Sunday, August 22, 2010

Travel costs

I keep thinking train-travel is more expensive than it is. I looked a few trips up today and I can take the kids to Oxford for £6.40, to London for £12.75, to Bournemouth for £25 or less, to St Austell for £60... I must plan some trips. Actually, Linnea really, really wants to go to Scotland. Edinburgh would be just over £100...

Well, Oxford is on the list for ice-skating anyway, and London because we have to see the big museums and meet various people, and Bournemouth because it seems to be the simplest way to get to the seaside and there's the aquarium - Linnea wants to see an aquarium - and St Austell because it's easy to get to, mainly. Though I wish the Eden Project had a handy campsite. Perhaps it does; I should look. If we go there I think I'd want to go every day for three days, or something, though.

Planning. All these things - holiday stuff - are about to get cheaper, at least for weekdays.


Sophie said...

The "Oceanarium" in Bournemouth is expensive for what you get, I'm afraid. I've been there twice (we live in next-door Poole) and it took about less than 2 hours to go round both times.. and that's with a toddler/preschooler who wanted to say hi to *all* the fish.

The beach is of course wonderful though, and if you go to the part called Alum Chine there's a good playground and paddling pool too. Weather permitting :)

P.S. We went to Eden on the last day of a week-long holiday in 2006 (September to be precise - great timing, because the whole place was absolutely abundant with fruit, veg and flowers). If we'd gone earlier in the week, I'd have demanded to go back a couple more times too!

Ailbhe said...

That's a shame, about the Oceanarium. I might try for a special offer or something.

Sophie said...

They sometimes run half price offers for locals and will honour the offer on production of council tax or utility bills as well as photo ID.

We should be emigrating in a couple of months, so if you like you can have some of our leftover paperwork :)

Ailbhe said...

I'm not a good enough liar to do that but the offer was kind!

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