Ideas for a family weekend getaway

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  1. Alex

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    Been living in this beautiful country for almost 7 years but mostly travelled for business. Would be great to hear of worthy places to visit with family for a weekend. Something that kids can enjoy too. Done camping when I was a kid but never organised one being an adult. Shooting? Quad biking? Where do you take your family for a bit of outdoor fun but without the need to buy all the gear?

    Any ideas welcome.

    Thanks.
     
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    York. Has lots of culture and history thats family friendly.
     
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    centre parks perhaps?
     
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    Spare a thought for parents in NI...the schools close this Friday...until September...a full 9 weeks off.
     
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    Take them to the Lakes, especially around the Keswick area. Loads of great family walks or take the bikes. Old England like it used to be, no riff raff cos there's nothing there for them!
     
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    I did Centre Parks in Nottingham as a kid and really enjoyed it.
     
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    Hello

    We have a caravan and head to the lakes quite a lot lovely part of the Word and stay within walking distance of Keswick


    Also we have been to york a few times and love it (bit like Chester where we live..)

    Great for kids lots to do


    In fact we are off in July for a week before our summer hols :)
     
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    By country do you mean England or UK? :D
     
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    Robin hoods bay, nice little pub at the bottom (Bay view) which is child friendly you can have a drink while kids play on beach.Plenty of rocks to play on and look under ! All in all a great day out (close to Whitby if you fancy a nice fish and chips for tea!) Also there is a lot of good safe walking in the area. :thumb:
     
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    If you do go shooting, make sure it's clays.

    You don't want to be encouraging the kids that it's ok to casually kill - it's a slippery slope.
     
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    Thanks Steve. Ours is 3 y.o. so not sure she will enjoy town walks, galleries and museums just yet but I pencilled it down as a place to visit in the future!

    Wow, you've just hit thew nail on the head. Looks a great place for sure!

    Noted with thanks. Definitely on my list!

    Talk to me! LOL
    On the list.

    Caravanning looks great fun to me. I hope by exploring more around us we will get to it as well. Just need to work a bit harder too!

    Er.. yes. LOL!

    Bit too far from us but noted with thanks!

    Clay shooting it is John! :thumb:
     
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    Leave the Royal Family out of this one John
     
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    Scotland. How stupid of me not to suggest it.
     
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    Not sure if it is a realistic weekend trip from Bucks, but we have had some great holidays in Devon since the children were born. We have stayed at these excellent holiday cottages a number of times

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    And within reach of endless fun stuff for the kids: Paignton Zoo is great, miniature pony centre, great beaches (we loved Bigbury in the South Hams). Also wonderful cycling and walking country for the grown ups on Dartmoor and surrounding hills. Have had some sublime moments on my bike on hedgerow-lined lanes where I could have been the only man in England. and as this is a motoring forum I should mention there is some very enjoyable twisty driving,

    Saw someone mentioned Robin Hood Bay, absolutely a great holiday destination: brilliant rock pool beach, fabulous countryside. The walk to Whitby is the best way I have experienced to work up an appetite for fish and chips.
     
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