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Top five things you did over summer?

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Bella2010star Thu 01-Sep-11 00:43:33

Thought it would be interesting to see what people enjoyed my top five are
Banham zoo
Cromer beach party
Birmingham library disco
Broadfield glass museum teddy bears picnic fun day
Twycross zoo

Anyone else?

TheMonster Thu 01-Sep-11 12:52:25

Sealife Centre in Scarborough
Scarborough beach
Farmer Copley's Maize Maze (West Yorks)
The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre
Spending time with my parents.

cazzybabs Thu 01-Sep-11 14:32:09

Corfe castle
Fossil hunting at Lyme Regis
Staying in a yurt
Going to Bristol Zoo
Playing on my ipad

gillybean2 Fri 02-Sep-11 13:08:16

Chessington World of Adventure - the hotel and fast passes made it expensive the best
Total wipeout (I watched, ds participated) - Bideford, Devon
Watermouth Castle - Ilfracombe, Devon
Joseph - Southend's Cliffs Pavillion Theatre
Our local flower show

ItAintHalfHotHun Fri 02-Sep-11 13:18:49

grin at Watermouth Castle - I used to live in Ilfracombe, and loved going there. It is so daft but such a nice place. The fountain show set to music!

My top 5:

London Science Museum
Walk up the White Horse at Uffington
Walk up Symonds Yat and cream tea at Tintern Abbey
Notting Hill Carnival
Polo match in Tetbury (I channelled my inner Perdita Macleod)

Onlyaphase Fri 02-Sep-11 13:28:56

Camping on the shores of Lake Ullswater and canoeing at dawn
Learning to bodyboard at Saltburn
York Air Museum was fabulous, considering I thought I'd be bored
Spending many many afternoons paddling and dam-building in the nearest river
The village fete, just brilliant each year.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 02-Sep-11 13:34:03

Our lovely holiday in France despite slightly iffy weather
Strasbourg
Longleat
Greenwich park yesterday (lovely weather)
Getting dc their school shoes without having to wait at all, am truly puzzled by that one
Erm ... haven't done much else tbh.

serin Fri 02-Sep-11 23:10:50

Fishing at Dartmouth.
Coarse fishing in local ponds.
Day spent in pool at lovely French campsite.
Cycling in Delamere Forest.
Knowsley safari park (for free, thanks Hyundai!)

CocktailQueen Fri 02-Sep-11 23:29:52

Boogy barding at Newgale, Pembrokeshire
Jet boat ride from St Davids, Pambrokeshire
Red kite feeding, nr Rhayader, Wales
Day spent at fun pool (currents, outdoor pool, slides, flumes, toys), Aylesbury Vale
Museum nf Childhood London, plus seeing The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Vaudeville Theatre, London

BagdadCafe Fri 02-Sep-11 23:36:06

British Museum - free and fabulous
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk - Tudor, moat, down garderobe into Priests' Hole
Cromer Museum, beach and pier - chips
Longleat - car CD safari commentary by Kate Humble, really fun, all-in ticket
Roman Baths, cafes, riverside & museums, Bath - lovely, park&ride, easy walk

gillybean2 Sat 03-Sep-11 16:38:35

ItAintHalfHotHun - Watermouth castle is beyond daft. We didn't even do the fountain show or the gnomeland bit and we were busy all day long. Ds is still in hysterics over the singing hula ducks on the water tub ride.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 03-Sep-11 16:49:52

Seeing the lifeboat launch at Cromer on rnli day, that was amazing
Trip to see the seals at Blakeney point: best weather of our hols
Day on Brancaster Beach
Sandringham flower show: not a royalist but still a nice sense of occasion seeing Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Bats flying outside our tent at Sandringham c&cc site

On a personal note, running through Sandringham park. Beautiful foresty trails. So different to where I normally run, it was lovely.

chocolatedigestives Sun 04-Sep-11 11:58:44

Maize Maze
Watching seals being fed in Eyemouth harbour
Tantallon Castle
Open-top buses in Edinburgh
Port Sunlight village

Briarlands Farm near Stirling - maze, go-karts, bouncy pillows
Manydown Farm near Basingstoke - similar
Robin Hill IOW
Dumbarton Castle
Beach at Seaview, followed by Puckpool Park, IOW

Thevelveteenrabbit Sun 04-Sep-11 12:07:45

Brockholes Wildlife Trust Visitor centre - only paid for parking
Beaches in Normandy - sandy and lots of shells!
Bayeux Tapestry - Children's audio tour was great - kept them all entertained
Walking in Ambleside - lovely walking weather and nice lunch in Ambleside
People's History Museum in Manchester

Ooh, yes, Brockholes, didn't put it as we made a flying visit for lunch en route to Scotland, so wasn't really a day out but definitely recommend it, far better place to stop off from the M6 than a service station.

Tate Liverpool
Hunterian Museum in London - LOVED this
Sir John Soanes House
Afternoon tea in nice hotel in Derbyshire
Cocktails on the South Bank

pramsgalore Fri 09-Sep-11 14:03:37

banham zoo
camping in our caravan in norfolk
sundown
long walks along the seafront where we live
shopping grin

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