Our Holiday to Skegness

By 9/21/2015



Nothing beats a British seaside holiday and we've been so lucky that we managed to fit in our second this year.

My Dad and his girlfriend packed us off for an amazing trip to a Park Resort in Skegness for four nights and we really had the best time.

Picture it- a tiny caravan with five people- one of them a baby who rarely sleeps through the night and every single adult snored. It may sound like a nightmare to a lot of people who prefer to go for the flash static caravans but being all cramped up together and running to the toilet block (which was really nice compared to what I was used to as a youngster!) in the middle of the night...this was a proper English caravan holiday!



The first day we were woken up to the smell of home made bacon egg muffins, and a crowd of friendly ducks wandering around the entrance of the awning.

We spent most of the first few days at Fantasy Island. When you think about seaside funfairs, you picture rusty log flumes and a few spinny rides- this was beyond that by far! There was three massive roller coasters, drop rides and more adrenaline rides than I ever imagined. We were lucky enough that they were hitting the end of season and the usual £16 wristband was being offered at a BOGOF rate for £5! Safe to say we got our moneys worth!

Jack managed to haul me onto a ride that I've always been nervous about whenever I've encountered it and I spent the whole time being thrown upside down and backwards crying out and I honestly swore it was worse than giving birth. I'm a wimp but I did it (even though Granddad saw them doing something with a wrench while we waited for our turn and it was out of order for the rest of the holiday. Jesus Christ!)

They have an enormous market that took us hours to get around and I had more than my fair share of sweets and slushies- a sugar crash was definitely the cause of me being so exhausted by the evening.

We headed over to the park entertainment hall because nothing beats tacky entertainment on a seaside holiday. After reading reviews I didn't have my hopes up but the acts were actually hilarious with a lot of naughty jokes that only the adults would understand.

On the Friday we spent the day on the Skegness promenade; we went go-karting on a track worthy of Mario Kart after 7 years of promising Neomi that we would do it. I was far too cautious and nervous to go very fast and was nearly lapped by the other two so many times...how embarrassing.

We even got ourselves all dolled up for some old-timey photo shoots!



I spent way too much money in the arcades over the course of the holiday and other than Jack getting a yo-yo we came out short. Luckily Isla was presented with this huge-ass turtle (god knows where this giant will live but I love it!) from her Nanny & Granddad and she seemed quite keen on it.



We of course went back to the funfair and went back on all our favourite rides (the spinning upside down ride of doom was still out of order....) and even got a stint on some bumper boats by the sea.

To finish off, we headed to the beach and tried to build a sandcastle. Neither myself or Jack are very creative however, so we dug a massive hole instead like the grown ups we are haha.

We made so many memories on this holiday and if I was going to write about them all you'd be reading this for hours. I love a good seaside holiday and it was so nice to all spend time together as a family (and to be with two people who are strangely desperate to take on the nappies and night feeds!).




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9 comments

  1. Looks like you had a lovely break. We haven't managed a proper holiday this year but hopefully we will get a family break away next year :)

    Azaria
    Being Mrs Lynch

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    1. It really was great; I'd love to go abroad next year but I think we are going back to the same park as it was so great and it's not actually that pricey at all!xx

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  2. looks lovely, we went to butlins in skegness at the beginning of september #mummymonday

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    1. I'd love to go to Butlins it looks amazing for children!xx

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  3. this is my kind of holiday. Love the baby in the old fashioned clothes and I could really eat salty chips out of a cone now ;) #MaternityMondays

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    1. I was so impressed that they had outfits for her; they had little flapper dresses for around a 12 month old as well so when we go back next year we are definitely getting another one done :) nothing beats seaside chips!x

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  4. What stunning photographs! A fantastic memory to treasure forever! Lovely read too! Suz x Beauisblue.com

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    1. It's great isn't it?! It's got proud placement on my fireplace now x

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  5. I'm loving the traditional holiday you had and fantastic photos definately a keep sake X

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