I have them from 27th - 31st December and we're going to a hotel for that too because my digs aren't suitable for my children (only 7 and 5)
I took them to my parents in the lake district for a 5 days in the summer (great so my folks could see them and I couldn't afford anything else)
I've had them in Tamworth for 2 'long weekends' as well as the above since last November
I'd love to bring them to Tamworth regularly but would have a fight on my hands to get agreement and don't have suitable accommodation at the moment
I spent a few days with them in their Easter holidays and similarly for October half term - both down in Bognor Regis because I couldn't afford a family room or the diesel to take them to Tamworth
I absolutely intend to get suitable accommodation in the next few months. Now my job situation and associated pay has improved I should be able to do so!