It’s always such a release to jump in a car and be off for a long weekend, but this time we hired a motorhome to take our two kids away for a few days on the gorgeous South Coast of England.
We booked a spacious Midsize Motorhome for our trip which was a great idea as there was plenty of room to sleep four of us (two adults and two small monkeys disguised as children) and we were able to keep everything safe and dry while we explored the countryside and beaches. The drive down to Dorset was easy. We stopped off at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood, to let off some steam and enjoyed the Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment situated on a gorgeous mile walk.
South Lytchett Manor is situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside and is a favourite with campers from all over the country. We got ourselves settled and headed to the local pub for dinner and a few board games. When we got back, we tucked up in the bunks for a good sleep. It already felt like a home from home. The next day we woke early and decided to meet our neighbors. The kids were soon off with their new friends to the adventure playground and we were able to relax with the papers.
We then set out east and stopped by Mudeford Sandbanks for the day. It’s a short boat trip from the mainland, Christchurch, and we left the van in the car park near the quay. There is a fantastic place to eat, The Beach Café, on the sandbank, full of fresh fish and great ice cream. Muddeford comprises of a string of beach huts with some great characters and friendly faces.
At the end of a lovely day, we headed east to our second campsite, Nunnington Farm in Sussex, and arrived just before dark. The owners were very welcoming and helped us to set up, we cooked in the van before settling down for a well-deserved sleep. This site is a great place for kids with an adventure playground and petting farm. We let them run free and we actually got to read a book and drink coffee…. it’s the simple things!
We had a lazy morning, cooking breakfast in our motorhome while the kids played outside. After lunch we headed to the beautiful sandy beaches. We discovered a one mile stretch of sand dunes where the kids tried their hand at a bit of crabbing. On the way back, we stopped at a great pub for some fish and chips before returning to our comfy home from home. On the final day, I woke up with that sad feeling that we were heading back, but with everything so easily packed away we were able to enjoy the morning with our new four-legged friends in the petting farm before heading north.
We can’t wait for our next adventure!
Emma and her family hired a Midsize Motorhome from Rockin Vans.