Idea for somewhere to go for 3 nights over Easter period - South of Scotland, North of England

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Snappyteabread Sun 10-Mar-19 21:15:22

Ideas please - somewhere where we can be close to things to do - will have car - would be nice to have places to for for a nice walk or two, some nice lunches, some fun things for the kids (and us!) 2 children over age of 5 but not yet teenagers. I know that's very vague. Will probably want to do Air B and B to keep costs down. South of Scotland, North of England. Where have you been that's been a hit?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 11-Mar-19 18:47:57

How about Buxton in the Peak District?

Serin Tue 12-Mar-19 20:34:37

Lake district.
Beautiful walks, waterfalls, mountains, boat trips/canoeing, Beatrix potter, hire bikes in Grizedale forest, Grasmere for some gingerbread, loads of Nationa Trust properties where there is always something going on.

Snappyteabread Sat 16-Mar-19 10:13:54

Thank you

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QuestionableMouse Sat 16-Mar-19 10:21:11

Scarborough is pretty good (or any of the Yorkshire coastal towns). Not madly expensive either.

Or how about a Haven holiday? If you're lucky and time the booking right they're pretty cheap too. I'm staying in Seton Sands outside of Edinburgh (well about an hour away) and paid £300 for seven days, including fun passes.

Disfordarkchocolate Sat 16-Mar-19 10:22:38

The Lakes or Northumberland would be my first choices, followed by Derbyshire.

SileneOliveira Sat 16-Mar-19 10:23:56

Northumberland - we had a great time in Seahouses. Lovely beaches and loads to see.

FaFoutis Sat 16-Mar-19 10:25:52

My children ages (9-13) love going to Whitby. We stay in the middle of the town, accommodation is fairly cheap.

Bowchicawowow Sat 16-Mar-19 10:26:48

Lakeland Haven is really good, or try Lytham St. Annes.

Whatififall Sat 16-Mar-19 10:27:15


Tortycat Sat 16-Mar-19 10:33:23

Northumberland- loads of castles, nice beaches if the weather's ok, market towns with enough to do if not, and forest

Snappyteabread Sat 27-Apr-19 12:37:15

thank you for all your suggestions - ended up with a change of plan and went to East Coast Scotland! Good to have the recommendations for another time. thank you

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