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  • Holidays in Loire Valley France on a budget

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Easter, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, May half term, Places to go, Self catering, Whitsun Break | Response: 0

    While it seems hard to believe, the Loire is actually home to more than 1,000 glorious chateaux. So while you will no doubt wish to visit some of the most famous such as Chambord, the explorers among you will doubtless stumble across many more on your travels. That is if you can drag yourself away from the many wonderful views and walks alongside the Loire River that runs through this magnificent area.
    Le Chateau des MaraisLe Chateau des Marais in Chambord with its picture postcard setting and expansive pool complex makes a delightful place to simply relax, or an ideal base for discovering the wonders of the Loire. Enjoying a peaceful location in the grounds of a lovely old manor house, the park has been developed by the friendly owners to a very high standard. The Loire River is just a short distance away with opportunities for canoeing and fishing. The chateaux of Chambord and Blois are close at hand.
    L Etang de la Breche

    Offering a wealth of wide open spaces and a lush, green setting, L’Etang de la Breche near Saumur, offers great facilities and the perfect place in which to simply enjoy the great outdoors. The first thing that will strike you when you enter this park is the openness of the grounds. The location is ideal for exploring the many outstanding chateaux of the region including Saumur, Chinon and Azay le Rideau.

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  • Low priced holidays in the Vendee France

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Easter, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, May half term, Places to go, Self catering, Whitsun Break | Response: 0

    France’s Atlantic coast has everything that beach and water sports lovers could ever want. The Atlantic breakers crash onto mile after mile of golden beaches, which combined with the wonderful climate, make Vendee an ideal destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It isn’t all about the beaches though; the region also features a host of lively resorts, excellent shopping centres, attractions such as the Futuroscope theme park and a world famous cuisine.

    Les EcureuilsYoung families will love Les Ecureuils in St Hilaire de Riez, the park could not be better positioned, with a wide beach just across the road where golden sands stretch for miles. There is a superb outdoor pool with waterslides, indoor pool and a whole pool play area especially designed for the younger members of the family.

    La GarangoireFor those who prefer a location away from the hustle and bustle of a seaside town, then La Garangoire in St Julien des Landes is the place for you. The park is set amongst woodland and has a lake for fishing and canoeing, there are even marked walks in the forest. The pool area caters for young and old and even those who wish to stay dry with a generous seating area. There is entertainment provided daily for children and most nights for the whole family and caters for all tastes including traditional dance, quizzes and crepe evenings.

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  • Fantastic budget family holidays in Brittany France

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Brittany, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Northern France, Places to go | Response: 0

    Brittany is the most charmingly unspoilt corner of France. This is perhaps why it’s one of the most popular destinations for family holidays. It is a land of long, sandy, beaches, rock pools, hidden coves and all the other things that children love so much. At the same time it offers a wealth of pretty villages, historic towns and rolling countryside, making it perfect for just about anyone.

    Staying in Brittany couldn’t be easier with plenty of holiday parks to choose from to cater for all tastes from small, quiet sites through to full on family entertainment.

    La Baie, La Trinite sur MerFor those seeking a quite place to stay with a young family, have a look at La Baie, La Trinite sur Mer with a children’s pool and 2 safe sandy beaches just a short stroll away, it has to be worth a look.

    Families with children who are active and just want to have fun why not try La Grand Metairie, Carnac. The park has a fantastic pool complex with a lazy river, water slides and indoor pool as well as organised children’s activities.La Grande Metairie, Carnac

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  • Top family attractions in Norfolk, things to do and see in Norfolk, England

    Date: 2011.09.29 | Category: Latest News, Norfolk, Norfolk Broads, Places to go | Response: 0

    Whatever the weather this autumn, there is so much to see and do in Norfolk, England, that it is the perfect choice for a great family day out, short break or holiday.

