Monday, 29 April 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

With summer trying to make an appearance there’s no time like the present to start planning your holiday or well earned weekend away. What could be more idyllic than staying in a fantastic cottage in a good old Blighty?

If you catch yourself fondly remembering your carefree childhood holidays, why not revisit a favourite family destination in the UK? We’re sure your own kids would love to see where you got up to holiday mischief! And in turn you can remind them that back in your day it wasn’t plane journeys and all inclusive holidays to the sun, thank you very much!

Beach holidays British style
The UK may not be able to boast tropical temperatures, but it does have lots of stunning coastline and beach resorts. Yes beach resorts. You know, the places where building sandcastles, riding donkeys and crunching on sandy sandwiches is the done thing.

Blackpool in Lancashire
This wonderfully cheesy seaside resort has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime before you come to the conclusion it’s not for you. But perhaps you’re a Blackpool advocate and return year after year? Anyway Blackpool really is the epitome of a good old fashioned seaside holiday destination.

What does this Lancashire hotspot have to offer? Well besides bright lights, Blackpool Pier, fun rides and amusement arcades, there are donkey rides, the beach, novelty sticks of rock and fish and chip suppers to enjoy. What more could you possibly want?

Cromer in Norfolk
Down Norfolk way, in Cromer to be exact, you’ll still be treated to a glimpse of the saucy postcard and kiss-me-quick-hats of yesteryear. It’s as if the Carry On team is still in residence, not that you’ll see Babs Windsor doing an unconvincing fitness routine with a less than reliable bikini top, at least we hope not. But there’s still a real sense of the retro seaside era here.

What’s on offer in Cromer? There’s plenty of sand, sea and a delightful pier. Oh and not forgetting a lively performance that really will take you back in time at the Pavilion Theatre. The Seaside Special will either have you in stitches or cringing at the risqué jokes and innuendo loaded dialogue. Ooh you are awful, but I like it!

Weymouth in West Dorset
And finally Weymouth still delivers on good old seaside fun with donkey rides and the iconic Punch and Judy show. Did you know Punch celebrated his 350th birthday last year? No wonder he’s so grumpy. Still your kids will be speechless when they find out he passed for entertainment back in your day and without the help of CGI no less.

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