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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

Hi all, sorry this is a bit random, I just thought we may get a few good suggestions, we usually go to Cornwall for our summer hols . but it's 5-6 hours from here (Sheffield) and both little ones very travel sick, we want family friendly seasidey place preferably self catering, the hotel we usually stay  at has cottages attached  (we stay in these)  and has indoor and outdoor pools so it's ideal even if weather isn't, Cornwall is literally my favourite place in the world, it tops even Australia and the Maldives! Just thought we may like to travel a little less far while little ones are quite so little, any advice appreciated ( Sorted my seeds yesterday, ready to sow some today... thick snow, haven't ventured out!)

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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Thanks Edd erm... peace gardens are ok but...image.we want to go south, was just hoping anyone could tell us  of a great place in north devon or somerset maybe just save us an hour or two on the road?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,415

    Have a look here http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.com/things-to-do  and see if you think you'd like the area - there's lots of seaside towns and villages along the North Norfolk coast, and lots to do there and inland too - you can vist Pensthorpe http://www.pensthorpe.com/ one of the homes of Springwatch where there's lots for families to do. 

    And the beach at East Runton is the most child-friendly one I know, our family's been enjoying it for generations - lovely soft sand  at the top, then when the tide goes out there are rock pools with crabs and winkles and lovely firm sand for building sand castles and playing ball games.  Then when the tide starts to come in again there's lots of shallow water with a sandy bottom for paddling and splashing in http://www.explorenorfolkuk.co.uk/west-runton.html

    And the drive from Sheffield to Norfolk really is quite straightforward - I've done it quite a few times - and it doesn't take too long so you have time to stop every so often and let the little ones stretch their legs and get some fresh air.  I suffered from travel-sickness as a child so I know what they're going through image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Thanks Dove I will investigate, nothing Edd, jsut like warm weather, and have been in love with Cornwall for most of my life

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Edd you might have found me in the(old)  Peace Gardens in 1976 - 1982 en route to the Wapentake or Nelson.   image

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Kef oh my god I used to frequent those same places, just a few years later, between 88 and 98, did you go to Rebels? Roxy on a monday?!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,415
    rosemummy wrote (see)

    Thanks Dove I will investigate, nothing Edd, jsut like warm weather, and have been in love with Cornwall for most of my life

    If you want dry weather read here http://uk.weather.com/story/news/it-doesnt-always-rain-%E2%80%93-rough-guide-uks-sunniest-warmest-and-driest-locations-20140507

    Suffolk and Norfolk are among the driest places in the UK - much drier than the south-west image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Bit after my time rosemummy, but did go to the Limit and  ? I've gone brain dead soz. How about trawling West St?  Frog & Parrot image also the one behind the City Hall used to be the Red Lion. Was the Stonehouse still there in your era ? 

    Best place for me was the Penthouse 1975- 1977 also Scarboro Penthouse image

    PM me if you wanna reminisce image 

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...I used to like going here, but no idea what it's like nowadays....  a bit nearer to you than Cornwall...

    ...might be worth investigating... I particularly loved the big sandy beach....

    http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/explore-somerset/weston-super-mare-p500433

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,186

    We are going to Suffolk for our holiday in July. Used to go to Southwold to stay with my grandparents there when I was a child. Want to show OH and visit gardens. Hope I'm not boring anyone, I've talked about it here already! Not this thread though.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,415

    Or what about The Gower?  Some of the best beaches in the world http://www.enjoygower.com/index.cfm  

    Only 230 miles from Sheffield. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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