There's been a bit of a delay in writing a post but we've just returned from a long weekend relaxing in the middle of Woburn Forest. It wasn't our first visit to a Centre Parcs resort but it had been a while since we last went - about 17 years I think! It has also been a while since we had a family holiday, last time we had two teenagers with us, now those teenagers are both married. It was absolutely wonderful to spend four days with them and their 'other halves' not to mention our grandson and the dog.
I think it's a good sign that we all came home exhausted - there were lots of walks
Some of us got messy in the craft den
There was swimming for some, relaxing rides in a rubber ring going round the lazy river for others, and the braver ones amongst us went down the wild water rapids - best done at night apparently when the ride takes you out of the pool area into the cold open air and then bursting back inside again. I offered to babysit while they did that one!
There was crazy golf
More long walks with twinkly lights decorating the trees that lined the path back to the lodge
Football games to be watched on the big screen while playing pool in the Sports Bar (happy men in the party - my husband and son are Tottenham Hotspur supporters and my son in law supports Liverpool and both teams won over the weekend) and ten pin bowling to be played.
All in all a fabulously successful weekend, but we're going to need a few days to get over it!