On the last day of August, towards the end of the summer holidays, a number of Markfield families and volunteer befrienders set off to the seaside.

Broadstairs, on the Kent coast, was a great choice – it has safe, sandy beaches, great ice cream, and even though the sea was a bit chilly, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and everyone had a great time, splashing, swimming, making sandcastles, eating, meeting other families and relaxing together on the beach and on the coach journey.

“The best bit was splashing in the freezing cold sea!” Child
“It was perfect!” Parent