This week we went to Rockley Park, Haven Holiday Camp in Poole. We got back today and we're positively exhausted. The kids loved every minute of it. More of the holiday camp itself to come in another post but here are a few snaps from a few hours spent on Bournemouth beach. It wasn't the best of weather but we still managed to have a good time and the kids loved the freedom of space that the beach afforded them (I'm sure on a hot summers (?!) day, space is hard to find on Bournemouth beach!).
We started off with a walk down the pier and then this happened:
I don't know about you, I love and hate these rides. It's like the kids have a radar for them and once they've spotted one then they can't get them out of their heads. I love that the kids just have so much fun on them, what I don't love is the badgering to keep going on them, BUT we were on holiday so it's allowed.
Next we hit the beach. It was overcast and I was all for getting back in the car and going back to the indoor pool at Rockley Park (and a cuppa in the van), but we stuck it out and I'm glad we did. It's really us adults that spoil the fun sometimes and so I put thoughts of being in the warm aside and we left Grandma in the deckchair covered up with a towel and started to make 'something'. We don't really know what it is that we made but it was a family effort and it gave Isla a sense of pride once 'it' was finished! She was responsible for all the decoration - obviously - I mean that's what she loves doing. We collected shells and looked at them and had a good look at some seaweed too. Noah spent most of his time trying to knock down our good work!!
Here we are with our masterpiece!
Isla also practised writing her name, the sand is such a great place to do this as there is so much of it!
Finally there was just about time for a bounce on the most monstrous bouncy castle you've ever seen!
A massive sleep was had in the car after this, which we took advantage of with a quiet cuppa in the caravan!