Yorkshire summer holiday meet

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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 20 Jul 2012, 20:10

Ceecee is further north than me. As far as locations go York is very easy for me, we always take the train and I'm guessing at 8 months pregnant with two little girls I'll be given a seat! Harrogate is a good choice, last time I was at Harlow Carr was about 48 hours before DD2 was born, let's hope I don't repeat that!

Lin, Thorp Perrow the week before sounds good. Are you around at the weekend or just during the week. Monday is my only day off work so I'm not the most flexible in August. Come September of course...
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby A_W » 21 Jul 2012, 12:41

Lin: Osmotherley is lovely - hope you get good weather. I'm free that week too so meeting up would be lovely. Can't do Tuesdays though but rest of week is free. Don't mind where. If you prefer Thorpe that's fine with me as we've not been there for a few months.

Any other northern folk got preferences for the 20th August?
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby ceeLIN » 21 Jul 2012, 20:27

Hi, i'm free mon the 20th and would be lovely if DD and i could meet up with you all.
I'm significantly the furthest north at the most northern point of county Durham, but York or Harrogate are do-able. Don't make plans around me though.
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby A_W » 22 Jul 2012, 08:51

So how do all the southern northern people feel? You've all gone quiet on us? Or would it be easier doing a northern meet and a southern one? Anyone?
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Where'stheMistletoe » 22 Jul 2012, 11:35

York and Harrogate are about 1.5 hour drives from here so probably do-able if I can time one leg of it at nap time. So count me in but I may arrive bit late depending on what time you're meeting / what time Wriggles sleeps to (e.g. if it's 3.40am like it was this morning I can probably get there pretty early :scream :wink: ).
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby sparkling » 23 Jul 2012, 13:09

angeldelight wrote:So how do all the southern northern people feel? You've all gone quiet on us? Or would it be easier doing a northern meet and a southern one? Anyone?

Sorry, been on holiday....

I could do York ok, either train or driving is easy. Harrogate is probably do-able too although I think less easy for me to get to. Whereabouts would be good for a meet?

I think we'll do a Sheffield meet too on a Thursday so I'll have a look back and work out when would be good for that and set up a new thread.
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Tintin » 23 Jul 2012, 21:32

I could probably do Harrogate or York. As long as the venue is easy to find - I'm useless at finding my way to places I don't know!
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby A_W » 30 Jul 2012, 12:07

So there seems to be a few of us who could meet in York or Harrogate. I know York but I've not been there with children apart from the National Railway Museum. Anyone know anywhere else?

Shall we have a vote?

I guess we could all bring some food so we wouldn't have to buy any lunch if we go to Harlow or Harewood. Harewood is a bit further south and pretty easy to find as it's on the A61 from Leeds to Harrogate. Harewood is free for under 4yrs. Adults are £10 and 4-16yrs £6. Harlow Carr Gardens is west of Harrogate on the B6162 Otley Road. It has brown tourist signs to direct you there from centre of Harrogate. It is £7.50 for adults, 4 and under are free, 5 plus are £3.75. Free if you are an RHS member and if so you can get a friend in for free too.

Shall we let LB2K+1 decide as the most pg one amongst us???
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Tintin » 30 Jul 2012, 12:13

angeldelight wrote:Shall we let LB2K+1 decide as the most pg one amongst us???

Sounds like a good idea! (sigh of relief from the world's most indecisive person; nothing I like better than simply being told when and where to turn up! :oops: )
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Louisianablue2000 » 30 Jul 2012, 15:40

angeldelight wrote:Shall we let LB2K+1 decide as the most pg one amongst us???


Oh no, pregnancy hormones play havoc with my ability to make decisions. I love York but since I love it for Betty's and shopping I'm not a great guide for what to do with children. Like AD I've done the NRM with the kids (very handy for the railway station) and we've been to York Castle Museum which I think is still a bit old for most of the kids. DH works in York but the places his friends recommend would require me to drive down.

So I vote for Harrogate and Harlow Carr since that means I can hopefully sit on the grass while the DDs run about like loons. And there is still a Betty's option! How many RHS members do we have?
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby sabrina fair » 30 Jul 2012, 19:22

Good plan! I'm just trying to work out how to get there to co-incide with naps - what sort of time would we be looking at?
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Stormwind » 30 Jul 2012, 20:42

Hi
I've been quiet on this as I've not been sure what we'd be doing. We'll be away this time. York is very good for us, so my vote would be to go elsewhere this time and York next time :-p :wink:
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby A_W » 31 Jul 2012, 08:19

Stormwind: sounds like a plan. We need York people to suggest a venue for next time then. I'll be up to going there too.

I'm guessing we'd meet up sometime around 10.30/11am? Is that too late? Who's definite for Harlow Carr then? I don't have a membership but may be able to blag one off a friend...
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby Tintin » 31 Jul 2012, 14:08

Right, I'll put us down as a definite. According to the AA website, it's 1hr15mins from my address in Sheffield. I'll probably come with just Stompy. Monday is a nursery day for Squeak, and I was planning to spend as much 1-on-1 time with Stompy as possible before she starts school. We could be there anytime after 9.30, I guess.

I don't have a membership either.
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Re: Yorkshire summer holiday meet

Postby sparkling » 31 Jul 2012, 15:25

I'll come with my 2, 10:30/11ish definitely not too late for me, we're rubbish at getting up and out of the house!
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