The Adventure: Day One & Two in Elveden Forrest

On Friday we arrived at the Centre Parcs holiday resort in Elveden Forrest (that’s Suffolk if you’re a geographical noob like me) late in the afternoon. We used to visit the resort all the time when I was little as my dad needed us to be kept busy whilst he did his tax returns, but more recently I’ve been drawn back more and more (you might remember March this year where I shot my photos for Company).

Back in April, we decided that a full family holiday was needed as I couldn’t go to New York with everyone due to work commitments and my mum really wanted to celebrate her birthday with everyone there. She booked us into an executive lodge and I was ordered to take a long weekend so I could hide out there. No interwebs, no phone signal – it was a bit of an adjustment at first… I digress. Not only were we greeted with a beautifully decorated villa, but we also had a few little friends come visit us whilst we hung out on the patio – special shout out to the mumma duck and her duckings who melted my ice cold heart. We also made another animal friend over the next few days, but i’ll leave that for day three and four…

On Saturday I started the morning – well, afternoon by this point with a bowl of fruit and natural yoghurt and sat watching the ducks outside until a swarm of wasps found me and I was forced inside. We went swimming and ate at Hucks American Diner (if you do one thing at CP – besides renting bikes – go there). My photos from the meal have gone awol, but I had the Philly Cheese Burger and a Jamble cocktail – both were amazing and I think they’re my favourite meal i’ve ever ordered EVER from the diner.

 Oh and I got my hair braided (or wrapped, if you’re not from the UK). The six year old me got her own way and, as I type, I still have it in my hair…

Stay tuned for day three and four on Saturday!


  1. Liz
    08 Aug 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Love the hair braid! Used to be obsessed with those as a kid… xx

  2. Essie Barrow
    08 Aug 2013 / 12:47 pm

    This looks lovely. Your braid is really cute 🙂 xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  3. Talisa Tossell
    08 Aug 2013 / 1:35 pm

    I adore centre parks! The rapid waters ride is the best!

  4. Rachelle
    08 Aug 2013 / 1:49 pm

    So beautiful Suzie! I want to rub your face on mine.. in a not weird way?

    Rachelle xo

  5. Madeline
    08 Aug 2013 / 2:14 pm

    Aw, I always loved those hair things as a kid. Sounds like you had a nice time ! xoxo

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  6. Justine J
    08 Aug 2013 / 2:28 pm

    I love the braid! Great photos xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  7. Emerald Dove
    08 Aug 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Great pictures! The braid is lovely and the ducks are adorable!! 🙂

  8. nyloncake
    08 Aug 2013 / 4:36 pm

    petty suzie! xx

  9. Maddy
    08 Aug 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Love your makeup, the animals look so cute! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  10. sarah handford
    08 Aug 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Hucks is the best !!!

  11. StephDreamsBlog
    08 Aug 2013 / 7:44 pm

    So pretty & any blog post with a duck makes my day <3

  12. Kelly
    08 Aug 2013 / 10:52 pm

    Those berries look SO good!!! Hahaha I love that you got one of those hair wrap/braids…that reminds me of being a kid too!

    That must have been fun without any phones, etc. A weekend away is always so much fun!

  13. Celina
    09 Aug 2013 / 12:45 am

    I love little hair wraps/braids. I remember doing them with my best friend when we were young.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  14. Jemimah A
    09 Aug 2013 / 6:43 am

    nice pictures

  15. Luxe Life Aspirations
    09 Aug 2013 / 8:17 pm

    Ha love the hair braid 🙂

  16. Zoe
    09 Aug 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Lovely photos, your skin looks lovely in that photo, and the hair braid is so cute!

  17. Tor Bennett
    10 Aug 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Aww the baby ducks are so cute!!

    Tor xx That's Peachy Fashion & Beauty Blog

  18. Lauren Vlogs
    14 Aug 2013 / 2:20 pm

    I'm going here in October (for the third or fourth time now) and I think it's the perfect getaway for 5 days! It's one of the only holidays I've had where I feel like I've actually relaxed properly and recharged my batteries!

    Lauren from

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