How fast has this term passed us by? I can’t quite believe my daughter breaks up for the Easter Holidays next week! This is our first school year and it’s gone by so fast. With Easter break in mind a lot of families take advantage of the two weeks out of school and start thinking about breaks away. For me a good Britsh staycation is camping, or glamping or holiday parks. Anywhere you can get to, park up, unpack and have fun.
Camping has always been a big part of my childhood. I used to go for a week away in the Summer with my nan and grandad, sometimes my sister would come too. My grandparents had a caravan so we would drive down to somewhere along the south coast – usually the same place, I want to say near Chard but I really can’t remember how true that is…The camping park had an area full of mobile homes and an area for the caravans and tents. My favourite part was always the big adventure playground. Sometimes we’d head out to the beach but mostly it was just relaxing, having fun and making new friends as children do.
I’ve been to Butlins in Minehead three times staying in the chalets. Twice when I was young and once when I was about seven months pregnant. It was a really lovely warm week filled with sun, sitting on the beach and walking down to the Market. I really want to take Mini Kat there too.
The best caravan park we went to was in October 2014 on the Isle of Wight. It was the first holiday for the three of us and I’d never been to the Isle of Wight before so I was really excited. It was out of term time so it was a cheap week. It was beautiful, the caravan was lovely, the park had a nice swimming pool and great entertainment that my daughter really enjoyed joining in with.
Camping still remains in my family. My dad is a pretty big fan and has had Dave the Camper for a little while now. He’s very proud of it and working on getting it looking lovely. He’s mentioned about taking Mini Kat out in the summer for a little weekend break too. My nan and my uncle also run a camping business providing supplies to campervans and go around in the summer doing shows.
If you are able to head over to their Facebook Page at the moment they are currently giving away some of the products you’ve seen in this post! They were kind enough to give me some of the items to showcase for you and includes a Bone China Volkswagen Mug, Pencils and a pack of coasters.
I’d love to know what is a true British or Summer holiday to you? Tell me in the comments!
This post is in collaboration with Obrien’s Camping.