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Center Parcs Leisure Resort (Sherwood) with Duncan, Jamie & Tracey

Center Parcs Leisure Resort  

We grabbed our swimming kit and had a splashing good time in the Subtropical Pool. We took a dip in its warm water and relaxed in the jacuzzi spa. Some of us were feeling brave enough to have a ride down the rapids.

It was off to play 9 holes of adventure golf and seeing as we were in Robin Hood country the course was of course medieval themed which was really fun. We had a blast making our way round the course with some holes being fairly easy whilst others were a lot more challenging.

The sun was shining as we made our way to the lake where we had two electric boats waiting for us at the dock. We climbed aboard our boats and were soon off across the lake exploring its tree lined margins and reedy bays. Everyone did a sterling job of steering the boats. 

Down at the bowls green we geared up for a few games of lawn bowls.  It took a few turns to get the feel for the game, but we soon got the hang of it. Everyone won a game but the ladies champ, winning two games was Charmian and the men’s champ also winning two games was Tom. 

Amred with our rackets and shuttlecocks the boys were ready to compete in a game of badminton doubles. It was a really fun, action packed game with plenty of exciting rallies.

We loved seeing the ducks with their ducklings every morning waiting to be fed! 

A relaxing morning was spent in the pottery room to indulge our artistic side and get our creative juices flowing with some pottery painting.  Everyone chose a piece to paint which once glazed and fired in the kiln made an amazing keepsake. 

As you can see we were pretty proud of our creations. 

At the outdoor activity centre we put our archery skills to the test to see how we might compare with the legendary bowman, Robin Hood. After some instruction and a few practice shots the games commenced and with a little help our group were soon hitting the targets.  

It was game on as we had a few games of ten pin bowling. We had some fantastic bowlers in the group with Elizabeth whooping the boys with 108 points! Then we racked up the balls and did our best to pot the all important black.  Well done to everyone for being great sports!

The adrenaline junkies amongst us were brave enough to take on the epic Typhoon ride. 

Butlins, Fun & Dancing (Minehead) with Barbara, Darren & Midi

 Butlins, Fun & Dancing 

We absolutely love our holidays at Butlins, especially when we get to meet the friendly RedCoats who always make time to come and chat to us. 

3, 2, 1 Go! Great fun was had as we raced each other around the Go-Kart track overtaking each other on the bends! It was a battle for first place on the podium!

Down at the fair we showed off our more mischievous side, bumping and crashing into each other on the Dodgems and then tried our luck on the old fashioned Hook a Duck stall where we were all lucky winners! 

We whizzed around on the Waltzer, flew high in the sky and had our arms in the air as we rocked back and forth on the Tug Boat ride.

It was game on as we hit the bowling alley. After a nail biting competition with lots of high scores and plenty of strikes we crowned Jason champion! 

An afternoon of comedy capers and frolics were had as we took our seats for the afternoon pantomime of  Goldilocks and the Three Bears performed by the entertainment team. The costumes were fabulous, the jokes were so funny, the songs catchy and the Pantomime Dame had us in fits of laughter. Not to mention us joining in to ‘boo’ the baddie. It was a real feel good afternoon of fun. 

Every evening we were treated to some amazing live shows from comedy to magic to musical extravaganzas to up beat, fiery, latin dance routines. You would find us dancing the night away! 

We visited one of our favourite cafĂ©’s called ‘Butterflies’ where, not only did we have a delicious lunch, but we celebrated Victoria’s birthday with an indulgent chocolate cake covered with candles, a birthday card and a birthday present from her JollyDays friends. 

It was a beautiful day as we headed along the coast to Lynton and Lynmouth where Exmoor meets the sea. We travelled on the Victorian water-powered cliff railway up to Lynton. 

The views were spectacular and after sampling the local pasties (and quite yummy they were too!) we walked through the Exmoor National Park where local goats entertained us by bouncing their way over the rocks.

The Valley of Rocks was magical and the views were simply stunning. We sat for a while to take in the peace and grandeur of our surroundings.