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The Longleat suggestion is a good one, but a long way to go for those in the North. I took the young kids and old kids (grandparents) there in May this year, with the intention of feeding a few to the lions. But the lions were asleep.

There is a fair bit for families to do, plenty of parking, and I think you can camp there as well. So if you were considering Longleat, then you may find that they would be prepared to work out a deal for the camping or entrance fees. It wasn't cheap when you've bought tickets for the whole family, but I would say it was value for money. 20/adult, 16 kids/seniors for a 'passport' ticket, which gives you 1 go on everything: See the animals; see the house; train ride; boat ride; simulator; maze, etc. Picnics are welcomed, but you have to plan for bad weather really.

There is a Centre Parcs opening (???? is it?? might be still being constructed?) right next door to Longleat. More family fun, but a bit pricey perhaps.

At half term, there was a queue about 1 mile long to get in, but in spite of that we still had a good day out. Saturday may be a good day to arrange it on, as this is change-over day for holiday makers, and sometimes the quietest day of the week for attractions. The main problem is that it is not central in Britain. Still, perhaps one of the local club branches may organise a trip there. I'm sure the monkeys would appreciate collecting a few alfa bits -they've become quite choosey in what they rip off cars nowadays.

Hope the info is useful to someone, and not too much waffle.
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For centrality, I have to go along with those who suggested these

http://www.billingaquadrome.com/

http://www.donington-park.co.uk/
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Why not ask if you can park in the infield of the AROC Trackday there in October? Then you've got moving cars to see as well as static ones?
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The longleat centreparc has been open for years ....

It's my old stomping ground before I moved north - it's quite a drag as the trip from the M4 is significant I can do the M4 junction for Bath in 2.5 hours from home (Bolton) at legal speeds it can take an hour to get into Bath - admittedly you don't go into bath but the A46 is not a fast road.

I for one won't take my Brera through the wildlife park.. I went there with me nan for an A40 owners club meet - driving in through the front gates when I was a young lad...



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Duxford or cambridge area? It has to be north of london by about an hour for our friends in the north. I dont mind going as far as lincolnshire. Perhaps birmingham area.. Its on the M6 so good access from north and south.
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Yorkshire Air Museum near York.
http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk/...us/welcome.asp

Went the other weekend with some kids - a 5 year old girl and 4 and 3 year old lads. They loved it. Great cafe too. Would be a good venue as long as you don't try any rocket car runs down the runway!
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how about Donington! Take your car on the track do what you want to do fast or slow. All you need is some dealers/traders to offer some stands and then a few activity things like karts or minimoto's. Be honest its a day for the dad's with the kids in tow!! Failing that how about a Cadwell Alfa meet? I'm up for either but we need a lot of people to get a track!
 
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How about Trentham Gardens , i went there today , took the kids to Monkey Forest . Something for everyone there , Itailian Gardens ,Adventure playground & monkeys
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TWO IDEAS:

1) This is probably a little to North for the Southern Alfisti (was going to say pansies, but didnt want to come across as a southernist).

Beamish Museum outside Durham. Just had a long day there and in the middle of this open air Museum is a large field that had Renaults in. Have an AO there and families will have heaps to do, trams, trains, mock villages, garges etc etc. Ideal for picnicing as you would be in the centre of the museum wich sits in a fair few hectares, next to the victorian funfair ??

2) Lotherton Hall outside wakefield/Leeds sort of area. Large field, Hall costs money but the gardens and bird garden are FREE !!!!!!!!!!! Kids and wife clear of, we get to talk cars, all a minimal cost. Went to an AROC event a few years ago there. It was only a fiver per car.
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Hi all,

The is a country park just outside Coventry called Coombe Abbey. The Abbey itself is a hotel, however the grounds are open to the public.

It can accomodate 250 cars easily as I have seen many meets held here before.

Anyway, you can check it out by visiting www.coombeabbey.com This is the hotel web page but you can get info on the park @ http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ccm/navig...country-parks/
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The North South Divide eh? As a kid I thought the phrase was 'North of Watford' not even the Watford gap. This event sounds amazing. I am a newbie, I would like to go to a meet but have been worried about embarrasing myself and having the time off work. Yorkshire is amazing, so too is anywhere that Mr and myself could come too.
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Is there an update Mr AO

September (the original date) has come and gone. I fear there may not be so many nice days left before winter gets it's wet and windy way with the UK AO meet...
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