The weather was a little dull on our Butlins holiday, but was that going to stop us splashing in the sea? Of course not! We headed down to the seafront a couple of times during our week in Bognor Regis and were surprised at how quiet the beach was. I imagine it will be a different story during the warmer summer months, but we did enjoy having the beach to ourselves!
It is a pebble beach, but when the tide is right out there is a lovely stretch of wet sand to play and make footprints in. There are plenty of little places selling fresh seafood and ice creams along the seafront, as well as telescopes, a 'Whaleway' train and information boards on the local area and the wildlife you can spot there.
I saw a post by TheBoyandMe, mentioning Hotham Park, which is right next door to the Butlins resort and thought we'd check it out at some point during the week. On our way to Butlins on the Monday we noticed the traffic coming the other way was at a standstill and figured this must be due to everyone checking out and leaving at midday. So we decided we'd spend a couple of hours here after checking out on Friday, to try and avoid getting stuck in all the Butlins traffic!
The park is an area of 22 acres and has a playground, crazy golf, miniature railway, ponds, boating lake and the best thing of all - loads of space to run around and let off steam before the journey home.
The Princess and The Pickle had a wonderful time chasing each other, climbing, jumping, playing and spotting squirrels! Already worn out from a fun filled week at Butlins, the little one slept all the way home. Mummy and Daddy could have done with a nap too (or another holiday to recover!)
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