is wonderful when reviewing introduces you to exceptional value offers, which
we might have sadly missed otherwise.
The Family Fun short break allows your family to have pleasant days out
together at world-class attractions and enjoy a very comfortable nights stay in
a luxurious four-star hotel. You can
see the full details on the Stay Play Explore
website and I would certainly recommend booking your own break based on our
positive experience. They also have
other tailored breaks including a gourmet taste version for two people which
sounds very appealing especially if you like your food, you can have a cream
tea, learn more about the art of pork pie making or indulge in a cheese tasting
As a family we enjoy visiting new attractions so Family
Fun is the break most suited for us, sadly due to budget constraints we usually
end up in the cheapest Days Inn we can find but even our budget can stretch to
£129 when the attractions AND accommodation are included! So it’s lovely being able to enjoy the finer
things in life on a shoestring budget.
When we reviewed breakfast, car parking, three attractions and the room
for the night were all included as part of the deal.
it’s the cost of the attractions that soon add up, so is quite impressive you
can visit three. The National Space
Centre would normally cost us £13.00 for adults and £11 for children (aged
5-16) so that would be £48 straight away!!!
Then if we decided to visit Twycross Zoo that would be another £55.64
(adults are £16.16 with the online prices and children £11.66) then if we
finished off with Twinlakes Theme Park that would be a further £57.56. So after that tidy sum of £161.20 just on
attractions, £129 suddently looks like a bargain when you calculate it out like
two other attractions are Conkers
where we had a fabulous time recently and Stonehurst Family Farm (which also
throws in a bag of animal feed along with the entrance fee, can’t say fairer
than that!). Because we were at Conkers
for an event we have not had a chance to use our attraction tickets yet but the
great thing is they are valid until the end of 2015 so you have plenty of time
to return for lots of fun.
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to the hotel aspect of our break we stayed at the Hilton Leicester our room was
sizeable and perfect to unwind after a busy day, we even had our own sofa and
desk so the boys could spread out and get on with something quietly!
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We had two proper beds so no one had to draw
the short straw to sleep on an uncomfortable camping bed. There were adequate tea making facilities,
no biscuits mind but they made up for that by providing herbal teas to
revitalise first thing (with lemon and ginger) and calm frazzled parents before
bedtime (with camomile)!!! We paid for
room service ourselves as an indulgent treat; it arrived in a reasonable time
frame and was very tasty and well presented.
Puddings were on the pricey side (£9 for cheesecake!) so we made the
most of our Krispy Kreme donuts from the service station instead.
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took the boys swimming the following morning, which burnt off some of their
energy, and I had a chance to pack up in peace. It was a nice pool and the boys even had Jacuzzi, so appeared in
high spirits in time for breakfast.
was quite a generous spread, ample choice and presented appetizingly. Everything from cheeses, yoghurts,
smoothies, fresh fruit to full cooked breakfasts, nutella muffins and danishes! All washed down with tea, coffee or juice.
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