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COALPORT STATION HOLIDAYS, IRONBRIDGE, SHROPSHIRE This is definitely a quirky one, staying in your own converted railway carriage in the middle of the beautiful World UNESCO Heritage Site of Ironbridge in Shropshire. With two resorted railway carriages sleeping up to six they have all the amenities you need from a kitchen with washing machine and a lounge with comfy sofas. You can look out of the window at the countryside beyond and feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. The carriages are situated on a closed part of track and so you can imagine yourself having your own Famous Five adventure as you go for a ramble past the old station and waiting room at Coalport. What child, or adult, wouldn’t love a stay in such an evocative space? coalportstation.com

'With easy access to some of the best beaches in England from the site you really can experience Wild Luxury at it's very best'

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East Coast Adventure Centre, Rostrevor, Co. Down, N. Ireland The glamping pods at the East Coast Adventure Centre just outside of Rostrevor, County Down in Northern Ireland sleep four (although some six berth pods are available) and are ideal for families looking for a lot of activities to keep them entertained. With a huge number of courses to take advantage of, from kayaking to forest school experiences this is somewhere to never hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored”. The East Coast Adventure Centre is set in beautiful mountain scenery and every day can be different, with bike trails, sailing, kayaking and many more opportunities for fun on offer. eastcoastadventure.com

Wild Luxury, Norfolk

The perfect place to blow away those cobwebs, Wild Luxury does exactly what it says - provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with added creature comforts. These large safari style tents sleep up to ten and come with master bedrooms and twin or bunk rooms. They have separate dining and

9living areas, kitchens with wood-burning range cookers and your own flushing loo and hot shower. With easy access to some of the best beaches in England from the site you really can experience Wild Luxury at its very best. Perfect for family adventures. wildluxury.co.uk FIND OUT MORE: Head over to coolcamping.co.uk for some of the best campsites in the UK and Europe

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