A 6 year old’s Perspective – Levante Beach, Mark Warner Holidays

Last time Mr A took over the blog to tell you more about his experience of learning to sail with Mark Warner, now it is over to 6 yo Mr G to share his post about Levante Beach Mark Warner Holidays, straight from the horse’s, or should I say donkey’s mouth (all will become clear). Here’s what he loved at Levante, in his own words and my video.

Levante Beach Mark Warner Holidays

Donkey Ride

My donkey was called Tom, he took me down the slope from the castle and acropolis at Lindos. Riding on a donkey was nice because Tom was a nice donkey. It was a little bit bumpy. I got to stroke the donkey. They look like horses but with bigger ears.

donkey ride Lindos

Junior Club in the Pool

I was in goal playing games with my group. I liked being in the water with kids’ club.

Levante Beach Mark Warner Holidays

Sailing a boat at Junior Club

I was scared of sailing at first. I got to sail a boat myself in Junior Club. I screamed across the beach to tell Mummy ‘I sailed the boat myself!’

Levante Beach Mark Warner Holidays

I was playing with my friend N. We were playing on a boat!

Mark Warner Levante

Being last to leave the swimming pool

Sometimes I was the last person to leave the swimming pool.

Levante Beach Mark Warner Holidays

Playing in the pool on my dinghy

My family now have a dinghy! I liked playing in the dinghy, I played jumping after the dinghy, that helped me learn how to swim further, the dinghy kept floating off so I had to swim more.

dinghy playing in the pool at Mark Warner Levante

Playing with my friends

In junior club, in the pool, at movie club and in the bar or on the beach in the evenings.

I like playing with my friends on minecraft. It was good fun having friends my age.


Jumping in and swimming further

I watched some boys jumping in. I wanted to join in but I was too shy to ask them can I play. But I jumped into the swimming pool for the first time with them. It was fun.

Making a river city at the beach

I made a river city all the way from the tap to the beach. It took me and my friend N about some of the week days and nights to build.

making a river

Pancakes for breakfast

I like chocolate pancake for breakfast nearly every morning on holiday and I could chose whatever I wanted to eat.

Getting a certificate and a shiny badge



Here are Mr G’s best bits, and some very sage advice from the boy himself at the end there…

Here is his group’s childcare timetable for the week, which he was free to dip in and out of. There was also an organised sporting activity in the evening and a supervised Movie club.

mark warner Junior Club schedule

Next up L, the fearless beach babe.

We were the guests of Mark Warner and took over their instagram for the week, do check out our top moments there too!

Have you seen Mr A’s favourite moments or read his account of learning to sail with Mark Warner yet or read my account?



  1. 29/08/2015 / 10:39 am

    Awh happy memories of a wonderful, amazing holiday! N and E say Hi!!! We need to hook up again soon xxxx

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:39 pm

      We must – in a boat?

  2. 31/08/2015 / 9:09 am

    Wow, it looks like there is so much to do and try out with some great life experiences, I love the sailing pic he looks so happy 🙂

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:39 pm

      Def amazing life experience!

  3. 08/09/2015 / 3:38 pm

    “My donkey was called Tom.” Awwwww! Levante is such a beautiful and calm place isn’t it? No wonder he loved it so much! Love that shot of him chilling in the pool on his own x

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:40 pm

      Really calm, and always space to chill away from people too which surprised me

  4. 08/09/2015 / 3:48 pm

    I love chocolate pancakes every morning on holiday too! They are just too good to resist! And you are so brave to have gone sailing – think I would have been too scared myself!

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:40 pm

      Pancakes have to be done! Ting, you and me both!

  5. 08/09/2015 / 9:00 pm

    Cute I love the idea of doing a review written by the kids. I’ve done a few little vlogs with them but never asked their views for a post. I’ll have to try it with them, its a lovely idea.

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:41 pm

      It was the first trip where we did a lot of stuff separate as well as together, so made sense to give differing perspectives, but I might have to make them do more!

  6. 08/09/2015 / 10:15 pm

    Oh I love this post so cute, it is great to see it from a kids perspective, my two have worked with me on a post for Beaches Resorts and they see things so differently don’t they , the more I see about Mark Warner the more I think our family would love it x

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:42 pm

      They do, it was magic to let them do it and not try and say what I think they were thinking, signs they are getting older!

  7. 08/09/2015 / 10:19 pm

    What a great review! How could you not love a holiday where you get to eat chocolate pancakes for breakfast every day?! My daughter would have been a big fan of Tom the Donkey too. 🙂

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:42 pm

      Has to be done!

  8. 08/09/2015 / 10:27 pm

    Great post. Love the idea of posting it from your children’s point of view. Looks like a fab family holiday, and your son had a fab time. Mark Warner holidays look amazing for family travel, definitely on my wishlist!

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:43 pm

      Pretty incredible way to experience watersports as a kid/family!

  9. 09/09/2015 / 9:24 am

    Ah you look like you had an amazing time – my children enjoyed a donkey ride over the Summer too although this was on Scarborough beach so not quite as glamorous – just as bumpy I bet. Well done for sailing a boat. I am 31 years old had have never done this so it’s amazing you’ve been able to do this and you’re only 6 years old! I’m impressed.

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:44 pm

      ha ha me too – and I am 38 😉 I was a very proud Mum that week.

  10. 09/09/2015 / 12:05 pm

    This is such a wonderful blog post – I love that you jumped in the pool and quite understand why you were sometimes the last in there! And I’d like some chocolate pancakes too…

    • parentshaped
      09/09/2015 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks Sarah, •passes pancakes•

  11. 09/09/2015 / 2:48 pm

    This is such a lovely post – really sums up exactly what makes a great holiday when you’re small. Easy to forget it’s all about the simple things (though I’m impressed with the sailing too!)

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