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Butlins, Fun & Dancing with Darren, Isobel & Donna

  Butlins, Fun & Dancing  

We were thoroughly entertained each evening at the Center Stage, dancing to all the amazing tribute acts!  We saw Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston followed by the Ragdolls the music from Frank Valli and the Four seasons.
We also watched a live band called Brainscape who sang songs from Take That, Britney Spears to Pink Floyd and Meatloaf. 



The redcoats came and chatted to us and we asked for a few photos with them!  




We went on the Cliff Railway, a unique Victorian water powered lift which provides spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay, arriving at Lynton we took a lovely stroll admiring the beautiful scenery and a chance for the group to visit the small local shops to buy some treats and souvenirs to take home. 




At Ten Pin Bowling the group had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed this with Michael getting top score for the boys team and Lisa for the girls team.





 We had lots of thrills at the funfair, we all enjoyed our selves immensely on the carousel, waltzers and many more rides. Everyone loved hooking the duck! 








Painting & Drawing In France with Andy & Pat

  Painting & Drawing In France  


 We went to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme for the steam train ride around the bay. This was a pleasant journey with smashing views and the traditional smell of the steam engine. We had a chance to take some photos and to visit the museum at Cretoy.




At the ten-pin bowling alley we impressed the locals with our international bowling skills! We had a great time!



 We visited the village chocolate factory, making hand-made chocolates and we watched the chocolate flow into many different shapes – animals, plants and buildings! Their shop gave us a chance to buy some gifts and they even gave us a taste of their fresh chocolate – yummm!




Our instructor Dominic was very welcoming and helpful, arranging a floral display and helping us to prepare and paint our own canvas of the flowers in the studio. This was challenging and fun as we mixed our paints and the pictures emerged. 


Our second class was to paint our own wolf from one of Dominic picture – and we helped each other mix the paints and follow the shapes of the animal, an enjoyable afternoon practising our painting skills and producing colourful images to keep.





In Boulogne we visited the famous  ‘Nausicaa’, the sea-life centre internationally known for research and saving the sea environment.  There were so many fish to see from above and below, we could watch the sharks being fed and try to talk to the penguins, all with colourful information to help us.

 

 Another fantastic holiday in sunny France!


Butlins, Fun & Dancing with Phil, Candy & Marguerite

  Butlins, Fun & Dancing  

We saw some spectacular shows during our stay and were up on the dance floor dancing and singing along with the entertainment.  




 We coulnd't wait to try all the rides at the fairground. We went on the carousel, bumper cars, waltzers and the umbrella ride. Hooking the duck was a great success with many teddies being won.




At the Seal Sanctuary we watched the seals being fed and the baby rescued seals playing. We also saw meerkats and went into the pets corner. The highlight was feeding the cute goats!




We saw some amazing farm implements, original 1800 farm house and steam traction engine.




 
 Another fantastic holiday at Butlins packed full of fun!