Friday 2 December 2016

My Staycation: Jaybelle Lodge, Little Hampton & More

This post is very much overdue. I was away during Halloween and I can imagine by the time you're reading this it's early December or nearing the end of November at the very least. If you read my October posts you'll of seen the fabulous lodge me and my family stayed in and if you missed it or are new to A British Sparkle you can check that out here. We stayed in Little Hampton on the Jaybelle lodge site, which is a little out of the way and I feel a car is necessary for journeys in and out of the area if you aren't from around those parts.

We spent a few of the days of our week long trip taking in beautiful Brighton. Brighton is one of my favourite places in the UK to visit. There's so much to do and lots going on. It was a year to the day that I'd visited Brighton the first time and I enjoyed taking it all in again. The weather was most certainly on our side on the first day we visited Brighton and it honestly felt like we were enjoying Summer all over again.

We spent one of the days visiting the Weald and Downland open air museum. Weald and Downland gives you the experience of going back in time and really seeing how people use to live. There was so much to learn and see and wander around. Seeing how life was from then up until now was a real eye opener and certainly made me feel lucky to be blessed with the technology we have today.

We visited one of Britains many National Trust parks, this one being the famous Petworth house and park. I'm not going to lie, I was slightly disappointed with the house itself. Don't get me wrong, it was one beautiful house, but the lack of what we got to see is what disappointed me and I felt it was quite expensive to get in for what we got to see, especially when you add parking costs and eating at the restaurant onsite. The grounds were breathtakingly beautiful and so big that we didn't get to explore is all, but we did see the huge flock of deers that live within the grounds.

Globalls situated in Brighton Marina was somewhat of a fun experience - one that the kids and adults for sure loved equally. It was only £5 each and personally, I thought it wasn't bad at all.

We ate out quite a bit and enjoyed the local pub, The Oystercatcher. 

So this is a glimpse of some of our staycation. I highly recommend staying at the Jaybelle lodges and I hope this post gives you the inspitation to visit LittleHampton or one of the places I visited along the way.

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