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August availability – 1970s campervan holidays that sleep up to 4 | Kent Campervan Hire

The weather is perfect for an unforgettable adventure in a beautifully restored campervan from the 1970s. Pack the kids and set off on a roadtrip with the freedom and flexibility that campervan holidays offer. All three campers – Tulip, Lily and Blossom – all sleep 4.

Prices vary on length of hire. Typical prices for August are £400-£450 for weekend hire (Fri 6pm to Mon 6pm); mid-week £300-£350 (Tues 2pm to Thurs 4pm) and a full week £625-£750 (Sat 2pm to Fri 3pm).

Dependent on hire type the price includes a welcome pack, fully comprehensive insurance, breakdown cover, double duvet & linen, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, tea/coffee/sugar and washing up essentials. Contact Kent Campervan Hire for dates and prices.


Summer savings with PGL: buy 1 get 1 free plus £150 off many of their activity holidays | PGL

PGL has a great offer on its summer activity holidays for children and teenagers. When you book before the 4 July 2013 you can take advantage of their ‘book one child, get one free’ offer for the same holiday/week booked. This offer is across all of their 4 and 7 night multi activity holidays and nearly all of their ‘specialist’ holidays.

There is a great range of specialist holidays to choose from including Xtreme Adventure, Video Games Workshop, Stage Skills, Film-making, Wellbeing, Motorsports, Cooks Academy, Adrenaline Adventure, Mission Spy, Indiana Jones, Wet & Wild, Explorer, Climbing Adventure, Learner Driving, Horse riding, Surfing, Leadership Challenge, Bushcraft, Photography Adventure, Music Studio and Street Dance.

PGL has also knocked £150 off their 7 night multi-activity holidays and off many of their specialist holidays too, plus 2 French ones too!!

Offer codes:

  • SFH3X for a specialist holiday
  • SFH3X  for ‘2 for the price of 1’
  • SAVE2X is for all multi-activity holidays.

PGL Adventure Holidays – More Special Offers.

10 family bushcraft courses: experience nature

Here’s a guide to family bushcraft courses ranging from 1 day courses to overnighters across the UK. Kids will love being out in the woods actively learning simple bushcraft and survival skills. There are fun-filled family courses for families and also ‘kids only’ days/camps listed here. The whole family will enjoy experiencing nature in such an interactive way and it’s certainly a different way to spend your time!

1. NORFOLK Canoe Man Swallows and Amazons Adventure Days 

HIGHLIGHTS: Guided canoe trail in search of Otters and Bitterns, bushcraft session, lunch in a beautiful woodland setting, and archery in the afternoon with canoe journey back. HOW TO DO IT:  7 April, 12 May, 2 June, 14 July, 21 & 24 & 28 & 31 July, 4 & 7 & 11 & 14 & 18 & 21 & 25 & 28 August, 1 & 22 Sept – costs £40 per adult and £30 per child.

2. NORFOLK Canoe Man School of Wilderness Bushcraft 1 or 2 day courses

HIGHLIGHTS:  The 1 day course is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of bushcraft and no experience is required; the 2 day course covers the fundamentals in greater depth including an overnight stay in the woods under your own shelter with dinner, breakfast and lunch. HOW TO DO IT: 1 day courses 12 May, 16 June,14  July, 1 & 7 Sept and 20 Oct – costs £45 per adult & £35 per child; 2 day courses 1 June, 3 August & 21 September – costs £95 per adult and £70 per child. Both the bushcraft and the adventure days take place in Wroxham, Norfolk at the CanoeMan’s Woodland Activity Centre (WAC).

3. OXFORDSHIRE The Bushcraft Company Summer Camps (for the kids 7 to 15 year olds)

HIGHLIGHTS: Spend the morning tree climbing, cook your own lunch over a campfire, swim in the lake in the afternoon, and spend the evening playing games. Children stay in beautiful safari-style camps and enjoy freshly cooked meals around the campfire each day. HOW TO DO IT: Runs throughout the summer for children aged 7-15 with separate camps for 7-11 year olds and 11-15 year olds. Option of 2-day (£99), 3-day (£199) or 5-day camps (£349). Takes place at the Woodland Centre Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.

4. DEVON Wildwise Extraordinary School for Kids (for the kids)

HIGHLIGHTS: A day of skills, challenges and adventures drawing upon bushcraft, fieldcraft and nature including shelter-building, firecraft, campfire cookery, woodcraft, making traditional weapons and more. HOW TO DO IT: 10 April, 28 May, 31 October at the Dartington Estate. Costs £30.

5. DEVON Wildwise Bushcraft Day

HIGHLIGHTS: Spend the day playing with some of the basic bushcraft skills including firemaking, shelter building and the use of cutting tools as well as bringing awareness to the natural world all around. HOW TO DO IT: Takes place on the 1 September at the Dartington Estate, Devon and costs £45 for 1 adult plus kids, £65 2 adults plus kids.

6. KENT Natural Pathways 2 day Bushcraft Family Camp age 5 and over

HIGHLIGHTS: Light a fire without matches, build & sleep in a natural shelter, cook on an open fire, identify plants & trees, animal movements & sign, natural awareness games and more. HOW TO DO IT: Suitable for children aged 5-16. Takes place June half term close to Canterbury, Kent and costs £95 per person or £342 for a family of four.

