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AIBU to think our crossing will go without a hitch?

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Haily111 Thu 30-Jul-15 07:55:53

Crossing on the Tunnel Saturday night, with 3 kids and dreading it now, with all the issues. We also have a four hour journey on the other side, so think it is going to be a loooong journey.
I am BU aren't i? Or maybe just extremely optimistic (hopeful/stupid) that i will get there and all will be right as rain??
Think i need to get loads of activities and foos for car hmm x

ollieplimsoles Thu 30-Jul-15 07:59:05

Someone gave my mum this advice op and it always worked for her with us:

Before the journey, take your kids out on a fun day to the zoo or some where else fun, tire them out sufficiently so they have a chance of sleeping through the car ride?

MillionToOneChances Thu 30-Jul-15 08:02:24

I've just been fretting about this too. I'm off in a week. Please, please report back how it it. And if anyone has been through Calais/Folkestone recently...

MillionToOneChances Thu 30-Jul-15 08:02:41

Two weeks, d'oh.

Haily111 Thu 30-Jul-15 08:06:23

Ollieplimsoles this is what i am hoping to do, one of them is only 14 weeks old tho so he is going to be hard work lol. We also may have an apparent 60-120 min wait at terminal, so may have to get them all out of the car ��
Milliontoonechances i will keep you up to date x

MillionToOneChances Thu 30-Jul-15 08:08:03

I'm finding the live tweet service reassuring. Operation Stack and all the chaos the other side doesn't seem to be affecting the passenger service.

www.eurotunnel.com/uk/mobile/latest/

TheSconeOfStone Thu 30-Jul-15 08:09:49

We're off in 3 weeks going by ferry. Usually go Plymouth-Roscoff and stay in Brittany as we live in Devon. I was already dreading the drive to Kent and back.

My 7 year old will not sleep in the car but we have DVDs and her DS. Hopefully the younger one will sleep.

Sticking with Brittany Ferries in future.

londonrach Thu 30-Jul-15 08:13:50

Went through no problem by train when the stopages happened a couple of weeks ago. Dpil in car via tunnel also no problem. Hope you have a relaxing crossing x

Haily111 Sun 02-Aug-15 21:01:41

We went on the eurotunnel yesterday. NO issues. Got an earlier train too smile x

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