Right, go easy on me here. I'm only posting this to give people considering going to a UK CP an idea for an alternative that can be cheaper or at least the same price as a UK park. Depending of course how you get there.
I'm not saying this is some great bargain, just might be a good deal for some people.
I just booked midweek in Holland on 31 March in a 4 bedroom VIP villa for £333 with the child discount.
Prices for the UK the same week is £600 - £900 depending on accommodation.
Now you can take the ferry and drive or like me you could get cheap flights and hire a car. I got flights with Ryanair to Weeze for £200 for a family of 4 including all the extras for luggage and credit card fees. Car hire is £130.
So, OK I have not saved much, if anything so far. But we get to visit a different country, and are going to stay an extra night and tour a little..
Another thing though, the prices for the activities and bike hire are about half the cost of the UK ones. We're going to a park that has indoor skiing all year and it's only 59 euros for a midweek package.
Here are some details of the VIP villa we booked. The spec seems better than the UK ones too.
VIP Services such as the Breakfast Package; either at home or in the Market Restaurant.
Mini Hifi-Installation with CD-player.
Home Cinema Set with DVD-player (as of January 2008 available).
second TV in villas from 4 persons
Dishwasher in kitchen.
made up beds on arrival, towel package (bath towel, towel) per person, kitchen package (kitchen towel, tea towel), NIVEA care package, fresh bread rolls delivered daily to the cottage, daily newspaper, voucher worth ? 12,50 to spend on breakfast supplies in the Food Store
2 bedrooms: 1 with double bed, 1 with twin beds
bathroom with bath, double washbasin and toilet
separate sauna with shower cubicle or infrared warmth cabin
fully equipped kitchen
private terrace with garden furniture