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Lake District Activity Centre With Steve, Michaela & Wendy

   Spectacular Lake District   

After getting kitted out we boarded onto two sailing boats for a fantastic day of sailing on the lake. We took turns steering at the helm and controlling the sails.

Today was adventure day. We dressed in harnesses and helmets and all took turns on the inside climbing wall. Everyone's effort and determination paid off and we all reached the top. After all that practising we got all geared up and headed to Barton Ghyll where we began our invigorating and challenging gyhll scramble.

Dressed in caving suits and wellies we walked across the limestone outcrops to the tiny entrance of The Thistle Cave. Turning on our helmet lights we squeezed ourselves into the dark cave. Once our eyes had adjusted we saw impressive rock formations including stalactites and stalagmites. We made our way through the cave, sometimes crouching on our knees in water. A few of us wriggled through the rooftop challenge and even the very narrow wormhole. What an amazing and challenging experience! 

Activities included archery, zip wire, sliding down the tube and going on the high indoor swing to our favourite songs, it was great fun and an exhilarating experience.

For our final day the activities was canoeing down the canal where we passed the national "Trail Boat Festival" and saw some fantastically decorated trail boats and in the fields giant kites were flying. In the afternoon we set out for a walk across "The Helm". At the top we were rewarded with spectacular views of the lakeland fells and in the other direction right across to Morecambe Bay.  

Norfolk - Boats, Trains & Seaside with Adrian & Candy

Captains of the Norfolk Broads!

Our adventure started here on the beautiful and peaceful Broads, such a natural local wonder.
We each got a chance to steer the boat and learned to knot like real sailors. At the end of such a great day, we all earned a captains certificate for the boating skills.   

 During our leisurely cruise we spotted a variety of beautiful wildlife. Some great team effort let us drift along the beautiful broads. What a fantastic day! 

We took a steam train ride from Holt taking in the stunning scenery as we chugged along. The experience was out of this world and we all had a great time! When we reached Sheringham we went for a leisurely walk to the beach then time for our return trip on the steam train to Holt.

We spent a delightful morning sailing the waterways. Everyone got the hang of it. In the afternoon we went off to play ten pin bowling. Competitive spirits were high and some marvellous points were scored!


Butlins, Fun & Dancing - Minehead with Derek & Tini

 Sunny Butlin's in Minehead  

Our holiday began with a long but worthwhile journey, as we approached Minehead we could see from a long way off the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Playing on the amusements was great fun and we tried our best to win some money. A few of us got lucky and managed to win a couple of pounds and some
lollipops. We also had a friendly competitive game of bowling girls VS boys.
Fun had by all!

We had a fantastic day at the funfair and a lot of fun driving the go-carts and flying on the  aerial ride.

  After driving through the delightful countryside, we continued our journey through moors until we reached Lynmouth. We decided to have a walk around the harbour and up through the town centre.
What a beautiful place!  

Paul went on the fair ground swing that took him up high which gave him magnificent views of the bay!

After an exciting day at the amusement arcade and fairground, we went for a leisurely walk along the sea front.

On our last night we had such a great evening at the spectacular “Freddie “show with all the songs we know from Queen’s song book, it was such a fantastic show.

We all agreed of having such a wonderful time at Butlin's and couldn't wait to come back!
The holiday was full of great memories!