Aigburth Makes Sunday Times’ List of Top 50 Urban Places to Live in Britain

IMG_2902Our local newspaper, The Liverpool Echo, has today published a story which reveals why Aigburth has made The Sunday Times’ list for the top 50 urban places to live in Britain.

The national newspaper released full details of its selections – taking in the likes of Aberdeen, Bath and York – in a special supplement today.

Two areas of Liverpool made it into the top 50 city-living list, which was put together using a mixture of statistics around schools, house prices, crime and transport links as well as the writers’ knowledge and opinions.

Sefton Park and Aigburth was praised for its access to the city, choice of homes and good schools, with special mention of Sefton Park’s boating lake, palm house, cafe and children’s playground.

The Sunday Times wrote:

“Families covet the former merchants’ houses in Cressington Park… singles and couples opt for flats in converted Victorian mansions or new developments.

“Scousers maintain that Lark Lane’s quirky shops, galleries, bars and restaurants rival those of Notting Hill, which is why they attract tourists as well as locals.”

The guide also praised the sports on offer at Aigburth Cricket Club, and its location, being close to Otterspool Promenade and the airport.

Liverpool’s waterfront also made the list.  Read the full report in today’s Liverpool Echo.

NEWS: Santa’s Magical Maze at Active Adventures

Santa Claus will be coming to town this December at Active Adventures, Otterspool promenade. The activity centre is to play host to a magical grotto offering a warm Christmas welcome for all the family to enjoy.

Their unique seasonal twist is that children of all ages will be able to explore the transformed 160sqm maze in their festive quest to find Santa at the end in his overlooking fairy-tale tower.

Santa’s elves will help little ones lead the search around the enchanted pathways of the winter maze, which is certain to be a jolly alternative to the typical Santa’s grotto.

Upon reaching the end of the maze children will be able to climb the tower stairs to Santa’s headquarters. Here children can tell Santa all about the important presents they are hoping to receive this year. Plus for all their hard work in finding Santa they will receive a Christmas gift!

Manager Dan Kirkham said:

“Here at Active Adventures we wanted to create something special for children and families to experience this Christmas. We have transformed our maze with elves, decorations and presents stacked high to offer fantastical surroundings for all good boys and girls. Our grotto is unlike others as we are offering an exclusive fun element in finding Santa as well as visiting him.”

Since Active Adventures opened in April 2012 the course has attracted over 15,000 people! The Grotto will be open from the 15th to the 23rd of December, 11am till 4pm, to add to that number. Tickets are £5, which is the usual price the maze alone.

The adventure site located in Otterspool and overlooks the river Mersey. Additionally whilst visiting the grotto visitors can indulge in the onsite Otters Café – a huge, fantastic eatery highly recommended by Down South, which offers deli sandwiches, home-baked cakes and more.

Book now by calling 0151 494 3044.