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26/04/2013 at 12:39
We have a week in July with stepson so looking for a fairly cheap week or midweek break in UK. Not too fussed how far we go, I fancy Cornwall or Wales but happy with anywhere.
We want places nearby to keep a 3 year old girl and a 9 year old boy entertained. They won't sit still for five minutes so we need to be on the go all the time with plenty to do/see
We've been to Filey, Blackpool and lake district in past few years so looking for something elsewhere.
We love center parcs, but only been to Whinfell, any recommendations for any of the others or something similar? Or caravan parks/lodges/cottages whatever
Inspire me ladies!
26/04/2013 at 12:44
Wales will be cheaper than Cornwall. Not been to either in recent years so no recommendations. Someone was recommending Wales places recently. May have been Chids?
I can recommend Dorset, Isle of Wight and South Devon. All have loads to do with young children. Or New Forest is lovely.
26/04/2013 at 12:46
We had a week in st Ives when N was 18 months, there was plenty to do and I think we paid around £500 for a ground floor maisonette. We had the beach a short walk away, the town of st Ives, a cider farm, Eden project, a few others I can't remember now.
26/04/2013 at 12:49
Shall look at those Cedar, thanks. Need to look at a map, I've no idea where new forest is
26/04/2013 at 12:51
That sounds good LB, heard good things about Eden Project, and a beach is always a winner
26/04/2013 at 12:52
Cheap? UK? sorry can't help we always spend a small fortune
26/04/2013 at 12:57
I know belle, easier said than done. Only good thing is our school holidays start before the English hols, so hoping we'd get something for a decent price then just watch the pennies when we are away
26/04/2013 at 12:58
We went to nethybridge near aviemore, lots of out door stuff and a few farms etc.
We are going to north Wales on a haven holiday in may not planning on spending much tbh, they do last minute sakes so give that a go x
26/04/2013 at 13:01
The New Forest is in Hampshire.
Depends what you do on a UK holiday - if you go to more 'days out' type places the costs definitely add up. But there are plenty of things to do which are free or low cost. Its just the weather that is much harder to predict than a week in the sun somewhere where you can spend all day on the beach or by the pool and it not cost you much on top of the cost of the holiday.
26/04/2013 at 13:09
I know Cedar, unfortunately abroad is out the question as stepsons mother couldnt be relied upon to give us his passport when we need it (she has previous with his older sister when her dad was taking her to Spain).
I'll look at that CP, thinking places in Scotland will be more expensive than down south but will check.
26/04/2013 at 13:12
O yes I didn't even think as itl be school hols up there! Sorry doh lol x
26/04/2013 at 19:23
Another vote for haven parks. Can get good deals and from experience, loads to do on site.
26/04/2013 at 19:25
Id go for Dorset..with a definate trip to monkey world!
26/04/2013 at 19:40
We had a fantastic week in north wales last summer. We rented a cottage near Bala and had days out to port Meirion, chester zoo, king Arthur's labyrinth, barmouth beach, some castles too. We took a picnic almost every day with us. Excluding food, I think accommodation and excursions was around £1000 for the 5 of us (but the baby was free in most places, and sometimes middle child too).
We've just been for a week in Cornwall for Easter. We stayed in a lodge booked through hoseasons. We did day trips to Eden project (tesco vouchers), an otter sanctuary, day out on steam train, tintagel, boscastle. Accommodation and day trips came in at a grand total of £300 for the five of us for the week. Another excellent week.
I'll soon be planning our week in the Isle of Wight, hope to stick to a similar kind of budget as our north wales trip last year.
26/04/2013 at 20:01
Cheers ladies I'll look at these suggestions later
26/04/2013 at 23:01
We have just had a week at Whinfell forest Centre Parcs. I'm already pricing up for next year.
I've you've been before you know what's on offer.
I found it pretty cheap - we took groceries, ate out for dinner once and lunch once. The kids did horse riding and we all went bowling. Everything else was free - bike ride, different play parks and swimming every day tired them out. We took £400 for the Mon-Fri and I think we spent less than £200.
27/04/2013 at 09:18
I live in North Wales, more towards the Chester side though. A Haven in North Wales is a fab base for lots of cheap things to do , some great beaches, lots of stuff to do towards Chester and your not far away from where you'd stay. Any questions im happy to answer x
27/04/2013 at 19:10
I've just priced up Pontins for us 4 at Brean Sands. 7days, £461.50 and thats including a full breakfast every morning and dinner each evening :-) and acces to all the nightclubs and main entertainment :-)
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