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    • ben9090
    • By ben9090 11th Jan 13, 7:29 PM
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    What to do near calais?
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    What to do near calais? 11th Jan 13 at 7:29 PM
    We are in Kent during the february school holidays and was able to book a dover/calais ferry with p&o for £17 rt so we are going to fill the car with diesel & wine and also now have a day and a half on the continent. We will do abit of shopping but can anyone recommend somewhere to go for a night?
    We have 2 young kids but don't mind driving a couple of hours from Calais.
    We've done lots of France, Disney, Paris etc so was thinking somewhere in Belgium or maybe holland.
    Just a nice friendly city to have a wander round or maybe an attraction that would interest a 5 & 2 year old.
    For the ferry deal google daily mail p&o offer and follow the link. You don't need any tokens or anything.
    Thanks
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  • Bob the Saver
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    • 11th Jan 13, 7:51 PM
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    Dover.....................

    St-Omer
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    • joerugby
    • By joerugby 11th Jan 13, 9:02 PM
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    Bruges is about an hour away. The Belgian coast is nice - cafes and windswept beaches in Feb - and is even closer
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    nice - cafes and windswept beaches in Feb
    Originally posted by joerugby
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    • purcel
    • By purcel 11th Jan 13, 10:30 PM
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    • 11th Jan 13, 10:30 PM
    Dunkirk is nice and Brugge is definitely where I would spend my day! Park in the train station car park 2.5 euros for the day and walk 10 min till town centre.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Jan 13, 10:31 PM
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    Sainsbury's?
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 11th Jan 13, 10:39 PM
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    Roubaix up near the Belgian border; an old mill town with an interesting industrial past and now regenerated with modern facilities, galleries etc also a centre for Outlet shopping. Not too many Brits there - a bonus.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 11th Jan 13, 10:54 PM
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    Boulogne sur Mer, fantastic aquaruim called Nausicca there xx It's way superior in my opinion than any sealife I've been too.

    http://www.nausicaa.fr/

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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 11th Jan 13, 10:57 PM
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    Dover.....................

    St-Omer
    Originally posted by Bob the Saver
    Not a bad suggestion, I was there in November xx
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    second vote here for Nausicca in Boulogne, easy to get to, no tolls. park on the beach front, walk straight in to aquarium!
    • Dark Star
    • By Dark Star 22nd Jan 13, 8:27 AM
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    We stayed here (although there were 4 of us & no kids)...no idea on prices now as it was a few years ago

    http://www.greatescapes.co.uk/accommodation/137/Picardy__Pas_de_Calais/0/All/272/Chateau_Tilques/


    The aquarium is good as per above suggestions

    http://www.nausicaa.co.uk/
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 22nd Jan 13, 8:58 PM
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    Keep us updated in what you decide to do x
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
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