AS we drove alongside the East Sussex coast, 20 shiny kitesurfing sails bobbed above the waves in a spectacular show.
We have been on our means to Camber Sands — well-known for its picturesque sand dunes, gorgeous sunsets and 7 miles of seashore — to keep at the Parkdean Resort there following its £3million facelift.
Enjoy an action-packed family staycation to the picturesque Camber Sands in Sussex
It is an exercise hotspot for households and, in the close by timber, youngsters have been strapped into harnesses and swinging from wood frames on the high-ropes course.
The revamp additionally consists of new bungee trampolines and Adventure Bugz kart using.
With limitless leisure on our doorstep, Camber Sands ticked all the containers for our family of 4 generations — and we couldn’t wait to get caught in.
Arriving at 1pm, we instantly went to discover the seashore a brief and straightforward stroll away.
Our stylish four-bedroom Appledore lodge slept eight and had a big veranda overlooking the grassy park.
With sounds of pleasure filling the air, it didn’t take lengthy earlier than the children, aged six and ten, have been itching to get on the market. At the central leisure centre, there are 4 indoor swimming swimming pools, an outside splash zone and an arts and crafts den.
Our ten-year-old channelled his interior William Tell and kicked off with an archery lesson, whereas our six-year-old opted to construct her personal stuffed lion toy to maintain and cuddle.
The video games right here aren’t only for the youngsters both. A short time later the complete family have been racing one another to the high of six steep climbing partitions.
That night, we danced away to Take That tribute band Re-Take That, who actually re-lit a couple of fires for followers of Gary Barlow and co.
We might have crammed each minute with action-packed actions on website, however it will have been a disgrace to accomplish that when such lovely panorama lay simply past the resort.
At the close by seashore, shingles slowly pale into an unlimited expanse of golden sands.
Grassy dunes waved in the wind and beachgoers strolled the shore seeking fairly shells and vibrant stones.
George Clooney and Matt Damon are two of the well-known faces to have walked this sandy stretch, which was the backdrop to their 2014 movie The Monuments Men in addition to the Stephen Hawking drama The Theory Of Everything the similar yr.
There is much more sand to roam, although, over at Dungeness in Kent, which is the dwelling of the UK’s solely desert. Yes, desert! It’s a bizarre place.
The Parkdean Resort simply had a £3million facelift
A couple of tiny wood homes are dotted round a flat shoreline which is protected as an RSPB nature reserve. Local fishermen promote freshly caught fish and there’s a lighthouse to go to.
If you’re not stretched for time, take a prepare experience on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway with good views of the Kent coast.
After a couple of action-packed days at the resort enjoying Space Invaders and capturing geese on a large interactive wall, we took the ten-minute drive north to the charming city of Rye.
Wandering the cobbled streets we handed half-timbered homes and medieval buildings earlier than reaching the Insta-famous Mermaid Street, lined with vintage retailers and fairly homes wrapped in ivy.
Our vacation to Camber Sands might have been only a brief weekend by the sea, nevertheless it wasn’t brief on enjoyable and journey.
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STAYING THERE: Four nights in the eight-person Appledore Lodge at Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands prices £509. Three nights in the two-person Brenzett caravan prices £309. Seven nights in the six-person Swanley caravan prices £419. See parkdeanresorts.co.uk or name 0330 123 4850.
OUT & ABOUT: A Romney Rover railway ticket prices £59.50 per family and consists of entry to the Model Railway Exhibition at New Romney Station. See rhdr.org.uk.
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