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Days out and summer holidays

Have you sorted your plans for your summer holidays yet? We don’t have a clue what we’re doing at the moment, and I’m starting to panic slightly because there are an awful lot of weeks to fill when term finishes, aren’t there?

Days out will obviously feature heavily, because at least that means you have some sort of plans in place and they can be changed at a moment’s notice – we have invariably ended up at Legoland or the Science Museum at some point, and I can also recommend the chocolate cafe at Harrods *cough*. I’d really like to take my niece, who is fashion-obsessed, to see the Bowie exhibition at the V&A at some point, too.

But we still need a ‘proper’ family holiday, although it doesn’t necessarily have to be abroad. The weather is supposed to improve in the UK over the next few months and holidaying in the UK does mean you can save on travel costs. In fact one of our favourite family holidays was when we hired a cottage at Lyme Regis, Dorset – we were able to go pony trekking and to explore the coast and dinosaur museum, and it was absolutely fab. We also spent one summer at a cottage near Chesil Beach, and took a day trip to Weymouth, with it’s glorious beach and funfair.

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As I was looking around for deals on British holidays I came across a competition hosted by Mumsnet with Regional-Cottages.co.uk.

The cottages look ideal for families thanks to the large gardens, en-suite bedrooms, modern facilities and range of coastal and countryside locations on offer. They also facilitate for those with younger children as well, so you wouldn’t have to worry about bringing extras for little ones. Definitely a bonus.

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