Running into the freezing sea!

Hayling Island Beach in Hampshire

Dear Mummy, over the Christmas break we spent our time on Hayling Island in Hampshire with my Grandparents. We were very fortunate with the weather as it was bright, sunny and crisp. The perfect day for a winters walk. After stuffing … Continue reading

Smugglers, crabbing and treasure in Shaldon, Devon

Shaldon, Devon

Dear Mummy, last week saw us in Shaldon, South Devon on holiday. A lovely staycation by the sea. We stayed in a caravan at the inexpensive Devon Valley Holiday Village. Recommended by friends, it was a lovely location and very cheap for … Continue reading

My new friend ‘Inky’ the Paddlepak

Trunki Paddlepak review

Dear mummy, I was over the moon to win a Paddlepak as part of Trunki’s 10th Birthday celebrations! We entered a photograph of me on my Trunki kids ride-on suitcase at Belfast International Airport via Instagram and I won! Our prize … Continue reading

Teva Toddler Girls Psyclone 4 Sandals

Dear mummy, we’ve just come back from our holidays in Devon. While we were there the weather was a bit hit and miss. With planned trips to the seaside and the countryside my folks had packed multiple sets of clothes … Continue reading

Creating beach mementos

White Rocks, Northern Ireland

Dear Mummy, while we were on holiday in Northern Ireland we visited a beautiful beach on the Causeway Coast called White Rocks. The golden stretch of sand was located just outside Portrush and before the Giants Causeway (which we visited … Continue reading

Finding treasure on Hayling Island

The Ferryboat Inn, Hayling Island

Dear Mummy, a couple of weekends ago we visited Hayling Island on the South Coast. Hayling Island is a true island, completely surrounded by sea. It is shaped like an inverted T and is about 4 miles long and wide. … Continue reading

Are trainers now a fashion ‘thing’?

Are trainers now a fashion ‘thing’? Dear mummy, are trainers a ‘thing’? Like a fashion ‘thing’ now? If they are then that means you’re in fashion mummy (for once in your life!) We’ve seen emails from Kurt Giger, &OtherStories all … Continue reading

Sucking out the last drops of summer

Our last adventure at West Wittering Beach, West Sussex! It’s October next week and instead of hibernating indoors watching telly with the heating on we’re exploring the coast enjoying the bright sunshine and mild weather. It’s 18 degrees today and … Continue reading

A windy day at the beach

Hayling Island Beach

Dear mummy, what a difference a day makes! Yesterday it was a glorious sunny day on the South Coast of England reaching highs of 28 degrees! Today it is wet, miserable and muggy! Our adventure yesterday started off well as … Continue reading

A day by the seaside

A day by the seaside in Scarborough.

While we were on holiday ‘up north’ we decided to take the opportunity to visit Scarborough and see the sea. It’s our first visit to the coast on this side of the UK, as we’re used to dipping our toes in the English Channel as opposed to the North Sea.

Scarborough Beach

It’s a beautiful sunny day and we head off from our holiday home to the beach. It takes us just under an hour from York to the coast through beautiful countryside full of bright yellow rapeseed fields, blue sky and white fluffy clouds. It’s really picturesque. When we get to Scarborough it’s clouded over, so we head to the SeaLife Centre to see the fishys.

SeaLife Centre Scarborough Beach


We can spot the Scarborough Sea Life Centre from the other side of the bay, it’s huge with white peaks pointing up from the shore. We see the Penguins, rescued Seals and are most impressed with the Jelly Fish and turtle area.

SeaLife Centre Scarborough Beach


We spend 2 hours in the centre and hang out with The Octonauts. My mummy and daddy enjoy lunch in the cafe while I have a little play in the soft play area. Which is a great idea!

SeaLife Centre Scarborough Jelly Fish


The afternoon brightens so we sit on the beach and enjoy carving out our names in the sand and play chase.

We even enjoy a sneaky ice cream and sweets too. The coast line is impressive and we spot a castle on the cliff. It seems we have the whole beach to ourselves as it’s not half-term just yet! I enjoy running around and letting off steam while my mummy sunbaths.

Scarborough Beach


The sand is soft and I even have a little bit of a paddle with daddy before being chased away by the ripples of the waves.



On the other side of that cliff is another bay which we drive through on the way home, it’s smaller but it’s where all the fun attractions are, like the arcades, shops, fun fair and pretty marina. Next time we visit we’ll come here first. So much to see and do, we ran out of time. We’d like to take a trip on the miniature railway and visit the castle ruins next time we visit. Scarborough’s a great seaside town!

Love Bella x


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