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  • Isle of Wight Festival – the festival Island

    Date: 2011.10.14 | Category: Bestival, Features, Ferries, Festivals, holidays, Isle of Wight Festival | Response: 0

    Often considered a quiet, family holiday location in the southern part of England, the Isle of Wight was put firmly on the map in the late 60’s with a series of music festivals that attracted some of the biggest names of the time including Bob Dylan.

    Running between 1968 and 1970 the Isle of Wight Festival attracted huge attendances, some of the biggest the UK had ever seen, with the 1970 Festival in particular estimated to have attracted 600,000 festival goers. Such was its success that the Government passed legislation to prevent future gatherings of over 5,000 on the Island without a permit/license!

    The Isle of Wight Festival disappeared from the calendar for decades but in 2002 it made a welcome return from a base at Seaclose Park recreation ground on the outskirts of Newport. The Charlatans and Robert Plant headlined the revived 2002 Festival and its success has seen the Festival take place every year since. In the last decade the Isle of Wight Festival has been graced by the biggest names in rock and pop including Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Stereophonics, Coldplay and so many more.

    In 2012, the Isle of Wight is filling the traditional Glastonbury weekend (which is taking a year off) of 22, 23 and 24th of June and although it is too early for acts to be confirmed it is sure to be a great array of stars in Olympic year. Even better news is that the organisers have confirmed that layout changes at Seaclose Park, Newport include more space for campers and improved views, better sound and more space in the main arena plus even more toilets.

    The Isle of Wight Festival is not the only one on the island, with one of the better known others being Bestival that has been running annually since 2004. The 2001 Bestival attracted acts including Pendulum, The Cure, Bjork and Primal Scream. And, of course for jazz fans, there is also the annual Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival.

    So if you are a music lover or just want to feel the Festival vibe this summer head for the Isle of Wight. Getting there is easy as Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries run regular crossings between Southampton and Cowes for passengers on foot, bike or car.

  • Brittany Ferries Poole to Cherbourg for just £59 each way, book the ferry and stay at Les Menhirs in Carnac Plage, Brittany

    Date: 2011.03.22 | Category: Ferries, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering | Response: 0

    To celebrate the return of Brittany Ferries cruise ferry Barfleur on the Poole to Cherbourg service in 2011, for a limited time you can enjoy up to 7 days in France for just £59 each way for a standard car plus two – including free reclining seats! See their web site for terms and conditions.

    Les Menhirs BrittanyWith this great deal on the ferry crossing why not book a great holiday at Les Menhirs in Brittany. This park is within walking distance of the centre of Carnac Plage and the beach, it is a lively park with a superb water chute.

    Located a short walk from the bustling seaside resort and fine sandy beaches of Carnac Plage, Camping LesBrittany BeachMenhirs is an excellent choice for a lively family beach holiday or a great place for couples. The focal point at this park is the excellent swimming pool complex, with a giant waterslide and water chute and even a mini slide for the children’s pool. There is also a stylish covered pool and a bar and entertainment room where the park organise discos for all the family.

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  • Save up to 25% on Keycamp Holidays

    Date: 2011.02.14 | Category: Ferries, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering, Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    Book a Keycamp Holiday by 28 February 2011 and you could get up to 25% off the price of your holiday. This offer is made up of 20% early booking discount and 5% loyalty bonus for returning Keycamp customers. Early booking offer applies to mobile home accommodation only for arrivals on park between 30 July – 28 August and for a duration of 10 nights or more. (Excludes Prestige and Vista Prestige mobile homes).

    Stay at Les Mouettes near Carantec in Northern Brittany. A friendly park with a fabulous pool complex and a spectacular setting next Les Mouettes, Carantec, Brittanyto a lovely bay.

    1.5km from the old port of Carantec and Plage du Kelenn, Les Mouettes is situated near one of the most beautiful bays on the Breton coast. The park is very well kept with many pleasant, grassy pitches, some surrounded by trees and flowers. The main attraction is the impressive swimming pool complex overlooked by the bar terrace, where the children will enjoy floating along the lazy river surrounding the huge water chutes. In addition there is a covered pool for those times you want hide from the sun while swimming. Kids can also try their hand at the unusual 18-hole crazy-golf course, not forgetting the beach is just 1.5km away.

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  • Take the family on holiday to Ireland

    Date: 2011.01.29 | Category: Cottages, Ferries, holidays, Latest News, Self catering | Response: 0

    Irish ferries are offering up to 30% off the cost of taking your car to Ireland. The savings are made on the car and driver cost.

    Ferry crossing to Ireland from £69.

    When in Ireland you can stay in a cottage. The accommodation is family friendly and many accept pets so the whole family can stay. While in Ireland there is so much to see you will be glad of a comfy bed to flop down in at night, or maybe an evening in the local pub.

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  • Autumn ferry offers to France and Spain from £99 return

    Date: 2010.09.25 | Category: Ferries, Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    If next year’s holiday still seems too far off then why not takean autumn break in France or Spain.  With Brittany Ferries making daily sailings from Portsmouth throughout the autumn and from Poole until the end of October, it couldn’t be easier to plan an escape to France or Spain. What’s more they have some great value offers that make getting away even more affordable.

    48 hour special – from just £99 return

    Take advantage of a special 48 hour fare on the majority of Brittany Ferry services to France for travel throughout October, November and into December. Prices start from just £99 return for a car and two passengers.

    Experience Spain this autumn – from just £249 return

    Cruise from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander and stay for any length of time, as long as you depart after 1st November and return by 15th December.
    This special fare is for a standard car and two passengers and also includes a cabin each way – saving you a minimum of £170.

    Find out more about these offers>. See website for full terms and conditions.

    You can also find some great accommodation in France and Spain with cottages, villas, gites, chalets and more available this autumn.

  • Brittany Ferries August 2010 Saver Fare offer extended

    Date: 2010.07.31 | Category: Ferries, Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    Brittany Ferries have extended their great value August offer for another week! Book by midnight on August 9th 2010 and enjoy up to 7 days in France with the family for just £259 return based on a car and a family of four. This is a saving of up to 33% on their standard fares!

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