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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
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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.
Visit “Holiday Money” to read the holiday article in full.
10. Check back later
Travel agents and internet users can reserve flights and holidays for several
days without purchasing them. So if at first you find a deal is unavailable at
the price you want to pay, you have a choice: pay the higher price or wait a few
days to see if the places become available again.
11. Sign up for special offers by email.
Any airline or travel agent worth its reputation has a service that allows you
to hear about the deals first. Choose a few of your favourites and sign up. You
could access big savings for a few minutes’ effort.
12. Go camping
The rise of the no-frills airlines has spawned a craze in ultra-low-cost
holidays. You can buy a camping kit for a family of four including tent, mats
and sleeping bags for sometimes less than £100. You book your flights to
somewhere preferably with insignificant annual rainfall and then pay a few
pounds a night to sleep under the stars. And remember: campsites abroad are
often much better equipped than those in Britain.
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.