Colourful houses at Mudeford, England. Royalty-free image.
Yes! After London, we visited Boscombe.
We were lucky enough to stay on the beach for a few nights. While walking along Boscombe Pier, we saw a huge (and I mean giant!) jellyfish. We also had the TASTIEST gelato at Reefside Ices!
The family also took a little trip down to Southbourne Beach, and from here we took the Mudeford Ferry to Mudeford Quay. It was the perfect place for a family picnic – we enjoyed a packed lunch and played on the playground (children only!). We also had a nosy squirrel try to join us for lunch, but it wasn’t keen on what we had on offer and ran away haha.
The walk to (and from) Mudeford was beautiful (1.8miles - 2.9km); we stopped by the Coast Guard tower and said “hi” to the amazing volunteers, stopped at Hengistbury Head to see the beaches below, and saw the many colourful beach bungalows.
Our next stop was Godalming.
We stayed with family here, and visited our favourite local restaurant: The Merry Harriers.
This is a must-stop for us each time we visit the area.
We went to the Winkworth Arboretum and saw the trees as their leaves started to turn for fall. This walk was long and pure bliss. There were so many birds in the trees and ducks in the ponds. Toward the end, we came across a huge, wooden playground and spent some time climbing, swinging, and sliding through the Natural Play Area.
To finish our holiday, we visited friends and family in Tring, Rugby, and Stansted. We took this time to shop and relax before we travelled home.