    To give you some ideas of what to do this half term or on your short break, check out these ideas:

    • Bressingham Steam and Gardens.  For 50 years Bressingham has been delighting visitors with its mix of glorious gardens and stream trains.  And you will find the Dad’s Army National Collection. Find out more at
    • Dinosaur Adventure. An award winning family attraction which gives you a chance to experience Jurassic Park!  Dinsaur Adventure, Arachnophobia giant spiders web, Dinosaur Trail, Jurassic fossils, adventure play, reptile encounters and lots more. Find out more at
    • Banham Zoo. A great zoo voted Best Large Atttraction in 2010.  Includes SkyTrek an aerial trekking course and zipwire, daily feeding talks and displays, and an amzing Birds of prey display. Giraffe, house, safari roadtrain, play areas and interactive activities make this superb family fun.  Find out more at
    • Norfolk Broads tours. There is no better way to explore the Norfolk Broads than by boat.  And, if you don’t want to hire a boat yourself why not take a river trip that includes live commentary, refreshments and toilets!  Find out more at
    • Hovetone Hall Gardens. Beautiful gardens and woodland with superb collections od rhododendrons and azaleas.  There are stunning formal gardens and peaceful walks alongside the lake.  There is plenty of things for children too with activity trails.   Find out more at

    If you are looking for a short break in Norfolk or a longer holiday you will find some great accomodation options including cottages and apartments in Norfolk, B&B’s and guest houses. Often a slightly cheaper alternative are holiday lodges and cabins that provide quality accommodation at affordable prices, see holiday lodges in Norfolk.

  • Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland – A beautiful place to stay

    Date: 2011.07.13 | Category: Cottages, holidays, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering | Response: 0

    Loch Tay is a charming barn conversion that enjoys spectacular views over the loch. It is beautifully positioned on a 40-acre estate between the high peaks of Ben Lawers and the sweeping beauty of Loch Tay. The original stone walls conceal a beautiful modern interior, completely rebuilt to offer high quality accommodation with contemporary stylish furnishings and fittings throughout. The pretty village of Killin is 6 miles away, Aberfeldy is 16 miles and 2 miles along the road, an excellent inn offers good food. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling and wood burning stove.

    Features about this property:

    • Loch Tay Aberfeldy PerthshireFishing nearby
    • Wood burning stove
    • Golf nearby
    • Sleeps 6
    • Swimming in the Loch
    • Sailing and other water sports
    • Climbing
    • Walking
    • Riding

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  • Caravan parks in Kent and Sussex

    Date: 2011.06.06 | Category: Apartments, Cottages, Holiday Parks, holidays, Kent, Places to go, South East England, Sussex | Response: 0

    With beautiful coastal locations Kent and Sussex are perfect for a Spring holiday, whether it’s a self catering short break or a longer stay you’re looking for.

    From the glorious beach and countryside of the beautiful Garden of England, to the historic towns and rolling South Downs of Sussex, this area is truly idyllic. Visit Canterbury Cathedral, 1066 country of the legendary White Cliffs of Dover. Take a day trip to Paris or climb aboard a warship in Chatham Docks. Come face to face with a tiger in Howletts Wild Animal Park or make a pit stop at Brands Hatch for some high-octane action. Make sure you also visit the sand dunes on one of the stunning beaches!

    There is plenty of self catering accommodation available in Kent and Sussex but one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to explore this beautiful part of south east England is by staying on a Sussex holiday park or Kent caravan park.  Accommodation in a static caravan or mobile home offers you an affordable and comfortable stay where you can come and go as you please.  The great thing about holiday parks is that they also include great facilities close by whether it is a hot tub, swimming pool, kids entertainment or a bar. You will find Kent caravan parks at all the popular destinations including New Romney, Sheerness, Herne Bay and Whitstable. Similarly you will find some great Sussex holiday parks at Camber Sands, Hastings, Battle and Rye.

    Of course if holiday parks are not your thing there are plenty of self catering apartments and cottages throughout the south east, check out some Sussex self catering and Kent self catering here.

  • Get away this May half term – cottages, lodges, caravans and attractions in the south west of England

    Date: 2011.05.13 | Category: Cornwall, Cottages, Devon, Dorset, May half term, Places to go, South West England | Response: 0

    If you haven’t booked your May half term break yet, don’t worry, as there is still plenty of action-packed or quiet and relaxed breaks available for you to choose from.

