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where did you spend your child hood holidays?

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almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 15:17:41

we went to selsy bill bogner regis on the white horse green lawns site for 13 years in a row!!

Louise1980 Mon 16-May-05 15:20:27

We caravaned around yorkshire for as long as i remember. We 'graduated' to a static caravan in scotland jut before i got pg with ds1. I was 19!!!

flum Mon 16-May-05 15:22:45

Cornwall, St Mawes - Halcyon days.........

ediemay Mon 16-May-05 15:24:22

I grew up in Egypt & we used to have summer holidays in Cyprus. In the sea all day, lovely.

mummylonglegs Mon 16-May-05 15:25:28

Bloody Bournemouth. EVERY YEAR.

My dad's mate had a flat there.

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 15:27:18

thanks edie!!

DaddyCool Mon 16-May-05 15:28:00

rented a cottage each year on cape cod, massachussetts. it was fantastic.

dinosaur Mon 16-May-05 15:28:37

Portrush, Co. Antrim.

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 15:30:02


ediemay Mon 16-May-05 15:30:11

Sorry almostanangel! It was nearby and cooler and cheap! DC - have always wanted to go to cape cod - is it still lovely do you know?

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 15:30:14

dc even lol

Tommy Mon 16-May-05 15:32:23

camping in our tent in various fields around England and Wales.

starlover Mon 16-May-05 15:35:50

we didn't go on holiday very much. But when we did it was camping in the New Forest or down in Studland bay

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 16-May-05 15:37:12

Greece every year apart from 1 which we spent in Turkey.

beansmum Mon 16-May-05 15:38:07

we used to go sailing in the bay of islands, in the north of NZ. Soooooooooo cool, used to just sail about for a week or two, seeing lots of dolphins and stopping on little islands to sit in the sun.

Blu Mon 16-May-05 15:38:10

'Farm Holiday' in Devon, s/c cottage in Lake District.

ediemay Mon 16-May-05 15:40:36

oh beansmum, blisssssssssss! Hope you get to take your bean there

compo Mon 16-May-05 15:42:49

We wnt self catering to Norfolk every summer. Also to Blackpool for a long weekend in a lovely hotel on the front.

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 15:43:53


Frizbe Mon 16-May-05 15:46:13

My Dad was a great one for seeing lots of places, so I've been lucky and grown up with a sense of adventure and a good sense of the british isles and various parts of Spain and their Islands!!
(he only started the really serious and expensive adventuring once I'd left home!!)

hunkermunker Mon 16-May-05 15:52:17

France and Pembrokeshire. Lovely! Cannot believe now that at the age of 10, I used to go and play with real bows and arrows in the woods, shooting them into bales of hay...

Or that when I went on a French exchange when I was 12, we were allowed off in pairs round Paris for the afternoon!

snafu Mon 16-May-05 15:55:47

Lots and lots of summers spent battling wasps in tents on various French campsites. Also quite a few in Portugal and Majorca. When we were really little we used to go to Knole House in Swanage but it's gone to the dogs a bit since then!

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:02:05

Spent a fair few holidays in Cornwall. We would either go down on the night train, sleeping in a compartment on the sofas. Or we'd go in the car and sleep in the car - dad would pull over in a lay by for a couple of hours or so to nap. WE either stayed in a caravan, or more often we'd hire out a house/cottage for a week or so.

Also went to Isle of Man - remember that vaguely as qas quite young.

crunchie Mon 16-May-05 16:15:16

French campsites and cornwall at Christmas or easter. Once I was 8 or 9 I went to a summer camp so no summer 'family' holidays. We went walking at easter instead - derbyshire and places like that.

Funny enough we now do france and cornwall with our kids, same places too (dh did cornwall so it was easy )

elliott Mon 16-May-05 16:45:00

self catering cottage in Pembrokeshire every whit week and camping in France in the summer. Really enjoyed it, but my mum loathed the camping with a passion. I was so shocked the first time she told me - I loved our holidays and I felt really sad that she had found them such a burden

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