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For many years now we have found ourselves heading off to Clacton a few times a year. We have grandparents who retired there 16 years ago so we regularly head there to visit them. Clacton seafront has a beautiful beach and we have had many of fun days there with the boys right from when they was a young age. We regularly visit and the boys still love to spend the day out on the pier enjoying the rides and heading off to the arcades, we enjoy a lovely stroll along the seafront with our grandparents whatever the weather, even enjoying a nice meal whilst down there, on our last visit we enjoyed a lovely meal in the Broadwalk bar & grill. As you can imagine Clacton is a special place for us to head as a family and always will be.



We’ve had celebrations in Clacton, we celebrated our grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary not so long ago and we’ve even seen the new year in with them there. Clacton is safe to say a very happy place for us to visit, creating new memories at each visit.


So much to do

We have always found something to fun to do. Clacton offers loads of indoor and outdoor fun, we’ve had fun on the beach, fun in the arcades, enjoyed the rides (indoor & out) been out on the pier. Did you know Clacton even has a SeaQuarium? It does, in there you will be able to see all marine life species found from in and around the shores up close and personal, so a trip to Clacton beach can even be educational, the boys love visiting to see what we can see in there.

ClactonIf the weather is bad we often head to the indoor rides or for a game of bowling, it makes a great competitive game and the teens do like to challenge us older ones.

clacton The arcades are where we more often than not find the boys, Clacton has a great family amusements arcade it offers a wide range of different machines to suit all ages even our young-at-heart grandparents. You will find driving games, shooting games, casino games for us oldies, 2p machines, novelty games, fruit machines and many more fun machines. We have spent many of fun hours in the arcades, hours of endless family fun, let’s face it no trip to the seaside is the same without having a trip to the arcades.

Or is that just us being big kids?

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Fun at Southend on sea

fun at southend

Fun at Southend on sea

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, we packed the car up and went for some fun at Southend on sea for the day for loads of fun to be had.

First stop was the beach where we took a picnic and had our lunch, we then went and met with family at a family bar along the seafront where there was karaoke going on and had a refreshing drink and a sing along, we all had such a laugh at this as none of us can sing but they do say karaoke is meant to be fun and it sure was, it is great to meet up with friends and family and have such great fun.

The kids really enjoyed the arcades and winning on the machines, the excitement on the kids faces said it all, they had such a great time with a day at the beach, arcades and adventure island.

We then went back to beach so the kids can run off some energy together and we could make the most of a beautiful day before dinner.

fun at southend on seafun at southend on sea
It was lovely watching them all have so much fun together, running off lots of energy, kids grow up so fast and we love to cherish every moment of them being young.
fun at Southend
We then went for some lovely fish and chips for dinner, we love a fish and chip dinner by the sea. After we had our dinner we grabbed an ice cream as we walked to adventure island and took advantage of the half price wrist bands after 6 pm.
fun at southend

The fun then began.

The kids had a good few hours of fun at adventure island, there was plenty of laughter, especially when the kids dragged the adults on the rage roller coaster ride which loops and twists, most of the kids was all tall enough to go on, our kids do not see any fear and they are very daring, most of the adults got off the rage very pale but the kids wanted to go again.
They was very excited and did not know what ride they wanted to go on next, they even braved the vortex ride and the sky drop.
Fun at southend
Demi being the only green band had just as much fun as the older ones joined her on the rides she was allowed to go on, she enjoyed the green scream, barnstormer, drop ‘n’ smile, big wheel and many more rides and there was plenty of big smiles and laughs by all of them.
The park closed at 10.30 pm and by this time all the kids was very tired and they all slept in the car on the way home.

Big smiles as they leave to head home after a fantastic day at Southend on sea.

fun at southend

Have you ever visited Adventure island?