What do children learn from going on holiday? That’s the question BritMums pose in their #Wales4Kids exciting linky challenge for bloggers with the chance to win an luxury holiday.
My children have visited most areas of England. We have also had stays in Scotland and Wales. I love how both give you that sense of going to another country without the language barriers and financial outlay sometimes linked to holidays overseas.
We have holidays in both North and South Wales. I love the Gower Peninsula and those amazing beaches. Both Cardiff and Swansea are two of our favourite cities. Castles, dinosaur parks, mountains and more – what’s not to love.
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Ireland is next on our list so that my children can find out about their roots.
One of the things I remember learning from my Dad is how to read maps and navigate a journey. I try to share this with mine although the younger two are more keen on doing impressions of the satnav – a sign of the times if ever there was one!
I love the simple pleasures that the children have on holiday such as sand-castle building. My daughter in particular loves this activity. The boys prefer skimming stones into the sea.
I like to encourage them to try new foods too particularly if they are associated with the area we are visiting.
Holidays are the best for making memories which is what I believe life is all about.
So my husband remembers fondly walking the Malvern Hills with my now teenager when he was tiny.
I remember how having visited steam railways, my son had the best grasp of all things trains from a very early age and hated people calling them “choo-choos”
A quick brainstorm with the family about experiences on holiday resulted in these memories.
* Learning to swim in Malta
* Trying new foods in Spain and France
* Climbing mountains (small ones!)
* Painting a plate at a pottery cafe
* Riding a steam train through North Yorkshire with Uncle M.
* Riding my first rollercoaster
* Stroking a stingray
* Being bitten by a donkey and pecked by an ostrich
* Learning to join in with other adults and children
* Playing crazy golf
Well what are you waiting for? I am not eligible to win as I am part of the BritMums team but you might and you have got to be in it to win it.