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    Please can anybody help me find a cheap family weekend

    Hi can anybody pleeease help me, i know its short notice but I really want to go somewhere this weekend for the day (saturday) and perhaps stay over somewhere first on the Friday.

    We live in the West Midlands area but anywhere within a couple of hour drive (no more than that really) and as cheap as you can get it !!

    I have looked at Alton Towers n places like that but its coming to around the price of £200 which is a lot for a weekend. Theres 4 of us, 2 kids n 2 adults. Im looking for recommendations really , like if any of you has been anywhere n liked it for a reasonable price !! Im open to any ideas doesn't have to be a theme park and rep will be left for all. I don't want much do I !!

    Thanks in advance :-)

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    honestly 200£ is only £50 pp, thats not a lot at all for a weekend x x

    how old are the kids.

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    ClarityofMind;6319864

    honestly 200£ is only £50 pp, thats not a lot at all for a weekend x x



    I know but if you add meals, drinks , spending money on top of that it seems to add up loads (and we will be coming home on the Sat night cos I've got family over on Sunday !! ) x

    Kids are 10 and 7

    Why not go to Chester Zoo, you can visit Cheshire Oaks outlet village at the same time. You can buy cheap tickets to the Zoo from there as well. You could stay at a travel lodge or Holiday Inn, both of these are close by. The weather is supposed to be dry this weekend so the Zoo would be good choice. Check out laterooms.com for hotel prices. Good luck

    Hi,I just booked a 3 night stay at haven cleethorpes thorpe park for £149.Thats for 2 adults,2 kids and one infant.They did have some deals for £129 might be worth a look

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    podonn1;6319917

    Why not go to Chester Zoo, you can visit Cheshire Oaks outlet village at … Why not go to Chester Zoo, you can visit Cheshire Oaks outlet village at the same time. You can buy cheap tickets to the Zoo from there as well. You could stay at a travel lodge or Holiday Inn, both of these are close by. The weather is supposed to be dry this weekend so the Zoo would be good choice. Check out laterooms.com for hotel prices. Good luck



    Thanks will look now !

    Drayton Manor?

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    danzab;6319924

    Hi,I just booked a 3 night stay at haven cleethorpes thorpe park for … Hi,I just booked a 3 night stay at haven cleethorpes thorpe park for £149.Thats for 2 adults,2 kids and one infant.They did have some deals for £129 might be worth a look



    we've looked on Haven and couldn't see anything I'll have another look:)

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    ClarityofMind;6319938

    Drayton Manor?



    I did have there in mind as its close to us but I also wanted to keep my options open to somewhere I haven't been before

    London Docklands travelodge is £53 for tomorrow night. Plenty of free cheap things to do in London on Saturday.

    Matlock (Matlock Bath), its ok for a day out with plenty to do when there. About 90 mins from Brum

    Gullivers, Heights of Abraham, peak rail (steam train rides) aquarium, amusment arcades

    alton towers can be had for £17pp per day if you look hard enough :thumbsup:

    Disco;6319994

    alton towers can be had for £17pp per day if you look hard enough … alton towers can be had for £17pp per day if you look hard enough :thumbsup:



    I think kidderminster castle.. or warwick castle too?

    are nice xx

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    Disco;6319994

    alton towers can be had for £17pp per day if you look hard enough … alton towers can be had for £17pp per day if you look hard enough :thumbsup:



    Been to Alton Towers before we were looking for somewhere a bit different and using those as a last resort !!

    flamingo land?

    did u look into this one?

    Warrington Gullivers Kingdom (10 X better than Matlock) and Travelodge £47 a night.

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    Thanks for all your replies, your all very helpful . London is an option we were looking at Legoland but its soooo dear ! I've left it really late like I always do, i have these mad ideas ! Has anybody been to Camelot ??

    Matlock gullivers we've been to but might look at the warrington one cos I like the gullivers theme parks (cos Im sad!)

    Com, we went to warwick castle last year, its beautiful , from what I can remember we got in for free or next to nothing with printable vouchers off here !!! :thumbsup:

    malibu777;6320081

    Thanks for all your replies, your all very helpful . London is an option … Thanks for all your replies, your all very helpful . London is an option we were looking at Legoland but its soooo dear ! I've left it really late like I always do, i have these mad ideas ! Has anybody been to Camelot ??Matlock could be an ideaCom, we went to warwick castle last year, its beautiful , from what I can remember we got in for free or next to nothing with printable vouchers off here !!! :thumbsup:



    I live in London so wracking my brains at stuff closer north for you x x

    London you need to budget at least 200 a day for x x

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    Thanks Com your really helpful, i have never been to london but my mum says its really expensive, think I should of planned it better if I was gonna go somewhere like that we have kept it in mind but prob would be in mind for a last resort (pain in the butt aint I ! )

    malibu777;6320234

    Thanks Com your really helpful, i have never been to london but my mum … Thanks Com your really helpful, i have never been to london but my mum says its really expensive, think I should of planned it better if I was gonna go somewhere like that we have kept it in mind but prob would be in mind for a last resort (pain in the butt aint I ! )



    you're not a pain at all hun and I'm happy to help x x

    It doesn't have to be expensive in London, museums, open top tour bus, Buck Palace, House of P etc etc. Could be a busy cheap day.

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    ClarityofMind;6320251

    you're not a pain at all hun and I'm happy to help x x



    Bless ya thanks, am gonna sign off in bit , will continue search 2mrw ( thats really last minute but thats the excitement of it !! )

    malibu777;6320272

    Bless ya thanks, am gonna sign off in bit , will continue search 2mrw ( … Bless ya thanks, am gonna sign off in bit , will continue search 2mrw ( thats really last minute but thats the excitement of it !! )



    Good luck hun xxxxx

    [SIZE="5"][COLOR="SeaGreen"]have you thought about blackpool, laterooms have hotels from£50 for family of 4, theres always vouchers for pleasure beach or the tower is £12 per person, and u cant beat fish an chips by the sea:thumbsup:[/COLOR][/SIZE]

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    edjaned;6320039

    flamingo land?did u look into this one?



    Yeah i tried but I couldn't get on the website it just wouldn't load up properly, thanks though
    sands;6320624

    [SIZE=5][COLOR=SeaGreen]have you thought about blackpool, laterooms have … [SIZE=5][COLOR=SeaGreen]have you thought about blackpool, laterooms have hotels from£50 for family of 4, theres always vouchers for pleasure beach or the tower is £12 per person, and u cant beat fish an chips by the sea:thumbsup:[/COLOR][/SIZE]



    OH doesn't like Blackpool :oops: so thats a no no ! Thanks though !

    We've decided to go to warrington gullivers for the day, set out early and make the day of it rather than stay in a hotel, boring I know but I'd left it too late and I think I was stressing OH out !!! :-D

    Thanks to all that have helped your all great :thumbsup: Rep Left

    Remeber to take swimming stuff for the kids - they might like the new splashzone at gullivers

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    edjaned;6323631

    voucher here to get the 3rd person in … voucher here to get the 3rd person in freehttp://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/vouchers/gulliversfun.co.uk



    Brilliant thanks your a star :thumbsup:

    bluedave;6324203

    Remeber to take swimming stuff for the kids - they might like the new … Remeber to take swimming stuff for the kids - they might like the new splashzone at gullivers



    Is it worth going in there I was trying to work out whether its part of the actual park and from what i can see it is, have you ever been in the splashzone its not a swimming pool is it ?
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