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vx220

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1,390 posts

121 months

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Anyone know a way of getting a discount or voucher?

Bluebarge

3,036 posts

65 months

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From fiddling around on their website, if you go the ones in Holland, it's half the UK price.

Oscarmac

211 posts

56 months

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There aren't any discounts available unless you can find someone with a come back soon voucher and original booking reference from their visit. As above the Dutch ones are cheaper and supposed to be a lot better.

tankplanker

347 posts

166 months

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Didn't they scrap the come back soon discount when they switched to the same price model as low cost airlines?*

  • Cheapest prices for very early bookings, with price rising as it gets closer to the actual date and the place fills.

dienamic

802 posts

90 months

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They don't do the come back soon discount anymore, just some vouchers for money off the shops/ restaurants/ activities on your next visit if you book within a month.
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edthedead

61 posts

69 months

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I heard they have a 98% occupancy rate so I think it unlikely you will find a discount voucher. We have been quite a few times over the last 5 years or so, but its seems to be getting more and more expensive, even going in 'low' season i.e jan and feb.

I don't think we will be going again for a while at least, just too expensive!

dienamic

802 posts

90 months

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same here.we go the same weekend in Jan each year and this year it was nearly £100 more than last. It's nearly doubled inn price in the last 5 years.

chopper602

796 posts

110 months

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Oscarmac said:
As above the Dutch ones are cheaper and supposed to be a lot better.
They have them in Germany too (there is one 15km from the Nurburgring, which we've used and it was excellent!). We've been to the one next to Zandvoort too (but not as good as the German one)

DavidY

3,423 posts

171 months

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The Zaandvort one is not good for young children, as you have to cross a main road to get from one part of the park to the main 'entertainment' part!! Not exactly the car-free natural environment promoted by the UK sites!!

New POD

3,851 posts

37 months

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Beware the weeks just before the school summer hols. We went with a University Student and a 'just finished GSCE teenager" and the place was Full of groups of 'young adults'. I'm guessing that because university breaks up 3 weeks before the schools and the price is a lot less, that they cram the chalets to reduce the cost per person to an acceptable level.

vx220

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1,390 posts

121 months

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Cheers for replies

As said, very expensive to what I recall 2-3 years ago

And I remember hating the cyclists!!!

Need a few days, in this country, cheap, clean, less than 300miles from sunny basildon!!!

Recommend any hotel deals or B&Bs?

Thanks again

edthedead

61 posts

69 months

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Butlins @ Bognor, seriously. We have been a couple of times now. Stay in one of the hotels (Wave is new this year). Kids (1 & 6) love it, loads to keep them entertained. Can be a bit 'chavy' but over all it is an easy, relaxing, break. We get the inclusive dining package and then use the vouchers to eat in the sit down restaurants, the buffet is ok, but not great. The pub and Turners are actually pretty good!

Put it this way, we won't be going back to center parcs, but will be going back to Butlins...

Automental

212 posts

88 months

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Thumbs up for the Belgian and Dutch ones. Not hard to get there, cheaper and somehow seems more of a holiday because it's a foreign country.
A couple of them have on-site farms with animals wandering all over the site, ideal for the younger kids. One of them, possibly De Kampervanen (?) has an indoor ski centre.

caterhamboy

403 posts

85 months

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We went to the one this side of Paris in nov le lac d'Ailette, very nice and supposedly got one of the best water parks. It took just over an hr from Calais and the area is slap bang in a ww1 site so lots of things to see but not many old towns. You could travel to euro disney from there roughly just over an hr.
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