Re: Alfa Romeo Event - Location?? - Serious replies only
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.