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Our week in Broadstairs

A photograph of a little girl playing in the shallows of the sea at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, Kent- Our Week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

It is the first week of the Summer holidays and the weather has been hit and miss. But we’ve still managed to have fun. We’ve built dens, baked cookies, seen an open air performance of Alice through the looking glass,  visited a farm, played games and watched Peppa Pig.

And of course, we went out in the rain for a walk in the woods behind our house. This led to the obligatory jumping in muddy puddles. That pig has a lot to answer for!

All in all, it’s been a lovely week. However, I can’t stop thinking about those beautiful sunny days in June. And particularly our fantastic holiday in Broadstairs.

Our week in Broadstairs, Kent

A photograph of a little girl wearing a swimming costume on a beach in Broadstairs Kent, she has sand on her face and the wind is blowing her hair and she is happy - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

In June we packed up the car with bucket and spades and headed to Broadstairs in Kent. We went on holiday for a week with my parents. And my brother and his family also joined us for a few days.

We stayed in an awesome five bedroom town house that was only a few minutes walk from Viking Bay. The house was perfect for our family. At one point a toddler, three children and six adults were all sleeping under one roof. Yet, we all had our own space and privacy.

Beach bums

It was perfect that the house was so near Viking Bay. And we were blessed with a week of glorious sunshine and soaring temperatures. So we spent a lot of time on the beach. Which the children loved.

Little Mister H was a big fan of eating the sand. And Little Miss H had a wonderful time running around, building sand people, fishing in rock pools, paddling and having fun with her cousins.

A photograph of a little girl standing on a beach in Broadstairs Kent, she has sand on her face and the wind is blowing her hair and she is happy - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

At the end of our beach days, we would come home with a little girl who was covered in sand and had wild and matted hair. Her skin had a light tan and the sun had flushed her face. Our little mermaid.

She’d spent the whole day running around in the sea and sand. And we would have to drag her from the beach. Bribing her with the promise of an ice cream from the famous Morelli’s Gelato.

A photograph of a little girl looking very happy and enjoying a big ice cream sundae from Morelli's Gelato in Broadstairs, Kent - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

After showers to remove all the sand, dinner with the family and snuggles with Grandma and Grandpa on the sofa both children would fall in to bed. Their eyes heavy and their breathing deep. The sweet slumber of a child that has had a wonderful day in the sunshine.

A photograph of a little girl wearing a pretty summery floral dress and sun hat paddling in the shallows of Louisa Bay, Broadstairs, Kent and looking thoughtfully out to sea - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

As well as our days on Viking Bay, we visited Louisa Bay and the famous Botany Bay. And we also went on some day trips. One was to the amazing Dover Castle (which I’ve already written about on the blog) and then on the last day of our holiday we visited a hidden gem; Quex Park in nearby Birchington-on-Sea. (I will be writing another post sharing why I think Quex Park is the perfect place to take children for a day during the summer holidays.)

A few more photos from our week

We took loads of photos while we were away. I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you.

A photograph of the blue and yellow beach huts beside Viking Bay, Broadstairs, Kent - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a section of sun umbrella, some bright blue sky and a seagull flying overhead - Our week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph taken as the sun was setting of the paddling pool of Viking Bay in Broadstairs, Kent - Our week in Broadstairs, Kent - Mrs H's favourite things

 

A collage of photographs - one of a mother baby wearing her son and standing on a beach and looking out to sea - the second photo is of a baby boy sitting on a beach wearing a sun hat and eating sand - Our week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a mother and baby lying on a beach facing each other and smiling - our week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a woman sitting in a Five Guys restaurant and eating a burger - Our week in Broadstairs - Mrs H's favourite things

We had such an amazing holiday in Broadstairs. And it was lovely to spend time with my Mum and Dad and my big bro and his family. I’m also very grateful to my parents for babysitting so that Mr H and I could go out.

Have you ever been to Broadstairs? If you are planning on going on a Summer holiday then I hope that you have a wonderful time.

Hugs

Lucy

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1 Comment

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    Philippa Bartlett
    July 31, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Lucy!
    Your lovely blog so reminds me of the countless happy memories I have of Broadstairs as a child! My mum and dad first went there in 1951 for their honeymoon. They continued to go there for another 50 years! I went there every year as a child for 18 years! We always stayed in the same B and B and would book from year to year. We were one big family meeting the same people every year! I can do relate to being covered in sand and having it all washed off in the bath before dinner. My mum and dad were in the local paper on their 25 year visit! They had tea with the mayor in the mayor’s Parlour up at Piermont! I still try to visit at least once a year and I never tire of it! My children when small went on regular day trips with my parents and myself! They love Broadstairs as much as I do! I hope you continue to enjoy Broadstairs with your family as much as I did it’s a magical place!
    With kindest regards
    Pippa X

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