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Days out in England

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by scrapbook, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. scrapbook

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    Well it won't be long until the kids get 6 weeks off from school.

    I am looking to travelling around the country a bit this summer on different days out.

    The kids want to go to Alton Towers and I want to go to Windermere. Has anyone got any other good recommendations for a good day out?
     
  2. mcfarfs

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    Well it kinda depends on where abouts you are from! Unless you want to spend hours upon hours on the motorway?!
     
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    try

    Cadbury World - lots of free chocolate for the kids !

    Warwick Castle - the kids will love the old dungeon.
     
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    Oh yeh, I have been to Cadbury World. Was great fun!
     
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    mmmmmm Chocolate...sounds good to me! I quite fancied doing that anyway! Good shout!

    Anyone for anymore....Ideally looking to go no further north than the lake district for now.
     
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    Edinburgh.
     
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    Make a stop off at hebden bridge in yorkshire on your way to the lakes
    go up to matlock when you got to Alton towers.



    Hebden bridge photos. Sorry about the size, file size limit is a killer.
     

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    Dont forget where someone else recently went and enjoyed Portmerion.

    And Statford on Avon use to be a nice and there is a castle round there thats if your touring.
     
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    love Stratford and you might be refering to Warwick Castle a few miles away. It may be a little far for this thread but worth considering, over the summer they organise events such as jousting weekends , although you have to bring your own horse.......
     
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    Drayton Manor Park is also good, used to have a zoo and some rides, stand up rollor coaster i think, was a while since i went. But was a nice day out.
     
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    Yes, thats the Castle I was tying to think of, just do not visit the castle but have a walk on the river (or better still beside it :D ), and you get some great shots of the castle there.
     
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    Just thought of 2 more areas you may like and an area you may want to stop over night to get them in. Riply Hall which is half way between Harrogate and Ripon, and the TV series The Flaxton Boys was filmed there. Also in the area is Fountains Abby which is probably my favourite place in the UK. And just along the road before you get to Patley Bridge id Brimond Rocks where there is some really weird rock formations, which is worth about an hours look round.

    In fact there is a lot of very beautiful spots in that area such as Bolton Abby.


    What area do you live in Scrapbook and is this a tour or days out?
     
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    Malham ( Cove )

    Ingleton ( water falls walk, White scar caves, Mnt Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent and Gapeing Gill ) --- quite alot in very close proximity.

    Aysgarth ( water falls and walks )


    I love Goredale scar in Malham and the Ingleton area
     
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    and take a wander round hardcastle craggs ( through the woods ) while you are there.
    avoid Todmorden ( pronounced Todma-din(den/dan - slight differences with accents )) like the plague unless you like feelings of claustraphobia ;)
     
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    west mids safari park...

    twycross zoo

    cotswold animal park

    longleat

    legoloand

    national sea life centre (in birmingham would you believe!)

    if you go alton towers/matlock then try chatsworth house

    diggerland (down south, or one up north too)
     
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    Monkey World in Dorset!
     
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    I think we should avoid trying to invite other forum members to visit our own homes as a 'day trip'

    :D
     
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    I went there when I was 4 or 5! Although, I can't really remember seeing any monkeys..I do recall seeing swans though!
     
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    Rhyl is nice. Good beach and plenty of other similar towns nearby.
    This photo taken Tuesday last.
     

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    Take them to any pub. Get them drunk, encourage them to talk to ugly members of the opposite sex, then all start a fight with another patron for absolutely no reason!

    When they get dragged out by the landlord, ensure they puke on the front steps. Continue the fight in the street; don't forget to punch any innocent bystander watching the scuffle.

    Verbally abuse the coppers who arrive to break up the fight, resulting in them being arrested and spending the night in the cells. Swear and kick the policemen who strip and search 'em. Absolutely refuse to give them your names.

    Get the wife to bail you out the next day and blame everything that happened on society, the Government and global warming. Then take them to HMV and reward them with CD's, games and a PS2.

    Now that's a British family holiday! :suicide:

    :D
     
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    As Stuart mentioned, Rhyl is starting to make a come back.
    It was once the darling of North wales, but the A55 soon killed it.
    People just prefered to stay on the A road and head for Anglesey etc.

    Slowly but surely, it is starting to attract people back.
    I go sea fishing from there all the time.

    June/July is SHARK season!
    Ok Tope! :D

    You can go out on the charter boats, and have great time. :smashin:
     
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    How about visiting The Deep in Hull? It's awesome and hardly anyone knows it is there...
     
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    There just a bit more north than Bolton Abby. ;)
    Thats why I was asking him what part of the country he came from as I like that part of Yorkshire and would have recomended them myself.
     
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    Wot you doing in my neck of the woods Seany?

    You should drop by for a beer next time ;)

    Another great Yorkshire attraction is the Royal Armouries at Leeds (if you like war history that is). But they put on sword fights and jousting tournaments during the summer. And it's free to get in.
     
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    You know chris, we fell in love with it almost right away. I had no idea you lived up there. It's only7.60 return on the train,we'll be back the first sunny weekend.

    Could live up there i tell you, was only there on monday
     
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    We have been to ripley hall, went to see Sugababes! :smashin:

    WE are planning to do a bit of a mini tour of the country..starting off in hertfordshire. Plenty of good ideas so far........keep em coming!
     
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    Try "The Sunday Times Book of the Countryside " theres a section on Days out in various parts of the British Isles or The Readers Digest "Undiscovered Britain " both excellent sources should be available at your local libiary!
     

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