Really need some advice here folks please.
We arriving into Manchester Airport on a Tuesday morning from Shannon, Ireland in a couple of weeks.
There doesn't appear to be any shortage of great thing to do in Manchester itself to fill our time but am wondering now if it a good idea to catch train into the city with 2 kids, age 12 yrs and 4 yrs..our hand luggage (4 wheelie cases + laptop bag + pushchair)?
I looked on other forums and it appears that there are no lockers at the airport where you can leave luggage etc.
Considering that we will have been awake since before 0400am to catch the flight from Ireland, last thing we want is exhausted parents and kids and the stress/tiredness of crowds in the city etc
Would it be an option to get a "day rate" on a nearby hotel room so that at least we could relax and kids have a nap etc..even go for a stroll for a bite to eat etc..?
Has anybody else any suggestions?
Don't think we can manage with all the hand luggage etc into the city and rush back to get through Security etc
Does anyone have any suggestions or even know if Hotels do this near Manchester Airport etc..any recommendations for hotels would be great too. Budget will be a factor too..as well as proximity to the Airport and places to eat..
Any advice would be great!