This weekend we were really excited to go to the Pirate Festival on the Dock. The kids absolutely love getting out and about and seeing all kinds of different forms of entertainment, so this was absolutely perfect for them.
The Albert Dock is one of our favourite places to go in Liverpool. To us it represents to best of Liverpool as a port city - the water, the shops, the entertainment. We were taking about how there seems to be such a buzz around Liverpool lately especially around the dock.
The Pirate Festival was brilliant. We watched as pirates sailed their ship across the river and as they swashbuckled and fought (and fell in the river!) The kids absolutely loved it. It was such a great show.
We had a lovely stroll around the Dock itself and had our lunch at a lovely place called Circo. We had never been to Circo before - it is a circus themed restaurant with performance on Saturday and Sunday evenings. As we attended in the afternoon there were no performances, but we had a good look at the circus paraphernalia around the restaurant! We both commented that this venue would be perfect for a hen do or a group night out. The food was great, and at a good price too. The kids menu was varied (they had pizza, as is pretty much the norm for them when we eat out!) It came with a drink, side and a dessert as well as a little bag of things to keep them entertained - a mask, spinning top and some colours to colour-in their menu.
Warren chose the lamb and I had pork belly. It was lovely. We had such a lovely time. Staff were friendly and helpful and offered to watch our table as the kids wanted to pop out to keep a check on the pirates!
A special mention also has to go out to our childhood telly presenter Dave Benson Phillips who was also playing the guitar and doing a show. Our kids loved and and danced to the Birdie Song. Come on, how many 80s kids remember him presenting "Get Your Own Back" ?
We loved our day out at the Albert Dock. There are always new and exciting events going on - definitely a family-friendly place with so much to do. We look forward to returning.
To keep up with events at the Albert Dock:
Visit the Albert Dock Website http://www.albertdock.com/ or follow them on Twitter @Albert Dock to keep up with the latest news and events.
Disclosure: Were we invited to enjoy our day out at Liverpool Albert Dock with a meal at Circo free of charge for the purpose of this article. All words and views are our own.