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11 memories of holidays at Trabolgan that you'll relate to hard

The Disneyland of the south-west!

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And our family holiday has started

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1. First of all, you begged your parents to bring you to Trabolgan

“Aoife in school went and she said it was really good and the ad on the telly makes it look really good, PLEASE CAN WE GO!”

Web-Banner-Get-Active-Pool-Paradise Source: Trabolgan

2. And the day you found out you were going was the best day ever


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3. As a child, the pool in Trabolgan was pretty much the greatest place on Earth

You never knew true happiness until you set foot in the pool in Trabolgan, tbh. (Although you did resent having to wear a swimming hat.)


4. Half your holiday was spent begging them to turn on the wave machine

You also spent the rest of your childhood reminiscing about the wave machine.

*wistful sigh*

5. The water slides were where the real fun was, though

Trabolgan-Pool Source: ringofcork

Potentially life-threatening fun, that is.

The actual thrill of it, though.

6. In fact, you secretly harboured dreams of becoming a lifeguard in Trabolgan

“It’ll be class — I can be a lifeguard during the day and then I can play in the pool when all the families go home. Unreal!”

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7. Getting a photo with Captain Croc was mandatory

Don’t lie — this is hanging up in your house somewhere.

8. You almost certainly danced at the kids’ disco to tunes like Agadoo, Macarena or Absolutely Everybody

“Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree”

If ever a song summed up Trabolgan, it’s that.

Source: congobeat/YouTube

9. The other undisputed highlight of Trabolgan? Crazy golf, duh

The crazy golf course: where you were convinced you were the next Seve Ballesteros. 

10. Not forgetting the unreal arcade games

It wouldn’t be a holiday to Trabolgan without spending all your money on Wrestlefest, would it?

wwf-wrestlefest-arcade Source: nepascene

11. Forget Ibiza — we’re going to Trabolgan this year



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