Sunday, 24 April 2016

A trip to Wembley for Chester!

So at midday today I waved Chester and my Dad off at the Train Station as they headed up to Wembley.

As you all know, Chester is really passionate about Football, especially where his beloved Crystal Palace are concearned! Luckily, whilst we were on holiday my Dad manage to get 2 tickets for the FA Cup semi final. One for him and one for Chester. Sadly I do not have a Crystal Palace membership anymore as there is really no need when I normally book tickets through Chester's membership, so I didn't get to go! 

However, I was so very happy that my Dad go to take Chester to his first ever trip to Wembley. Just as he had done with me when I was younger. 

Chester was apparently totally in awe at the sheer size of Wembley, and when he only has Selhurst Park as a comparison I can totally see why he was speechless! 

I watched the match at home, and it was one of the most nerve wracking experiences of my football watching life! I just so desperately wanted Chester to experience a Wembley win! 

Luckily they did win. 2-1. 

Chester has come home extremly tired but full of stories and wow moments to tell us! I am so happy for him. These memories will last a life time, he will never forget the day that Grandad took him to Wembley! 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Our Easter holiday fun at Duinrell, Holland

If someone had suggested we take a family holiday to Holland a few years ago I probably wouldn't have taken their advice. But someone mentioned it last year, I looked into it and found Duinrell. From what I could see it was a holiday park with a theme park and water park on site. The price seemed to fit into our budget so I took the plunge and booked it!

Well, I am so glad that I did! 

Looking into travel we decided it was best for us to get the Eurotunnel. It was a 3.5 hour drive from Calais to Wassenaar (the town in which Duinrell is situated). Most of which was motorway driving so quite easy. The children were occupied with films on the iPads, which really helped too! 


The whole week was just amazing from start to finish! There was so much to do onsite, we barely had time for anything else! 

There was plenty of rides, enough to keep all ages entertained. Millie absolutely loved the Rick the Frog Rollercoaster (this was probably not its name that's just what she called it!), they had a couple of small train rides, one of which took you into a friendly troll cave, which she adored and the other (in her words) wiggles along the track! 

Chester is a thrill seeker and he loved Falcon (very similar to Saw in the UK). The water ride Splash was also a big hit, I didn't mind it either as you could choose to go in a covered or an open boat! Plus another coaster called Falcon was another hit. 

The ride photos were only €2 to get sent to you via email, which I felt was amazing value and meant that we got to download and keep some fantastic moments caught on camera! 

I can't remember the name of this water ride, but it was a firm favourite with all four of us...

The water park 'Tiki Bad' was awesome! So many flumes and slides, again all ages were well catered for. Chester loved the flumes, and all of us really loved the Lazy River! 

In the evenings we either went swimming or went to The Plaza, which was the main centre of Duinrell.

Millie loved 'The Pub' because she loves to dance! The food choices at Duinrell were great and fairly priced, as was everything else to be honest. The mini bowling was just €3 each and the Midget Golf was €1 each. Which meant that we could say yes more often than no!

We also ventured outside of Duinrell and I am going to write seperatly about those days out soon. But for now here are a few more pictures of what the children have called 'the best holiday we have ever had'.......