Sailing away with Center Parcs - Tots100 August Blogger Challenge

I have had such a lot of fun being a Center Parcs Family Blogger over the past year. We had an amazing holiday at Whinfell Forest and we have really enjoyed taking part in all of the monthly challenges. The boy has been asking over the past week if we can go back to the amazing swimming pool with slides! Once I hopefully graduate next year, I can get a proper job and with any luck we can afford to go, perhaps with four generations again!

Paper boats ready to sail

It seems quite fitting that this month's challenge is about making boats and setting sail. We are saying goodbye to an amazing year and letting it drift away. I have to admit that our boats might look a bit lame, possibly because they are, but they sail well, and yesterday's newspaper doesn't have much use! I made us a boat each, making sure the seams were straight and crisp, and lined them up ready for their journey. Then we walked to the canal near my mum's house and the boy found an excellent spot to launch our boats from.

Launching into the canalHanding over the boat

They all sailed well, although the boy's had a slightly bumpy start and was nearly waterlogged. However, it recovered with a little TLC and they all sailed down the canal in a gentle breeze. I love how there is absolutely no disturbance to the water and the reflections were amazing!

Watching the paper boats sail awayPaper boats on the canal

The lake at Center Parcs Whinfell is huge and you can have great fun in a boat there. On our visit, we hired a pedalo and pedalled our way around the lake. The children thought it was fantastic fun and really enjoyed being in the same space as the ducks! You can read our reviews of Center Parcs here and here.

Pedalo on the lake at Center Parcs Whinfell

For a chance to become the newest Tots100 Center Parcs Family Blogger and win a family break to a Center Parcs village of your choice, simply share your family’s sailing adventure on your blog! You can share a few snaps of your boat as it sets sail, or even tell us more about how you designed and made the boat.

All you need to do is tweet Tots100 a link to your blog post, letting them know that it’s your entry into this month’s challenge by including the @Tots100 and @CenterParcsUK handles and the hashtag #CPFamilyBreaks. The challenge closes on August 30th. For further details, click here.