Family Weekend in the Sun

Heathlands Beach, Kessingland

Heathlands

The best weather we've had this year meant a no-brainer coast run in Stan to Heathlands Beach in Kessingland.

We pitched up lunchtime Saturday and absolutely revelled in the beautiful sunshine. The pitches are great here with plenty of room to spread out. 

Facilities are great, again, with the big bonuses, besides the close beach, are the three pools and flume - which Leo loved.

Pool fun followed lunch with a cheeky beer in the Bar (and a couple of icecreams for Lau and Leo) before returning to our pitch.

After Leo had gone to sleep, Lau and I enjoyed a BBQ (as we took the Weber Smokey Joe) and a few glasses of wine. A bit of hot smoked salmon mouse, olive oil, balsamic and fresh bread whilst we waited for the BBQ to provide our supper before retiring for the night for a cosy nights sleep - with a few knudges from Leo now and again of course :0)

Morning saw a walk down to the beach through the cornfields and then another dip in the pool - and many journeys down the flume for daddy and Leo! 

Verdict. Great campsite on the Suffolk Coast with good pitches and facilities. Good for the family, couples, groups alike and very welcoming. Would definately go again. 

Just the two of us

Just the two of us... well three with Ollie

vw camper hire aldeburgh

Well we headed up to Aldeburgh as the wetaher had turned nice again. This time we left Leo with the Grandparents for the night.

Great campsite in Church farm caravan park. Nice facilities, heated bathroom floors!! Easy walk into town as we were right on the beach (a skip across the road) and a stroll into town along the beach.

Fish and chips were unbelievable (best I've found outside of Sea Houses in the North East - although that was thirty years ago!!). 

Good Southwold Ale in the pub and after the sun went down a very enjoyable DVD - Clint Eastwood's latest 'Trouble with the Curve'.

Woke up to a lovely Bacon sandwhich and a read of the paper (something we haven't done for a while with the little nipper running about).

Made a lovely cappucino in the Bialetti, with a few chunks of toblerone, looking over the beach, before picking up some gorgeous smoked prawns from one of the beach smokehouses to enjoy with fresh bread and freshly made cajun mayo went we returned home.

All in all great night away.

Family Pallister

Great Trip to Norfolk in Ollie

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"Thanks Ollie for a great weekend in Wells. We all fell in love with you and would love you to come and stay again soon."

Bernadette Pallister

Ollie went up to Wells in Norfolk for a weekend and had a ball. Weather was perfect and the family certainly liked what Ollie had to offer.

Big thumbs up for the area and well worth a visit. Alex, Laura and Leo are heading up themselves in August too so we'l have to report back.

 

Clippersby Hall Camping

First Joint Dub Venture for Stan and Ollie

Clippersby Hall VW Camping

Fantastic Weekend away in newly renovated Stan and Ollie and what a great time had by all.

The campsite itself is ace, with great faciities for families and plenty of space. There's a good pub, with good food and ales. A great play area with swings, climbing frames, rope slides, poles, etc. Loads of green and wooded areas. Good walks, bike hire, cafe with nice fresh bread and pasteries. Swimming pool - although we didn't try that as it was pretty cold this Easter!

Arrived in the night and put up the awning in the dark and a blizzzard. First time putting it up, so if it's possible for us then a breeze for others with instructions and after watching the 'how to' video :0)

Van's proved lovely and warm with their heaters and even managed to catch Lineker, Shearer and Co. for a late night Match of the day on the Freeview - Great reception.

Enjoyed a BBQ on the Weber and knocked up a lovely Risotto on the hob. Who needs home comforts when you have dub comforts :0)

Bring on the next trip.. Thanks to Ross, Charlotte and family for making it a lovely Easter trip with a difference...

I posted 5 photos on Facebook in the album "Ollie in Norfolk" http://t.co/wWpeFavdeW(posted today)

Some great pictures back from a recent Vdub Adventure in Ollie to Norfolk. Thanks guys... Glad you loved the trip. http://t.co/S4i8FZ5SV8(posted today)

Thanks for the follow @tgsteardrops :)(posted yesterday)

All carparks should have these ;) http://t.co/Me31oOQ7FE(posted yesterday)

Stan & Ollie have all the beauty & quirks of their older 70’s counterparts; with the addition of the more reliable water-cooled engine!(posted yesterday)

'Highly recommend to everyone that they take Ollie away for the weekend!'. Part of a lovely reccomendation we've recieved on our Facebook :)(posted yesterday)

Monday morning. Waiting at the gates.... Wishing I'm back in Aldeburgh with Lau and Ollie!! http://t.co/2BpcauBhSG(posted yesterday)

Snuggling up to watch a DVD... http://t.co/SArE3ieJfl(posted 2 days ago)

Aldeburgh prior to freshly made cappuccino partnered with toblerone :0) http://t.co/EhdDZrfbto(posted 2 days ago)

Thank you so much for that #ff @sarahe_photos Have a fantastic weekend.(posted 4 days ago)

RT @sarahe_photos: #ff @VdubVentures because I just love VW Campers!! You can hire these for weddings, breaks and holidays!(posted 4 days ago)

In 2006 it was voted ‘the best place to live in the country'. Ollie's been on a historical trip; but where to? http://t.co/4w5nSPnrEO(posted 4 days ago)

Thanks @simonshieldcars @johnbiggar @JA_Autos @NewmarketCars @Thewarrantyco @madebylisaxx @MotorMonstercom @InXpressBas have a fab weekend(posted 4 days ago)

RT @simonshieldcars: #ff @johnbiggar @JA_Autos @NewmarketCars @VdubVentures @Thewarrantyco @madebylisaxx @MotorMonstercom @InXpressBas http…(posted 4 days ago)

We’re based in #Colchester (with an optional depot in #Darlington) Meet Stan & Ollie http://t.co/QbNwMMjwG4 You'll fall in love with them(posted 4 days ago)

The joy of VW campervan hire is the freedom it brings, living at your own pace, with no restrictions and unlimited miles to explore.(posted 5 days ago)

Well that's the campsite booked at Aldeburgh on Saturday. Little Leo left with Grandparents, Lau and I off for a... http://t.co/sbBm1hjRgk(posted 5 days ago)

Rain rain go away...... and we'd rather you didn't come back any other day too!(posted 5 days ago)

Hot, Hot, Hot... and someone said it would rain???? Need to get out of the office now!!!!!!! Dialling campsite,... http://t.co/bjUqVNawQj(posted 6 days ago)

thanks for the headsup @ryanjennings1(posted 6 days ago)

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