Found 5th Jan 2011
Want to go away with the kids (7 and under) and in laws for easter weekend (or weekend after).

Its between Bournemouth and Southampton.

tia for any tips/advice

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I'd have to say Bournemouth as so much for both ages!Poole is lovely & you can also pop to Paultons Park for day kids would love it :).Upton Park is great in Poole recommend that & Moors Valley.Of course the beach & Bournemouth Gardens!Love it there.Can't say much re Southampton apart from nice shopping centre,but hopefully someone from there will say more!

I'd say:

Bath
Poole
Bournemouth
Southampton

In order of preference of places around the south. I know the first two aren't on your list but might be worth a look into

Original Poster

thanks guys, is very helpful

not a lot to do in southampton

sickly sweet

I'd say:BathPooleBournemouthSouthamptonIn order of preference of places … I'd say:BathPooleBournemouthSouthamptonIn order of preference of places around the south. I know the first two aren't on your list but might be worth a look into



For putting Southampton bottom of your list I no longer like you sickly! lol



Ignore the fact that thats the same order id put them in! . . .

i've always had a soft spot for isle of white,, plenty to do, and all in easy driving distance

tinkerbell28

Not Southampton it's a dive. Poole/B'mouth.



oi tinks! Although im not from Southampton, im from the new forest but Southampton was my nearest big city.

easter weekend in Bournemouth will be busy, esp if the weather is good, Book early if you are staying in a b&b or Travelodge. If you want I can nip into my local tourist info place & pick you up some leaflets,what to do etc.

Magicbeans if i were you Id go to portsmouth and hop across to the isle of wight. Kids will love the amusements in southsea and the hovercraft across and the isle of wight has some beautiful sights for the adults and beaches for the kids.

dh058977

Magicbeans if i were you Id go to portsmouth and hop across to the isle … Magicbeans if i were you Id go to portsmouth and hop across to the isle of wight. Kids will love the amusements in southsea and the hovercraft across and the isle of wight has some beautiful sights for the adults and beaches for the kids.



Really good suggestion.

Also do as richp sugests and get some leaflets from the tourist information centre as they will more than likely have discount vouchers in some of the leaflets. You can also pick them up on the ferry.

maybe consider the isle of wight, loads for the kids to do ;-)

We love Poole and if it's a nice weekend Sandbanks beach is very hard to beat.
Edited by: "Broxy" 5th Jan 2011

If you go to some parts of Poole you may go home with no wheels on your car

Original Poster

wow thanks guys,..just checking this before bed...lots of info. will have a look at those places and then 'present it to the father in law'! he kinda has his heart set on bornemouth but like u guys say theres more for kids to do elsewhere and now i can hopefully convince him.

richp u r so lovely...but i think i will just have a look on daysoutuk or something. thanks again..u get the awesome badge for the day

Deffo go for Bournemouth - its gorgeous there and plenty for the kids

" Its between Bournemouth and Southampton. "

That would be Lymington? .. (_;)

Bournemouth is great, lots for everybody

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" Its between Bournemouth and Southampton. "That would be Lymington? .. … " Its between Bournemouth and Southampton. "That would be Lymington? .. (_;)



Id say New Milton, if you count all the coast - well Barton on sea anyway.

Have you thought about Sandy Balls??

Original Poster

once again thanks guys so much to look into

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steer clear of s'ton. Only one step up from portsmouth! Bournemouth is nice although very hilly.
Edited by: "csiman" 6th Jan 2011

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magicbeans

once again thanks guys so much to look into


google earth is great for browsing towns / beaches etc

google.co.uk/int…tml

Edited by: "csiman" 6th Jan 2011

Come to sunny Bournemouth MB. You know you wanna!

Easter will be busier but that's not a bad thing as there will be loads going on for all your family.

And my missus said to tell you the shops are good as well.
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