Dearest weekend ever for us this weekend

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  1. Autowbars

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    We have to take Grandson away this weekend, aargh, not the grandson but the bank hol weekend.
    So we're off to Blackpool, another aargh, so as we are not as mobile as we were once had to find a site, resort, timeshare, found a site at cost of a timeshare!

    £162 to rent a bit o land for three nights, granted it does have some things the little fella can do, bar, pool etc. But £162!!!!!!!!!!!

    £100 in fuel, so it's going to be a bit of a costly weekend.
    Little fella won't want motorhome food, just burgers, fried chicken, baked potatoes, ice cream etc £sass more, another aargh!

    Passes for a 3 person family to pleasure beach is another £70.00
    What I don't see is why you can not buy it cheaper when only one young one is going to ride anything.
    I do think they could charge an entrance fee for non riding accompanying adults.

    No wonder we never normally go anywhere in the UK on a BH. But this time circumstances prevail.
     
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    Har! Wait until you get his bar tab :)
     
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    What about the 3C's temporary holiday sites? You have to be a member, but they used to have one at Windy Harbour holiday park near Blackpool around this time of the year.

    We went one year, nice place and pretty cheap, well run laid back marshals.
     
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    You have not said the age of said grandson..
    May have found Southport a better option, lots to do if there are a bit younger..
     
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    The fellas 11, so thankfully no bar tab apart from J2O if we go for a beer, that I may need.
    We went for somewhere close to centre as we don't want to take MH into Blackpool at 8m, short bus trip into centre
     
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    Maybe useful for next trip.. Dont think any facilites apart from parking £5 a day..
    Plus several council car parks now allow over night stays... As well as the aire at Lytham st Annes.

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    Overnight parking opposite the stadium. Think it is £12. We only used if daytime but a few pubs are happy for you to overnight in them. Pleasure beach will always be a rip off so long as there are mugs to pay.
     
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    I don't know your situation @Autowbars but you appear to be very generous. I wouldn't be that nice under most circumstances.
     
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    Good for you, I'm sure you will have a great time and emerge feeling years younger - and in need of another holiday!

    Weather forecast isn't too bad, perhaps a few showers on Sunday.
     
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    Have a great time and I'm sure he will love it!memories are the best reward for you! And next year it's your choice!!:LOL:
     
  11. Autowbars

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    Anthea, got my choice, Spain departing next Fri for hooooooow long?

    I did look for "overnight parking" but was concerned that on a BH weekend it would be full, not available, can't let fella down
     
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    Yay! now that will be s holiday and after Blackpool you will need it!! Have a great time and best wishes to you all!
     
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    You will be creating wonderful childhood memories for your grandson which is priceless. I remember my grandmother taking me to the fair. She must have gone and got change for the rides. She had a purse full of two shilling bits and I thought she was amazingly wealthy. Obviously not. But it is a lovely memory that has stayed with me for about 60 years. Its all got to be worth it for that. Isn't it?
     
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    It could be worse,he could of been triplets!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Have fun.....and go on a ride or two. It will take years off you! :D
     
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    You lucky bugger,ENJOY!!!!!!
     
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    You've paid the money now enjoy it with him.
    I know its a rip off but as you've paid make the most of it (y)
     
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    And he will have have the fond memories of Autowbars moaning about how much everything costs.
     
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    If your not going on the rides at the PB you can buy a wrist band for £5 (was that price last year) this allows you to get into the park but not the rides.
     
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    Well, back home, skint, aching, NO hurting, the little bigger had me on a couple o bone braking rides, on another got totally soaked.
    Still say TOO expensive, I reckon with tickets to PB, site fees, fuel, incidentals etc it cost about £700 for three nights, and we did not eat out!
    Or drink out from one pint o crap ale on the site.
    My rule for years has been never go anywhere on a Bank Hol.
    But needs must this one.

    Engine management light came on during the outgoing travel, but all working fine, as you don't need much power in a 15 mile traffic jam.

    When leaving today that went off as normal then service light came on, had a full service less than 1000 miles ago, will be contacting the firm in the morn as they obviously did not connect Diagnostics properly, I was shi77ing me Sen all the way home.

    Little fella loved it so it was worth it, glad I'm the boss as work in the morn will be VERY difficult for me, delegation on the cards.
    I HURT ALL OVER.
     
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