Eastbourne for Easter

Monday, April 04, 2016

A couple of months ago we decided to book a little trip away to Eastbourne for Easter weekend. We hadn't been on a holiday since before we found out we were expecting Zach, so it was a long time coming and most definitely a well needed break. We found ourselves a bargain of a room in the Premier Inn by the pier, packed up our bags and headed out on a family adventure.

We stopped half way at Royal Tunbridge Wells for lunch and a little walk around. It was beautiful, and somewhere we want to go to again to explore further. The architecture was stunning, especially at the Pantiles, and the lunch we had at Cau was pretty top notch too. After a quick stop in Space NK and an emergency nappy change we got back in the car and headed down to the coast.

After checking into our room and dropping off the bags we headed straight out to the beach. We knew the weather was likely to be rubbish over the weekend (thanks storm Katie!) so wanted to get as much time in by the sea as possible. The tide was out, the beach was almost empty and the sun was just starting to set. It was perfect.

On Saturday we decided to spend the day in Brighton. We had a great day, but it probably wasn't the best time to visit - it was super busy and crazy windy. Nevertheless, we took a stroll along the beach, got soaked by the choppy waves, bought a tacky fridge magnet and played on the 2p machines. We also went to the Royal Pavilion which is definitely worth a visit if you haven't been inside!

We ended the day with Fish and Chips for dinner at Harry Ramsden's, which is a total must when you are by the sea! It was divine, especially teamed with a glass of Pimm's, and I have now become obsessed with having Fish and Chips at every possible opportunity. Especially with mushy peas and chip shop curry sauce, my two new loves! The day ended perfectly with an Easter hunt around our hotel room thanks to the Premier Inn staff who left two little surprises for our lucky boy!

Easter Sunday began with a pretty lazy morning in bed watching Cbeebies and eating chocolate as thankfully the Easter Bunny managed to visit us in Eastbourne! We then headed to the cliffs, and walked along the edge at Beachy Head which was terrifying as it was so windy, but also absolutely stunning. The rain clouds started rolling in so we headed to the cliff-top pub for our Easter Sunday Roast before heading back to Eastbourne for a walk around the town.

On Monday we checked out of the hotel after a disaster breakfast and visited one of Jono's family friends in a nearby town before heading home via Hastings. Due to the wind there were disruptions on our route back meaning we took a detour which included a trip on a ferry across the Thames - we don't do things by halves! We had the best holiday, and I was so sad to return home back to our normal lives. I'm already planning our next trip away because there's nothing better than exploring somewhere new with my two favourite boys.



  1. Absolutely gorgeous pics! You have made me want to go away on a special family vacation now!! x x

    1. Thank you Faye - you definitely should, we had so much fun! xx

  2. Some absolutely lovely photos. I just got back from the Oregon coast recently and if I could I'd go there every day. There's just something so magical about the ocean. You and your family looked like you had a lovely time.

    Found you on Share It Sunday! Consider me a new follower.

    1. Thank you so much - I love being by the sea, so so calming! xx


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