On the east side of the Wirral is the village of Bromborough with a varied number of housing options, good transport links, and access to a large retail park featuring popular restaurants and a large Odeon cinema.
Connected to nearby Bebington is Spital, a suburban residential area which offers close access to the M53 motorway. South of Bromborough is Eastham; a green-belt area close to the River Mersey with close links to nearby Chester.
Bromborough has a variety of primary schools for parents to choose from including Woodslee Primary, Mendell Primary, Christ the King Catholic Primary, Raeburn Primary, and Brookhurst Primary. Primary schools in Eastham include Heygarth Primary and The Lyndale School, the latter catering for children with complex learning needs.
Poulton Lancelyn Primary is also close to Spital. Secondary schools close by include Prenton High School for Girls, South Wirral High School, Bromborough Secondary School, and Bebington High Sports College.
The three areas are blessed with four train stations - Bromborough, Bromborough Rake, Eastham Rake, and Spital - which are all connected to the Wirral Line. The line can take people toward both Chester and Ellesmere Port, or the other way to Liverpool city centre. Changing at Liverpool or Hamilton Square opens services toward the coastal town of West Kirby.
Bromborough, Spital, and Eastham also have regular bus routes across the Wirral and provide access to retail areas such as Bromborough Retail Park and Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet.
Croft Retail & Leisure Park is an excellent place for families looking a fun day out at the Odeon cinema. There is also plenty of choice for food too, from McDonald’s and KFC, to Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s and a Harvester Restaurant.
Bromborough village has a number of eateries and traditional pubs such as Bromborough Hotel, Royal Oak, and a British Legion social club. The Chronicle in Spital and Eastham Ferry Hotel are also popular options. The Montgomery in Eastham is also a respected open-brick gastropub, with The Tap popular for its friendly atmosphere.
The popular Croft Retail & Leisure Park (also known as Bromborough Retail Park) has a number of quality, large stores and shops in its vicinity including Asda, Next, Argos, The Range, Boots, Mothercare, Sports Direct, plus many other big stores for people who want to stay local.
Nearby Bromborough Village is home to a number of small independent businesses such as stylists, butchers, a village herbarium, and also a Matalan. Close to Spital is Claremont Farm which offers excellent homemade and home-grown produce.
Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve is accessible from Bromborough Rake and Spital train stations, and features the river valley of Dibbin amongst 32 hectares of countryside. There’s so much to discover from reed swamps, sprawling fields and meadows, whilst the nature reserve is both attractive and educational for children in equal measure.
Eastham County Park provides some fantastic views from the bank of the River Mersey, with walkers taking particular advantage of its 100 acres of broadleaf woodland. The park features a tea garden and picnic areas, with the park often used for birdwatching and orienteering.
Bromborough Golf Course, also known as Wirral’s Parkland Jewel, is a private links course and part of the Leverhulme Estate. Leverhulme Sports Field is connected to Eastham Woods and is available for a number of activities including cricket, rugby, tennis, with football played on full-size pitches.
Croft Retail and Leisure Park also has large-scale fitness facilities available, including a Fitness First and a DW Sports Fitness. There is also a Monkey Bizness available for smaller fitness fanatics with lots of energy to burn.