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How much do you spend on holiday? I'M BACK AND I DID IT!!!!

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  • I'm beginning to look forward to my hols too, sharing this with my virtual friends makes it more real and I love planning - haven't done the planning for a few years cause thought I was "too grown up for all that" hmm at 42 I think I'm actually now "grown up enough" to do it - lol. Keep the advice coming people, I'm loving it!!
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  • Spud get looking on line now, Haven been advertising last minute deals + I'm sure there are many others!! Go for it! We were planning to take our dogs but have decided to leave them with no1 son!
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  • newlywed
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    I'm beginning to look forward to my hols too, sharing this with my virtual friends makes it more real and I love planning - haven't done the planning for a few years cause thought I was "too grown up for all that" hmm at 42 I think I'm actually now "grown up enough" to do it - lol. Keep the advice coming people, I'm loving it!!
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    I was a bit worried - we've never had the boys for a whole week before and I'm not sure I'll cope with them and an extra boy (from the family we are going with) in with us for the week! :eek:

    But now, like you say, it does seem more real and am quite looking forward to it all ;)


    All together now... "we're all going on a summer holiday...."
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  • jo1972
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    We've got our 3 kids, we're going with BIL and his 3 kids, 2 lots of friends with 5 kids.

    8 adults....11 kids :eek:

    Plus all the kids but one, my 15yr old, is under 5 :eek: :eek: :eek:
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  • sammiboo
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    For days out I've looked at Chester Zoo (maybe?), Snowdon (definately - thanks for the 9am tip Spud), the castle at Colwyn Bay, the swimming park at Rhyl (maybe?) and as dd (aged 5) is completely besotted with Alice in Wonderland she and I will be visiting the A and W museum - have you been Sammiboo, is it any good?

    Chester zoo is a great day out but it isnt cheap, take a picnic to save money :) They have nice areas where you can have lunch.
    The Welsh mountain Zoo isnt as good as Chester but it is quite a bit cheaper and still a good day out. Its right near where you will be staying too at Colwyn Bay http://www.welshmountainzoo.org/ Adult is less than £8
    although you can get cheaper chester tickets here http://www.lastminute.com/site/entertainment/daysout/event-product.html?eventID=470785346-1&catID=96785&skin=lmnukgoogle&bbcam=adwds&bbkid=Chester+Zoo&x


    Talacre beach is really nice if you fancy a day by the beach. It is really claen and great for a day out.

    The suncentre is great too the kids should love it.

    also take a look here http://www.borderlands.co.uk/Attractions07/attractions_list.asp

    Might be something you fancy?

    Will have a look when i get home from work and see where else I can suggest :)
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  • spud30
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    Spud get looking on line now, Haven been advertising last minute deals + I'm sure there are many others!! Go for it! We were planning to take our dogs but have decided to leave them with no1 son!

    Had a quick look. The last minute Haven deals are all in luxury accomodation, and do not accept dogs :rolleyes:
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  • inkie
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    Just another money saving tip - don't go ANYWHERE near Cheshire Oaks. Not even for a peek!!! Spent a fortune there in about an hour some years ago - avoid it like the plague ;)


    Or bea tightwad like me - we went last yr and I only spent a couple of pound!
  • jo1972
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    Spud, have you tried looking on ebay, people rent their caravans on their on sites like Haven and other caravan parks?
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
  • spud30 wrote: »
    Had a quick look. The last minute Haven deals are all in luxury accomodation, and do not accept dogs :rolleyes:

    Try Park resorts they are a bit more flexible I think! Or what about the Haven tents, do they still do them?
    I stopped smoking 25th June 2007
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    jo1972 wrote: »
    Spud, have you tried looking on ebay, people rent their caravans on their on sites like Haven and other caravan parks?

    I hadnt thought of looking on Ebay.

    The problem is, a lot of self catering places wont accept dogs. A lot that will accept dogs, specify only small to medium dogs accepted. Our dog is a giant breed :eek:
    Is it better to aim for the stars and hit a tree or aim for a tree and land in its branches :think:
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