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    • Chriatie16
    • By Chriatie16 7th Apr 17, 4:49 PM
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    Cheap holiday ideas
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    Cheap holiday ideas 7th Apr 17 at 4:49 PM
    Desperate to get away with the kids. Just looking for inspiration and ideas on how to make the holidays cheap but exciting like the kids are going on an adventure and so my partner and I feel we are getting away from things. Any money saving ideas welcome. X
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 7th Apr 17, 6:41 PM
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    Geocaching ?
    https://www.geocaching.com/play
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 7th Apr 17, 6:49 PM
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    camping, kids love camping, second hand stuff is cheap & you don't really need "camping" equipment a lot of the time. A week in high season £20 a night for the pitch
    • Chriatie16
    • By Chriatie16 8th Apr 17, 7:09 AM
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    Thank you I did think about camping but not sure our tent is in a good state so would have to buy another one. Done Geocaching before but could be done again. Was hoping to go away overnight. Thanks for the ideas.
    • sweetilemon
    • By sweetilemon 8th Apr 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 8th Apr 17, 4:58 PM
    Premier Inn's are child friendly and do some good deals, could maybe chose somewhere that's got free kids events on?

    House swaps are a popular money saving idea. In all honesty im not sure I'd do it! Where abouts are you/ would like to go? Might help with idea's ��
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 10th Apr 17, 1:40 PM
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    Youth Hostels. You can get family rooms, go self catering to keep the cost down, fully equipped kitchens just take food. Good locations, go for walks, take suitable footwear.
    http://www.yha.org.uk/

    Ilona
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    Youth Hostels. You can get family rooms, go self catering to keep the cost down, fully equipped kitchens just take food. Good locations, go for walks, take suitable footwear.
    http://www.yha.org.uk/

    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    Second this ... however as more food for thought some do have tipis that sleep 4. Such as http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/coniston-holly-how
    Loads to do around Coniston too.

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    • greenface
    • By greenface 11th Apr 17, 11:59 PM
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    where are you . where do you want to go to . when . whats your budget . do you drive . whats your transport plans . what do you like to do. rough age and how many kids . camping can be fun but get a decent tent and you can do it again . kids love it
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    • ShAnE
    • By ShAnE 13th May 17, 2:11 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 2:11 PM
    where are you . where do you want to go to . when . whats your budget . do you drive . whats your transport plans . what do you like to do. rough age and how many kids . camping can be fun but get a decent tent and you can do it again . kids love it
    Originally posted by greenface
    Tongue in cheek, but have you ever heard of a question mark?

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    • mair1234
    • By mair1234 16th May 17, 10:30 AM
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    What about glamping instead of camping?! A friend of mine got a deal on LittleBird and stayed in a bell tent on an organic farm with her family. They did a 4-night stay and did lots of cycling/outdoorsy things. Apparently it was a really beautiful place!
    • colcheslad
    • By colcheslad 17th May 17, 2:02 PM
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    How about Warwick Castle?

    https://www.treatwell.co.uk/place/spa-naturel-at-mercure-brandon-hall-hotel-and-spa/?utm_source=affiliate-window&utm_medium=revenue-share&utm_campaign=47868&utm_content=0#osr=SPA_BRE AK&offerId=829657&venueId=121

    For £169 for 2 adults and 2 kids (not sure how many kids you have!):

    Overnight stay in an executive room - Check in time 2pm, check out time 12pm
    20% off any pre booked treatments
    Two adults and two children (3-12 years) entrance tickets to Warwick Castle
    Dinner included
    Breakfast the following morning
    Full use of the spa facilities which include:
    Swimming pool
    Gym
    Steam room
    Sauna
    Relaxation rooms

    Seems to have lots of availability from now until the end of Summer.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 17th May 17, 2:13 PM
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    Camping is always good, and cheap if you can borrow a tent.


    Glamping seems to vary a lot in price, but if you shop around it isn't bad.


    Travelodge can be pretty cheap too, and they aren't too bad. Ones in popular touristy places tend to be more expensive, but with some research you can often find good stuff to do, or even just have a slightly longer drive on days out.
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    • mair1234
    • By mair1234 18th May 17, 9:35 AM
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    Are you looking for something in the uk or abroad? Definitely glamping if your tent isn't up to scratch! I'm taking the family to a glamping festival in Wales at the beginning of June
    Last edited by mair1234; 18-05-2017 at 10:26 AM.
    • greenface
    • By greenface 22nd May 17, 11:15 PM
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    Tongue in cheek, but have you ever heard of a question mark?
    Originally posted by ShAnE
    ??????????????????????????????? fill your boots
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    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 24th Aug 17, 10:27 AM
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    How about Warwick Castle?

    https://www.treatwell.co.uk/place/spa-naturel-at-mercure-brandon-hall-hotel-and-spa/?utm_source=affiliate-window&utm_medium=revenue-share&utm_campaign=47868&utm_content=0#osr=SPA_BRE AK&offerId=829657&venueId=121

    For £169 for 2 adults and 2 kids (not sure how many kids you have!):

    Overnight stay in an executive room - Check in time 2pm, check out time 12pm
    20% off any pre booked treatments
    Two adults and two children (3-12 years) entrance tickets to Warwick Castle
    Dinner included
    Breakfast the following morning
    Full use of the spa facilities which include:
    Swimming pool
    Gym
    Steam room
    Sauna
    Relaxation rooms

    Seems to have lots of availability from now until the end of Summer.
    Originally posted by colcheslad
    We took up this offer last week, and had a lovely stay. Hadn't used Treatwell to book before, so managed to get an extra £10 off, making it excellent value. Managed to fit in a swim on the evening we arrived and before breakfast the following morning. Food was great (dinner and breakfast), and Warwick Castle was brilliant for my 11YO - especially jousting and birds of prey display.

    Many thanks colcheslad - excellent recommendation.

    GQ
    • colcheslad
    • By colcheslad 24th Aug 17, 1:11 PM
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    We took up this offer last week, and had a lovely stay. Hadn't used Treatwell to book before, so managed to get an extra £10 off, making it excellent value. Managed to fit in a swim on the evening we arrived and before breakfast the following morning. Food was great (dinner and breakfast), and Warwick Castle was brilliant for my 11YO - especially jousting and birds of prey display.

    Many thanks colcheslad - excellent recommendation.

    GQ
    Originally posted by GreenQueen
    No problem at all, glad you had a good time!
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