For a night or two away from the kids.
We'd really like to be in the countryside or on the coast, but since I'm using IHG hotel reward points to pay for it, that limits our options a lot. We also need to drop our kids off in Ludlow so don't want to be doubling back on ourselves back South again. 2 hours is about as far as we'd want to drive, and we could do with a nice hotel, so that limits it to the Hotel Indigo in either Brum or Liverpool.
Never been to Liverpool really, no idea what's there, but it's not far from the North Wales coast.