Saturday, 14 June 2014

Camping with the Sephtons

Last week we took our annual camping trip with the Sephtons.
For the first time we ventured over to the east coast to Mablethorpe, to a Haven there called Golden Sands.
We arrived late morning and had a picnic lunch then set up tents, before exploring.
The site had two pools, one indoors and one out, both with water slides. When we took a dip we found that the outside was a lot warmer than inside, that's if you were brave enough to walk out there first!
The kids loved it and spent a lot of time on the slides.

As usual we packed a lot into our week. We visited Skegness for a picnic lunch, a spot of football and playing in the park and spotting the dancing fisherman.
We visited Mablethorpe a couple of times, once going on the land train from outside haven. We found an excellent outdoor splash pool, cafe for ice cream and play area right on the beach and spent a happy, sunny day there.
We had a lovely Chinese meal one evening, our treat for the week.
We spent a wet afternoon around our site, in the soft play, bowling and playing air hockey.
We even had a day on the gorgeous golden sands connected to the site, and although the weather wasn't the warmest I have ever known it, it was still bright and sunny enough for the kids to have a great time freezing in the sea, building sand castles and finding shells and millions of star fish washed up on the shore.
To the kids delight we even made it into the entertainment at night twice too.
The boys and Molly had the best time ever dancing away and being entertained non stop and although the older girls were slightly more reserved, they had a ball too as they enjoyed dressing up to go out!
The boys in general were inseparable. A real pair of cheeky monkeys!
We were very lucky with the weather overall, only one really wet day. So lucky that we ate outside most days for breakfast and teas.
The spot we had pitched our tents on was opposite a park so the kids spent a lot of time playing there. There was also a patch of trees close by where the boys could be heard playing, climbing and bizarrely being squirrels!
The older two had a lovely time together. I love the way their friendship blossoms and the delight they have in being together even though they go to different schools and don't see each other as frequently as school friends.
And I think us grown ups had a great time too. Inbetween everything else and the hectic fun of being on holiday as a group of nine we still managed to catch up over a few cheeky drinks!
And that was the fifth successful Sephton/Wright camping holiday!

We are already thinking of next year and have got a feeling that Tenby/Saundersfoot could be getting another visit as we loved it so much last year.