General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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andymakesglasses
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19988 posts since 26/1/06

posted 4 Sep 2018 10:26, edited 4 Sep 2018 10:26
Go anywhere you like, he won't remember anything by the time he's 2.
LFC
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3194 posts since 14/6/11

4 Sep 2018 10:47
It’s not about the memories, it’s about keeping him entertained.

Probably should have given more detail. He’s not the type to be happy sat in a stroller and pushed around or left in it whilst drinking all night. Need stuff to do with him that type of thing.
figurine
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5355 posts since 14/5/07

4 Sep 2018 11:28
I'd go for a holiday village if I were you, round Vendee is decent if you want a short flight. Great for kids, been a handful of times and never had more than a passing conversation with anyone, dunno if this was cos we're from NI though.
MrW
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2377 posts since 1/8/11

4 Sep 2018 11:43
https://www.martinhal.com/sagres/en/

Trust me, worth every penny. We did a week there when our daughter was 14 months and came home relaxed Laughing out loud
Burt
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4857 posts since 3/1/10

4 Sep 2018 11:55
You ain't gonna be drinking all night if you've got a kid, period. Probably mainland Spain or Majorca are gonna be your staples as they're short flights (in saying that I've never done either with my kid, always gone Greek islands, Malta and this year Turkey).

I've taken my kid abroad every year since she was 3 (10 now) and have never used kids clubs - I'd prefer to spend my time with her when I'm away (admittedly I'm a single parent taking his kid to a foreign country so am proper protective whilst away).

Apartment with a decent pool (and Wi-Fi now cos of her tablet) has always been my 'go-to' choice; always gone self-catering and have tried to book smaller places so there's no midnight bar party's going on.

From the outset we got into a routine - time in the pool/sun, time in the shade reading/on her tablet; protects your kid from too much sun and sporadic day trips to whatever took her fancy - over the yeara it's completely apparent that she prefers pool time (this year we spent every day by the pool - she didn't fancy the beach at all).

We always go out for a meal in the evening in wherever village/town we're at (Trip Advisor is a good indicator of where to try - but deffo gotta mix it up); get a place with a guaranteed balcony and when it's time for your kid to get some kip you can chill on the balcony with a glass of whatever you fancy.

Experience has taught me that however tempting, allowing your kid(s) late nights cos they're on holiday is a recipe for disaster. They're active all day in or around the pool and then having a late night too - they get knackered, miserable and upset. Try to stick to what you know in terms of bedtime routine.

All of this ain't the answer but it's certainly worked for us over the years.
Burt
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4857 posts since 3/1/10

5 Sep 2018 11:01
Bought 55 quid return flights to Nice on a whim last night. Now gotta fill 3 days in October - anyone ever visited?
andymakesglasses
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19988 posts since 26/1/06

5 Sep 2018 11:45
Went there 10 years ago (in October as it happens) so my specific info will be out of date but it's a nice enough place to spend a couple of days wandering. Not a huge amount to see and do from memory.

The beach is decent (but pebble rather than sand) and it was warm enough to swim. There's a good view of the town from the hill next to the chateau which you can either walk up or take one of those mini trains if you're with your daughter.

Some of the old town streets are quite picturesque and there's a Russian church with onion domes that's worth a look but nothing special. In the evening lots of people promenade along the main palm-lined strip. There were a few semi-decent restaurants and bars along there back then which were good for people watching in the evening.

After a day we felt we'd seen most of what Nice had to offer though so took a train to Monaco which was a pretty short journey from memory. You can also take a train in the other direction to Cannes or Antibes but that's a bit further.
Burt
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4857 posts since 3/1/10

5 Sep 2018 11:50
Thanks very much, Andy. Kinda what I thought, Cannes and Monaco look musts as I'm down that way (just don't wanna get stung for a 20 quid cappacino on the prom Smiling).
eazypz
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2861 posts since 16/4/10

5 Sep 2018 13:05
Best place for a ski holiday in December? Looking for only a 3 day long weekend type thing.

Never been skiing before either so somewhere beginner friendly would be good.
Reasonably priced but if it’s worth it, don’t mind paying the extra.

