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...Whinfell Centerparcs. It seems that there's free wi-fi for peeps situated close to the village centre :-D
#1 at 20:28:48 - 09/03/2009
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Lucky. We were too far out of the centre last year so we couldnt quite get it. Handy though innit!
#2 at 21:08:51 - 09/03/2009
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Can't say that the place impresses too much yet but it's early days. The forest holidays I usually take are a tad more intimate than this. This has an air of the Costa Del Sol about it.

Still, we'll take a look at the pool and the walks tomorrow. No doubt Rheya will love the swimming
#3 at 21:27:45 - 09/03/2009
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/Waves

So long as your little 'un likes it! \o/
#4 at 12:35:51 - 10/03/2009
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S'the main reason we go, because our nipper loves the pool and the surroundings (she's going to grow up to become a tree hugger)

CP has got a lot more chavvy though, noticed that last year for the first time.
#5 at 12:37:21 - 10/03/2009
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I've never seen the point of centreparcs but then sam really loves being outdoors, especially in the rain (he has a one piece waterproof) and we mostly despise other holiday makers :)
#6 at 15:59:43 - 10/03/2009
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Well, she absolutely *loves* the swimming. It's really well kitted out for toddlers but the changing rooms are really badly organised. Will definitely be having some more of that tomorrow.
#7 at 17:12:24 - 10/03/2009
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billdoor said:I've never seen the point of centreparcs but then sam really loves being outdoors, especially in the rain (he has a one piece waterproof) and we mostly despise other holiday makers :)


We chose this as an alternative to the secluded cabins we usually go to, mainly because there was a special offer on and thus it was dirt cheap
#8 at 17:13:30 - 10/03/2009
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The kid's pool bit was a bit shit. We ended up taking our nipper round the adult one, and the rapids in there were her fave.

The changing rooms are crazy though. More often than not the changing tables were broken (probably from people trying to hump on 'em!) and the locks were worse. And fuckawfff charging 2 quid for the swimming cossie dryers!

Off to our local pool tonight to get nipper ready for Center Parcs at Easter.
#9 at 17:14:16 - 10/03/2009
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Only 20p for the cossie dryers here but no sprogs allowed in the rapids :-(
#10 at 17:23:26 - 10/03/2009
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It wasn't really meant as a criticism, just not for me I suppose.
#11 at 17:35:44 - 10/03/2009
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Next year we're going to go for something a bit more remote, Scots highlands, fully kitted out cottage up in the lochs. Should be awesome (and probably freezing!)
#12 at 17:37:28 - 10/03/2009
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I want to got to the highlands.

/looks at wallet
/moth escaping

;_;
#13 at 17:44:56 - 10/03/2009
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peej said:Next year we're going to go for something a bit more remote, Scots highlands, fully kitted out cottage up in the lochs. Should be awesome (and probably freezing!)


My parents do that. I've seen piccies of the cottage they've used, it was awesome, all mod cons and pets allowed.
#14 at 18:00:36 - 10/03/2009
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We're sort of after the quiet tranquil stuff while the nipper's still young enough not to want too much fuss and muss.

Other option's somewhere with a bit of beach but I really just want somewhere where you can turn around and not see someone leading a frickin' pit bull around on a piece of string while shouting sweary nastiness at their kids :)

#15 at 18:09:55 - 10/03/2009
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I had much fun in the Dartmoor as a little kid.

Ah, the times when people would carry you across mountains... :)
#16 at 18:17:59 - 10/03/2009
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Tiger_Walts said:
peej said:Next year we're going to go for something a bit more remote, Scots highlands, fully kitted out cottage up in the lochs. Should be awesome (and probably freezing!)


My parents do that. I've seen piccies of the cottage they've used, it was awesome, all mod cons and pets allowed.


The ones we usually go to are like that. You end up with a *really* nice cabin, hot tub included, with HDTV and nice log-burning stove, and dogs are allowed too. I'm enjoying Centerparcs but the other place is much more tranquil
#17 at 18:27:36 - 10/03/2009
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peej said:

Other option's somewhere with a bit of beach but I really just want somewhere where you can turn around and not see someone leading a frickin' pit bull around on a piece of string while shouting sweary nastiness at their kids :)



You want Holkham Beach, and you want to stay here.

Best part of the country for avoiding people. There are plenty of dogs on string in Wells Next the Sea but Holkham Beach is one of the largest in the country and too much of a trek from the car park of chavscum.
#18 at 08:57:31 - 11/03/2009
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billdoor said:There are plenty of dogs on string in Wells Next the Sea but Holkham Beach is one of the largest in the country and too much of a trek from the car park of chavscum.


I spend a vast quantity of my childhood up that way Bill - my grandparents lived in Wighton (about 2 miles inland from Wells), and we were always at Holkham. Wells did used to have about 3 amusement arcades though, so it did have some redeeming features. That's where I first encountered Galaxian and Gorf !
#19 at 13:47:00 - 11/03/2009
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Ace! This summer we intend to introduce Sam to the 2p slidey machines in the one remaining arcade. Until he sets the anti tilt alarm off and we get kicked out anyway (he's only 2).

We stayed in Wells last year after only visiting it in passing on previous holidays (mainly for the fish and chips). Actually we stayed in the converted granary- lovely accommodation, only spoilt by the fishing boats waking us up at 4.30am :(
#20 at 14:09:07 - 11/03/2009
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I have to say I went to Scotland for a holiday many a time when I was younger. I love the Scottish highlands, just amazing. We used to rent a cottage for a week or two and trek up there. Favourite is near a loch that leads into the sea close by so that you can get fresh lobsters. Little loch broom is my favourite location. We used to go to a cottage without electricity, everything gas powered. No tv or anything like that. Massive garden on the side of a hill with an ice cold stream running through it on one side and the beach leading down to the loch on the other. Used to come with it's own small rowing boat you could take out for fishing. My gods that brings back happy memories!
#21 at 17:56:07 - 11/03/2009
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strangeed said:I have to say I went to Scotland for a holiday many a time when I was younger. I love the Scottish highlands, just amazing. We used to rent a cottage for a week or two and trek up there. Favourite is near a loch that leads into the sea close by so that you can get fresh lobsters. Little loch broom is my favourite location. We used to go to a cottage without electricity, everything gas powered. No tv or anything like that. Massive garden on the side of a hill with an ice cold stream running through it on one side and the beach leading down to the loch on the other. Used to come with it's own small rowing boat you could take out for fishing. My gods that brings back happy memories!


Sounds utterly idyllic.

Ugh, the missus mentioned Haven for next year. I think I'm going to puke...
#22 at 21:24:32 - 11/03/2009
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peej, the house still exists, at least I think it does, haven't been there for 5 years. If you're interested I'll dig around and get you the details of the people that used to rent it out.

There's a little harbour village further into the loch where you could ask the fishermen for fresh lobsters. Plenty of hill lochs too for fresh water trout fishing.
#23 at 10:11:20 - 12/03/2009

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