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Longleat - is it worth going? tips? Where to Stay?

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hex Fri 23-Feb-07 21:28:48

Thinking of a visit to Longleat en route to London. Is it worth going? Any tips? Might have to stay overnight - where's a good value place for 2 adults and 2 young kids (under 6)?

snowwonder Fri 23-Feb-07 21:34:41

try the towns nearby, warminster + frome, for hotels or there are bed and breakfast places there,

only know because we went to centreparcs at longleat last week and are going back in summer to go to safari park,

think bath is also not to far away if you want a travel lodge type of place,
give me the recommedation if you stay in a brill one

Waswondering Fri 23-Feb-07 21:38:57

Don't do the maze when 24 weeks pg with dc1, and decide to be competitive with dh as to who will reach the middle first.

Have a lovely time!

sophiewd Fri 23-Feb-07 21:43:11

Get there early and do the safari last, try and get on the boat for the seal lions first as the queue builds up later ion the day. They aslo do a passport type thing so rather than pay for each thing separately you pay a cheaper price and then can go back another day to finish what you haven't seen.

snowwonder Fri 23-Feb-07 21:49:51

if you shop at tesco and have clubcard vouchers you can swop them for day out vouchers and use them there

hex Fri 23-Feb-07 21:54:31

yes - we've just got the Tesco vouchers through - which has triggered the thought of visiting cause it seems such a deal. Is there a travel lodge or something cheap nearby. It'll be in may bank holiday time (kids off school) so hotels might be expensive

hex Fri 23-Feb-07 21:55:49

oops snowwonder - just read your post about bath and travel lodge - sorry

snowwonder Fri 23-Feb-07 21:56:40

didnt see a travel lodge but it may be worth checking there website,
there are b+b' near there definately

snowwonder Fri 23-Feb-07 22:00:33

just looked on travel lodge website they have a lodge at warminster, which is a few mils from longleat- hope this helps

tubismybub Fri 23-Feb-07 22:04:06

Yes the Warminster travelodge is not far and is very reasonable, it is actually based in the motor services.

defo do the safari later in the day and I would suggest pack a picnic as food options limited and expensive IMO. Other than that it's a lovely place to visit

DrumMum Fri 23-Feb-07 22:08:08

we went there last year with our tesco's vouchers It was a really good day out,
I agree do the safari last but be prepared for the monkeys to rip your car to shreads! the car behind had all its rubber trim pulled off! you can bypass the monkey bit though....
Have a good time

hex Sat 24-Feb-07 17:51:58

Thanks for your tips - will definitely check out warminster travel lodge

AntEater Mon 26-Feb-07 15:08:44

cried with laughter as the 4x4 car in front was mashed by monkeys, how could something so funny be allowed!
Loved the fruit bats.

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