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    Hi can anyone give me some advice on affordable holidays? I looked at Centre Parc’s for example and they’re really too much for me to afford on my own (over 2k in the holidays), yet they offer what I want. Any tips?



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    How old are your kids. I found a friendly vineyard in Cornwall that opened on to a cycle path. My ds was 10 so we spent our week cycling  (away from traffic), going to the beach, there were other children on the site, and in the evening, I had a terrace, with wine on tap, spectacular views and a great little cottage.

    Quite quiet though.

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    It depends where you want to go and what your budget is. Try air bnb you can look up places abroad and in the UK. I also use sky scanner to find cheap deals on flights.

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    I took my 8 year old and 1 year old to a caravan park in North Wales last summer and we had a great time. It was about £400 for a week for us all, but right on the beach so free fun for the kids and me and the dog! Had some lovely walks, cheap treats like ice cream van coming round the park was a winner! Little play area on the park and so close to nearby places like Conwy with its castle etc and Llandudno where there is loads to do. I barely spent anything whilst we were there. Kids just enjoyed the simple stuff like jumping over the waves, playing footy on the grass outside the caravan, ice creams, sandcastles etc. Even in the rain! It was an easy 1st holiday as a single parent, no queues at airports, no added stress of “having to behave” in restaurants etc cos we got takeaway or cooked and only 2 hour drive from my home. Woukd definitely do it again! Xx

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    Ps meant to say we took the bike and trike too so kids had a whale of a time whizzing around the caravan park! We can’t do this so much at home cos it’s so busy on the road where we live. It really is the little things that make them happy. And if they’re happy.. mummy is too !

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