Thursday, 15 August 2013

Childhood holiday memories

I have very fond memories of wonderful holidays taken at Butlins holiday camps in Bognor and Minehead in the 60s and 70s with my parents.

One of my favourite holiday memories is taking part in the Donkey Derby at Butlins - I remember cantering around bareback and there were sometimes even little jumps to clear - I'm sure Health & Safety would have a fit if it was suggested today, but we had enormous fun, and even managed to win another holiday to Butlins to boot!
Winning the Donkey Derby!

And they're off!

It was heaven for my sister and me with planned activities all day long, plenty of food, funfairs and swimming in pools and the sea. When I was still a baby, I won the Bonny Baby competition with my Mum and we had fun making fancy dress costumes for the parade in the ballroom too.

My dad made THE best sandcastles on the beach, huge towers with tunnels and gulleys that golf balls would run through, all the other kids would look on enviously as we'd play for hours.

Having three girls didn't stop my Dad's love of cricket - he taught us all how to play on the beach and we still enjoy a game to this day!

I've loved looking through my old photos and reminiscing about these childhood memories of our wonderful holidays at Butlins!

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