Camber Sands

Hot weather definitely means it’s time for the beach, and that’s exactly what we did today. I took the kids to the beach at Camber Sands. Unfortunately the tide was out pretty much all day, so we didn’t really have a chance to play in the water, but there was plenty of sand, and I don’t go to the beach with out buckets and spades!

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The hole we dug ended up being around 8ft long and 4ft wide. Plenty of room for me and both kids to be buried in, which was the idea, but that’s now how it went down! Haha!

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If you’re going to the beach with the kids there should be no excuse not to bury them, and thats exactly what happened!

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They struggled so hard to get out, but eventually they managed it.

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Once we were all cleaned up it was time to play some football

Ryan tried to do a little “trick shot” to me, but ended up failing miserably.

Dene Park

Dene Park is a lovely wooded area not that far from Tonbridge. I discovered it last year just searching around on Google Maps for new places to explore not that long after moving to Kent.

I took my sister there late last year when it was still a bit chilly. This year I wanted to take the kids so they could explore with us. It was that nice even jackets weren’t needed!

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Dover

It was a lovely day today so we decided to go down to Dover and look at the boats entering and leaving the docks and then explore around the White Cliffs.

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A P&O ferry coming into port to drop off passengers coming from France

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You’ve got to have a selfie with the kids. A single day without one is just wrong! I love these two so much!

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I used the Pano settings on my iPhone, and aside from their legs being cut off it’s a nice photo of them

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Yeah there is more than just one selfie with the kids.

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Told you! It just has to be done!

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We got to the lighthouse, but didn’t realise you had to pay to get in? Atrocious! Oh well they were nice and let the kids play with a kite, which I thought was cool. I’ve not flown one since I was a kid.

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We all had a go with the kite, and really enjoyed it. I might just have to buy one at some point.

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Over all it was a good day, although the wind was quite chilly on the coast that day.

Just a small video of how high up the cliffs really are.

Bedgebury Pinetum

I took the kids, niece and my sister to Bedgebury Pinetum yesterday for the day out. The kids had so much fun playing in many of the purpose-built play areas. Some of which are brand new for this year. At least I think so, as I didn’t see them there last year when I went with the kids!

If you or your kids like going to forested areas for walks, trails, playing or what have you then I would definitely recommend Bedgebury Pinetum, however you should be aware of the parking charges. It’s not too expensive, and it’s well worth it.

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Sadly the Gruffalo trail has gone, but has now instead been replaced with the “superworm” trail. I’m not too sure about that one, however the Gruffalo still remains!

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Getting this photo was interesting. Ryan was already around 25ft off of the ground. I made the climb up even higher, just to get it! Scary!

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As always my son is quite accident prone when going to places like this. Within 5 minutes of getting to the park he manages to hurt himself while climbing about on a rock and ends up giving himself the middle graze and bruise.

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The Park closed at 7pm and this was taken at 6.43pm. We still had a 25 mins walk ahead of us, but I pressed on ahead, and I made it back to the car and paid for parking just before closing time! Quite lucky if you ask me!

Do you know of any other similar type places that are in the Kent / Sussex area that I might like? If you know of somewhere or have been there then drop a line below and tell me about it. It would be great to have several places to go during the summer with the kids.