I know I still have my leg in plaster, but even I cannot get away from the fact that the holidays are coming!
I love the summer and the build up towards it; will it be an Indian Summer? Is this the year that we will have a repeat of 1976, that endless summer?
As it is approaching, my thoughts have turned towards keeping my little lady entertained and short breaks work well. Clearly they are not too long and at the point where you think that you may go crazy, its time to go home.
Here’s a few that I have found which are based in and around the Midlands, a couple of which we have either signed up for or have already stayed at.
- Eroica Festival – A three day festival, its foundations firmly linked to cycling, but for the whole family. There is something for everybody and an excuse to parade in your best vintage clothing. Looks great fun and can’t wait to go here.
- COST – £120 for a family of 4 for 3 days including camping or £10-£15 – per day.
- Mountain Edge Resort – We stayed in one of the pods over the Easter break and it is the perfect set up for a mini getaway. The pod is beautifully made, minimal, clean and comfortable. There is a heater and an all important socket point, which was welcome later on in the evening, as we were able to watch a DVD. You will also find a clean shower block and plenty of loos. If you do not want to go too far to eat, there is a pub next door . A very sociable place which we will return to at some point.
- COST – from £40 per night
- Pigeon Door – I have never thought about staying on a bus, but why not? Pigeon Door has 3 of them in total and they all look well kitted out and comfortable. No slumming it here, each bus has its own hot tub, can’t be too bad!
- COST – from £115 per night
- Coalport Station – A chance to sleep in a railway carriage, yes please! This beautiful carriage is, ” nestled within the Ironbridge Gorge Unesco World Heritage Site”. There are 2 carriages, one sleeps 6 and the other 4. You also receive a welcome pack which is usually either Organic or Fairtrade.
- COST – from £525 for a short weekend in peak season
- Ling Safari – Perfectly located, based near Bewdley, you are near the Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway, Go Ape and many more attractions. What could be more exciting for little people to spend a day at the Safari Park and then come back to sleep in a safari tent? (www.lingsafari.co.uk)
- COST – from £150 per night in peak season, additional nights £100. There are tents available for 2 to 6 people.
- Glamping by the Alpacas – Described as one of the top 10 glamping sites in the Midlands. You can do a tour with the beautiful alpacas and then you can stay over in either one of the glamping tents or in a log cabin.
- COST – £70 per night, irrespective of the number of your party – as long as they do not exceed the maximum numbers for each unit – very reasonable.