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Need to take a long journey break between the M40 (Warwick) and the M1 (Leicester)

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TheSkiingGardener Wed 14-Sep-11 12:12:50

Any recommendations?

It's a 5 hour journey in all so we want to break it into 2 and have 1-2 hours somewhere where DS (18 months) can run around. Half way is from the M40 across to the M1 so does anyone know of anywhere that would suit?

TIA

bagelmonkey Wed 14-Sep-11 20:14:29

There are garden centres with restaurants, wifi and soft play that are a good alternative to motorway services.

Garden Centre Group

Solihull
Rugby
Leicester

TheSkiingGardener Wed 14-Sep-11 20:57:18

They sound good. That's a better idea than our previous one of heading into Warwick.

I can't find out whether all of them have soft play or playgrounds on their website, so will need to call them I think.

Thank you

bagelmonkey Wed 14-Sep-11 21:10:21

On closer inspection, the rugby one is the only one of the three that says it's specifically child friendly

TheSkiingGardener Wed 14-Sep-11 21:43:45

Ah. The garden centre idea is inspired though. I did a quick google and found hilltop garden centre in Coventry. They have a fort!

Thanks so much for the idea.

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