A Trip To The Seaside | Living Arrows 29/52

view of a beach
Schools out for Summer! It's been a long 5 months but we made it and it's officially the Summer holidays. I am off now too although I have been home since March it's nice to know that the next 7 weeks are just for fun and we can't wait. Even though we have no plans yet we will spend some time visiting places on little days out whilst still trying to stay safe and will try and make these weeks as enjoyable as possible for the boys.

boy overlooking the beach
To celebrate the beginning of Summer we headed to the seaside. A visit to Southport was just what we needed this weekend and it was lovely to breathe in some fresh sea air. We arrived before 10am as we know how busy it can get in the afternoons so we wanted to do as much as we could before then. First we walked along the pier. It was really quiet so it was just nice to stroll along feeling the sea breeze in our hair. The cafe and arcade were open at the end of the pier and little J asked if he could have an ice cream. It was only 10:30am but we said yes. He loves his ice cream.

boy and man on shooting gallery
Next up we visited the arcade which is in the same building as the cafe. There was hand sanitiser to use and the toilets were open following a one in one out policy. This arcade runs on old pennies so you get 10 old pennies for £1. We played a few games including teddy grabber and the shooting gallery.

playing on a penny arcade

boy holding sweets
We then spent some time on a win/lose machine to try and win chewits. It's little J's favourite machine and watching him get so excited over a pack of chewits makes me laugh. We actually won 10 packets of chewits from about 30 tries so pretty good odds I'd say. 



As we were walking back up the pier we noticed the old pitch and putt has now turned in to Foot Golf. It wasn't busy at all and little J has been asking to play so we went to check it out. It's 9 holes for £10 per adult and £6 per child. It's pretty expensive seeing as it only used to be about £4 for the golf. You can go round twice if you like but as it wasn't busy John and little J just played some of the holes twice before moving on. It took about 45 minutes in total but if it was busier I would expect it could take up to two hours if you need to wait to move on to the next hole. 

After foot golf we headed for some very late lunch. It was almost 3pm by the time we had finished and it was really busy so we headed home. A lovely way to begin our Summer.


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  1. Lovely photos, we've just had a few days away at the seaside and it makes such a difference to everyone's mood.

    Katrina x

  2. You really cannot beat time at the seaside. This looks perfect! Have a wonderful summer x

  3. So good to be able to go to the seaside again #livingarrows


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