Have seen the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bankso, Bulgaria that looks quite decent if anyone’s been?
MoB
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36413 posts since 31/8/04

5 Sep 2018 13:29
me and the wife went Nice last year. really liked it, i'll get her to do some recommendations.
Burt wrote: Bought 55 quid return flights to Nice on a whim last night. Now gotta fill 3 days in October - anyone ever visited?

me and the wife went Nice last year & really liked it. i'll get her to do some recommendations.
Burt
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4857 posts since 3/1/10

5 Sep 2018 13:35
Thanks, MoB Cool
Davinho
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2171 posts since 2/12/08

5 Sep 2018 13:58
eazypz wrote: Best place for a ski holiday in December? Looking for only a 3 day long weekend type thing.

I don’t know about Bulgaria but ideally you want to go somewhere with good snow. In December the alps would probably be best. Long weekend isnt ideal if you’ve never been skiing before, I’m sure you’d have a good time but you’ll just about have got the hang of it and then be flying home.
LFC
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3194 posts since 14/6/11

5 Sep 2018 14:43
LFC wrote: It’s not about the memories, it’s about keeping him entertained.

Probably should have given more detail. He’s not the type to be happy sat in a stroller and pushed around or left in it whilst drinking all night. Need stuff to do with him that type of thing.

Sorry again, should have been more clear. We don’t drink so that’s what we didn’t want the type of holiday to be.

Burt wrote: You ain't gonna be drinking all night if you've got a kid, period. Probably mainland Spain or Majorca are gonna be your staples as they're short flights (in saying that I've never done either with my kid, always gone Greek islands, Malta and this year Turkey).

I've taken my kid abroad every year since she was 3 (10 now) and have never used kids clubs - I'd prefer to spend my time with her when I'm away (admittedly I'm a single parent taking his kid to a foreign country so am proper protective whilst away).

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And also don’t want to sound ungrateful or a twat but I’ve got a 10, 6 and 1 year old so I’ve done it for years meself just haven’t taken the 1 year old yet. His sisters are away with their mum whilst she gets married which is why it’s just the 3 of us. Never used kids clubs either.

Thanks for suggestions all
illwill
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3009 posts since 17/5/04

6 Sep 2018 08:10
Going on a holiday tomorrow that includes a week in Ibiza and trying to decide what shoes to pack.

Got tickets for Pacha and Amnesia.

How grimey are the floors in these places?

Are we talking beaters only or can I flex?
andymakesglasses
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19988 posts since 26/1/06

6 Sep 2018 11:50
Anyone been to Tenerife? Is it going to be as shite as I think it is?
YLAup
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4824 posts since 5/9/11

6 Sep 2018 11:55
Didn't used to be shite in the 90s, in fact some of the hotels I stayed at as a teenager were top notch. Completely depends on the area and hotel, and if Brits abroad have decimated it since.
LFC
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3194 posts since 14/6/11

posted 6 Sep 2018 11:59, edited 6 Sep 2018 11:59
Tenerife is fuckin ace! When I win the Euromillions I’m living at Siam Park for a month Ubercool

All depends on where you stay like. The Strip is an absolute shit hole now though.
NigelBenn
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3915 posts since 6/2/08

7 Sep 2018 00:02
illwill wrote: Going on a holiday tomorrow that includes a week in Ibiza and trying to decide what shoes to pack.

Got tickets for Pacha and Amnesia.

How grimey are the floors in these places?

Are we talking beaters only or can I flex?
Pacha is a nice venue. Pack decent footwear but it is a club so usual rules apply (white suede is a no no). I wore CP Achilles both times I went Ibiza and looked the part. Some geezer wanted to nick them off my feet Laughing out loud
NigelBenn
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3915 posts since 6/2/08

7 Sep 2018 00:04
anybody got any Vegas contacts? I’m going next weekend for the GGG Canelo rematch and haven’t been before.