Today was a great day, no one had any plans so my husband and I packed up the car, picked up my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, little nephew and my dog Lady for a spur of the moment trip to Leysdown.
We knew there wouldn’t be much open but I didn’t realise that there isn’t much to be open in the first place. It’s one street with some arcades, a few cafes, a pub, a fish and chip shop, a band stand, some shops, a caravan park and a beach.
It was freezing cold and windy so we stayed in the arcades as much as possible to stay warm. Lucky enough, we could take Lady in with us so that one of us didn’t have to “volunteer” to stand outside with her
There was two places open that did food, they were a little cafe in one of the arcades and the fish and chip shop at the top of the street. We couldn’t take Lady in either of them so we didn’t have anything to eat. It’s a shame as fish and chips by the sea is one of those must-do things.
There is a little beach but the tide was in when we were there so didn’t get to have a walk along it. It’s a sand beach which would have been nice.
We mainly had fun getting my nephew to go on the little kids rides in the arcade. They all ranged from 50p to £1, we got a range of emotions from happy to yawning lol. There’s plenty of the old traditional 2p machines, fruit machines, shoot-um-ups, grabbers and then a few other arcade games.
The only ATMs we found charged you to take money out, they ranged from £1.50 to £1.95 so try to remember to get cash out before getting there if you don’t want to pay a withdrawal charge.
It’s definitely a place you need to visit in the summer, it will be warmer, more people and more open. I don’t know what the people on the caravan park are up to who are there now lol. I look forward to going back in the summer to get a different view of the place
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