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Where to go for the weekend?

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VelociraptorRex Tue 22-Oct-19 15:59:01

Me, DP and DS(3) want to go away for the weekend (ok, DS doesn't really get a say in it grin), but I need some ideas where to go and what's good to see! I wanted to get away in the next week or so, even though the weather isn't great.

We live in northwest England, I don't really want to drive more than a couple of hours away really, so I'm looking for inspiration and recommendations please lovely people! We like outdoors stuff, DS loves playing in the woods and exploring (he also loves camping but I'm a bit of a wimp in cooler weather so it's glamping as a minimum for me!), so rural ideas would be great if anyone has anything?

FlibbertyGiblets Tue 22-Oct-19 16:07:05

Go to Chester and do a day at Crockyland.
Ice cream farm. Tatton Hall. Delamere. Job done.

VelociraptorRex Tue 22-Oct-19 16:08:05

Ooh that's a good idea, I hadn't thought of that neck of the woods, thank you!

HippyChickMama Tue 22-Oct-19 16:09:50

Snowdonia, your ds would probably love Greenwood

VelociraptorRex Tue 22-Oct-19 18:42:40

Ooh another good one, thank you, I've never been to snowdpnia I'm ashamed to say and I've always wanted to!

ceilihouse Tue 22-Oct-19 18:46:28

Betws y coed! Right in the middle of Snowdonia, zip world is there plus surf Snowdonia superb place lots of little inns and guest houses

PotteringAlong Tue 22-Oct-19 18:49:45

Stay here, explore Gibside and do Beamish?

FluffyEarMuffs Tue 22-Oct-19 18:53:40

The weather is so changeable that why don't you do a city decently and properly? Save the camping/glamping until it's nice again.

If you haven't recently, I'd do Liverpool if I were you.

I am biased as I have just seen a load of photos from a friend who did Liverpool with their small child and they look to have had an amazing time.

FluffyEarMuffs Tue 22-Oct-19 18:54:36

PS Snowdonia is grim with a pre schoolers when it's not high season.

Blueuggboots Tue 22-Oct-19 19:16:05

Kielder forest in Northumberland?

VelociraptorRex Tue 22-Oct-19 21:20:45

I did think Kielder, lots to do and see, but I'm struggling to find somewhere to stay! Liverpool is fab but I was there the other week, the idea of taking the toddling terror fills me with fear!

PotteringAlong Wed 23-Oct-19 07:57:24

You could stay here for Kielder?

BubblesBuddy Wed 23-Oct-19 08:02:56

Northumberland for the castles! Go to Hadrian’s wall and Tynemouth. There should be places to stay somewhere!

unknownn Wed 23-Oct-19 08:32:03

we go snowdonia every year. so so beautiful no matter the season.

Lowlandlucky Wed 23-Oct-19 08:48:19

Dumfries and Galloway, is a short journey and is stunning with so much to see and do, the Peter Pan house( Moat Brae) in Dumfries is great

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