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Few days at half-term for one woman and a 3 y/o with no car

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slyandgobbo Fri 09-Oct-09 11:35:33

We are being abandoned by rest of family who are going off with in-laws (interminable story). So we would like a hotel in a town we can get to by train with a pool perhaps and some other kids around and OK food. Very grateful for any thoughts!

slyandgobbo Fri 09-Oct-09 15:08:20

bump. This needs a better title...

janeite Fri 09-Oct-09 19:31:49

Go to York and visit the Castle Museum and the train museum?

Go to Chester and have a day at the zoo (it's much nicer when the weather is colder imho).

Northernlurker Fri 09-Oct-09 19:35:46

Yep York. Not sure about city centre hotels with pools but you could easily get the bus out the monks cross shopping park and visit the waterworld pool there.

janeite Fri 09-Oct-09 19:38:21

I think the Novotel has a pool and is central. Not stayed there though.

Northernlurker Fri 09-Oct-09 19:50:43

Oooh yes the Novotel - it's got a reasonable reputation. My sil stayed there a while back and was perfectly happy.

slyandgobbo Mon 12-Oct-09 10:47:53

Ah, forgot i started this thread. Thanks for these suggestions, they sound v good

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