7. Lake District FSC Bushcraft for Families (4 nights) age 8 and over

HIGHLIGHTS: Wilderness bushcraft activities including survival skills (shelter building, camp fire, wild teas), geocaching, producing fish hooks, wilderness walk, making string from nettles and more. HOW TO DO IT: Suitable for children aged 8 and over. The course is run at the Field Studies Council centre in Blencathra, Lake District and costs £170 per adult and £135 per child.  Includes all meals, accommodation & transport and sleeping in a family room.

8 & 9. Scotland and Sussex Wildwood Family Bushcraft Day

HIGHLIGHTS: An introduction to bushcraft for families covering firelighting, knotwork, water collection/preperation, shelter. HOW TO DO IT: Adult £70, child £40. Based at Glen Nevis (near Fort William), Scotland and Nutley, Sussex (dates for Sussex include 4 May, 16 June, 13 July).

10. EAST SUSSEX Ray Mears Family Bushcraft (2 nights) age 8 and over

HIGHLIGHTS: This 2 night course will give you the knowledge of the core skills involved in bushcraft: making a campfire, shelters, nature awareness, animal tracking, useful plant & tree recognition, campfire games & stories. HOW TO DO IT: The base is an expedition style camp in East Sussex, near Uckfield. The camp is in private woodland with lots of wildlife including deer, owls, badgers, fox and butterflies. Course run 5 April and 28 May and costs £225 per person.

Save 10% on last minute bookings at family friendly cottages Norfok with indoor swimming pool, tennis courts & games room | Cranmer Country Cottages


Cranmer Country Cottages, a collection of 8 luxury self catering family friendly cottages are a perfect base for spending a family winter break. Enjoy a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool before heading outside to a large, safe fenced play area that includes outdoor activity equipment and a timber playhouse.

The surrounding area is perfect for family cycling, birdwatching and nature spotting. The beach is a 15 minute drive away. A baby sitting service is on offer, together with bespoke catering and home cooked freezer meals and picnic hampers delivered to your door.

All holidays booked within two weeks of arrival receive a 10% discount. Take advantage of this great offer and grab a last minute family escape.

A four night break at Owl Cottage has been reduced from £412.50 to £371.25 arrival 7 January for a 4 night mid week break.

Luxury Holiday Cottages with Indoor Swimming Pool, tennis courts and games room.

Save up to 30% on 2013 breaks with Park Resorts – book by 31 January; breaks from £63 | Park Resorts

Park Resorts boasts 39 UK coastal holiday resorts and have a tempting 2013 break early booking offer – up to 30% off and a deposit of only £30. Offer ends 31 January 2013. Park Resorts have a wide range of accommodation available from fully equipped caravan holiday homes to chalets, apartments, bungalows, hotel rooms and lodges too.

A 4 night break in March is available from just £63.00 – this is for caravan accommodation sleeping 6 staying at Crimdon Dene set on Durham’s Heritage coast. Lots of breaks on offer.

Holidays and Short Breaks in the UK – Search and Book with Park Resorts.

Special offers on PGL activity holidays 2013 – book by 6 Dec to save ££££s

PGL has some tempting offers on their multi-activity holidays in 2013 for 7-17 year olds. A great opportunity for children and teenagers to meet new friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun too. All offers end 6 December.

Offer 1: Bring a friend for £99! – you can get a 7 or 4 night multi activity holiday with a huge choice of dates and centres, from £369 (7 nights) or from £379 (4 nights) per child and another goes for just £99. Offer code PB9X.

Offer 2: £125 off 7 and 4 night multi activity holidays if you only have one child. Same great choice of dates and centres as Offer 1. Offer code PSP9X.

Offer 3: £125 off selected specialist and French holidays – offer code PSP9X.

To receive the discount you have to call PGL and quote their offer code.

PGL Adventure Holidays – More Special Offers.

Save up to 30% this October half term on boating holidays | Hoseasons

Try something different this October half term and take the family on a Hoseasons boating break. A great time of year to experience the waterways and with savings of up to 30% now is a great time to book. A huge choice of boating holidays are available on canals and rivers as well as the Broads.Prices start from £305 for a boat sleeping 3 for three nights (Cruiser, Norfolk) – a saving of £130. Terms and conditions apply.

October Half Term Deals | Save up to 30%*.

PGL Family Active Holidays; parents go free in the UK (Perthshire & South Devon) – Special Offers

PGL Family Active Holidays - Special Offers

PGL the UK’s leading provider of children’s adventure holidays have a fantastic offer on their Family Active Holidays with parents going free on holidays in the UK!! You can choose between Perthshire or South Devon.

A 7 night activity holiday in Perthshire for a family of 4 will cost just  £638, a huge saving of £738. In Devon you will save £830. Please quote offer code PGF12 when making your booking.

Offer ends 23 July 2012. Valid on the following travel dates: 28 July 2012 and 4 August 2012.

PGL Family Active Holidays – Special Offers.