We decided after our holiday to Mexico in June last year that this year, we would holiday in the UK.
Willow is only five months old and with all the luggage we have these days with two babies under two we thought it may be easier, and perhaps more enjoyable?!! We have some fantastic places to visit and see here in the UK so 2013 is all about holidaying in the UK for us! Don’t get me wrong, I will miss my all-inclusive holidays in the sun, but this time is about Family time and doing activities for the Children, and I very much doubt they want to sit and watch me lay on a sun lounger sipping a Pina Colada!
May is the first holiday of 2013. It consists of five nights in Bournemouth, five nights at Butlins in Bognor Regis, two nights in Brighton and two nights in London.
(The London stop off is to visit my Brother and his Wife who we have not seen since December, so we are very excited about that!)
We chose Bournemouth for one reason. Peppa Pig!
Gabriel is most definitely going through a Peppa Pig stage. We knew that Paultons Park housed Peppa Pig World and so decided to holiday nearby so we could make a trip there easily.
We are staying in a lovely static caravan on Meadowbank Caravan site near to Christchurch. It’s a lovely tranquil site without a bar or swimming pool etc, so perfect for relaxing! The caravan is immaculately clean and a good size for us. The break was an amazing last-minute bargain at £125 for five nights (Usually £275). We will definitely be returning! Their playground and brand new wendy-house is perfect for Gabriel (and toddlebike) and the riverside location is really lovely.
We chose Butlins because we love it! We went when Gabriel was just three months old, to Minehead after a visit to Cornwall. We had a great time. It’s so pram friendly and there are lots to do for Families. Anyone who thinks that they are too posh for Butlins then they are mistaken. Their grounds are well maintained, the shows are great quality, the food inclusive options are good and the prices are more than reasonable. We have paid £276 for five nights (with premium dining included) for a two bedroom gold apartment within the main site.
Both Dave and I have visited Brighton separately, although never together! We both love Brighton and we are really looking forward to our trip!
I intend to blog postcards about our holiday, so watch this space..