The school holidays mean only one thing in our household and that is a fun filled holiday with the family.
The campsite lies just 15 minutes from Roscoff ferry port and as we live only 30 minutes from Plymouth it’s absolutely ideal.
We picked Les Mouettes due to it’s distance and the fact it’s got a really great pool complex which was perfect for our three kids. In 2010 however we fell foul of the weather which left us with slightly more rainy days than dry!
In 2011 however we decided to give France a miss and have a staycation in the sunny southwest of the UK.
The response when we told our eldest was quite comical. We are very lucky in that “Mrs” parents own a beach house on the cliffs overlooking Whitsand bay on the south coast of Cornwall and as the children spend much of their time their during the summer our eldest made a brilliant comment consisting of “THAT’S RUBBISH” when we told him where we’d be going.
We were lucky enough to have 10 days over at the beach house with just the five of us and the dog of course. The weather was a bit of a mixed bag with a couple of days of rain and several sunny days but believe us when we say that the kids are never put off by the rain when visiting the beach house. They really don’t care and are quite happy to go and jump in the sea irrespective of the time of year or weather.
A firm family favourite whenever we go to the beach is to build a sandcastle boat. This consists of us building a reasonably sized boat with walls made from the sand. All three kids then sit inside and wait for the incoming tide to crash at the bow of the boat before finally succumbing to the waves.
Number 1 tries his best along with daddy to bail out the boat whilst number 2 jumps up and down in the water and number 3 sits and watches in amazement.
Luckily on rainy days we either head down to the beach or up to a field where there’s a football goal, pirate ship, climbing frame and basketball hoop.
It was a brilliant break not far from home, which of course did not cost the earth. We are very lucky that within reason, we can head on over to the beach house when we want and even if we can’t make it the grandparents are happy to have the kids over there.