25/04/2014

Suffolk 2014

Last week we had a fabulous time on holiday in Suffolk. After approximately 45 minutes we hit the road signs for Suffolk. Our journey this time took us to Kessingland, just short of Lowestoft. More precisely the Park Resorts Kessingland Beach Hoilday Park. 
Our accommodation
We'd booked a four night break in one of their Gold Plus caravans. Much more suited to us in spring, with the monkeys. It had double glazing and full domestic central heating. Large too with 3 bedrooms, two toilets and a shower room. Ours also had a balcony.
The resort had entertainment, places to eat and activities for the kids but we happened to use the site and caravan as more of a base this time. We wanted to visit places in Suffolk. Bewilderwood was on the list of things to do, as was Jimmy's Farm.
I took the monkeys up alone for the 1st night and Mr Monkey joined us the following day. After a browse around the park and down on the beach, the monkeys and I ventured into Lowestoft. Very easy to get to from Kessingland.
Sitting on Kessingland Beach
There will be a train soon
We parked at the seafront and wandered along by the dancing fountains. The monkeys didn't ask to run through them fortunately. It was sunny but far too chilly for getting wet! Happily for little monkey, we stumbled across the train station so in my wisdom I suggested to the monkeys we go and see the trains. Sadly for us, one had just left, so we had rather a long wait to see another!
Next we found ice cream and the monkeys sat getting mucky watching the world go by. We even saw a helicopter above.
Back to the caravan for lunch and to wait for daddy. After he arrived we showed him the caravan park both monkeys had fun on one of the go-karts we hired. I even had a go.
Looking out to sea at Lowestoft
Go-Kart fun at the caravan park
Later that afternoon, we took the monkeys to Southwold. We love it there and have been several times before. The Pier is particularly fab. Of course a visit there means a browse in the gift shops along the pier and of course fish and chips, then ice cream. The monkeys loved playing in the sand. We tried popping down to Aldeburgh but big monkey had got slightly wet around the ankles when he stood by waters edge at Southwold, so was cold and tired and very tearful. Back to the caravan to get the monkeys sorted and settled for the night.
Eating on the Pier
Lovely Southwold Pier
Next day dawned and we drove to the Broads in Norfolk. Not for boating but to spend the day at Bewilderwood. We originally went last year and loved it, so it had to be done again. Like last time, the monkeys loved it and we all had a blast! Thanks to the lovely people at Bewilderwood we had free entry. A lovely day and after over 5 hours there, we went to neighbouring Honing for dinner in a pub restaurant right on the Norfolk broads. 
Eating mini eggs at Bewilderwood
Going downs those slippery slopes
Thursday saw us pottering at the caravan park in the morning. Big monkey went swimming with Daddy. Little monkey and I chilled in the van. Bless him, he wanted to go too but after his operation we were told he can't go swimming for two months. Later we had a pit stop at MacDonalds then we went to The East Anglian Transport Museum. We went as little monkey loves buses and he was thrilled! More on the museum in a later post. After the afternoon there, we popped to Oulton Broad so the monkeys could have a run around and then he rain started! Only a little though thankfully!
At the transport Museum
Inside a trolley bus
At Oulton Broad
Friday saw us checking out of Park Resorts and heading home, via Jimmy's Farm in Ipswich first. Another great day out! 
We had a wonderful time together as a family. It was lovely that Mr Monkey wasn't working and he could we could all spend some quality time together.
At Jimmy's Farm
This will be our only holiday this year and already the monkeys have said they wish they were still there.

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