A Beach adventure in Spring


Beach fun

 Last week we had our first proper beach day of the year and even though we have taken Baby G to the beach before this was the first time he has really taken it all in, dipping his toes in the ocean and making sand castles with his big brother. With Mr A being at home it means we are lucky enough to enjoy weekdays at the seaside and miss the weekend crowds.

We decided to head to Barry Island, even though we are not huge fans of the pavilion with all it's fish and chip shops and out-dated arcade stores the actual beach is beautiful and with some recent regeneration happing in the area it's only going to get better.

Barry Island

Beach time

Beach sand

We have really been trying to slow things down and take in the little simple moments of late and the beach is the perfect spot for connecting with nature and using your imagination. Both of the kids spent hours on the beach with just a bucket, spade and a yellow foam board while enjoying the picnic I packed for them. We also did a little bit of beach combing, picked up some shells, made a little stream and searched for seaweed, driftwood and any beasties we could find, although I have to say Baby G's favourite thing was following the seagulls up and down the beach.

I just hope that we see the return of the sunshine soon. The weather forecast for the next week doesn't look to good and Spring has been a little stop start and we are all so desperate for some good weather this year, fingers crossed for a hot, warm and sunny summer. 

barry Island

Monkey and Mouse


  1. I spent the last day of my 20's on Barry beach - 2 years ago TODAY!. Such a wonderful places with such treasured memories for me! #WhateverTheWeather

  2. I do hope those good weather days return too, just not enough of them so far this year and we have hardly been to the beach as a result, well that and my older boys being into exams now. Looks like a lovely afternoon you spent appreciating life at a family pace. Treasure these times. Thank you for joining me for #CountryKids.

  3. Awwww how cute, the first picture looks like a mini member of baywatch lol Having sun and being able to play at the beach is my favourite things ever and I just love seeing little ones play #whatevertheweather

  4. I love slowing down and keeping things simple. You really can't beat a lovely calm day at the beach and little ones love it don't they!! There is so much to do, especially if you use your imaginations. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

  5. Ahh we love Barry - we went last Aug bank holiday and the kids loved it. It is a lovely beach! Looks like you had such a lovely time.

    Laura @Dancing dandelions #whatevertheweather

  6. It looks like the perfect beach for family time and slowing down a little to savour the moment. I've never been to Barry Island, but the beach looks gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x


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