We’re Off To The Beach With New Covent Garden Soup

Arisaig beach

Well, actually we’re just back from the beach, but we had an amazing weekend on the west coast of Scotland, with stunning views of Skye, Rum and Eigg.  The beach is one of our boys favourite places to visit and we have made so many fantastic memories at different beaches in Scotland and abroad.

Off to the seaside

New Covent Garden Soup commissioned a study to find out what were adult’s fondest childhood memories.  Top of the list were, unsurprisingly, family holidays.  Considering family holidays are often at a beach then it will come as no surprise that collecting shells on the beach, paddling in the sea, ice creams and exploring rock pools are all in the top 35 childhood memories.

kite flying

kite flying

We were sent a lovely package to help us create great memories with the kids at the beach, including a great kite, which my husband showed me how to fly.  We never really had proper kites as kids (at least I have no memory of them!) and instead tied plastic bags to string and ran around with them in the wind, so I loved being able to fly my very own the kids new kite!  I’ll still cherish my plastic bag flying days, however, they did not get as high up in the sky as a real kite does!

New Covent Garden Soup

Although a lot of the UK have had such sunny days, it was a little windy on the west coast, so we were pleased to have a delicious New Covent Garden Soup to warm us up in the chilly wind.  The wind was also the reason we didn’t blow up the ball, there would have been tears if it got lost out in the sea!

Off to the seaside

Neither of the boys had used a frisbee, so it was great to show them what it was all about and even though they didn’t ‘quite’ get the hang of it there was a lot of fun playing with it on the sand.  I particularly liked that Mr A would say ‘Crispy duck’ rather than ‘the frisbee’s stuck’!

digging in sand

rock pooling

Of course they were more than happy to spend time digging in the sand and running around bare feet, making lots of amazing beach memories as a family.  I really hope that their favourite memories from childhood will include time spent playing on the beach and exploring together.

Arisaig beach

What are your favourite beach memories?

J x

* I was sent the above items for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are my own.


  1. August 2, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Oh I love New Covent Garden! Really weirdly, New Covent Garden is one of my best memories of my first job. Hot soup on a cold day – perfect! We love a day at the beach and don’t get there often enough.

  2. August 3, 2016 / 8:25 am

    I can remember building a sand car! It was at camber sands in Sussex and I was probably 7, my Dad helped us build a “car” in the sand and we all sat in it. I love flying kites – we need some new ones soon. Sarah #WhatevertheWeather

  3. August 3, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    we have a few new kites that my daughter received for her birthday, but haven’t gotten around to flying them yet. I’m sure she’ll be amazed. Looks like a great time #whatevertheweather

  4. August 3, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I always used to try and make sand sculptures, usually mermaids! The beach is THE place for making memories and it looks like your little ones have tons. Love the photo of the sand going in to the bucket, great shot!

  5. August 3, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Aww what a lovely little package to help on your beach day. We live a good trip to the beach and having been a good few times while on holiday we are going to try and make the hour trip from home to our nearest beach more often as the kids absolutely adore it! Xx

  6. August 4, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    What a lovely soup package! You’ve reminded me that the kids have put on their camping demand list a kite! When I was a little I remember me and my sister crying over a kite we had seen that we desperately had to have. After lots of tears we got it in the end, great fun!

  7. August 5, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    That package looks great. Love the kite. We arent really a beach family. Last time we went was when we where in Majorca but after 30 mins the boys were bored and wanted to go elsewhere. #whatevertheweather

    • August 6, 2016 / 4:00 pm

      Yeah, I was never a beach person either! But the kids love exploring the rock pools and climbing the rocks, making mazes in the sand, throwing stones in the sea and digging sand to move elsewhere in their wheel barrows. They never sit still and aren’t particularly interested in building sandcastles, which their dad and I like to do when we want to rest! x

  8. August 6, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. My father was very good at making sand cars for us to pretend to drive about in. #Whatevertheweather

  9. August 7, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    What great fun! Glad you finally got to fly a proper kite-I used to love that when I was a kid. #whatevertheweather

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