Davies - Cotswolds Gimme a Break


Davies - Cotswolds

Series in which kids take control of the family break. Dewi and Gwyndaf take their water-hating, glamorous mum away. They have three breaks to choose from.


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Oi! Bossy parents, if you thought you could always get away with

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making the family holiday decisions,

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Croeso, or welcome to Gimme A Break,

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and most importantly they're

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The family is made up of...

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football-loving seven-year-old Gwyndaf,

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and karate chopping nine-year-old Dewi.

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So, why do Dewi and Gwyndaf they need to be given a break?

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Our family holidays aren't that great because Mum plans everything.

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so that I do get my own way.

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"Oh, my hair's getting wet!"

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that Eleri doesn't do water.

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Buses! I do think the best way

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And we hop on a bus, off the bus.

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It gets really boring after a while.

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four or five to choose from.

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the bus came and it just...

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because I promised them faithfully that we wouldn't know anyone.

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Yes. Can you make your head

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OK, it's time to say those words parents all over the country fear.

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solemnly swear to hand over control

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No going back, you have read those words in English and Welsh,

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There will be consequences if you break that pledge. Are you clear?

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Yes. Come on, we've got to get on with planning this thing.

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So this is it. You're now in total

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Well, just before we talk about the sort of things you want,

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Well, I have hurt my ankle. There's a plaster cast under there,

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What things do you want to do?

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Swimming with water is usually good.

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Yeah. Lots of action. What will Mum think about these activities?

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I don't think she'll be that happy.

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How will you make sure she joins in?

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really, really, really strict.

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They have to do a bit of work and see if they can guess the holidays

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from a series of quirky clues.

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C boat. I saw that, Gwyndaf!

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C board? What's C boarding?

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or it could be a life rubber ring.

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A wild splashing watery break.

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Now for clues to break two.

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when you finish this track.

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So maybe some sort of rally

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Look. A remote control one.

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going to see a rally or racing cars.

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So there's X for xylophone,

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three letters to get a word.

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"You'll be tanking your lucky stars for this wheelie good break."

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it's something to do with BMX maybe?

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Check out the final set of clues.

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If I had to make a guess, maybe it's something to do with tea.

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I think it's in Yorkshire, I heard

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Let's give you another clue.

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"Woof you like to try this break

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Let's see if they're right.

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No. I just went stuck on the cake.

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It's a wonderful wildlife and water sports break in the Cotswolds.

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Do you want to see more? Yeah.

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This holiday in the Cotswolds

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think of amazing water sports

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There's also exclusive access to a wildlife rescue centre

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What did you like the look of?

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on wheels in Northamptonshire.

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the biggest skate park in Europe?

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There's a 4X4 driving challenge

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to crush a car with a tank.

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What are your thoughts so far?

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Um, Both are brilliant. Going to

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Would you like me to introduce

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Shall we have a look? Yeah.

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You'll get back to nature by camping out in genuine teepee tents.

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You'll learn how to steer a sled

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Down at the beach, a pirate ship

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your very own seaside rock.

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Brilliant. Cool, really cool.

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Would you like a little bit

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with this a really important thing, all right? See you in a bit. Bye.

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Some of them are brilliant.

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Anyway, what's your decision?

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and everything, it was brilliant.

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I'm really chuffed. You'll have a fab time, consider that booked.

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I will pop up on the laptop

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one fabulous treat for yourselves.

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If it goes well, you can enjoy it.

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water sports break in the Cotswolds.

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How will it go down with Mum?

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I'm not sure if I'm gonna like this.

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Will she play by the rules,

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The kids have given Mum strict instructions to stay downstairs

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while they get on with the packing.

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I normally pack my suitcases

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so there's no need to re-iron when you get to the other end.

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I would hope that I've taught

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coming from upstairs at the moment.

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These are giving me a wedgie!

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I don't want any frilly frocks or any posh linen trousers.

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Dewi and Gwyndaf managed to keep the holiday destination a total secret,

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Right then, boys. When are you gonna tell your mum where we're going

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Oh, my gosh, "Is that ours?"

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And it was so cool because you got

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that we're going to be doing

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is wakeboarding and water sports.

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for water sports and wildlife.

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At the hotel, the family looked

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Don't set the code, for goodness sake. We'll get security calling!

