We love a surprise or two in our house (the good kind I might add!) It’s usually something a bit different and is generally around doing something together as a family. Could be playing indoor tennis or going to watch a movie.
This time, we told the boys that we were going away as a surprise. I kind of felt for them as their first question was whether it was to visit family in South Africa. I felt a pang of sadness as I explained that no, it was somewhere in England.
We also told them a week before we were going and try as they might they didn’t have a clue. The youngest even whispered that I could tell him and he wouldn’t tell his older brother, to which I whispered back that I still couldn’t tell!
On Friday morning, we gave them a clue that they were going somewhere that had to do with swimming. Well, we almost needed scuba gear to get there as the rain and the wind on the road was horrendous at times.
By the time we arrived, it had taken an hour longer that planned but the boys were over the moon when we showed them that we were going to Splash Landings at Alton Towers for the weekend. They have been dying to go on water slides and bless them, they could hardly contain themselves.
They went on every slide possible – even the ones outside in the freezing cold. It was super busy mind, but they still had a whale of a time.
To add to our excitement, we were evacuated at just before 6am on Saturday morning due to the fire alarm going off. The boys were great and whilst scared, complied with all instructions and waited very patiently for the next 2 hours whilst the hotel checked out the problem.
We had such a lovely time and the great thing is that the boys favourite part was the lazy river. Don’t get them wrong – they loved the big blaster slides but kept on going back to the lazy river. We had loads of happy memory making times this weekend.