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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.