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to think Centre Parks are shitting me?

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MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 09:28:10

A week in a standard cabin in August next to Longleat. Two adults one toddler. Total price....

circa £4.5k
Thats k

ARealDame Sat 06-Jul-13 14:31:21

Sorry, cross post, see you corrected it to £2000.

Do you have to cook your own food.

You could camp for £70 a week nearby, probably.

ARealDame Sat 06-Jul-13 14:29:47

p.s. I paid about £120 for a 3 day weekend a few years ago, myself and my son (though we were sharing a cabin).

ARealDame Sat 06-Jul-13 14:29:13

I just looked it up myself on their website. And the price was £2,000 for a week in August at Longleat, not £4,000. Still expensive mind. Did you have extras?

fanoftheinvisibleman Sat 06-Jul-13 14:26:34

Xales it is not quite the same but the first time we went transatlantic, flights from Gatwick to New York were cheaper than the cheapest train ticket available (and we exhausted EVERY possible booking method) by £50 for yorkshire to gatwick. It is ridiculous but true.

DorothyMantooth Sat 06-Jul-13 14:23:18

Bloody hell, I was horrified when I realised it would cost more to do a 4-day stay in a Forest holidays thing (accommodation only) down the road from us than a week abroad - we had foolishly thought staying in the UK would be a cheaper option. That was only £700+ for two adults and a baby in a bog standard cabin in early Aug. If I'd been quoted more than a grand for CP I think I'd have had a stroke.

Xales Sat 06-Jul-13 14:08:54

Can't remember numbers as it was when I was pregnant with DS so over 12 years ago.

However I worked at the company and was the one doing the bookings so I know it was true.

Was gutted as I was 38 weeks when he was due to fly back so couldn't go.

PoppyWearer Sat 06-Jul-13 14:08:20

Just searched on a 2-bed basic villa at the new Woburn one for half term Oct 2014 and it's £1200 for 4 nights! shock

That's a hefty/cynical markup compared to what we paid at Easter just gone at Elveden, which came in under £1000.

And I hate the way there is never an early-booking discount, apart from the measly CBSOON. Booking for Woburn wasn't open when I had that offer available. angry

We could go to Disneyland Paris for that, and will probably just do the instead!

Or indeed Bluestone or CP Europe. In fact we could do CP in France AND Disneyland Paris. Now there's an idea.

ClartyCarol Sat 06-Jul-13 14:05:53

Xales - you really need to quote the figures because that just sounds unbelievable to be honest!

greenfolder Sat 06-Jul-13 14:04:59

We are going to landal in holland-think centerparc 15 years ago. It is costing 1200 for 10 Days plus tunnel. A 3 bedroom villa.

McNewPants2013 Sat 06-Jul-13 14:01:00

it eye watering amount, and no wonder people choose to go abroad.

TwasBrillig Sat 06-Jul-13 13:59:08

How on earth? Its over a grand a ticket to Australia or do you know something we don't?

Xales Sat 06-Jul-13 13:56:24

Not a holiday however...

It worked out cheaper to send ex to Australia for six weeks, including flights, hotels, meals etc for training than to send him 3 stops on a train for 20 minutes to Reading!

He wasn't the only one in the company went!

I just don't see how that can be possible. Crazy.

ENormaSnob Sat 06-Jul-13 13:51:40

Fuck me shock

We go every december to the winter wonderland and pay about 500.

And we have more kids than you.

IsaacCox Sat 06-Jul-13 13:20:20

shock We can go to Florida and stay on Disney property for two weeks for that! Plus money left over.

We went to Centre Parks over new year last year (3 nights) for £500ish. Can't remember exactly. It's good but it's not 4.5K good.

Sizzlesthedog Sat 06-Jul-13 13:18:27

Yes I think the price goes up every time you look at the site. Same with all holidays. Boggling how they manage that one. Imagine if every online shop did that!

perplexedpirate Sat 06-Jul-13 13:12:16

Whaaaaatttt?! I had no idea it was that kind of price.
How do they justify that???

katydid02 Sat 06-Jul-13 13:10:18

Woburn is open for bookings now, it has been for a couple of weeks at least.

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 12:49:21

Never thought about the cache but it is a works computer so dont how many other people have looked.

A guy in the office suggested it; I put in all the right info and pressed search. He nearly fell off his chair too.

PearlyWhites Sat 06-Jul-13 12:47:24

Mortified have you done a lot of prices because the website will " remember you" and charge you more try clearing the cache.

bruffin Sat 06-Jul-13 10:36:40

its a mistake a standard is about 1.5k not 4.5k

malteserzz Sat 06-Jul-13 10:23:27

I love center parcs but wouldn't pay that, we normally go in one of the half terms look for the cheapest one ! Can't wait till the new one opens at Woburn so we can try there

floatyjosmum Sat 06-Jul-13 10:20:16

We've discovered the only way it's affordable is to go midweek during term time!

Branleuse Sat 06-Jul-13 10:04:06

its a quarter of that for a 4day break in elveden.

centerparcs is lovely off season when you can get a good price and weve been a few times, but i wouldnt pay that much in a million years

Vivacia Sat 06-Jul-13 10:00:35

I don't understand the outrage.

landofsoapandglory Sat 06-Jul-13 09:58:37

We're going to Majorca for a week for £1200, that's 2 adults and a 16yo.

It never ceases to amaze me how much holiday companies put their prices up in school holidays. It's daylight robbery IMO.

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