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Please help me find a holiday - last week in October.

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EustaciaVye Sat 09-Aug-08 22:04:04

Four people - me, DH and 2 DCs - 1.5 and 4.

I've been looking at Disneyland Paris for 3/4 nights and loved the explorer hotel but it was not available.

I also thought about the Canaries but wondered if it is was a bit far away. We havent travelled outside of the UK since having our 2nd child.

I've lest the will to live trawling though websites and I dont feel I'm getting anywhere.

Time can be 3-7 days, preferably 25/26 Oct onwards. Budget ideally under £1000, but could stretch a bit further if we had to.

Sorry if this looks like I'm being lazy. I'm just desperate for us to have a break but I'm too tired/hormonal/blah blah to think straight and find somewhere decent...


bellavita Sat 09-Aug-08 22:07:53

Am on my way to bed (was supposed to be switching this thing off)!, but if I was you, would check those dates because it sounds like they could be around school holiday dates which always push the cost of the holiday up by quite a bit.

It also depends on what kind of holiday you want. Disneyland will be tiring, Canaries will be lovely and warm, more relaxing.

EustaciaVye Sat 09-Aug-08 22:10:24

Dd starts school in September so we are now tied to half term. Grrr.

DDs would like Disney, I would like Canaries. DH just wants us all to be happy.

bellavita Sat 09-Aug-08 22:15:28

this site is good

A friend of mine has used this before and I am sure it was quite reasonable. I have not got time to put any flights in, but I think you put these in first and then it will bring up a list of hotels for that area and then put the prices together.

I am going to bed now - jetlagged - got back from Florida this morning and I have not had any sleep today.

rookiemater Sat 09-Aug-08 22:17:55

Depends where you are flying from.

We are planning to go the same week and what we are likely to do is get a flight from the one airline that does a selection of direct flights and then book a nice villa as at that time of year, most of them will be fairly cheap.

If you want anything warm but with a shortish flight then there is Cyprus, Portugal or the Canaries, we have been to lanzarote and can recommend it.

I would imagine that Paris could be fairly cold and miserable at that time of year, plus due to the exchange rate Eurodisney will be hideously expensive, anyone I have talked to said that it costs an arm and a leg to pay for a meal there.

Go for somewhere sunny and relaxing and bribe the DDs with toys and sweets, after all I can't imagine that a DD of 1.4 can be expressing much preference on where she goes, unless she is amazingly articulate.

EustaciaVye Sat 09-Aug-08 22:18:20

Thanks bellavita, especially when you are so tired. I'll take a look.

EustaciaVye Sat 09-Aug-08 22:28:38

Thanks rookie, hadnt thought about the exchange rate making it more expensive.

I feel like I need a hotel tbh as in a villa I'll be doing eveything I do here, but somewhere else. iykwim.

rookiemater Sun 10-Aug-08 11:05:15

Its maybe just me but I find hotel holidays more stressful with an under 3. Trying to make sure he sits still in the dining room for 5 minutes, not having a fridge for snacks and all having to sleep in the same room but I hope you find something good.

EustaciaVye Sun 10-Aug-08 12:00:48

You are probably right. I'm beginning to think we cant afford a holiday after all.

bellavita Sun 10-Aug-08 14:06:30

I have just done the "On the Beach" website - not sure where you need to fly from but I put in Manchester on the 25th October - it comes to just slightly over £1000 on a half board basis which I don't think is bad if you are on a budget.

have a look here

EustaciaVye Sun 10-Aug-08 14:08:40

Thanks Bellavita. Its a really good site.

I've had chat with DH and we've downsized our plans. We cant afford as much as I hoped for a holiday so we're going to do some UK day trips instead. Not quite the same but the kids will enjoy, I'm sure.

bellavita Sun 10-Aug-08 14:13:28

Tenerife, staying for 8 days
2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant
Your Flight

Flying out on 28 October 2008
Departs Manchester at 07:00
Arrives Tenerife South at 11:25
Reference: M564

Flying back on 5 November 2008
Departs Tenerife South at 20:10
Arrives Manchester at 00:25
Reference: M569
Special Offer
Flights Price:
2 adults x £226.00
1 children x £226.00
1 infants x £39.00
Flight price includes flight seat, passenger duty, fuel supplement and ticket on departure/delivery fee.
Flights Total: £717.00

Choose Alternative Flights

Your Hotel

Marino Tenerife
Costa Del Silencio
1 x Half Board, 2b. One Bedroom Apartment (2-4) Half Board
Hotel Total: £322.79

Change Hotel

Sorry - I meant to include this on my last post

Blondilocks Sun 17-Aug-08 21:01:45

I wouldn't recommend Portugal for the end of October. I went at the end of September last year and it wasn't very warm at all.

EustaciaVye Tue 19-Aug-08 09:19:00

Thanks all.

mumma2cjh Tue 19-Aug-08 09:24:39

Cyprus all the way for October.

* comfortably warm
* all hotels are good quality
* adore kids, babies
* excellent food
* drive on same side as UK
* No dire euro they have Cyprus Pounds
* lovely warm people,love the brits due to forces
* Hardly any crime
* try Paphos, Nissi Beach or Protarus

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