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Our parents and grandparents have known all along what treasures the British Isles hold for families, so long live the staycation!

Posted: 17 August 2011
by Junior

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For cool campers

Isle of Wight It once had a slightly naff reputation, but the Isle of Wight is hip again for back-to-nature family holidays and is crammed with attractions, from Carisbrooke Castle to Dinosaur Isle and Blackgang Chine. There are also more than a dozen brilliant family beaches – and don’t forget the local Minghella ice cream. 

If camping appeals, yurts at Freshwater Bay come with grand beds and futons for children and cost around £600 per week in August with the Really Green Holiday Company. Alternatively, you could book a Seventies VW Camper Van. They cost £395 (Monday-Friday or Friday-Monday, all summer) with Isle of Wight Camper Vans.

Wales Leave the modern world behind at Gwerniago Farm Camping in the beautiful Dyfi Valley. A rocky outcrop in the middle of the camping field is a great adventure spot for children, and there are evening pony rides, as this is a working farm. Nearby is a pebbly beach and a family-friendly village pub. Adults cost £6 per night, children under 12, £2. 

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