My word of the week this week, is Holiday! We have been away with my parents and the kids for a lovely family holiday at the good old British seaside resort of Skeggy :). Well, to be precise we have been staying just outside of Skegness, in Burgh Le Marsh in some beautiful holiday accomodation at Jockhedge. I will write some more detailed posts when I get the chance but here is a quick summing up of what we have been up to over the past week.
We started off with just our little family and, as always on our journeys we try to stop at a National Trust place for a break, and I have been dying to see Tattershall Castle with the kids for ages so we aimed for there. It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun. It’s a fab perfect castle and they put on some fab activities for the kids which were really brilliant.
Then we explored our gorgeous holiday cottage and the fab facilities on site.
Sunday was set to be another glorious day weather wise so we headed to the coast, As it was bound to be busy at Skeggy itself we found a quieter beach a little further up the coast, at Anderby Creek. What else can I say but that it was stunning. Absolutely beautiful, and the kids adored it. The tide was going out which meant there was a little creek between the sandy beach and the sea, and LM adored this. There were some very stoney bits of beach too but as the tide went further out the kids adored playing on the wet flat beach and both kids loved splashing – though the sea itself was a little scary for LM!
Sunday night my parents joined us so Monday we all went into Skeggy. We had a very windy trip to the beach in the morning which was great fun but a bit chilly after a while, then we had a good round of Pirate Crazy Golf before hubs and I bought LM back to the cottage for a nap and Nanny & Pops took Monkey to the arcades.
Tuesday was miserable, there was no other word for it, the weather was vile. But we headed to the Aquarium in skegness, which was lovely but LM was teething and under the weather and well it didn’t make for the best morning! thankfully we did have some nice moments though and as ever she loved some puddle splashing.
Wednesday dawned wet again but thankfully dried up mid morning. So after some fun in the arcades we had another round of crazy Pirate golf. While LM slept that afternoon Monkey, Nanny, Pops and I walked to the windmill in Burgh Le Marsh itself, but unfortunately it was closed as we are a bit out of season. Still we had a lovely walk on what turned out to be a glorious afternoon, then had great fun playing out with the kiddies in the evening.
Thursday the weather was beautiful so it was back into skeggy again. We were perhaps a little over eager and got there very early when it was far too chilly,so we had some gorgeous hot drinks and cakes at a fab little cafe before heading to the beach mid morning when it had warmed up a little. It was still pretty windy but there was great fun building sand sculptures and flying a cool pirate kite then going for an ice cream.
On the whole a fabulous but pretty exhausting week! How has yours been?
What a lovely holiday you had and I love all the photos on the beach – Monkey and LM look like they were having a wonderful time even if LM was a bit scared by the sea! Hope that she is feeling better teething-wise. Tattershall Castle sounds like an interesting place to visit and the holiday cottage looked like a wonderful place to stay – I especially like the look of that hammock! Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂
It looks like you had a wonderful week! Fab photos! You had so much fun x
Sounds a lovely week. Good that the weather didn’t stop you enjoying it. You certainly packed al ot into the week. #wotw
What a fabulous time you had, it’s so lovely that you’ve shared so many photos. I’ve been to Skegness just a few times but it’s always been pretty windy. The beaches are lovely though. You’ve got me really excited for our holiday in a couple of weeks now 🙂
So glad all went so well kiddy and weather wise! The pics look like you had an amazing time 🙂 love LM on the beach 🙂 xx #wotw
What a lovely week away you look like you had. That first beech look amazing and fun. Sand sculptures are the best. #WoTW
What a fab week! We went up to Skegness with the kids and enjoyed Tattershall Castle, too, gorgeous place to visit. Glad you all enjoyed your break, full of fun! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
Its so nice that you experienced that place in different weathers and enjoyed all your days! Looks like your kids had SO MUCH fun! That castle is really gorgeous and I can see why you want to see that site =) #wotw
What a fab holiday for you all, it’s great that you got time away as your small family unit and with your parents as well. Monkey and LM look like they definitely enjoyed each trip to the beach, what kid doesn’t enjoy building sandcastles and splashing around in the shallows! Pirate mini golf sounds like great fun, so does exploring all the arcades and the aquarium. Overall a great break for you all. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.
Looks like y’all had a fun family adventure. It’s great that there were so many things to do whatever the weather.
Wow sooo many photos to look back over and cherish. It sounds like you made the best of the weather and had a great time. #WotW
This sounds amazing and some lovely pictures. I have never actually been to Skeggy, before we moved we were close to Felixstowe, Southwold and Aldeburgh so never had to venture far for a seaside day out. Glad to see despite the mixed weather you had a lovely time 🙂 #WotW
It looks like it was a gorgeous holiday. We went to Tattershall Castle when we were kids. A lovely place. #countrykids
It looks like you had a lovely time. I’m such a National Trust geek and Tattershall Castle looks like it should be on my to do list!
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Thank you – really useful to me for ideas of things to do as we are heading that way in half-term!
Popping back, thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids
Sorry to read that the weather was a bit hit and miss but it sounds like you had a fab time! The cottage you stayed in looks really lovely too 🙂 #whatevertheweather
I just love all of your pictures, especially the playing in the sand! So sorry about that day of teething. That never makes for a fun filled day.
Looks like you had an amazing week and the weather as good for you. The outdoor soft play activities look fun and a day at the beach is always a winner eh! Plenty of smiles were had #whatevertheweather
fab pics! Looks like so much fun and great way to spend quality family time #whatevertehwaether
What a fun but exhausting week! Your pictures are gorgeous! I love how you always make the most despite the weather. It looks like you had such a fun holiday! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x
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What a lovely family holiday and some gorgeous picture. Lovely memories <3 #whatevertheweather
It looks like an amazing holiday and you have so many fantastic photos. Love the kids activities outside the castle and the beach is always so much fun. Glad you managed to get a lot of sun! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
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It looks like you had a brilliant holiday, actually it looks like the stuff childhood memories are made of. Tattersall Castle looks like the kind of place I need to put on our to-visit list.
I love the way you’ve displayed your photos – what a great idea, and they really demonstrate what a fab holiday you’ve had.
Thanks for linking with #daysoutwithatoddler – see you next month! 🙂
I can’t believe how glorious that beach looks! Proper beach for sandcastle and sand in your sandwiches!! X