At the end of last summer we took the kids to Mersea Island for a fun day at the beach. While we were there we were lucky enough to review a beautiful beach hut on the Island, the Mersea May. We have never booked a beach hut for the day before, so I had no idea what to expect. But we were all super excited for our day at the beach.
No matter what the weather is like during the Winter months, my boys LOVE going outside. Playing in the garden, going to the park, walking in the woods. Honestly, the weather could be arctic and they still run around like little puppies having insane amounts of fun.
Taking them out in the snow makes such a lovely day out, but I always worry about them being too cold.
Before Bear came along, family travel was a fun thought. Where could we take our little boy? What parts of the world could he see? Fast forward to our second little boy arriving and family travel suddenly seems a little scary.
Our little cub has grown to be a rather energetic, spirited, fidgety little fella and taking him on a plane has been the last thing on our mind.
But as he gets older we are feeling the urge to continue with our family travel bucket list. Surely his obsession with Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly will see us through a few short haul flights?
There’s one place in particular I’ve never visited, and I’m desperate for it to be our next family holiday. And that’s Italy.
Way back when I first started dating my partner we went on our first holiday to Gran Canaria and instantly fell in love. Before Bear came along we were able to take Lamb on 2 holidays abroad. One to mainland Spain and the other to Gran Canaria. We loved it so much the first time we knew we wanted to visit again as a family.
Since having the boys we’ve become rather in love with our country and going for a drive to find amazing hidden gems to visit. Our country is beautiful and we want to show as much of it to our children as possible. Whether that’s on a holiday or a day trip, there’s so much within driving distance.
We live in Essex and there are some beautiful places to visit fairly local to us. Mersea Island is the perfect day out for families. Beach, park, areas to play sports and have picnics. Amazing food.
We also love driving to Suffolk and seeing some of the lovely scenery there. Dedham for example, or Felixstowe to see the boats.
Drive a little further and there’s an array or idilic countryside and coastlines in Norfolk.