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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Hi,

    Just planning a February short break on the continent.

    We only have about 5 or 6 days it being the kids half term.

    Quite fancy Belguim or perhaps Holland.

    We have done Northern France to death and fancy a bit of a change but obviously have limited time.

    Any suggestions very welcome.

    Cheers
     
  2. Brisey

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    Hi Treacle, I would head for Brugge, a beautiful city well worth a visit. Just an hours drive from Calais,there is an Aire near to the station, €15 per night including EHU. It's just a short walk into the city centre from the aire. Alternatively there is a site slighly further out, Camping Memling, if you want full facilities. It is a good walk from the site into the city centre or there is a bus service nearby. There are good train services to Ostend (coast), Ghent and Brussels.

    Brisey
     
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    Antwerp, it will surprise you
     
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    Bruges is a beautiful, very small city (or could be a town!) but not sure how much there is of interest to children.
    This http://www.gowithkids.com/holland.htm showed up when I googled children's attractions Holland, I can't see many kids getting excited about a trip around a light bulb factory :Sad: but there's lots more listed.

    If you wanted to venture a bit farther south in France there's Futuroscope at Poitiers
    http://www.metro.co.uk/travel/11766-poitiers-futuroscope

    With a cognac distillery for the adults not too far away.

    Many years since I took kids on holiday so not really sure what they do these days.
     
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    we went to ypres, fantastic little town. plenty to see and easy 10 minute walk in to town from camping jeugstadion and 12 euros per night.
    Lots of 1st world war history and the menin gate is not to be missed at 8pm every night.
     
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    Paris...? :Wink:

    France are playing Ireland on 11th...
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    No, no - forget I said that - that wouldn't be fair at all :RollEyes:
     
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    Haven't seen Antwerp, went to Brugge 3 months ago, bloody fabulous. You won't want to take a car in to the town, better off with a bike and you'll really need to spend at least two days exploring.
     

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    Funnily enough my 7 year old daughter likes what she calls " Daddy's rugby" :thumb:
     
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    Have to agree with brugge we stayed at the aire mentioned for 3 nights and ideal for city. We also did futuroscope this summer and must say didnt really like it didnt dislike it but not value for money in my opinion.

    Have you thought of Amsterdam forgetting the red light area its a lovely city we spend 4 nights in mh there in summer 2010 and our 14 year old well 13 then loved it, loads to do and see for adults and kids.

    Also been to Gent and loved it also.
     
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    Would suggest Belgium. We stayed there early last year , basing ourselves in Ghent for around 4 days . So not far off your planned trip duration .Easy ,cheap , clean and reliable rail travel to the other major towns and cities from Ghent . Ideal for day trips .... Agree with the other comments ,Brugge is a beautiful place and well worth visiting.
     

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