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Who would seriously pay £4000 to go to Center Parcs??

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SquiffyHock Sun 17-Aug-08 16:57:49


I've been browsing holidays for May next year (DS starts school in September so we will be restricted to school holidays). We have a new baby due in March so DH suggested going to Center Parcs - just looked it up, Comfort accomodation starts at £1700 - new style executive Lodge, which we've stayed in before £3000 and the most expensive type is £4000!!

I was looking at a 4 bed as we will take my parents but honestly! We went to a really lovely villa during the Easter holidays this year and it wasn't that much including flights.

Just wanted to rant really - they must sell some of these villas, I just wondered who to grin

SquiffyHock Sun 17-Aug-08 16:58:41

Sorry, the villa we went to at Easter was ^in Spain^!

SqueakyPop Sun 17-Aug-08 16:59:52

We paid 1800 Euros for a mid-range 4-bed villa in the new French CP.

WideWebWitch Sun 17-Aug-08 17:01:23

I so don't fancy Center Parks (is it really spelled like that, the American way?), if I was spending £4k we'd be in a decent hotel somewhere for a week.

Furball Sun 17-Aug-08 17:01:39

we paid £800 last august for a VIP lodge at cp in holland for a whole week

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 17-Aug-08 17:03:18

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sarah293 Sun 17-Aug-08 17:03:56

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SquiffyHock Sun 17-Aug-08 17:05:13

Ooh, Malory - would you be prepared to share that information?? It will probably already be booked by now but I would love to visit Cornwall, never been.

SqueakyPop Sun 17-Aug-08 17:05:25

A cottage does not come with Aquamundo though, and all the other leisure facilities in a traffic free environment.

MrsMattie Sun 17-Aug-08 17:06:40

I've often wondered the very same! It just seems ridiculously expensive. We went to Florida for 10 days for that and stayed in a huge, lovely apartment...oh yeah, and it was sunny!

SquiffyHock Sun 17-Aug-08 17:07:03

We did Center Parcs (yes, they really spell it like that!!) in Belgium once - it was much cheaper but we weren't very impressed. Haven't tried France or Holland.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 17-Aug-08 17:07:03

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BreeVanderCampLGJ Sun 17-Aug-08 17:07:23

I would rather stick pins in my own eyeballs than go to CP.

SqueakyPop Sun 17-Aug-08 17:07:54

Keep your fingers crossed for great weather then

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 17-Aug-08 17:09:14

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LackaDAISYcal Sun 17-Aug-08 17:10:25

go to a foreign CP. We went to De Vossemerren in Belgium in the October hols last year and got an executive villa (with it's own sauna) plus bike hire for the week for a week for under 1000 euros. comfort accommodation in the UK was going to be £1400 shock

Our entire holiday including ferry travel (which extended the holiday by a couple of days) plus an extra night in the onsite hotel (because some silly woman had got the days wrong for the return ferry blush) was less than the cost of accommodation alone in the UK!

and it was great grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Sun 17-Aug-08 17:10:28

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forevercleaning Sun 17-Aug-08 17:13:21

We always go to centerparcs in october, either in belgium or Holland. Find their prices are cheaper than over here and its nice to have something to look forward to once the summer hols are out of the way.

Would recommend you check out the euopean ones, particularly if you dont go during the school hols,

BreeVanderCampLGJ Sun 17-Aug-08 17:14:06

Oh God yes, all that red formica. <<puke>>

forevercleaning Sun 17-Aug-08 17:15:06

never seen any red formica in ours lol, but will look out for it this year.

SqueakyPop Sun 17-Aug-08 17:16:31

Our cottage in had hardwood floors - no lino anywhere!

MarkStretch Sun 17-Aug-08 17:17:53

Certainly don't go to the Center Parks at Elveden. It is next to Thetford and all your belongings will be stolen by the villagers.

tribpot Sun 17-Aug-08 17:18:15

Forever - which of the Dutch ones would you recommend? Me, dh (wheelchair user) and ds (3). Thinking about going late Sept to rub it in to all my team-mates who left me on my own at work for weeks whilst they went off to France (on the grounds 'you can go on holiday outside school hols').

ThatBigGermanPrison Sun 17-Aug-08 17:18:30

It's only Posh Butlins, you know.

SqueakyPop Sun 17-Aug-08 17:19:16

But without the school dinners and hi-de-hi's

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