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to ask where's good for a family break between Xmas and New Year?

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megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 15:12:44

Somewhere in the north (Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Cheshire - that sort of thing

With family accommodation (not camping!) and things for DCS to do (age 5,3 and 1)

Want a 2-3 night break between Xmas and New Year - fun for kids and relaxing(ish) for adults...

Does anyone have any brilliant ideas?

GoSakuramachi Wed 17-Oct-12 15:14:18

yabu to ask here.

Mintyy Wed 17-Oct-12 15:15:02

No, you are not being unreasonable to ask.

megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 15:30:00

ha! I suppose I could have phrased it better. But you know what I mean - hoping for some suggestions...

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Wed 17-Oct-12 15:32:49

YANBU.

CreamOfTomatoSoup Wed 17-Oct-12 15:33:22

Center parcs if you're made of money..

Jins Wed 17-Oct-12 15:33:54

YABU to consider Lincolnshire and Cheshire the North grin

I'd go to York to be certain of indoor things to do.

megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 15:41:18

York is a bit close to home, so hoping to stretch a bit further afield.

Don't really fancy centre parcs.

My ideal would be a sort of country house hotel with a lot of facilities for young children. But I'm not sure one exists.

Jins Wed 17-Oct-12 15:44:47

What about Southport?

megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 15:51:37

Don't know southport Jins, will look it up

madamehooch Wed 17-Oct-12 16:00:17

Prepare to take out a second mortgage! Prices for those days can top those payable for a week in the summer holidays ........

Jins Wed 17-Oct-12 16:00:17

It's very child friendly although I think pleasureland would be shut. Panto should still be on.

www.visitsouthport.com/things-to-do/attractions

Jins Wed 17-Oct-12 16:16:03

www.stayinacastle.com/

This may tick the boxes. Pricey though

megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 16:18:25

Aha! Jins - the castles look fab. I think I'm thinking of something a step down from the castles though, and not quite as full on as the Pleasureland type thing.

A nice country house hotel, which is more child-orientated (e.g. playground / children's activities) would do the trick.

emma123456 Wed 17-Oct-12 16:21:01

Crieff hydro is fab, maybe a but far away though.

Jins Wed 17-Oct-12 16:27:40

www.applebymanor.co.uk/lake_district_Hotel_Overview_Families_Welcome.htm

Like this?

megandraper Wed 17-Oct-12 16:31:09

Jins! Exactly like that! On website now smile

Emma - Crieff hydro looks great, too far away for this trip but will bookmark it for perhaps another time, thank you.

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