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Message posted by TraceyD on 10/8/2014 at 11:21am
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For Holy Island or Lindisfarne on smaller but equally lovely scale visit St Mary's Island at Whitley Bay. It also has a causeway that covers twice a day and a lighthouse. Our kids absolutely loved it there when they were younger and the dogs too. A day on the rocks under the lighthouse and then back across the short causeway to watch the tide cover the path over from the mainland, and also watching the few fools who end up having to wade through the water. This is a footpath rather than a road like Holy Island. One of my favourite places when we visit Northumberland.
May - Leekworth, Middleton-in-Teesdale
July - Fforest Fields, Builth Wells
August - Yapham Holds, Pocklington
Message posted by sarahsop on 29/8/2014 at 10:30pm
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Well we're home. Northumberland is indeed a very Beautiful place! As per usual we ran out of time to do everything we wanted to do so a return trip is on the cards!
We went to Alnwick, a tad pricy day out at £66 a family of 4. Although we did get a years ticket to the castle (of course we'll be going back!) I was a bit disappointed with the gardens if I'm honest but a few others have said they enjoyed them. I think a visit at a different time of the year would be better maybe. The poison garden kept our boys riveted and the fountains were lovely.
National Trust membership came in handy for a trip to Housesteads, Cragside and Wallington! Love a good National Trust property day out, kids always have something to do and I enjoy the history (and a good old nosy hahah)
We walked up to a couple of lovely waterfalls, Hareshaw Linn and High Force. Strolled around Kielder Water and enjoyed the Keilder drive on a wet day!
By far the families favourite day out was to Beamish. We ate fish and chips in the mining village. Had a beer in the pub in the village, ate biscuits from the bakers and sweets from the confectioners! Rode on an old tram, train, bus and a lovely set of Gallopers, Bliss!
The downside to the trip was the campsite or rather the people on the campsite. out of the ten nights stay we managed one or two nights undisturbed sleep. We had families arguing, families getting rolling drunk and partying, new arrivals getting excited on their first night and being noisy, families playing music, families with a television on way way too loud. (i'm not a miserable cow honestly) the site wardens did their best (at times) but most just turned the music up again/continued arguing once they'd gone! my oh my it's a trip we won't forget in a while!
Add to this the Rain, wind, a deflated airbed and cool temperatures! we've bought a caravan lol
North Wales May 2014
Wirral July 2014
Arrowe brook farm July 2014
Bellingham August 2014
Hayfield August 2014
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