Day 3: Following breakfast this morning, another busy and hot day was ahead for the children. The weather topped a high of 25 degrees with a slight breeze which helped cool the group down. First on the agenda today was a visit to the swimming pool, where everyone had a fantastic time going down the various slides, diving off the boards and experiencing the relaxing ‘Lazy River Ride’. The outdoor pool was open with it being such a nice day, however this fooled many into thinking the water would be equally as warm. A few children were tricked into diving into the pool, only to quickly working out the water resembled an icebox. Tut, tut Mr Bradley. They’ll be a little more wary the next time. Following lunch at the hotel, it was off to Valkenier theme park behind the hotel to enjoy the rollercoasters and boat rides on offer so close to where they are staying. The children enjoyed an afternoon of freedom exploring the theme park and went on The Ghost Train, dodgems and paddle boats whilst soaking up the afternoon sun. The popular purchases today were ‘Foot long slushies’ to cool down from the running around. Then it was back to the hotel for dinner which comprised of sweet and sour chicken and chips.....get the salads ready for their return to sunny Comber. The plan for this evening was football and relaxation in the park, however a thunder and lightning storm put a stop to that. The children have enjoyed an evening of games in the hotel whilst watching the spectacular lightning show from the hotel window. Some of them have been mesmerised and fascinated by the sight. Hopefully this means another sunny day awaits the group tomorrow. As you can imagine, they are all now exhausted (as are the children!!!), so they are all settling down for an early night before the big day at the main theme park, ‘Efteling’ tomorrow and a 7:30 a.m. breakfast wake up call. Everyone is in great spirits and having a fabulous time.