the different museums is certainly extending my knowledge, so when I saw Spaceport were running special half term activities, I jumped at the chance to visit. 

The journey from Nantwich is an hour and the parking is free and easy to find. We had a warm welcome from the reception staff and given guidance and assistance wherever needed. There are lots of interactive areas which kids totally love, its the only time they are allowed to touch anything and everything without being told off! 

If your children like Doctor Who you definitely need to visit as the Daleks and other merchandise is available to see. To be honest, I'm not a fan but what I lacked in enthusiasm, Luke made up for it! 

There was also a craft workshop where Luke made a Sonic Screwdriver, also a ride simulator, dome theatre and area to sit down for light refreshments. If you don't have packed lunch there is the Ferry terminal next door to grab a bite to eat. 

As an extra, you can take a ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool. I was born in Birkenhead and spent my pre-school years growing up in this area, I'm pretty sure I had done the trip before but couldn't actually remember. This was the highlight of Luke's day, I really hope he remembers it when he's my age! He loved sitting out on deck and seeing the surroundings. The short 30 minute trip to Liverpool was informative and a relaxed way to get across the River.

We spent an hour at the Museum of Liverpool, climbing the 84 steps up to the top level and seeing artefacts to interest all ages. 

It's not often I get a whole day off to spend with my little man without doing housework, cooking, taking enquiries or answering emails. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend to anyone who is wishing to extend their knowledge on all things Space!