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   Sep 03

My Summer Holiday

These are the details of my school summer holiday. This is what I saw, what I did and places that I went to. I had great fun doing all of these things :-)

Lake District

When we got there we unpacked and chose our beds in the Crown Hotel in Coniston. The first day, after breakfast Daddy got ready for his race called the Lakeland 100. We played in a park where one of the benches had some of the wooden seat missing. There were bigger and smaller children playgrounds, with slides, monkey bars, swings and a lot of climbing frames.

We went on a boat trip on Lake Windermere from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere. When we were at Bowness there were pigeons, ducks, swans, canada geese and some crows which we fed with some bread.


At the start of the holiday, we had an intensive swimming session booked with Zelda, which was in addition to our normal weekly sessions, which had finished the week before.  These sessions were to give us a boost so we did not forget what we had been learning throughout the summer.

  • Underwater
  • Dolphin and Eel
  • Front Crawl
  • Back Stroke

Canal Trips

We all went down to the canal along from our house a couple of mornings, where we had great fun fishing and trying to catch crayfish and other fish in the water.

We played a game at the ‘little castle’ where there was a waterfall which we tried to make bigger which we quite successful.

  • Crayfish, fish, Pigeons, Ducks
  • Fishing Games
  • Ice Cream
  • Little Castle


We went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D at the cinema in  Guildford.

I thought is was very well made and very funny, especially Buzz Lightyear with his funny Spanish dancing 😆 My favourite characters were the LGMs (Little Green Men!)

Clandon Park

Mummy, Morgan, Luke, Savannah and I went to Clandon Park, a National Trust place, where there was a big old mansion with massive gardens.

  • Picnic
  • Maze
  • Mansion – Stuffed Animals, Bear Skin, Real Food
  • Games – Cricket, Noughts and Crosses


  • Hovercraft
  • Shells and stones
  • Seagulls
  • Dinosaur on Southsea common


  • To aquarium in Portsmouth
  • Clay models – Snowman, Doughnut with sprinkles, green caterpillar, Morgan made ‘Poison Ivy’ from Batman and a car
  • Painted wooden, press-button, giraffes
  • Stain glass windows – I did a dog, Savannah did a cat, Morgan did a car and Luke did a fish.


  • Saw Nan and Grandad and Helen and Bob
  • Sheriee photos
  • Beach – Found a starfish in the seaweed, saw a very big crab that scuttled off into it’s hole, caught some little fish and shrimps, sea anemones and crabs. Saw a girl with a massive shrimp! and someone else had a sea urchin.
  • Played Doctor Who top trumps
  • Brought a present – a giant insect book! Morgan got a Terminator mask and glove. Luke and Savannah got Hobby Horses.

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