The first time Angelo went to the seaside, he was about 8 months old. We went to Seaford, East Sussex. It was a scorching day. He was well lathered in sunscreen and his cherub curls were under a sun-hat. He looked like he was about to play cricket. The only thing he was missing was his cricket whites. Last Sunday, we went to Brighton Beach. It was Valentina’s first time to the seaside and the first time Angelo played by the seashore. We luv the beach life. Our family trip to Brighton Beach was a success.

 

Caribbean Beaches

One thing I miss about Trinidad & Tobago is the warm beaches. The last time I popped myself into the British sea, I SWEAR my heart stopped for a second. It was like being submerged into a bucket of ice and this was during the SUMMER! I love being close to water. I’m an island girl at heart, yet still,  I didn’t naturally take to water as well as Angelo did. I remember being around 6 years old and terrified of the sea. I’d run away whenever the water rushed up to my feet.
Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach

Angelo, the brave little tiger that he is was fearless. I escorted him to the shore and he picked up pebbles to through into water. While I was moaning and screaming about the cold water on my feet; he was undeterred from throwing the pebbles.

 

He didn’t seem to notice the cold! BRRrrr…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby On Brighton Beach

 

Valentina shared her time between her daddy and I further up the shore. She was having her own sensory experience touching pebbles and sea shells. True to form she was more interested in popping them into her mouth than feeling them, though.
Sensory Play
If she could she would’ve crawled away from me to explore but I kept her in grips to avoid any choking incidents. She also seemed to enjoy looking at the sea gulls flying overhead, there again my children surpassed me with courage.

The Birds

 

 

 

 

Since seeing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, I get a bit anxious when they get too close for my comfort. All in all our trip to the beach was a good late afternoon treat for the kids.

They both slept much better that night, must been the fresh air and excitement of the new location.

 

Its true what they say, ‘the best things in life are free’.

 

 

Other Attractions on Brighton Beach

I should mention, there are other attractions in Brighton. You could easily spend a day in Brighton, with or without kids. There’s the seafront attractions like  Brighton Pier which has a video arcade and amusement rides, as well as seafront eateries and ice cream parlours. Alternatively you can visit The Lanes. The Lanes is well known for it’s independent shops and boutiques.

Away from the maddening crowds there’s Stanmer Park and Woods which is on my list of places to visit with the kids. It’s another way to give them sensory play experience

 

 

Getting To Brighton Beach

 

We drove to Brighton. If you are commuter the Thameslink from London Bridge Station goes to Brighton. The Southern Railway from London Victoria goes to Preston Park.

For more information on the different routes visit the Brighton website

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
(Updated 18th June 2020)
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