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Recommendations for the cheapest possible holiday in teh school holidays please

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Kendodd Wed 25-May-11 12:15:25

We live in the South West have a car and a tent if need be, no money though. Please recommend somewhere very very cheap. We can drive, fly or sail and don't mind UK or abroad although realize UK will be cheaper.

Thanks in advance.

mebaasmum Wed 25-May-11 13:10:16

What about woodlands near Dartmouth, caping fee give free entry to the theme park

Kendodd Wed 25-May-11 16:35:23

We live very close to Woodlands and wanted to go a bit further. Thanks though.

Anyone else?

ENormaSnob Wed 25-May-11 16:39:23

How about camping in France?

The Dover to Calais crossing isn't too expensive iirc.

Kendodd Wed 25-May-11 16:49:51

We would love to go camping in France but it's just so difficult to fine the cheapest fares. Ferry companies never seem to have timetables with prices on.

LIZS Wed 25-May-11 16:55:42

Dover - Calais with Seafrance was about £140 return last August, booked less than a month ahead. Tunnel was just over £200. Portsmouth -Caen at same time was around £350 and less availability.

ENormaSnob Wed 25-May-11 20:40:07

Think we paid about £100 for dover to calais.

Post in the camping section, i'll bet someone can advise.

lemonbeaver Fri 27-May-11 15:51:01

Do you have any tesco vouchers? maybe you could use those for eurotunnel?

fivegomadindorset Fri 27-May-11 16:12:24

Try Dover-Dunkirk on Norfolk line.

ellerman Tue 21-Jun-11 12:10:11

We used Tesco vouchers to stay at apartment in Manorbier YH last year.

ChippyMinton Tue 21-Jun-11 14:16:24

You don't have to travel both ways with the same ferry company, mix & match to get the best fares. Norfolk Line is often the cheapest.

Do a house swap? If you're in the SW, you're where many people want to go on holiday.

mummymeister Tue 21-Jun-11 14:52:09

Good idea about the house swap. Check your contents and home policy first though as some don't cover you if you do this! What about going to some of the festivals in Cornwall and camping out - not sure when the elephant festival is on at Port Eliot but that sort of thing. Polzeath - you can camp on the cliffs. also try Bude. What about a working holiday - where you pick stuff in the morning and have the afternoons off or the conservation volunteers website has family stuff as well.

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