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Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 22:46:41

We're going next week, what do we need?

So far on the list:
Swimwear
Warm clothes
Exercise clothes
Towels

Do we need household stuff or is that all provided?

mathsquestions Sun 15-Oct-17 22:49:03

lots of lube

thisismadness77 Sun 15-Oct-17 22:50:53

I always forget cooking oil, salt and pepper. Depends on what kind of cabin you have booked as to whether you have a cleaner, or you can pay extra as an add on. If you have a cleaner they will change the single teatowel and bring more dishwasher tablets etc. Otherwise I’d take them. I always take small bottled water as I tend to take them out and about and have one in my swim bag too. Enjoy!

ChipInTheSugar Sun 15-Oct-17 22:52:18

Ha maths I came on to say the same thing! grinblush

Eragonsegg Sun 15-Oct-17 22:53:52

And me! Friday night needs lube at CP!

thisismadness77 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:02:41

The cooking oil could double up...

alphajuliet123 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:03:31

We always take a chopping board, wok and decent knives if we're cooking, washing up liquid and dishwasher tabs, teatowels, kitchen roll. You can buy some of those things in the shop but they cost a lot.

Take some 20p's for the swimsuit spin drier things at the pool, amazing how much water they get out.

We're going this week too, our 10th trip. Love CP, have a brilliant time!

EndlessJob Sun 15-Oct-17 23:03:54

Came on to say KY

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 23:04:05

Hahaha to lube!

Thanks - I have no idea if we have a cleaner, is it only certain accommodation? We're in a woodland lodge.

7 year old is a bit disappointed that most of the fun activities are aged 8+ - is there much I can book him in for?

barefloorboards Sun 15-Oct-17 23:04:30

Loads and loads of money. Christ it’s expensive but fun. I took loads of snacks, juice etc so I didn’t have to lose my life savings on keeping my son full confused

JaniceBattersby Sun 15-Oct-17 23:05:38

My boys consistently love cupcake making for some reason. They also like booking a badminton court and bowling. But mostly they just like hurtling through the woods and falling in ponds hmm

Waytroze Sun 15-Oct-17 23:09:13

Take birdseed, if you have any knocking about. Chuck it out your backdoor and see the squirrels, geese, ducks, deer, moorhens etc appear like you're snow white!

Also a disposable BBQ, so you can cook on your patio if you like.

They sell both birdseed and BBQs in the Parc Market, but the price mark up is large.

Sunshinegirl82 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:11:37

We stayed in a woodland lodge last month.

I took a full shop as the food is expensive. Also took a couple of bigger saucepans and roasting tins etc as we planned to cook in and most of the time I find the pans etc that are supplied are tiny.

Extra loo roll, hand soap, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and surface spray.

Worth taking a couple of swimming towels each as if swimming everyday it can be hard to get stuff dry.

We had a great time though! Ds is only 15 months but he loved it!

Sunshinegirl82 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:12:40

P.s no cleaner in the Woodland lodges I'm afraid.

ineedaholidaynow Sun 15-Oct-17 23:13:55

If you go on the website and put in your booking reference it should list all the activities available whilst you are there.

Your DS will probably want to spend a lot of time in the pool.

If you are in an ordinary Woodland lodge I don't think you get a cleaner. I always take washing up liquid, cleaning cloth, general purpose cleaning spray, kitchen roll, hand wash and an extra toilet roll. They do provide some household stuff but not much.

We always take breakfast stuff and some snacks but eat out for the rest of our meals.

Comfortable shoes for walking round the site.

Torch can be useful.

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 23:19:34

Thanks! I had a feeling the woodland lodge wouldn't include a cleaner... im making a note of all suggestions thanks :-)

Are the parcs well lit? I'm doing (early stage) running training and would like to do 2-3 runs, probably after kids bedtimes - is this a bad idea?

alphajuliet123 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:20:27

Monkey nuts especially if going to Whinfell, the red squirrels love them

alphajuliet123 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:21:43

You will be perfectly safe running, no worries at all!

ineedaholidaynow Sun 15-Oct-17 23:21:57

Which one are you going to? Longleat is very hilly!

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 23:22:52

Going to Sherwood - is that hilly? don't do hills yet

SchoolNightWine Sun 15-Oct-17 23:24:17

They’ve never checked ages on any activities we’ve done. I’ve booked my then 7 year old on 8+ activities.
Take a bike lock if you’re taking bikes, extra toilet rolls, towels for swimming.

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 23:25:31

That's good to know school.just don't want to tell him to lie and undo everything we've taught him so far

ToastyToasty Sun 15-Oct-17 23:31:37

Was at sherwood last month, not hilly at all. Take headtorch or something for dark runs though, more so other people can see you.
Couple of great playgrounds & 'beach' should occupy good few hours. Waterproofs (obvs). Good wi fi provided.
V limited amount of cutlery! We kept running out of spoons! Take ice cube tray if you're on the gin as we were. Extra towels. Loads of food. We took 3 year old so v different age, but didn't do any activities at all. Pool, playgrounds, bike riding & wildlife & a bit of CBeebies occupied all week no probs
Enjoy!

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 15-Oct-17 23:35:25

Thanks all - looking forward to it smile

mathsquestions Sun 15-Oct-17 23:58:50

You could do your Tesco online order to deliver when you arrive

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