Yay! It's Easter Weekend and the start of the Easter Holidays. Good Friday saw good weather, good fun and a very good Easter Egg Trail down Milford Marina.
This event was organised by Milford Haven Port Authority and all free. I've mentioned this before but we are so lucky in our town that there are often fun, free events for the children in the community. I hope it's like that where you live too. We started off at one of my favourite places Milford Haven Museum. This attraction was also free to enter all day. We collected our Easter Trail sheets and off we went.
We followed the clues, answered the questions and filled in our sheet. It took us on a lovely walk along the retail side of the marina. First we walked along Nelson Quay.
As promised, Good Friday was a warm, sunny day- unlike the rest of the Easter Weekend. The fine weather meant a good turn out and it was lovely to see so many people- I had a good catch up with quite a few friends.
There are so many lovely shops down Milford Marina. I think that after Danny's op, it would be good to plan a meet up with Mum and Jo down there on a Friday (Mum's day off) for food and shopping.
We had to make our way to the Milford Marina Office to find out which anniversary they are celebrating this year. Of course we already knew the answer, 25 years. before the "Tall Ships" in 1991, it was still known as "The Docks". I know my Grampy worked on "the docks" but it's incredible to think that previous generations of both mine and Dave's family did too. Now, in his way, Dave works here too, so it's come full circle. You can watch a short film, about my family's fishing and Docks heritage, called "Fish for Brains" here.
I love seeing all the boats in the yard. Personally, I love converted life boats and their retro utilitarian feel.
We strolled past Latitude and counted their bunnies in baskets. I spied that they sell copies of "The Fisherman" print that I love so I will be back to buy this.
A new Traditional Fish and Chip shop is opening soon. Izzy spotted this in the local paper and has asked Dave to take her here when it opens. Hopefully the potatoes will have their own fryer so I can eat here too.
We then walked past The Harbourmaster Pub and Restaurant.
We headed towards Mackerel Quay for the next clue, enjoying the sights of the docks as we walked.
Over at the Mackerel Quay we found our clue at "Spot On" and walked past WWAS. I've had a look at their website now- the seaside safari and scuba diving sounds great.
The next clue was at Francesca's Pet Salon, we then enjoyed the view from the end of the view and turned back again to count the plant pots for our next question.
As mentioned in previous posts, the boat pictured, the MFV 74 was restored by our friend, Andrew McCloud (with help from Dave and Johnny) Pre restoration it looked like this:
Here the girls note the number of large blue planters.
At the end of the trail, we filled in our details then handed in our form.
In exchange the kids were gifted a free Easter Egg. As well as these eggs, Chocolate Eggs were also donated by the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company.
The kids then posed in the seaside cut outs.
Next they joined in with the free pavement painting- this is always a lovely idea.
There was an Easter theme so the kids painted drawings like eggs, bunnies and flowers.
Free face painting was provided by Happy Days Childcare. Izzy was so relaxed- she nearly fell asleep while beng painted as a butterfly.
Then Caitlyn was painted as Spiderman. All of the events mentioned so far were free for all the kids. The kid had a lovely Good Friday thanks to Milford Marina.
After this fun morning and afternoon, we then headed to the fair on Milford Marina. Rides were £1.50 each.
The kids had lots of fun and it was a great start to the Easter weekend.
Today we went to Carmarthen for a film and a meal (we're beginning to celebrate Danny's birthday early so he gets lots of extra celebrations due to being in hospital on his actual birthday this year.
Tomorrow sees our traditional Easter egg hunt and seeing lots of family and friends- such a shame that the weather isn't meant to be nice but I'm sure we'll have a lovely day anyway.
Happy Easter all! xxx