Author Topic: Holidays  (Read 457237 times)

PMG1

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 384
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2955 on: January 06, 2023, 01:11:18 AM »
Any recommendations for a eurocamp/ lodge type resort. Open to anywhere as long as itís warm with good pool /water park and reasonably priced. For 3 kids, 3, 6, 10.

Was looking at sanguli in Spain which Iíve heard is good.
Les as all a in Portiragnes in South East France is a great spot, been there 4 times and will be going back even though kids are too old now, lot better value, cleaner, better food etc that Sanguli or Cambrils (have been to both), great pool complex, beside the beach etc. Great water park Ä10 taxi ride away. Book directly with the site to get the best mobiles, Eurocamp very hit and miss in my experience.

https://www.les-sablons.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAh9qdBhAOEiwAvxIok_qvPm6isqpe1OsfLt-ZAl14r_WoKwXAB5LjsaqYSZ5VCT5qCpQYyxoCN4QQAvD_BwE


Looks good, where do you fly in and out of?
Plenty of choices all about 1 hour drive away, Ryanair do a new one to Nimes which is cheap, can also go Carcassone, Bezier or Perpignan

trueblue1234

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2962
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2956 on: January 06, 2023, 11:08:32 AM »
Cheers.
Grammar: the difference between knowing your shit

pbat

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 441
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2957 on: January 07, 2023, 12:47:47 PM »
Looking about a holiday over the Christmas/New Year period 2023. Was thinking of Tenerife or Lanzarote never been too either, no kids going. Any suggestions on best resorts or areas to stay in.

ardtole

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 969
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2958 on: January 08, 2023, 12:44:06 PM »
Anyone ever been to Duinrell in Holland on a family holiday? Any info appreciated
« Last Edit: January 08, 2023, 12:55:01 PM by ardtole »

PMG1

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 384
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2959 on: January 08, 2023, 10:26:47 PM »
Anyone ever been to Duinrell in Holland on a family holiday? Any info appreciated
Have been there about 16 years ago, really good site then and I am sure it has improved since then.  Obviously weather not guaranteed but the site has everything you need with the pool complex and small theme park, football competitions etc There wasnít much about the nearby town though, site is about 1 hour from Amsterdam which you can get to by train I think if u need to go there although kids would t enjoy Amsterdam

ardtole

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 969
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2960 on: January 09, 2023, 05:37:33 AM »
Thankyou pmg1

Hound

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7130
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2961 on: January 09, 2023, 08:23:10 AM »
Like parenting in general, when it comes to bringing kids on holidays itís each to their own.

For me, the one thing I donít want on holidays is hassle. So mine were brought nowhere until they could walk and they werenít brought abroad until they could carry all their own stuff!

Kidder81

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1117
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2962 on: January 09, 2023, 08:28:07 AM »
Like parenting in general, when it comes to bringing kids on holidays itís each to their own.

For me, the one thing I donít want on holidays is hassle. So mine were brought nowhere until they could walk and they werenít brought abroad until they could carry all their own stuff!

Yeah I had a youngster with us years ago when she was just toddling & starting to walk. Was a disaster in that heat, chasing her about. You can keep your ďmaking memoriesĒ until they can walk  ;)

Rois

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3353
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2963 on: January 09, 2023, 09:14:49 AM »
Like parenting in general, when it comes to bringing kids on holidays itís each to their own.

For me, the one thing I donít want on holidays is hassle. So mine were brought nowhere until they could walk and they werenít brought abroad until they could carry all their own stuff!

