Its soon going to be 2014 and as we start to get speedily closer to Christmas my thoughts are once again of Summer, holidays and some quality family time.
Since having children we have found it every increasingly difficult to get away as a family, although I often did this when I was younger i would love to get away for a break with the kids and possibly even take my mother along, (grandma!)
I haven't told the husband yet and i'm not sure what he would think of the idea of dragging his mother in law on holiday, but i'm starting to think this would be great.
I could even get her on chief babysitting duties so me and hubby could have a night out.... *this NEVER happens anymore.
My mother lives in York so we don't often have the chance or opportunity to spend some quality family time together, yes we often drive over and visit but I know the benefits of going away together would be great for both her and my children!
I have been looking at UK family breaks from Butlins and I must admit there is a lot more going on at Butlins than i ever imagined, with over 50 free activities and entertainment i'm sure there would be plenty for us all to do, that's if i could drag the kids out of the swimming pool!
Splash water world would be number one on the kids list of things to do, with the fairground, the live shows, the family activities and the sports coaching i'm sure the kids would be in their element, and hopefully burn off some excess energy.
Traveling down the coast from Scarborough to Skegness would be prefect, its not to far for the little ones but far enough for a break. I'm almost certain i would hear the words "Are we there yet?" at some point!
The accommodation is certainly impressive, the New England style gold apartments are super modern looking, they have three bedrooms and sleep up to 6. All have the added benefits of early check in (perfect with little ones) daily house keeping, kitchen complete with dishwasher and microwave, bed linen and towels provided.
To me this is fantastic as i would like to relax and having a dishwasher and having someone come in every day means that i don't have to be constant cleaner and i can also have some time off to enjoy with my family. Even super mums need a break!
I think I need to have a chat with the hubby as I have never experienced Butlins first hand myself, I have friends who are seasoned regulars and love it so much they book the next visit as soon as they have come back from there current one.
If my mothers on her best behavior and leaves her 80's dance moves at home I may even bring her along, we would be making memories and bring our family even closer!