Our first family Caravan holiday

When I was younger I spent many holidays in my Granddads caravan.  I loved it and always had a great time.  I wanted to give the experience to my girls' to see what they would make of it and so we went to Sand Le Mere on the East Yorkshire Coast.  The drive was just over an hour so it wasn't too far away to go and we know the area well.

Our first impression of Sand Le Mere was that it looked very modern and clean.  The site features swimming pool, outdoor play area, indoor soft play, a Coffee Republic, bar/restaurant and shop.  

After checking in we headed over to our caravan, this was a short drive/walk away from the main complex.  The site comprises of  lodges, static caravans and camping pitches.  We were staying in a static caravan and were very pleasantly surprised by the size.  We had plenty of space and everything was clean, we even had an en suite in the master room.  The girls loved their twin beds and the fact they could sleep together in their own room.

We spent the rest of the day in the caravan, unpacking and getting familiar with the onsite facilities, even having our dinner in the bar.  

The next day [Saturday] it was raining, heavy.  

We decided that as we were on the coast we would get in the car and see if the weather was any better further along the coast.  Just over an hours drive north up the coast we arrived at bright blue skies and sunshine and at one of my favourite places, Scarborough.  Scarborough was where my Granddads caravan was located and so I have some wonderful memories there.  It was so lovely to not only have the caravan holiday but also the same experiences I had had on my holiday all those years ago.

The girls loved Scarborough, we rode the train at Peasholm park station and took it to visit the Sealife centre.  We rode back on the train and visited Peasholm park.  It was wonderful showing the girls where I had spent my holidays and watching them take everything in.  Of course you cannot go to Scarborough without visiting the beach

The girls were tired out after their day at Scarborough and so we spent Sunday on site.  The first point of call for us on Sunday was the swimming pool.  It was still raining so we needed something indoors to do.  The pool is closed between 1 and 2 for lunch, so although I could not take pictures whilst it was open I could get some photos after, thanks to the viewing area in Coffee Republic.

The boiler had broken whilst we were there meaning the pool was a little cold, I have heard its now fixed, so the girls could only stay in for 20 minutes as they began to get cold.  They loved the slide in the toddler pool and my youngest loved the fountains.  The pool was clean and there are family changing cubicles which are enormous so we could all get ready together in plenty of space.

After swimming my husband needed to warm up with a coffee in Coffee Republic,

I however took the girls to the indoor soft play, which had a spiral slide in the middle.  The girls did not need much persuading to get in and play.

My eldest is a little dare devil and she loved the perspex platform at the top of the soft play.  This looked all the way down and she kept jumping on it and lying on it.  The girls had lots of fun exploring before it was time for lunch.  I was a little surprised that Coffee Republic didn't have sandwiches or toasties for sale as I wanted to give the girls their lunch but never mind they did have great cake.

The sun decided to make an appearance in the afternoon so we headed over to the outdoor play area, it was quiet I think because of all the rain.  The girls loved it and had so much fun.

It wasn't long before the rain came out again so we headed back to the caravan and spent the rest of the day playing games.

We had a wonderful weekend holiday at Sand Le Mere and it was so great that I got to share a caravan holiday experience with my girls.  The girls absolutely loved it and have asked to go again!

We were provided a free stay at Sand Le Mere, all words and opinions are my own. 

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