For most of you the children will be back at school after a long Easter break. With spring being a complete myth this year, I am guessing you have tried every craft activity and soft play centre in a 10 mile radius to keep them entertained. (read as to stop them killing each other). Those little darlings of ours with a 12 minute concentration span.
With this in mind I have been thinking about the next half term break and I wanted to share that I have booked for us to go to DisneyLand Paris for a weekend in June. My excitement levels are similar to that time I blagged my friends and I into the VIP area on a night out, only to realise it was just us and the entire male cast of Hollyoaks. Do not roll your eyes at me. Tony was there.
Guys I am excited and this is why.
If you do not go to Disney Land, don a pair of Minnie Mouse ears and stand in front of the castle then no, there is no real proof you even went. This iconic picture aside, there are so many beautiful areas in Disneyland for so many amazing photo opportunities. The instagrammer in me cannot wait. Also it’s in Paris and I have never been.
You can dress up as characters without feeling kinky
I am guessing there is a limit. I wouldn’t want to be confused for a member of staff after all. Too much responsibility. It is guaranteed however that I will be keeping ears on for the entire visit. Si has yet to confirm or deny if he will partake in ear wearing during our trip.
There are themed restaurants
The idea of going out for food without having to pack 347575 different activities to keep the children entertained long enough for me to eat a main course is so exciting to me.
Relive your childhood
I was obsessed with Robin Hood when I was a child. I would make all the boys pretend to be him in the playground and I suspect it is the grounds for all my relationship expectations. To be surrounded by characters that I have either loved or been in love with for a weekend is going to be an emotional rollercoaster that quite frankly I am ready for.
The children will love it
Lastly I suspect the boys are going to have the absolute best time. I haven’t told the yet because June feels like too far away to listen to them chirp with excitement daily. I will admit that I feel a little guilty at the moment. With selling our house I feel like I am always dragging them out and limiting the mess they make. They have earned this little break and I feel very fortunate that I am able to take them.
One huge tip I received from friends was to book your tickets before you go. Tickets on the door are around £80 whereas if you use Attraction Ticket Direct they are around £55 depending on which day you are going.
I would love to hear any tips and must see’s from anyone who has always been!
You didn’t ask but here it is… Hollyoaks proof.