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Week after boxing day - where in the UK

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fuckwittery Fri 28-Sep-12 07:07:40

Our kids are 5 and 2 and I'm thinking somewhere child friendly that doesn't cost the earth, lots of Christmassy things..... NOT centre parcs (that does cost the earth that week!)

Alaska77 Fri 28-Sep-12 13:17:50

Hi FW, we've been to Butlins for the last 2 years as we were in a similar situation to you, looking for something to fill the void between Xmas and NY. My DS will be 3.4 this Xmas. We went to Centerparcs one year and it was good but the breaks they offer between Xmas and NY are only 2 nights long and when you can't arrive until 3pm on the first day it makes it a bit of an arse. Butlins offer 3 night breaks starting 27th December which works out well for us because we like to be at home for Xmas Day & Boxing Day and again for NY. They are well-priced and you can choose your standard of accommodation depending on your budget. A lot of the activities are indoors so it doesn't matter if it's piddling down with rain or snowing!

lewi2013 Sat 29-Sep-12 22:42:41

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bekind Sun 30-Sep-12 21:08:02

city centres with good lights and Christmassy things? York. Edinburgh, Bath and the like. Always useful for museums etc, many of which are free (certainly are in Glasgow and Edinburgh anyway!)

bowyert1 Tue 02-Oct-12 08:03:08

Hi can also recommend Butlins as we went last year for all of Christmas. Not sure where you are but minehead also have caravans like
http://www.holidaybutlins.com/caravanbutlins.html
Very christmassy and loads to do for free.

xkcdfangirl Tue 02-Oct-12 08:43:38

Another vote for butlins if you're after child-friendly. If you're used to more highbrow culture it may make you shudder a little but the kids will absolutely love it. There's so much for them to do that you will enjoy the lack-of-pressue for not having to do any palnning or taking any responsibility to provide stimulating activities - all you need to do is get them to the various venues and can often then sit quietly with a book while they have the time of their lives.

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