Our next destination (after leaving the Peak District) was a small town just outside of Manchester. We came over to this part of the country to visit family. We chose a place through Airbnb; our first time using the site. I have to say that I’m very impressed. It was nice and easy to book, our host greeted us on arrival, and then left us to ourselves for the rest of the trip. The house was clean and had everything we needed (including an Xbox 360 and blu-ray player!). Shopping wise, I only had one goal and that was to visit Cheshire Oaks, a designer outlet.
Cheshire Oaks has so many great shops with big discounts. If you’re staying nearby, I would definitely recommend visiting.There are quite a few shops with kid’s stuff like Clarks (shoes), Mamas & Papas, Joules, Gap Kids etc. There is a big play area that M and Z really enjoyed (there is also another smaller area, that we didn’t check). You need to keep an eye on them though as people kept leaving the gate open.
I checked out the nursing room that’s near to Wagamama.
The room was a bit small considering how big the outlet is. I’m not sure if there are any other nursing rooms around. I did have a look around the toilets where the customer services area is and couldn’t find one (so don’t bother to trek up those stairs looking).
We didn’t spend much time in Manchester itself but decided to park in the Arndale Centre while coming out for a meal in Chinatown. I asked at the information counter if there were any nursing rooms and was informed that no, there weren’t, but there were changing facilities in the ladies toilet. So I headed over there and came across…a nursing room! Very strange that the staff didn’t know about this.
I can’t remember if there was a lock on the door but it seemed to be a shared nursing area, with so many chairs. They had a nappy vending machine but so expensive at £2.
- London (coming soon)