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Help Sallystrawberry find a family holiday that possibly does not involve camping and is not in the UK

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sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 18:42:09

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Peachy Mon 22-Sep-08 18:43:28



lodge type holiday via forest holidays or sandy balls?

cornsilk Mon 22-Sep-08 18:44:32


sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 18:49:12

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cornsilk Mon 22-Sep-08 18:51:23

This place is nice and does 2/3 night breaks here

Surfermum Mon 22-Sep-08 18:51:42

What about a caravan in France? We booked through Matthews Holidays and a caravan cost us less than a tent through Keycamp and some of the others.

dustystar Mon 22-Sep-08 18:52:27

What about Center parks.

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 18:54:03

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Blandmum Mon 22-Sep-08 18:54:44

Centreparcs in Holland. We are going to spend a week in one at half term, it will cost less that 600 quid in total, including the channel tunnel crossing

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 18:57:28

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Beetroot Mon 22-Sep-08 18:58:43

would you like to stay in the Greek Mountains, walks, food, beautiful and a pool

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 18:59:40

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sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 19:00:10

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dustystar Mon 22-Sep-08 19:00:11

My sister stayed on a really nice site on France a couple of years ago that had lovely big lakes. Do you want me to ask her which one it was?

dustystar Mon 22-Sep-08 19:00:37

yey to camping in the summergrin

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 19:01:24

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dustystar Mon 22-Sep-08 19:08:22

Have just spoken to her and she can't remember off the top of her head and it sounds as if WW3 has broken out in her house lol. She is going to have a look and email a couple of links so i'll post them when I get them.

moondog Mon 22-Sep-08 19:13:51

Home exchange.
A brilliant way to holiday that costs almost nowt.
Grauniad have a site, also (there are loads actually)

I did one last year with an MNer actually and it was great.

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 19:18:01

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moondog Mon 22-Sep-08 19:20:10

It would be wroth it to save maybe a couple of grand surely? Half a day getting stuff vaguely under control. Nooneo would expect a show home.

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 19:33:42

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moondog Mon 22-Sep-08 19:43:49


Beetroot Mon 22-Sep-08 19:49:30

My brother has just built ahotel in the Grek Mountains - about 4 hours drive from Athens. It has the most fabulous scenery.

You can also go to delhi and see the Oracle on the way.

DrGeorge Mon 22-Sep-08 20:08:21

Have a look at booking a gite in France - we have booked for the last 3 years from a website called holidaylets - they simply link you to gites/cottages and you book direct with the owners. We have had some lovely places and prices are very reasonable - certainly on a par with what you would pay to stay on some of the more upmarket campsites and you get all the facilities of home.

sallystrawberry Mon 22-Sep-08 20:22:01

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