Hello Yellow Calais

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Whilst it seems all of my friends have recently been jet setting off to far flung places – Cuba, Egypt, Rome… we decided to keep it real and go for a more low key (affordable/minimal stress with toddler) mini break – camping in Calais, oh yeah!

And it was sunny! It was the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway with a toddler who hates being in the car for too long – nearby but also far enough to feel we had a proper get away, with the added excitement of getting a ferry!

 Plus it was France, and France means food! We had to squeeze in all the yummy french food whilst there…

We stayed on a great campsite in Licques (called Pommiers des Trois Pays) complete with a warm outdoor swimming pool and a brilliant baby bath!  Situated in the middle of the national park, we went on a lovely bike ride (although uphill with an Elsie on the back was not so lovely) and explored the nearby villages and towns.  St Omer was the nearest big town with an impressive cathedral and some cute shops…

Loved the stained glass windows

 Our final day was spent touring the coast, stopping at Boulogne-Sur-Mer to visit the brilliant aquarium – complete with giant tortoises and penguins!

And then it was back on board the ‘big big boat’ (phew just made it!) to take us back to a very wet and rainy England, but feeling very refreshed indeed.

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