Holiday in Bridlington for families thanks to Royal British Legion

Youngsters enjoying some of the games on offer during their holiday in Bridlington

Youngsters enjoying some of the games on offer during their holiday in Bridlington

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FAMILIES of servicemen and women, past and present, have arrived in Bridlington for a holiday courtesy of the Royal British Legion.

The legion provides families with the opportunity to have a week-long holiday away from the stresses and strains of everyday life with the first group of families arriving at Alderson House, in South Marine Drive last Friday.

With children aged from a one-week-old baby through to teenagers, it is quite a challenge to make sure everyone is entertained.

Olympic-style games were organised in the walled garden after the evening meal with children grouped into two teams.

Monday saw the families down on the beach where a hut was hired so the adults had a place of refuge and a cup of tea while the children enjoy the sand and beach games, plus a beach safety talk from the RNLI Lifeguards.

In the evening they learnt all about creepy crawlies and snakes and got to hold the real thing.

The families have also enjoyed a day trip to Playdale Farm and a trip out on the pirate ship.

Alderson House manager Helen Birkbeck said: “It is wonderful to see the families making friends together and enjoying themselves. We are working hard as a team to ensure they get the break they deserve in a safe, comfortable environment.”

The family breaks run throughout the summer holidays, if you would like more information on the services the legion provides visit their website at www.britishlegion.org.uk