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Your cliché holiday activities..

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ohcheeseandrice Thu 12-Jul-18 22:03:00

Were going on a very cheap caravan holiday soon. It's our first holiday as a family and we are looking for the classic British family holiday things to do. So far we have:
Building sand castles
Visiting the arcade
Childrens entertainment at the resort
Board games (if it rains)

What are your favourite memories from childhood holidays?

Knitonepearl Thu 12-Jul-18 22:07:06

We used to go caravanning all the time when I was young, very happy memories. One thing we did was go swimming at the local leisure centre if it was a rainy day.
Mostly happy just being on the site playground playing with other kids!
Lots of books and colouring in for rainy days, special colouring in with the black felt!

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 12-Jul-18 22:08:14

Eating seaside fish and chips with one of those little wooden forks.

Shopping for bars of rock to take back for school friends.

Hot doughnuts.

My holiday memories are mainly food related blush

ohcheeseandrice Thu 12-Jul-18 22:36:52

Oh I loved those colouring in with the black felt.

I can't believe I forgot the rock!

brizzledrizzle Thu 12-Jul-18 22:42:59

buying sweets that looked like rocks and the little set of four flags to go on sandcastles. Eating jam sandwiches with sand in them.

mycatplotsdeath Thu 12-Jul-18 22:53:39

We always had a week in a caravan when the kids were little.
Our essential were..

Save 2p pieces for arcade
Swing ball
Frisbee on the beach
We always took a football and cricket set and a cheap kite
Cards
Board games
Colouring books
Puzzle book

They really were the best holidays and Dd1 and 2 have the best memories from them

tigercub50 Thu 12-Jul-18 22:58:37

I was going to say card games - always remember playing them with my DG, who was quite simply my favourite person in the whole world.
Always packing the same food for camping/caravanning holidays, including stuff we didn’t usually have like Vesta meals! Oh & we always had Roses Lime Marmalade ( forgotten about that).

Sparklingbrook Thu 12-Jul-18 23:08:33

Caravan holidays generally meant a Fray Bentos pie or two. grin

AnnabelleLecter Thu 12-Jul-18 23:09:47

Fairground
Boat trip
Ice cream parlour
Trampolines
Crazy golf
Sugar mice and candy floss

Sparklingbrook Thu 12-Jul-18 23:12:13

What were those things that were two lengths of blue rope with handles and a plastic orange rugby ball shaped thing and it went back and forth as you pulled the handles apart?

planetsweet Thu 12-Jul-18 23:18:40

Bingo in the church hall!
Crazy golf
Corned beef hash
Collecting shells (and making pictures with them when we got home)
Choosing, writing and sending postcards

ohtheholidays Thu 12-Jul-18 23:47:21

Exploring the rock pools with a net and a bucket,even our oldest DC 22 and 20 will still join in and help our youngest 3DC.

Burying each other in the sand and having sandcastle competitions,
Eating fish and chips round by the harbour.
Going swimming in the sea.
Going swimming in the pool at the caravan site.
Playing in the park at the caravan site.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 13-Jul-18 00:01:48

Trying to cook dinner on one of those Baby Belling cookers

The DC going to the beach, getting all sandy and sea-soaked, going back to the caravan via the ice-cream van grin getting a cone with 'bats blood' raspberry sauce, then a hot shower to get the sand off

outside the UK, holidays mean Karaokee 'yeaaahhhhh'

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Fri 13-Jul-18 00:11:29

We've got one of those Sparkling but no idea what it's called.

Crazy golf is a must for us.
Crabbing with the lethal hook and bait thing.
Trying to find treats to take back to work that are actually made in the area as opposed to some huge factory 100s of miles away.
Getting up early to go to the campsite shop for bread and milk for breakfast.
Skimming stones into the sea, also making a stack of stones to throw smalller stones at and see who can knock them down first.

Ladybirdbookworm Fri 13-Jul-18 00:13:46

Sparkling I'm sure it was called a 'streaker'

mikeyssister Fri 13-Jul-18 00:20:19

Fishing for crabs
Paddling
Swimming
Shopping for gifts for friends
Playing cards

ohcheeseandrice Fri 13-Jul-18 07:34:40

I was smiling reading all of these. Anyone of you couldve been on my holidays with me. Okay I'm getting an amazing list now. So..
Mini flags
Postcards
Nets
First night will be a chippy

scatteredglitter Fri 13-Jul-18 07:54:39

Jude and seek in sand dunes
Rolling down sand dunes
Crisp sambos
Flasks of tea
Card games (rummy anyone ?)
Arcade games and slot machines
Swim in the sea until you got so cold you were almost blue - get out sit wrapped in towel and shivering until you warmed up then get back in

Boogie boarding

Kite flying (especially home made kites)

Pooh stick races

Foxyloxy1plus1 Fri 13-Jul-18 07:59:22

Rock pooling
Ice cream
Pedalos
Miniature trains

Sparklingbrook Fri 13-Jul-18 08:04:59

I am so glad others remember the orange rugby ball rope thing. I reckon it could be good for bingo wings. grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheW1neGoes Fri 13-Jul-18 08:19:09

It's come back to me now, we call it a zoomer. Haven't used it in years though.

londonloves Fri 13-Jul-18 08:44:06

Boogie boarding yay! That was my favourite thing about Devon holidays. As I got older I pretended I was a really cool surfer and talked very seriously about he quality of the waves 😂😂

Imfinehowareyou Fri 13-Jul-18 08:44:16

Take a pack of those 'boules'??? The 6 coloured heavy balls and the tiny white one for bowls outside your caravan.
Ditto a kite.

Bellabutterfly2016 Fri 13-Jul-18 09:15:26

My Mum always used to take those cake making kits like tray bake chocolate brownies (just add water!) and the mini cakes with the rice paper transfers on to make - they were fun if a little bit retro now!

ohcheeseandrice Fri 13-Jul-18 10:13:38

So I've been to the shops, I failed to get nets and little flags 😥 but I did get water pistols and boom bats

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