Yeah I had a youngster with us years ago when she was just toddling & starting to walk. Was a disaster in that heat, chasing her about. You can keep your ďmaking memoriesĒ until they can walk  ;)
Ah well - ignoring all of this, just booked a week over Easter.  Hassle schmassle.  We'll be grand.  Wee 11 month old will be walking by then, heat won't be too bad that early.  And it's given me a target for potty training the 2 year old.

bennydorano

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6893
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2964 on: January 09, 2023, 09:47:19 AM »
Looking about a holiday over the Christmas/New Year period 2023. Was thinking of Tenerife or Lanzarote never been too either, no kids going. Any suggestions on best resorts or areas to stay in.
Been to Los Cristianos/ Playa de las Americas (biggest resort, advertised as 2 diffferent resorts but they run into other) in Tenerife  3 times in Winter months, we were on cycling trips but thought the resort was great - beaches at los Cristianos side are manmade but beautiful. Plenty of nightlife & restaurants about it, Los Cristianos is a bit more upmarket.  Lots of UK type shops about and a compact enough city area to walk about. Weather normally about 23C or so at beach level, in January/ February.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2023, 09:49:00 AM by bennydorano »

Milltown Row2

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31860
  • Catch yourself on!
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2965 on: January 09, 2023, 10:32:58 AM »
Looking about a holiday over the Christmas/New Year period 2023. Was thinking of Tenerife or Lanzarote never been too either, no kids going. Any suggestions on best resorts or areas to stay in.
Been to Los Cristianos/ Playa de las Americas (biggest resort, advertised as 2 diffferent resorts but they run into other) in Tenerife  3 times in Winter months, we were on cycling trips but thought the resort was great - beaches at los Cristianos side are manmade but beautiful. Plenty of nightlife & restaurants about it, Los Cristianos is a bit more upmarket.  Lots of UK type shops about and a compact enough city area to walk about. Weather normally about 23C or so at beach level, in January/ February.

Never been there at xmas, trying to convince her but aint happening ffs.. But went a few times over Easter, stayed the Golf resort complex just across the main rod before heading in, great spot and plenty going on in that area, is it as busy at Xmas time?
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

Hound

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7130
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2966 on: January 09, 2023, 10:57:36 AM »
Work colleague of mine was in Lanzarote from dec 26 to Jan 2 and had a great time. Said the flights were very expensive "would have been cheaper to fly to New York". Although not sure you'd want to go to NYC at that time of year, and certainly the Canaries is reasonably priced when you get there. They said Dublin Airport was very quick on the way out, but Lanzarote was chaos on the way back. Lots and lots of English and Irish.
Might be worth thinking of alternatives if flights are really that dear at Christmas, e.g. Mexico, Cuba, North Africa?

bennydorano

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6893
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2967 on: January 09, 2023, 01:43:34 PM »
Looking about a holiday over the Christmas/New Year period 2023. Was thinking of Tenerife or Lanzarote never been too either, no kids going. Any suggestions on best resorts or areas to stay in.
Been to Los Cristianos/ Playa de las Americas (biggest resort, advertised as 2 diffferent resorts but they run into other) in Tenerife  3 times in Winter months, we were on cycling trips but thought the resort was great - beaches at los Cristianos side are manmade but beautiful. Plenty of nightlife & restaurants about it, Los Cristianos is a bit more upmarket.  Lots of UK type shops about and a compact enough city area to walk about. Weather normally about 23C or so at beach level, in January/ February.

Never been there at xmas, trying to convince her but aint happening ffs.. But went a few times over Easter, stayed the Golf resort complex just across the main rod before heading in, great spot and plenty going on in that area, is it as busy at Xmas time?
Never been over Christmas, like yourself have tried to convince the wife to have at least 1 warm Christmas many many times, not happening & not showing any signs of budging either.

imtommygunn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15562
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2968 on: January 09, 2023, 02:15:45 PM »
Funny I was talking to a boy who was in NYC over christmas (day etc) there and by the sounds of it it was great. Although there was an absence of a christmas dinner and it did sound like the place never really shut down so that would probably be a bit odd however things like ice skating, out for dinner, central park etc on christmas day sound good to me.

NAG1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4845
    • View Profile
Re: Holidays
« Reply #2969 on: January 09, 2023, 02:19:02 PM »
Looked at Tenerife there quick google and for Christmas '23 or there abouts looking at 4k for 2.4 family