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Last week we were on holiday for the week in East Sussex. We had a lovely time, but in some ways it feels more relaxing being home! We rented a little cottage which I’ll tell you more about later. It had a beautiful garden, hot tub and indoor swimming pool, just for us to use. Perfect!

Little M loved exploring and, as you can see from this week’s Living Arrows photograph, she didn’t let the fact that she (still!) isn’t walking stop her!

We stayed just outside Rye and enjoyed visiting Camber Sands and Hastings beaches. We visited the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings and took a trip a little further afield to Drusilla’s zoo. To be honest, neither of these attractions set my world alight; we paid £9.20 per adult to visit the aquarium and were in and out within an hour (and that included a nappy change, too!). I preferred Sea Life in Great Yarmouth (although admittedly it is a little more expensive; I guess you get what you pay for).

Drusilla’s felt like it was all a bit too close together, and was more of an amusement park than a zoo, as there were lots of rides and an adventure playground. I’d say it was probably more suited to older children. Hubby was very disappointed as, growing up in Eastbourne, he visited Drusilla’s a lot as a child, and he felt it had ‘sold out’. The zoo part (which is what we went for) felt very claustrophobic, with a set route. It was an absolute nightmare with a pushchair, and there was nowhere to escape! One plus point for Drusilla’s is that the cafe had a range of gluten free options. But to be honest, that’s not enough to make me want to go back!

The best times we had were spent at our holiday cottage, splashing about in the swimming pool, or at the beach. We got some fabulous gluten free fish and chips from the Master Fish Bar (they don’t usually do take away but if you ask them nicely for gluten free takeaway, they’ll do it for you!) and enjoyed sitting on the beach and paddling in the sea. It’s funny how the most expensive activities, aren’t always the best.

Now we’re home, we’re chilling out for the last week of the holiday before hubby goes back to work/school and I guess I’ll have to do some supply again! Today, though, we’re making the most of the Bank Holiday Monday and we’re going to enjoy a family barbecue this afternoon.

How are you planning to spend the last week of the holidays?

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7 Comments

  1. August 28, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I was looking to go to Rye this week, but everything was booked up hotel wise. A cottage with a pool sounds fab. I really wanted to go somewhere with a pool because N really needs some practice, but it’s not happened. The joys of last minute booking! #livingarrows

    • Jules
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      August 29, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      It was such a nice place to stay, but you’re right; booking in advance is essential! We always used to book last minute but now money is a little tighter we’ve learned to plan ahead a little more. We booked our cottage back in March. Definitely worth doing as we had so many more options.

  2. August 30, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Sounds like the perfect family getaway. Lovely photo too.

    #LivingArrows

  3. September 1, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I think you’ll love Drusillas when she’s bigger but it sounds like you had a really lovely break away x

    • Jules
      Author
      September 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      All of the children over five or six looked as though they were having an amazing time, so you’re probably right! x

  4. September 3, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Sounds like a lovely holiday, despite the disappointing days out. The cottage sounds awesome! #LivingArrows

    • Jules
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      September 4, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      It was so, so lovely. It just needed another bedroom!

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