Clacton Pier - 52 Adventures


Valentines Day was a pretty chilled one at home, we had been out in the morning to do the food shop, we come home and chilled out with no intention of going out again. I was back in my pjs and had the intention of staying in them. In the late afternoon around 4pm this sudden sense of adventure kicked in and the next thing we was all in the car ready to go - don't worry I did change out of my pyjamas! We drove to Clacton Pier which is about a 30-45 minute drive for us, I checked online and it said they was open until 10pm so we didn't have to worry about it closing when we got there. 

We went on the pier and played in the arcades, we all had a pot of 2p's and had so much fun playing on the machines and also collecting the tokens. It was lovely to watch Isla putting the coins in the machine herself and watching her face light up as loads of money come out at the bottom. Archie loved looking at all the lights and listening to the music, he was getting really excited, I cant wait for him to be a little older so he can join in as well. We decided to collect our tokens and print off the receipt so when we have a lot we can get a good prize, then we headed back outside and let Isla go on a few little rides, she has become a ride addict thanks to our yearly fair and Disneyland! 

No seaside trip is complete without a bag of chips, so of course we stopped off and got some chips to eat before walking back in the cold to the car. We had such a lovely time and it was so good to get out of the house spontaneously and have a adventure together. I'm so glad that we did go, and it was the perfect ending to our Valentine's Day. 











It is our mission to have a action packed year, so we have set a goal to have a adventure every week in 2016. We have sat down and wrote a list of 52 activities to do, places to go and explore, also simple things to do at home. Just as long as we have a activity to do once a week we will be happy, and it is also my mission to capture and document the 52 adventures we do together as a family so we can look back at all the things we did that are so easily forgotten.  




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  1. That's a lovely idea to have a list of adventures - it's so easy for the weeks to fly by otherwise. Gorgeous shot of the sea too. #myfavouritetrip

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    1. I know we definitely wanted to make the most of our time together as a family :)

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  2. I can't believe you sat down and planned for 52 weeks!! I'm a super impromptu person - the total opposite. #MyFavouriteTrip

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    1. Haha we haven't planned what we are doing for each week. Just 52 places to go or things to do and we just pick off the list each week or make a new idea up :)

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  3. I love the idea of having 52 things to do as a family a year - I do try to schedule some activities for us as well over the weekends, but because we are just so busy a lot of the time, I have tried to cool it off a bit - no more than one activity a week, otherwise weekends are for rest. I have a tendency to overschedule activities otherwise :D Hats off to you for doing 52 things, I bet it will be fun! :) #myfavouritetrip

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    1. We are enjoying it so far. Just once a week to have special family time. Its great :)

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  4. It's a really lovely idea to have a bunch of activities lined up and an adventure always on hand. I'm sure by the end of 2016 you'll have so many great memories to look back.

    You're quite right - a trip to the seaside isn't complete without some chips.

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  5. I love spontaneous trips, sometimes they're my favourite! I adore the picture of you and Isla at the machines, such a special moment captured xx

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    1. Yep mine too, its nice to just surprise yourself now and again :) Thanks, I didn't even know Perry was hiding behind the empty pots snapping away xx

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  6. Ah, what a fantastic spontaneous trip, sometimes they are the best aren't they! I had a smile on my face reading this and can really imagine your little girl's excitement at the 2p machine! We've been on the pier loads of times but my little boy hasn't had a go on the money machines yet as he hasn't shown much interest but I will show him how they work next time we go. And chips are always needed! What a lovely day and great idea about having an adventure every week. Looking forward to reading more about your trips. Thanks so much for linking up #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x

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