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Any ideas for Xmas snowy short break?
desperatehousewife · 14/10/2005 19:30
Have one 3 year old, am preg so not on for a big flight or big holiday. Have usual issues with who do we see at christmas as family dotted around the country. Best option might be for us to go away and see nobody! Any ideas of where we could go
I fancy ice hotel in Finland, but as it's minus 13 and only 4 hours of daylight my DH has said no way! Would love to do something unusual, but that doens't cost the earth. Maybe a log cabin somewhere snowy??
lapsedrunner · 15/10/2005 14:40
Austria -look at Ryanair flights to Salzburg, Linz, Graz or Klagenfurt then hire a car. Have a look at www.kinderhotels.com for hotels all over Austria with childrens facilities. Also recommend www.farmholidays.com and look specifically at the childrens farms. Lastly I can reccomend www.hotel-lindenhof.at in Ramsau am Dachstien. About 1 hour south of Salzburg, we stayed there in Feb & Jul this year.
LIZS · 15/10/2005 14:54
Also try myswitzerland.com for similar in Switzerland. Some hotels have small animal farms, spas, kids clubs and indoor activities if the weather outside is foul. Unfortunately they tend not to come cheap and some may require a minimum stay over Christmas and/or New Year. Also be prepared that Christmas tends to be a lower key celebration in the mountains than New Year. I did also see Snow "camping" advertised in today's Times see here but they don't take Under 12's.
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