Friday, 28 June 2013

An Afternoon on Bournemouth Beach

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!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Oh it looks like you had a brilliant time. My girls would have hogged that Hello Kitty ride all day. Your beach creation is fab, the beach is lots of fun, even if the sun isn't shining.

  2. Now that is proper British holiday stuff from the jumpers on the beach to the rides. I think you are making wonderful memories for your children, fun all the way! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  3. Looks like you had a brilliant time! Love your sand castles :)

  4. Certainly looks like a fun day out. You were lucky to have good weather too :0) You big girl looks so much like you :0)

  5. Looks like everyone had so much fun! I love that sandcastle - much better than the ones we have made this year. Beaches are great for letting off some steam with little ones in tow, everyone loves a walk/run on the beach x
    Just popping by from country kids

    Laura x

  6. Looks like you had lots of fun. Love the photos and am most impressed by that sandcastle!

  7. no wonder Noah slept so well all that fresh air and activities to do! and what a fabulous sandcastle creation - i haven't been to Bournemouth in years!sounds like a wonderful family holiday xx

  8. Well done for staying put, we did the same recently and we were glad that we hadn't gone home and ended up having a fantastic time. Your sandcastle masterpiece is amazing!

  9. That's a brilliant sandcastle, The Boy is such a meanie whenever we make one and insists on smashing it down straight away! The horror!

    Nipping over from County Kids.

  10. I love your sand castles! We used to live next to a beach in Northern Ireland. So much fun to be had with sand and water, and all for free!

  11. Very very cute. I know exactly what you mean about those rides. They tend to go on for ages with you just stood there waiting!

    Nipping over from #CountryKids