Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside.........

Half of the half-term was spent nursing a poorly little monkey but by the end of the week he was feeling so much better and the weather was being kind. So on the Friday I decided to take the monkeys to Southend On Sea for the afternoon. 
On the way we stopped for a quick lunch at MacDonalds, when we drove a little further down to the seafront at Leigh On Sea/Southend. It's so lovely there and there is so much to do! The houses that look out over the coast are huge! They must be worth a fortune!
We parked along the front in one of the car parks there and as soon as we got out of the car, we realised how chilly and windy it was! Oops! The sun had tricked me into thinking it would be lovely, and it was, but oh so cold! Little monkey asked to sit in his buggy, something he rarely asks to do! He wanted shade from the wind bless him!
Still, we made the most of the outing. I took some photo's, big monkey wandered along trying to stand up straight in the wind and little monkey held onto his taggy for dear life! 
There were plenty of people about, all with the same idea as us. The monkeys asked for an ice cream and although I was initially weary of getting them one, I relented and on the walk back to the car I got them one each!
We had a lovely afternoon, wandering through Adventure Island, watching people on the rides. I've promised to take the monkeys there in the summer. We saw the Pier train, which little monkey was very excited about. Again, another promise for the summer! The front has been given a real make over in the time I have lived in Essex and it really is a great place to take the monkeys during the day. We even spotted the historic Cliff lift which I would have taken them on, but alas it was closed. Our walk was certainly one to blow the cobwebs away, but it was fun and we shall definitely be returning time and time again. Maybe next time, we'll take daddy and have fish n chips on the seafront! You have to don't you?!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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