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    Where to take the child for a "break"??

    Not camping as doing that the next month, not abroad as doing that a few times, so i'm looking for a city where we can stay in a hotel, but which city??
    Obviously we will need to have something to do during the day, and preferably something on a night instead of just sat in hotel room.

    Though of Edinburgh, the zoo, but what else is there?
    Willing to travel, we are North East if it matters, and the child is 3. Thanks guys.

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    York? You've got the dungeon and railway museum.

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    DLM

    http://www.kidsedinburgh.com/eventsearch206.php


    Been on that site DLM, its all basically what we do on a daily basis at home. Soft plays, parks, cinemas isn't it.

    But will those attractions thrill a 3 year old goonie?

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Been on that site DLM, its all basically what we do on a daily basis at … Been on that site DLM, its all basically what we do on a daily basis at home. Soft plays, parks, cinemas isn't it.But will those attractions thrill a 3 year old goonie?



    There is a children's festival in may:-

    imaginate.org.uk/cor…php

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    Sorry im a div, its for March.

    Lulu'sMammy

    Been on that site DLM, its all basically what we do on a daily basis at … Been on that site DLM, its all basically what we do on a daily basis at home. Soft plays, parks, cinemas isn't it.But will those attractions thrill a 3 year old goonie?


    Good point, we did Edinburgh zoo last year with our three year old. Stayed at the holiday inn next door, arrived in the afternoon and had a swim then a meal in the hotel. Then did a full day at the zoo travelling back late afternoon. TBH she's flat out come 7-8 so there's not much chance to do much in the evening.
    Edited by: "Goonieman" 27th Feb 2011

    LLM you in the Boro these days? I been down that way for a week now (working get to return to North Easts premier city on an evening).

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    LLM you in the Boro these days? I been down that way for a week now … LLM you in the Boro these days? I been down that way for a week now (working get to return to North Easts premier city on an evening).


    Aye been here 6 months. Find me a break its doing my bonce right in !! Where in smogville are you like?

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    Goonieman

    Good point, we did Edinburgh zoo last year with our three year old. … Good point, we did Edinburgh zoo last year with our three year old. Stayed at the holiday inn next door, arrived in the afternoon and had a swim then a meal in the hotel. Then did a full day at the zoo travelling back late afternoon. TBH she's flat out come 7-8 so there's not much chance to do much in the evening.



    Im thinking this is my option, or Butlins Skegness. Really didnt wanna do camping twice, but looks like loads to do there.

    We also did alton towers. Both splash landings and the park.

    Lulu'sMammy

    Aye been here 6 months. Find me a break its doing my bonce right in !! … Aye been here 6 months. Find me a break its doing my bonce right in !! Where in smogville are you like?


    All over, gawd it's rough. I got offered a two ten (middlesbrough speak??) for setting someones broadband up. And the fact you have to put gates on every back lane. Blimey charley

    Goonieman

    We also did alton towers. Both splash landings and the park.


    +1 for Alton Towers, overnight it there it's quality

    Yep, we stayed at the splash landings hotel.

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    All over, gawd it's rough. I got offered a two ten (middlesbrough … All over, gawd it's rough. I got offered a two ten (middlesbrough speak??) for setting someones broadband up. And the fact you have to put gates on every back lane. Blimey charley




    My areas lovely, what the hells two ten? Is it BT your with?

    Lulu'sMammy

    My areas lovely, what the hells two ten? Is it BT your with?


    I never knew, until I asked. Letters of the alphabet. Thing is she wasn't bad looking (rough like)

    and yeah BT.

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    and yeah BT.


    Well the exchange is down by the fire station, if you carry on straight up that road, all the way to top and turn right, thats where i am!
    Edited by: "Lulu'sMammy" 27th Feb 2011

    Lulu'sMammy

    Well the exchange is down by the fire station, if you carry on straight … Well the exchange is down by the fire station, if you carry on straight up that road, all the way to top and turn right, thats where i am!


