Having been sat on my parents garden today, watching the toddler jump in and out of the paddling pool and being concerned about making sure the baby did not over heat it is hard to believe that two days ago we were stood on the sea front on the east coast with all of our winter gear on.
Despite the cold and the potential for very little sleep (four adults, one toddler and two babies sharing a caravan) a good time was had by all.
We stayed at the Southview Park Resorts site in Skegness which was perfect for families. We used the swimming pool everyday and my other half had the little ones out for a walk and a play on the numerous playgrounds by eight am every morning without fail!
It is easy to see a substantial amount of money has been spent on improving the sea front area at Skegness. There are lots of ways to entertain the kids. If it had been warmer then the entertainment would have been much cheaper because it would have involved taking a picnic blanket, getting sat on the beach and building sandcastles and digging in the sand!
As long as you have factored into the holiday the costs of taking the kids in the play areas, arcades, crazy golf etc then its not a problem.
There were some seriously cute moments over the weekend. Our littlest little one and his cousin who is only a few weeks younger than him finally seemed to acknowledge each others existence and there was some serious toy stealing going on!
Our two boys slept in the same room for the first time and it was a huge success. We actually managed to put them both to bed at the same time one night whilst they were both awake and there were no problems. It brought a little tear to my eye when I heard the toddler comforting baby brother when he started to whimper a little.
Comedy moment of the holiday came when the toddler went on a donkey ride. His donkey started to walk around when it shouldn't have and a little boy sat on another shouted "Excuse me! How did you get yours to work?" Then commenced a rather competitive donkey ride with our son and this other boy battling for first place.