Great value self catering Northumberland; £175 for 3 nights this Oct


If you are looking to get away at the end of the summer and travelling with an infant then this could be the short break for you. Thornton Farm is the perfect base for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland and perfect for guests wishing lots of fresh air, a good night’s sleep, with donkeys for neighbours and the sound of bird song for company. Thornton Farm offers pet friendly self-catering farm cottages with wonderful views to open organic farm land.

Linnet Cottage has some availability in October for 3 nights (£175) or 4 nights (£195) or longer stays.  Sleeps 2 guests plus one infant up to the age of three.  A travel cot, high chair, bathroom stool, potty, baby monitors, baby bath, changing mat, children’s tableware and cutlery, toys and books can be provided on request.

via Thornton Farm – Self Catering Accommodation in Berwick upon Tweed.

PGL Family Adventures special offers; parents go FREE; kids go FREE and 20% off

Here are some great summer offers from PGL on summer family adventures including ‘parents go free in the UK and France’, ‘kids go free’ and ‘20% off for children and teenagers’.

I love the sound of their ‘Wild on the Isle of Arran’ adventure holiday where you stay at a families only centre. With sea cliffs to abseil, boulders to climb and forest tracks to explore on mountain bike this is great for lovers of the great outdoors.  There is also wonderful wildlife to spot including red deer, peregrine falcons and golden eagles. On this holiday 1 child goes free with every paying adult (£519) for 7 nights saving £449 per child. Offer applies on 2  and 16 August arrivals.

PGL Family Adventures – Special offers on holidays.

Kids Go FREE and 2nd day FREE at Legoland; family of four from £124 with 1 night stay

For a limited time only Kids go FREE on selected dates in 2014 at Legoland Windsor Resort. Prices start from just £124 for a family of four and include your LEGOLAND tickets with your 2nd Day FREE and an overnight stay at a local hotel with breakfast.

With over 55 Lego theme-rides and attractions this is a great attraction and this year kids can enjoy the new play area Castaway Camp and a brand new quest on Pirate Falls. Check here for valid dates for this Legoland offer – July, September and October: Kids Go FREE | Legoland Holidays.

FREE kids wildlife activities in Cornwall; holidays from £585 | Trevella Holiday Park


Trevella Holiday Park in Cornwall has a fantastic range of FREE kids adventure activities this summer. The Park’s Ranger goes adventuring twice most days during school holidays, with fishing, crabbing, pond dipping, nature walks and bug hunts among the activities available for children aged 4 and up.

Adventures take place in and around Trevella Park at their fishing lakes, among the woodlands, along the Gannel Estuary and on the sandy expanse of nearby Crantock Beach.

A seven night holiday at Trevalla Park from 2 August starts from £585 for up to six people in a two-bedroom holiday home. Simply register at Reception. The Park also has an outdoor pool, crazy golf course, adventure playground, swings and slides.

Ranger sessions and wildlife activities in Cornwall | Trevella Holiday Park.

Save up to 50% on magical lodge hideaways in Sherwood Forest this summer | Sherwood Hideaway

Le Tour has been a huge success this last week and maybe it’s inspired you and your family to cycle this summer.

Sherwood Hideaway is a collection of high-spec self catering lodges on the Thoresby Estate in Sherwood Forest with some great summer offers. There are miles of waymarked woodland trails along roads and trails that will suit all ages through Thoresby Park, Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park. Detailed map of trails are given to guests on arrival and you can set off direct from Sherwood Hideaway on private estate trails.  Many of the lodges come complete with outdoor hot tubs for some night time stargazing.

You can save 50% on selected summer short breaks in July, 30% on weekend breaks in July & August & 25% on 4 night midweek breaks in July and August. Save £424.50 on a 3 night stay starting Friday 25 July – now £424.50.

Summer Savers – save up to 50% on selected summer dates | Sherwood Hideaway.

Huge savings on 4* South of France holiday villages this summer | Siblu

Siblu is offering up to 35% off at selected four-star holiday villages in the South of France at the start and end of the school summer holidays. Siblu owns 14 holiday villages across France with more than 25 activities available at every holiday village, lifeguarded pools,  free children’s clubs and entertainment included. Typical offers to the South of France include:

– save £411 on a Mediterranean seven night stay starting 26 July at La Carabasse holiday village on the Languedoc coast. Holidays from £765.

– save £306 on a seven night coastal stay starting 19 July at Les Charmettes village in the region of Charente Maritime. Holidays from £587 for a family sharing a two-bedroom mobile home.

– save £343 on a seven night stay from 26 July at Le Montourey on the Cote d’Azur. Prices start from £637.

Last-minute holidays.

Camping France 5* with tennis courts, go-karts from 247 euros late August Vendée | Camping La Garangeoire


Garangeoire is a 5 star campsite set in 200 acres of conservation area in the Pays de la Loire (Vendée). Garangeoire has 356 pitches, including 181 equipped with chalet or mobile-homes The Vendée area is typified by marshlands, hedged farmlands, small fishing villages and seaside resorts. The campsite is just 12 kilometres from sandy beaches.

On site there is a riding stable and a range of sports activities including cycle hire, archery, go-karting, heated pools, water slides, petanque, mini-golf, free tennis courts April, May and September and football training. Two kilometres away is Le Grand Defi adventure park with tree climbing and zip wires.

A camping pitch late August is from 246.50 euros arriving 23 August for 7 nights. A chalet sleeping 5/6 persons is available from 6 Sept at a special rate of 234 euros. The site is part of the Les Castels group with a range of sites across France.

Camping France 5 stars, Pays de la Loire – Vendée | camping La Garangeoire, camping Castels.