    Loadsa exchanges. M'Boro Central?

    east links near edinburgh is good fun (better than the zoo imo) but you'll need transport to get there (about a 40-50 mins drive). only go if the weather is nice though.

    butterfly world is good if the weather is bad. it's pretty small but fairly inexpensive and has a big dobbies garden centre next door. again you'll need a car to get there.

    my girls love both (1 5yrs, 1 1.5yrs).

    there's always leith waterworld for a swim, its only open on a friday saturday and sunday unless it's the school hols.

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    Paddy_o_furniture

    Loadsa exchanges. M'Boro Central?


    Dunno, would be classed as Grangetown/Eston?

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    zurich

    east links near edinburgh is good fun (better than the zoo imo) but … east links near edinburgh is good fun (better than the zoo imo) but you'll need transport to get there (about a 40-50 mins drive). only go if the weather is nice though.butterfly world is good if the weather is bad. it's pretty small but fairly inexpensive and has a big dobbies garden centre next door. again you'll need a car to get there.my girls love both (1 5yrs, 1 1.5yrs).there's always leith waterworld for a swim, its only open on a friday saturday and sunday unless it's the school hols.



    Looking at these now thankyou

    Edinburgh? There's the castle, Our Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura (great for kids & adults), do a city tour on the bus, get a bus over to Leith and visit the Royal Tacht Britannia and then there's the zoo (wasn't to my liking - too small and cramped but kids love it).

    We stayed at Premier Inn at Lauriston Place...quite handy we found!
    Edited by: "luvvlychocolate" 28th Feb 2011

    Birmingham? they've got loads to do science museum, sea life centre, think tank, imax cinema, theatres, NIA, cadbury world. Just outside of Brum into tamworth you've got tamworth castle and grounds with adventure playground, drayton manor park and zoo, ash end house childrens farm, the snowdome, twycross zoo

    If you're still thinking of coming up to Edinburgh LLM there's also the Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile which has every sort of toy on show from the year dot to the present day. May be more for mammy nostalgia wise but the wee one will love seeing all the different toys. Best of all its FREE! Haven't been for a while myself but it really is a great place.

    tripadvisor.co.uk/Att…tml

    Would also recommend the usual - Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura and the zoo, especially if you're there for the 2pm penguin parade. Castle would be a bit boring for the wee one I think but if its just to see it then you can't get a better view of it than from Princes Street. There's also Princes Street Gardens as well for a wander round.

    Go down to my old neck of the woods at the Shore and you've got a walk along all the bars/restaurants/waterway towards Ocean Terminal which is just shopping/eating really but there's Royal Yacht Britannia if you're into that sort of thing. Heading the other way is a walk along the beach promenade at Portobello (but may be a tad baltic in March lol).

    Depends how long you are staying and how much you want to cram in?

    We've been all over but my girls still love staying in caravans, they're obsessed. We tend to go to Seahouses and use that as a base to explore ~ get the train to Edinburgh for the day, go to the Treehouse at Alnwick gardens, loads to do out and about. Mind you this time of year its bloomin cold but its still great to wrap up and get out on the beach.

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    Have booked Butlins! Told the child, and she was fascinated Thomas and Lazytown is there! Will definitly look at Edinburgh for June as we try and get away once a month. Thanks guys x

    Lulu'sMammy

    Have booked Butlins! Told the child, and she was fascinated Thomas and … Have booked Butlins! Told the child, and she was fascinated Thomas and Lazytown is there! Will definitly look at Edinburgh for June as we try and get away once a month. Thanks guys x



    Lucky you being able to afford going away that often. what's your job? and can I do it too? as id like to go away more than once a year.

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    mattbisme

    Lucky you being able to afford going away that often. what's your job? … Lucky you being able to afford going away that often. what's your job? and can I do it too? as id like to go away more than once a year.



    It's cheap to get away in the UK.

    Try camping and look out for deals in the travel section of this forum.

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    Sorry for working hard lol.


    mattbisme

    Lucky you being able to afford going away that often. what's your job? … Lucky you being able to afford going away that often. what's your job? and can I do it too? as id like to go away more than once a year.

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