As we say goodbye to October we are definitely getting into winter territory. The summer clothes have been packed away and you realise the kids have no warm clothes that fit them anymore. Having to put the heating on is becoming a regular occurrence and of course we say goodbye to British Summer time. This is what we got up to in October.
Holiday to Dubai
Having a holiday in October isn’t something we normally do. This year we were lucky enough to have a trip to Dubai. It was an amazing holiday where lots of great memories were made. We stayed at The Address Marina Hotel which had lovely views over the marina. It was a busy 5 days as we had a lot that we wanted to see and do.
We experienced a Friday Brunch which is a popular activity in Dubai. Enjoying huge amounts of delicious foods while listening to a live band. The children also had a great time making friends in the kids area. We definitely left a few pounds heavier that day!
At the other end of the scale we enjoyed a day in Old Dubai visiting the Souks and eating in more traditional restaurants. We learnt about the history of Dubai at the Dubai Museum and had a ride across the creek in a traditional Abra boat.
There is just so much to see and do in Dubai and a lot of it is on a grand scale including the worlds tallest building and the worlds largest shopping mall. Posts about our trip will be uploaded shortly.
Spooky Halloween days out
We had some fun days out over the October half term and because of Halloween they often had a spooky theme. We visited Wat Tyler Country Park and joined in their Halloween activities, some of which ended up being a bit too scary for my two! Zach and Amelia also enjoy the play area here and visiting the RSPB discovery centre. They each got to make and bring home a bird feeder.
We had a great day out at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park during their Wizards and Witches week. The kids enjoyed joining in with all the spooky Halloween activities and they got to pick and take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. To read what we got up to check out my post Our Spooky day out at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park.
The kids final day of the half term was spent at The Fun Factory Rochford for some Ice skating, climbing and playing with friends. Zach is a big fan of the CBBC show Ice Stars so was keen to try out skating, however I think he was more like Bambi on Ice 🙂 Kids had lots of fun though.
We now have a roof on our side extension and the new bathroom and Zach’s new bedroom are taking shape. We have been choosing bathroom suites and tiles this week. So many decisions to make and so many options to choose from. Excited to see our new windows being fitted next week (funny what excites you when you get older 🙂 )
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