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Holidays in your Area.
Family Holiday Parks in France, Spain and Italy
Holidays in the UK/ Learn to Swim on Holiday
How do you feel
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.
All Kids Go Free
DGC Travel is currently unable to offer any holidays in this area but please see our UK Holiday Index.
Swimming Pools and Beaches
- Never leave children unsupervised.
- Never go swimming alone.
- Do not swim for 1 hour after a meal. Amongst other things do remember to
familiarise yourself with and check the following: Depth markings in the
swimming pool in relation to height of yourself and children and also for
jumping and diving.
- Read any notices relating to the swimming pool and surrounding area and
never swim when the pool is closed.
- Always check that there is water in the pool and take care when walking
(never run) round the edge as it may be slippery. Tides and currents. Non
swimming areas. Depth of water. Submerged objects
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.
13. Save up for the holiday you really want
You don’t have to slum it. If you plan ahead and save your money like people did
in the ‘olden’ days, you can have the holiday you want, where you want and when
you want – even in the school holidays.
14. Take your bike
If you can’t travel in the small hours, taking your family by car to the
Continent in the summer can cost a small fortune. So long as you tell the ferry
company in advance, most will allow you to take your bikes for free. This is
especially viable if you’re visiting Holland or the Belgian coast, which are
famously rather flat.
15. Go youth hostelling
Did you know that in spite of the name, youth hostels are not the preserve of
the young – and many have family rooms?
19. Haggle for your hotel by email
One tip we like is to find accommodation recommended in guide books and
on the travel websites – then email them directly to check for
availability. Wait a few weeks and check again. If it’s still available
you’re in a strong position to haggle for a deal. Email is particularly
useful for people who hate haggling face to face or by phone.
20. Collect newspaper tokens
Many newspapers have a travel club or offer travel discounts that involve
collecting tokens. Some of them offer a fantastic opportunity to save money on
your holiday. Others don’t, so always read the small print.
21. Check the latest exchange rates
Fluctuations in the value of the pound can mean the difference between being
able to afford a holiday in the US and not. At current rates, America is around
20% cheaper than a couple of years ago. Also, think about visiting countries
with currencies aligned to the dollar such as those in Latin America and the
Barham And Wooley
Brington And Molesworth
Bythorn And Keyston
Denton And Caldecote
Eynesbury And Hardwicke
Folksworth And Washingley
Houghton And Wyton
Southoe And Midloe
Upton And Coppingford
Upwood And The Raveleys