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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Planning Our Next UK Family Break

Back to school Half Term


Well, somehow, before I've even finished writing my official "back to school" post, it is nearly time for half-term!

We had hoped to go away for a short break with Mum and Jo (as Jo was too ill during the Summer) but realistically looking at our family calendar there is  just not enough free time to go away anywhere.

Luckily, we live in a tourist area by the coast and there is lots on to keep us busy over Half term- I love it when Halloween falls during school break!  That doesn't stop me looking online planning our next break though.  We are planning to have a holiday park break as it means there is enough room for us all to stay together then and we can also enjoy the attractions and entertainment at the site (the kids love an indoor swimming pool!) and also have days out exploring the local area.  

Here are some of the sites we'd like to visit:

Brynowen Holiday Camp, Wales

Park Resorts family holiday Ceredigion Wales

Every time we visit Ceredigion on a day trip we promise ourselves that one day we will stay there for longer so we have time to fit everything in.  I know my mum, dad and little sister have lovely memories of staying in this area in our family tourer caravan.

It is such a stunning coast with pretty seaside towns.  As well as exploring the beaches and mountains, we would also visit Aberystwyth for shopping and possibly a cream tea (I stopped here once for one to break up a long car journey and it was lovely!). 

Sandy Bay Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

Park Resorts family holiday Northumberland England

We have only taken the kids this far North once so we really need to do this again.  I think we would break up the journey by staying at another park on the way.

We love the sea and coast and I know my kids (and Dave!) would enjoy visiting and hearing about the Smuggler's Cave at Cullercoats Bay, where blood thirsty smugglers would often hide!

I would love to visit Embleton Bay, which stretches beneath the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.  Nearby, there is a low beamed cosy pub, The  Ship Inn, with anchors and seafaring memorabilia which would be lovely to warm up after a brisk walk on the beach.

Sandylands Holiday Park, Ayrshire, Scotland

Park Resorts family holiday Ayrshire Scotland

As a fellow celt, I feel very bad admitting this but we have never been to Scotland.  My dad used to go there to watch the rugby, but we've never been as a family.  

I've always planned to visit and imagined it would be a hotel city or country manor style break- but planning a Scottish break for the six of us would be far easier at a Holiday Park.  Again we would definitely have to break up the journey unless we fly.  Due to his heart condition, Danny would usually need extra oxygen on a flight, but I'm sure he could manage a short UK flight. 

In Ayrshire, we would definitely take a boat trip to the Isle Of Arran.  We would enjoy exploring the castles and distilleries and tasting the fine food and drink.

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I love the fun part of planning our family holidays and deciding where to go.  At Park Resorts there is so much choice (41  parks in total) and best of all they are all close to the coast.  

Which park would you stay at if you enjoyed a holiday break there?  Take a look at this map on the Park Resorts website to choose your perfect park.


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