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Me & my boyfriend always take a week off during the year and go for a break. We don't go abroad because a) we can't agree on anywhere, b) the places we would like to go are always pricey and c) neith… Read More
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Me & my boyfriend always take a week off during the year and go for a break. We don't go abroad because a) we can't agree on anywhere, b) the places we would like to go are always pricey and c) neither of us are good with flying!

So, a break in the UK it is!

We usually go to Center Parcs in Thetford (Elveden) as its only about an hour away from us but we have been 4 or five times now and its getting a bit boring because its always the same. We thought we would try somewhere different this year!

I have had a look at Butlins in Skegness (as the other two are too far away) but the last time I went there I was about 5 so I can't really recall what it is like. Had a bit of a look on the website and the pool looks pretty good but the accomodation looks a bit basic. Is there a higher grade of room available at Butlins? The highest I can see is Silver?

Do any of you have any opinions of Butlins Skegness or know if any alternative holidays that might suit us?

Thanks!
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#1
Worthing, West Sussex is a great place to go! (Before you die!), lol
#2
• lake district
• cornwall - st ives, st michael's mount, penzance, lands end ...
#3
Just came back from Butlins at Bognor which was pretty good - we stayed in the hotel though. If you've got tesco clubcard vouchers you can get a good holiday for a very good price, especially if it's in school term time. The call centre staff are very helpful and can tell you the best rooms they have available with no obligation. The night time entertainment is included and a good time was had by all of us!
#4
Brighton is always nice to go to, pleanty to do and fun!
#5
What about a canal boat holiday? Does anyone have any info on this kind of holiday as I've never tried it, but it does appeal to me.
#6
There you go Bognor and Brighton, All easily within reach of Worthing, I told you!, lol
#7
I was going to recommend Center Parcs lol

But if you like the outdoor holiday then I agree with Kippy.
The lake district is very relaxing. Love to go on bike rides there.
I've been to Cornwall many times. Went to the exact places Kippy mentioned! Try surfing, its a blast! St. Ives is a beautiful little town (and that's coming from a 19 year old!) definitely worth a visit. Local ice cream and pasties are a big hit :-)
#8
arlywarly
What about a canal boat holiday? Does anyone have any info on this kind of holiday as I've never tried it, but it does appeal to me.


we live right beside the canal - and it's no holiday ;) - well at the weekends u have small boats/barges passing by, rowers too. i'd say it's quite pleasant when it's sunny and u can sit on the deck with your beer/wine, a dog, bbq ... mmm. :p
#9
arlywarly
What about a canal boat holiday? Does anyone have any info on this kind of holiday as I've never tried it, but it does appeal to me.


I went on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. It was really an experience!
Drive(?) your boat where ever you want along the broads, stop where and when you want. It's really quite fun, especially if you have young teens who like to steer! Can get a good spot of fishing done as well. Very weather dependant though I'd say. If it rains there's not much you can do.
#10
definately cornwall...i lived there for 6 years (only 18 now) but it is a fabulous place lots of little tucked away beaches and towns that are totally gorgeous well worth a visit for everyone :)
now its just blackpool every day for me lol
#11
Magic_monkey;1432434
I went on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. It was really an experience!
Drive(?) your boat where ever you want along the broads, stop where and when you want. It's really quite fun, especially if you have young teens who like to steer! Can get a good spot of fishing done as well. Very weather dependant though I'd say. If it rains there's not much you can do.

So you'd recommend it? I've got the 2 young teenagers so I can sit back and relax whilst they crash it! Is it quite an expensive option (especially as it'd be in August)? Yes, British weather is a big consideration.
#12
was gonna say i'm not from cornwall but been there twice already and brought a couple friends on both occasions haha. they loved it!

lake district definitely - very very beautiful many shades of colour, big lakes, hills, slate roofs, walking, woods (i forget i live in london when i am up there) ... if i had a choice to go to anywhere in UK again, i'd do lake district no problem.

last time i went on trips like this in the UK was more than a decade ago, back in uni days .... alas!
#13
how about stonehenge and all the old hill forts
#14
flamingo land is great if u like rides and animals etc
#15
for kimbyanne ... just saw this thought of your hols. how weird is that, a sign or what ...

http://www.jacquielawson.com/preview.asp?cont=1&hdn=1&mpv=3125693
#16
lake district or wales (swansea seems to be nice.)
#17
why not look at a cheap flight to ireland - great over there
#18
arlywarly
So you'd recommend it? I've got the 2 young teenagers so I can sit back and relax whilst they crash it! Is it quite an expensive option (especially as it'd be in August)? Yes, British weather is a big consideration.

