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Holidays in the UK/ Learn to Swim on Holiday
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about using holiday time to learn to swim with a UK
holiday learning to
swim. We can accommodate you at the pool or arrange accommodation in
local B&B / guest house or in a hotel (with bed and breakfast). If we know
how far you need to travel we can make suggestions for flights or train services
for those that prefer not to drive. Car rental can also be arranged.
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Beach Safety : Safety Advice
Millions of people enjoy spending time at beaches around the
UK every year. Being aware of the dangers at the beach and spotting the hazards
will ensure that your visit to the beach is a happy event and does not turn into
a tragedy. When visiting the beach, especially if you have children with you,
consider the following:-
Spot the dangers
Do a check of the beach when you arrive. Notice whether there are lifeguards
available, whether the tide is in or out, are there rocks, piers, groynes or
breakwaters that may affect paddling and bathing. Is the beach busy? Are there
watersports taking place, are these in zoned areas? What are the sea conditions
like, does the beach shelve steeply?
Take safety advice
Try and choose a beach that offers a lifeguard service and swim where the patrol
operates, within the area of red/yellow flags. Look for safety information which
may include warning signs and know what the flags mean:-
Red and Yellow Lifeguards on patrol.
Red Dangerous to bathe or swim and you
Quartered black and white flag – shows
Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves. Dont swim alone.
Make sure that you know where everyone in your group is. Constant supervision is
the only real means of ensuring your childs safety.
50 ways to save on your holidays
SCHOOLS are clamping down on parents who take
their children on holiday during term time. At best, to get permission for even
one extra day off at either end of a holiday requires a degree of form filling
and letter writing that wouldn’t be out of place in a Soviet police station.
Even then, the final decision rests on the whim of the chairman of governors.
While the difference a day makes to a child’s education is unquantifiable, it
can add thousands of pounds to the price of a family holiday. But with this
option of saving money virtually outlawed, how do you stick within the rules
without breaking the bank?
Here are some examples from the article on how to save money on your holiday.
“Holiday Money” to read the holiday article in full.
4. Travel on the ferry at unsociable times
After years of outrageously high fares, the cross-Channel ferry operators have
woken up to the fact that people aren’t prepared to pay up to £600 to cross a
stretch of water so short you can see the other side from our shores –
especially as you can fly to Spain for a few quid. As a result, fares have
plunged and if you can travel at night, it’s even cheaper.
5. Stay at home
A change is good as a rest so why not move into the spare room or swap rooms
with your kids for a week or two. It’s free and can be great fun especially if
you can agree to swap roles so the children do all the cooking.
6. Share the cost
A holiday home that sleeps 12 people isn’t usually six times more expensive than
one that sleeps two. So if you can bear to share with friends or family you
could save a packet.
22. Visit cheap countries
Sounds obvious but take Greece – once a cheap option for a family holiday.
Rampant inflation on the back of its entry to the euro and its new-found
upmarket view of itself as Olympic host and European football champions, it has
become relatively expensive. Italy on the other hand is still delightfully
23. Don’t use the Gatwick Express
If you’re travelling from central London to Gatwick airport or vice versa you
have a choice or rail operators. The non-stop Gatwick Express, which charges
around £24 one way for an adult, and the two-stop Southern service, which takes
FIVE minutes longer but costs a mere £9. Note: For the Heathrow and Stansted
Express services it’s less clear cut as the alternatives, though cheaper, can be
overcrowded and therefore less reliable.