    Visit the miles and miles of beautiful coastline that the South West has to offer, where you can enjoy sandcastle competitions, surfing and a wide range of watersports. Or for a more relaxed break, head to the Cotswolds; the essence of everything British. Hire push bikes and explore the beautifully preserved, charming towns and villages. Or don your hiking boots and take to the wild moorlands of the Peak District, taking time out to visit one of the many theme parks in the area to keep the kids entertained!

    Whether it’s for the full week or just a short stay, for the whole family or just the two of you, there is something for everyone. Why not book one of the larger properties and get away as a group?

    Take a look at a selection of self catering cottages, self catering caravans and lodge holidays in the south west of England:

  • Fantastic family holiday offers to go to Walt Disney World, Florida. Disney savings on tickets and discounts on accommodation

    Date: 2011.05.07 | Category: holidays, Places to go, Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    For most families, Walt Disney World in Florida is the ultimate holiday destination (actually, it should be said that it was a pretty cool holiday destination before the family too!).  However, for a UK based couple or family it is not always the cheapest, especially with the £ not being the strongest.  So some good news is that fresh for the 2011 holiday season Walt Disney Travel Florida have some brilliant new offers available, take a look at these…

    14 day park ticket for the price of 7 – Visit all 6 Parks for less than £16 per day!

    Book now and you’ll benefit from a 14 Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of a 7 Day Premium Ticket for travel in 2011!  The offer is for use throughout 2011 with booking dates until 30th June 2011.

    21 Ultimate day Ticket: £259

    14 day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 7 – Special Offer:£220

    7 day Premium Ticket: £220

    5 day Premium Ticket: £220

    That’s twice as many magical days making your dreams come true! This offer is combinable with Free Dine 2011. Click here to find out more about this offer>

    14 day park ticket for the price of 7 – Visit all 6 Parks for less than £16 per day!

    Book now and you’ll benefit from a 14 Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of a 7 Day Premium Ticket for travel in 2012! The offer is for use throughout 2012 with booking dates 1st April 2011 – 30th November 2011.

    21 Ultimate day Ticket: £274.00

    14 day Ultimate Ticket for the price of 7 – Special Offer: £235

    7 day Premium Ticket: £235

    5 day Premium Ticket: £235

    That’s twice as many magical days making your dreams come true. This offer is combinable with Free Dine 2012 & 15% early booking offer. Click here to find out more about this offer>

    Save a guaranteed 15% on selected Disney Resorts for all 2012 arrivals

    Stay close to the Magic and save a guaranteed 15% on your hotel accommodation. Staying in the heart of the magic can be even better value with this superb offer. Book one of our selected resorts before 31st July 2011 for stays throughout 2012 and we’ll take 15% off the price of your accommodation – leaving all the more spending to you.

    PLUS book Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa or Disney’s Old Key West Resort during our 2012 Free Dine Period and save an extra 30% on your accommodation giving you a huge 45% discount.

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    This offer is combinable with 14 day ticket for price of 7 offer and Free Dine.

    This offer is available for all 2012 arrival dates for the 15% discount. 2012 Free Dine travel period (see below for dates) for extra 30% with booking dates 1st April – 31st July 2011

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    For all of these offers please see the website for full terms and conditions.
  • Legoland Windsor is looking for Heroes this Easter. Legoland is open for Easter 2011 with great new family activities. Save 10% booking online

    Date: 2011.04.12 | Category: Easter, Features, holidays, Places to go, Windsor | Response: 0

    Legoland Windsor is ow open for 2011 season and they have a superb range of exciting activities to help parents keep their kids entertained this Easter.  So what is happening this Easter….

    Ninjago spins in to Legoland Windosor (11-22nd April)

    From the 11th April until the 22nd, the Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzo comes to the Beginning area.  See if you can beat the Legoland Master of Spinjitzu in the spinner competition to win fantastic Lego prizes. Pose for a photo as your favourite Ninjago apprentice, play the new Lego Minjago video game and see the amazing Lego models.

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    Hunt for Wally (22nd-25th April)

    So where is that Wally? Search for him in Minland or Pirate’s landing.  Join the Easter Hunt to find as many Wally’s as you can!

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    Save 10% by boking tickets online

    Currently you can save 10% on your day entry tickets to Legoland Windsor or 10% on the superb Merlin passes that includes entry to other major UK attractions. Find out more by click below….

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  • 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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