Katy Holland: Holidays with the grandkids

Are We There Yet? This week I got a ticking off from a disgruntled grandma from Sussex
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I love receiving emails from you, dear readers, even though you sometimes rap my knuckles. This week I got a ticking off from Emily Vernon, a disgruntled grandma from Sussex, for a recent column I wrote about holidays with grandparents.

She's fed up with the notion that "wrinklies" are good for only one thing – free babysitting – and wants some ideas for credit-crunch-permitting adventurous days out with her three grandsons.

OK, Emily, how does driving an eight-ton JCB sound? There are some hefty weekend discounts at the Diggerland (diggerland.com) parks in Kent and Yorkshire until the end of December – and over-65s get in for half price.

Meals on wheels it ain't: this is a dumper-truck load of adrenaline rushes, which includes opportunities to race around in tractors and swing around at great heights in a giant scoop.

For reduced rates, it's best to book online, or visit Enjoy England's Winter Attraction Sale (enjoyenglanddirect.com), which has new downloadable money-off vouchers for Diggerland and other family days out across the UK this winter. You'll discover that whether you're one or 101, there's plenty of excitement to be had this season – and it doesn't have to cost the earth

Keep your comments and family travel questions coming! k.holland@independent.co.uk

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