We are travelling from Cambridgeshire. I realise the traffic will be an utter nightmare so looking for tips on routes to take, what time to leave (have been advised 3am, 4am, 7am and overnight so far), good places to stop etc We have two DC 6 and 3 if that helps.
Am hoping the journey doesn't make me regret booking it!
Agree with pp about exeter services - hell on earth. Have just done Cornwall with 5 yr old, left 4am and she slept until 7, found it all great fun.
Once there Eden project great but v little kid food. Lunch box with ham or cheese sandwich, cookie, juice, apple was it. Take yr own snacks. But we loved it. ( much cheaper to book tickets in advance too)
Just wanted to say thanks again for this thread, we had two completely smooth sailing journeys there and back Went M4/M5 on the way there, left at 5.30am and stopped for breakfast at the big Sainsbury's - brilliant tip that was, clean quiet cafe, nice big store, got the kids fed and dressed and then picked up all the bits we needed. Got to the campsite at midday!
Did the A303 way yesterday coming home, left at 11.15am and got home (inside M25) at 5.30pm I have never had such an easy journey on a Sunday before, not one snarl-up anywhere. And that included a 1.5hr lunch stop at a brilliant pub in Ilchester, the Ilchester Arms - highly recommend it for anyone travelling that way, the food was lovely and reasonably priced, friendly service, nice garden with play stuff for the kids, even wipes and nappy sacks in the (very clean) toilets. And free parking nearby. Really good.