We’ve recently discovered Café Cross The Mersey, the newly refurbished café at Seacombe Ferry Terminal. The stylish, spacious restaurant area has numerous tables and comfortable brown leather sofas, and is the perfect place to relax – perhaps after a pleasant walk along Egremont promenade (which runs all the way to New Brighton), enjoying the fabulous views across to Liverpool. We both had coffee and a delicious cake, and there’s a great choice of other meals and snacks.
Off the restaurant there are bright, cheerful and well equipped rooms and play areas for children. The friendly staff include Teresa and Kayley (pictured below), and we also spoke to manager Steve Maxwell. Steve’s run Beaver clubs and other children’s activities for several years and is looking to create a lively community atmosphere for children and adults alike at the new café.
Children can enjoy two hours of fun in the Play Port activity zone for £3.20 (weekdays – £3.95 at weekends). The children’s facilities can also be used for children’s parties and other events.
On Saturday 24 May there’s a special Pirates Day. For £9.95 children, who are encouraged to come in fancy dress, get a special pirate food lunch and the chance to meet ‘real’ pirates and enjoy all kinds of pirate-themed activities. It’s a real treat for pirate-loving kids, and accompanying adults can join in the fun for free!
Café Cross The Mersey, Seacombe Ferry Terminal (Tel: 0151 630 7238)