Sand Le Mere Review

We
have just spent a lovely weekday break at Sand Le Mere in East Yorkshire. The accommodation was fantastic, we stayed
in one of the two bed roomed luxury lodges and they really were quite
something. There were spotlights in the
ceiling, a fake fire with its own remote control (fancy hey!), a built in radio
in the kitchen with speakers in the ceiling, the furniture was all modern and
everything was clean and tidy.


I
was pleased to see they included a scourer, a cleaning cloth, a couple of
dishwasher tabs (we kept forgetting we had a dishwasher as we do not have one
at home, so still did everything by hand – doh!) and a toilet roll! Very handy little extra’s, but do make sure
you arrive with some basics as depending upon the time you arrive the site shop
may be closed.

The
kitchen had plenty of cutlery, pans and everything else you could possibly need
to cook up a delightful meal (if you felt inclined!). But the restaurant had very affordable meals available so it was
tempting to eat out every night. We
were trying to stay on a budget so only sampled the restaurant fare once, we
both had chilli and it was delicious. 
One of the restaurant staff kindly offered to wrap up our boys meals as
they were so engrossed in the night time entertainment they had not eaten
them. I do like the extra mile the
staff seem willing to take. They really
are very friendly and helpful here.



I was happy sitting outside with a glass of wine…

Hubbie
was pleased that he found plenty of Wifi BT hotspots so he could go online; he
does tend to panic if he’s cut off from his online world… whereas I enjoyed a
break from blogging, with my scheduled posts doing the hard work!

My
boys enjoyed everything the site had to offer.

We
fed the ducks (at first we only had two and we were slightly disappointed but then there was a small army of ducks!)


We
enjoyed playing crazy golf (a very fair extra charge of £6 for our family of
four).


The
boys loved the wooden outdoor play area, with slides, swings and a mini
climbing section


The
indoor soft play area is fantastic too, a good size for plenty of adventures
and with an open fronted coffee shop conveniently located next to it, you can
grab a drink then watch them play.


Eldest
was excited to have his first try in a Hydro Dome (£5 charge to do this),
although bless him he spent most of his allocated time on his bottom trying to
get to grips with the giant ball!


We
investigated what the beach looked like, I think it’s handy for somewhere to
take your dogs to stretch their legs, but we did not return, it’s a bit to wild
and rocky for us, especially when we are spoilt with our own more charming
seaside at home.


You
can really see that a considerable investment has been made into the site (over
£4 million); the swimming pool particularly was brilliant. The Splash Zone was a highlight, with both
boys occupied there with the squirting water with daddy I even got to do a few
lengths myself in peace. Although the
pool does open an hour early just for adult swimmers to make the most of the
pool, without screams of laughter and random splashes in your direction!

The
boys’ most favourite part was Matt and Rob from the entertainment team, as it
was out of season the entertainment was in a condensed format, but in peak
season they have a huge variety of different activities on for children. I spoke at length to Rob about what they got
up to over the summer and am sorely tempted to come back during the summer
holidays to experience it fully!


The
boys are very proud of their medals from winning reverse bingo and the dancing
competitions (okay mummy and daddy got up and won the ones youngest are
wearing! But he is pleased as punch
regardless!).


With
so much on site it was tempting to stay there but we did venture off out, we
went to Hornsea Freeport to the outlet shopping centre and the boys really
enjoyed Neptune’s Kingdom. I am amazed
how cheap it was. We only paid £1.50
each for the boys and we did not have to pay! 
The soft play area was huge too!


We
also visited The Deep (full review to follow) in Hull, which is a very
worthwhile way to pass a few hours, with a great variety of sea life to be
amazed by in the huge aquarium.

But
most of all I was amazed by the cost of the lodges, they are very competitively
priced! You can also take advantage of money off days out in Yorkshire to save even more!

Thank
you Sand Le Mere for letting us be your guests for this review.

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