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anotherdayanotherdinner Fri 22-Jul-16 10:29:14

We are hoping to plan a weekend away in November for FiLs 70th birthday. There will be 15 of us (9 adults 6 kids). Any ideas of places we could go/stay that won't cost the earth and have things to do for kids. About 2 hours from Essex. A lot of the houses/holiday parks I've found are over £3000 for 2 nights!! Any help or ideas would be appreciated smileenvy

Coconutty Fri 22-Jul-16 10:31:13

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GreenSand Fri 22-Jul-16 10:43:26

Anything here looking at 3k per week, so if they will do weekends, should be less.
First thing you need to work out is how many bedrooms you need. Sleeps 15 may be in 5 family rooms, or 7 doubles and a cot.

ChippyMinton Fri 22-Jul-16 11:10:46

Rent an entire YHA hostel?

anotherdayanotherdinner Fri 22-Jul-16 11:28:24

Thanks all, the website looks good greensand I'll have a closer look when the kids give me 5 mins peace! There are 3 groups we could split in which would be 2 adults 2 kids, 2 adults 4 kids and 5 adults

anotherdayanotherdinner Fri 22-Jul-16 11:29:37

In terms of accommodation anything is good it just has to be good for kids and one room ideally needs to be wheelchair accessible

Ratbagcatbag Fri 22-Jul-16 11:30:54

I'm crap on distance but I sorted a place in Wales called plas colwyn for a weekend. Fab house, well equipped and £1200 for three nights. We also had a private caterer come in on the Saturday evening rather than cooking.

Ratbagcatbag Fri 22-Jul-16 11:32:28

it had a console room/snug for the kids and wasn't far away from bounce below either (trampolining in caves).

justaweeone Fri 22-Jul-16 13:22:39

Any good?

justaweeone Fri 22-Jul-16 13:24:05

Holt is lovely

AlpacaLypse Fri 22-Jul-16 13:26:40

Several YHAs can be rented complete in the off season. I've been to three parties like this, although I wasn't the actual organiser. I've also been to two that were in accommodation attached to youth/outward bound type places.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Fri 22-Jul-16 13:40:01


Or hire 3 different cottages sleeping 4 people within the village - most are £350 for a 3 day weekend. So could have 3 cottages for just over £1000

justaweeone Fri 22-Jul-16 13:54:43

You could hire two of these here

Also high lodge at thetford forest is nearby

justaweeone Fri 22-Jul-16 14:00:27

Not a cottage

anotherdayanotherdinner Fri 22-Jul-16 21:21:19

Thanks so much everyone, I searched for ages and didn't find any of these!! Now I just need to get it all arranged and booked, unless any of you fancy doing this for me too.....winksmile

justaweeone Fri 22-Jul-16 23:02:08

Good luck
Let us know what you book

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