Monday, 24 August 2015

Summer at Broadstairs - Beach Folk Week

Growing up by the sea we had out traditions as children. One would be as a family we would head over to Broadstairs during Folk week on the train. For my parents it was a chance to pub crawl and for me and my sisters it was amazing, we would return to our parents and get given more cash for them to have some peace. We would love it and the day would end with a carnival. We would then have to "help" them back to the train station and on a train. We used to love it was such a fun tradition. So as I have had my children I have tried to make it to Broadstairs on the train its only 4 stops for us so not far at all. I did not go on a pub crawl safe to say. 

Me and the kids and my friend Jess and her boy Noah all set of to make it for the 11am show. Which was interesting with lots of different folk dancers and entertainment. The kids enjoyed it, I didn't because I do not like those snappy dragon things they creep me out. I got chased by one as a kid and I still stay well clear. The lady below looked a little bit like my my Mother in law with Red hair which made the kids laugh.

We headed away from the bandstand and went for a little walk to get an ice cream and let the little ones have a play on the beach. It was a lovely day not to warm but not cold. Occasional sunshine making me not feel to guilty about leaving the sun tan cream at home (bad parenting). 

We let the toddlers go for a paddle Asti being far to cool to join in. Which for them was such fun except for me and my friend Jess who found it to be stressful especially when they looked like they were heading in deeper!

The summer is so my favourite time of the year. These pictures bring me such joy it really is a beautiful place to live. I love sand and the sea, we then had to get them back up the beach which was a massive mission. Three toddlers two adults, thankfully no casulties

We followed the beach of with an ice cream and a trip to the arcades. My friend got away with only spending £2 I got conned as they wanted to spend more. My son thought he was going to win a brand new phone but after £4 later it was a fake he was so disappointed. I always get ripped of in arcades they see me coming. 

We finished our day of with a trip to a park perfect little day for all of us., Home just in time for tea. I hope they look back fondly at our days out like I did. Hopefully my little blog posts might help to. I love our little adventures and random days out. Beautiful summer holidays. 


  1. Looks like lots of fun #sharewithme :)

  2. Sounds like a great childhood memory and what a lovely day out with the kids! #sharewithme

  3. It looks like you've had lots of fun at the beach! It's great to be able to go back to places you visited as a child and such great memories to make with your own children. Brave kids going in the sea, it's not exactly warm here, especially when the suns not properly out!
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

  4. Oh I do love going down to the beach, in fact we are there tomorrow! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst :-) x

  5. Oh how beautiful that you got to do something with your children that you have your own fond memories of. It's so lovely that you get to share these new memories with them too. It sounds like such a fun day out. I hope the sea was warm for them! We've been doing lots of paddling lately and despite the chilly rainy days it's actually been quite nice. Thank you so much for linking this up to #whatevertheweather x

  6. What a lovely thing to do with the kids. They will all have great memories of this. Love you photos. Thank you for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme