Do you ever have a weekend that you know you will remember for a long, long time?
One that is full of laughs, full of fun, full of adventures and full of firsts?
Well we just had one of those.
Last weekend we headed off on a very long car journey in the sweltering heat to a Shorefield Park just outside Milford on Sea in Hampshire for three days of fun with my lovely friend Lucy and her family.
We arrived on Friday late afternoon, after a very long, uncomfortable car journey in the heat, which should have taken us three hours but instead took us five. We checked into our accomodation, a three bed luxury caravan with Lucy and her family next door, and had a look around the park. Shorefield Park is really lovely, with lots of facilities for adults and little ones.
We had the most wonderful few days. Here is a little snapshot of what we got up too.
We headed to Paulton's Park, a family theme park and home to Peppa Pig World. Mads had been excited for weeks to see 'Peppa' and the day certainly didn't disappoint.
It was so unbelievably hot and therefore of course the park was incredibly busy- at first we were a little worried about how long it would take to queue with impatient toddlers but we soon found our way. We spent a bit of time in the amazing soft play area which of course was nice and cool.
LL and BG loved having thumb sucking lessons while their siblings charged around the Peppa themed soft play.
Some were more excited than others by the rides!
Peppa Pig World was packed so we headed off to the other bits of the park which were just as fun and we only had to queue for a max of 10 minutes for a ride. Mads and BB went on their first ride on their own- we expected meltdown's but they loved it and went on some more after that!
Having a picnic.
We headed back to Peppa Pig World a bit later on where the queues were so much quieter and we got on a few more rides. Mads loved it and I would definitely recommend it. I was suprised how much more there was there- it isn't just for Peppa fans.
The next morning was just as hot so we headed off to the local beach- the children were having a wonderful time until we had a situation with a poorly seagull that cut short our stay!
Shorefield had a really lovely outdoor pool which we had a great time splashing about in. It was LL's first time swimming but it was a little cold for her so she didn't stay in long. There is also an indoor pool that we went in later as well which she loved.
BG enjoyed chilling in the shade and LL snoozed while Mads and BB played on the amazing pirate ship playground covered in sand.
There were al fresco dinner dates in the early evening sunshine.
This happened every evening- we got tipsy, laughed so much and learnt interesting facts about each other in a little drinking game.
My little family in the sunshine.
We had the best weekend in the sunshine. We couldn't have asked for better weather, the location of the holiday park was gorgeous, the facilities were perfect for our children and the adventures we had were great.
We have come away with sun kissed noses, and funny tales to tell.
Already firm friendships have grown even deeper and I can tell that this may well become a yearly tradition.
But the main thing we have come away with?
Lots of happy memories.
Disclaimer- A big thank you to Shorefield Holidays for giving us a complimentary stay at their lovely holiday park, a big thank you to Paultons Park for complimentary park tickets, and a big thank you to Mr Sun for making an appearance all weekend. Thanks to our lovely friends the Dear Beautiful Family for being the perfect partners in crime. All words, photos and opinions are entirely my own.