I’m linking this post to Summer Play – Summer Play at the seaside. My play post is inspired by a trip to Bournemouth we made on Sunday. This was Monkey’s first trip to the beach, can’t believe it’s taken up over 3 and half years to get him there! Anyway, we arrived mid morning and luckily for us it was easy to park and the beach wasn’t packed as I’d expected it to be. Mind you it was rather windy and cloudy, which probably explained it.
Monkey was in his element immediately, all that sand to play with, and all that water to jump in! I have to admit that I left the jumping in the sea to Daddy P and Monkey – I paddled but it was nowhere near warm enough for me to get in – I left my mad men to it!
Monkey loved playing with the seaweed he found, whether it was slimy in the sea or all dried out on the beach.
Then it was time for some serious sand castle building, moat making and tunnel excavation.
We all had a great time making our big sand castle. I was put to work making smaller sand castles to go around the outside of the moat – ramparts no less.
When Monkey was happy with his sand castle he decided it was time to bury Daddy P in the sand, took my back to my own childhood with my Dad on the very same beach.
We were very kind to Daddy P and only buried his legs – considering the size of him and his size 14 feet – this was task enough for Monkey.
We then went shell hunting, Monkey found a few lovely ones to get his collection started. Then we decided to collect some pebbles (I use that term lightly as some were more small rocks!) and looked at the different colours and shapes – there were loads of different ones to choose from.
It started to get a bit chilly in the afternoon, so we decided to say goodbye to the beach and headed off to Poole to check out the harbour. But we’d all enjoyed some summer play at the seaside, and will be back again soon to have more fun.