I'll have to ask my dad about the details since he booked the trip.
But yes, I'd recommend it, it's definitely something different which is worth a try.
I'd go again for sure. Very relaxing in the sunshine!
banned#19
week posting deals here, what more fun could you need?

try the Haven group for hols, remember you can use tesco vouchers to reduce the cost as well
#20
Magic_monkey
I went on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. It was really an experience!
Drive(?) your boat where ever you want along the broads, stop where and when you want. It's really quite fun, especially if you have young teens who like to steer! Can get a good spot of fishing done as well. Very weather dependant though I'd say. If it rains there's not much you can do.


I live in Norwich, Norfolk. Not far at all from the Norfolk Broads so it would be like taking a holiday in my garden! Lol!

Nice idea though!
#21
UltimoScorpion
week posting deals here, what more fun could you need?

try the Haven group for hols, remember you can use tesco vouchers to reduce the cost as well


I will take a look at Haven, thanks.
#22
Wales, definately Wales.

Me and my lady went there last year for our anniversary and stayed in a 5* Hotel B&B for £80 a night (For the room not per person). The hotel only had 3 rooms so everything was personal and had caring little touches added to everything.

We had a fantastic time and from the place we stayed "Betws-y-Coed " there are about 30 different attractions within about 50 minutes drive. For the price you would pay at Centre Parcs you could visit loads of different places.

It was an absolutely beautiful place, hopeing to go back shorlty and check out some more attractions.

At least take a look before you say "No, Its too far" because i promise you wouldn't be disappointed.

If you want to know more about where we stayed PM me and I will send you the name of the Hotel :thumbsup:

Cheers
#23
kimbyanne
I will take a look at Haven, thanks.


Regarding Haven, some of these sites have a lot of privately owned caravans with great specs and you can get a better deal from individual owners renting out. If you see a park you like, try googling it for private owners rentals at a named park, you may hit lucky. Also, the owners can arrange your passes for you.
Enjoyed Weymouth Bay, Lakeland and Craig Tara - plenty to do at all.
#24
Craig Tara! used to work there, it has a mixed rep, if you like loud parks where unless your caravan is not near the complex its good,and the chalets are beautiful there., beach isnt that nice.

A word of warning about the private caravans as they arent run by Haven they could be in a bad state, or you may have to pay for the passes on top etc, sometimes costs more than going direct.
#25
I agree the lake district is nice but the yorkshire dales are less touristy and just as lovely.
#26
i live in the lake district come here we have centre parcs here too or many b and b its so cold tooooooo

been to butlins skeggy in the day mainly aimed at kids there is a funfair weather permitting also big pool full of slides and stuff these are included in your price, not like centre parcs where u pay more. evenings many bars bingo nightclub redcoat shows also bingo and redcoat game shows during day. there is a big supermarket outside the camp literally cheaper than spar on site.

there is a pleasureland funfair place in skeggy itself many bars and some shops too high street ones and holiday ones. id go skeggy its what you make it. if you like water the pools are great fun rides for adults too.
#27
haven is so rubbish compared to butlins i have been to both and butlins is so much better facilities entertainment choice.

i think they have gold style living too however silver is very nice formely premier and premier plus

half board is good choice is good for camp site we went 4-5 yrs ago youll love it

please dont go haven it will be so c*** guaranteed

go to trip advisor.co.uk when you get honest truthfull replies on there
#28
westmorlandlife
I agree the lake district is nice but the yorkshire dales are less touristy and just as lovely.


the lake district is lovely kendal keswick penrith windermere get on the train and go to carlisle border of scotland typical city

i moved to penrith 1 yr ago and love it.

the lakes are so beautiful, if you and your bf get a nice log cabin open fire oh so romantic

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