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Message posted by 198204/8/2009 at 10:31am
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good site in the North West?

Needs the following:

- Play area if possible (althought not an essential)

- Want somewhere fairly quiet and open - where my eldest little boy (not quite 2 yrs old yet!) can run around without either getting lost or causing traffic chaos!

I'm thinking of either Gibraltar farm at Silverdale - massive area for running around and usually fairly quiet - been there before too. Otherwise, Fron Farm in Mold - or Abbey Farm near Ormskirk. It's our first time camping for years and with a 22 month old and 4 month old - we don't want to go too far. Ormskirk isn't exactly the lake district i know, but may be ideal for us being about 20 mins from where we live. (talk about camping close to home!!!)

Any other suggestions appreciated!!


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Message posted by 198205/8/2009 at 7:44am
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I think we're going to Gibraltar Farm (http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/results3.asp?search=gibraltar&by=sitename , at silverdale.

No playground but certainly quiet.


Message posted by 198207/8/2009 at 12:43pm
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Should be there at 7pm tonight - can't wait!

Years away from camping - and im really excited now!!


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Just got back now.

Had an excellent weekend - perhaps a little under-prepared, but the boys loved it and the weather held out.


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Message posted by RubyT09/8/2009 at 12:38pm
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That is good to know. Gibraltar Farm is on my list of local sites to visit. Was the weather OK for you? It was fantastic yesterday but i read reports of rain this morning in the North?

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Message posted by 198210/8/2009 at 10:14am
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Hi Ruby - the weather was fine.

The grass was quite damp when we got there on Friday evening, and the air felt damp on Saturday morning and was overcast. Sat PM was glorious though!

Sunday was quite overcast too early doors (we get up early with the 2 little 'uns!) but we packed up and left by 10am. We only live near St Helens and it didn't really rain there until around 11pm last night.

I've done a review of Gibraltar Farm on here - keep your eyes peeled.

Ruby - can you recommend any good sites to us at all in the area?

 

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Message posted by suzanne1230_110/8/2009 at 1:11pm
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hi

We have stayed a Bay View in Bolton-le -sands a small play area but a big play field. Lovely views and a clean site.



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