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for every parent on Gimme A Break.

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Everything that Mummy wants in it?

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The opening of the suitcase.

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Oh, linen trousers, and look.

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your head and body under the water

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And the third and final rule

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Oh, boys. Ner ner ner ner ner!

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'so walks have been banned instead

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'if any of these rules are broken, there WILL be consequences.'

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'when you'll have the chance

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You can't avoid them, Mum, the rules are up and they're not coming down.

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but if anything is going to give,

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because I seriously don't realise I'm doing it half the time.

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It's in at the deep end for Mum

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The family construct their raft

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The finishing touch - Y Ddraig Goch.

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Mum needs a bit of persuading

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That's it, sit on the wood. Do not wobble, do not wobble.

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I wanted to go in the boat.

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Dewi's got a great idea for Mum

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ever imagine that I would be in the middle of a lake to begin with,

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on a raft secondly, and singing Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

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Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit. Oh!

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and water skiing techniques,

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none of which Mum's ever done before. How's she going to get on?

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How are you doing? I'm Sam.

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Nice and slow, head up, stand.

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Dewi volunteers to go first.

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Gwyndaf decides to sit it out

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Just float. You can do it first and show your mummy how to do it.

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Just grab hold of the bar now, and shimmy down to the end.

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those two ropes. That's it.

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OK, knees up to your chest.

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keep those arms nice and straight.

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All right, you ready to go? Yeah.

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nice and slow, stay sat down. Good!

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But at least I'm having a go, and if I can just hold on to the bar

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Just stay sat down, stay sat down.

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OK, we're coming to get you.

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When you drop off, it is as bad as you imagine it is gonna be.

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For somebody that's petrified of water, knowing there's fish in here -

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she's petrified of fish - she did

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The fact that I've actually

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is a huge, huge step forward.

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when I'll be doing it again.

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My heart was thumping and I must

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It's time for Gwyndaf to get

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Mum's confidence on the water

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Back at the hotel, Dewi thinks

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Are you using lipstick? Lip gloss.

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So, that counts as lipstick?

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No, lip gloss. No, lipstick.

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It's officially called lip gloss.

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Is that lipstick? What's that?

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Nothing. Is that lipstick? No.

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Now for a land-based activity,

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with wildlife expert, Serena.

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so they must have lost their mum.

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They're nocturnal creatures and

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It's feeding time at the rescue centre for some other babies.

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Are you going to tell the lady

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It's a Welsh word for an owl.

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aren't you? Ah, look. Look.

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But I'm so, so glad that we're here.

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Mum might change her tune when she sees what's coming up...

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Darkness is starting to fall, which means it's the perfect

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time of day for the next activity -

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Dr Phoebe Carter is a wildlife expert who's been putting out

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that the family will be visiting.

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so we don't scare them off.

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A hide is a type of shelter used for observing wildlife.

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An infra-red camera has been set up to see the badgers in the dark.

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(Can I ask if badgers come out

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be less likely to see them.

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Phoebe's spotted something.

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Guys, that's a barn owl. Whoa!

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Barn owls come out at dusk to hunt small rodents like mice. Wow!

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Gwyndaf, you cheeky monkey.

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Unfortunately that was the only badger the family got to see.

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in the woods which we thought

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we've probably frightened them away.

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It's an early start the next day

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to be wide awake and fully focused

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'I hope you've had a fantastic

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'I know what footy fans you are

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'so we're going to take you to top Welsh football club, Cardiff City,

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'for an exclusive goalkeeping

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'You'll be doing it if you get two out of three treat questions right.

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'Question 1, what was Mum most proud

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I think it's... B, probably.

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B. Getting into the water and

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'B? OK. This is what your mum said.'

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'Actually getting into the water and trying the wakeboarding.'

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'Well done, now go and enjoy

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The boys arrive at Ninian Park for the session with coach, Kristian.

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It's Ninian Park, it's Ninian Park!

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Yes. Plenty of goalkeeping.

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Let's get you working nice and hard.

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Well done. But look what's happened.

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Oh! Another goal! I've never been on a holiday like this before.

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This break is far more active than any other break I've been on.

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I haven't opened my book since I arrived and that says a lot.

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Everything has been brilliant.

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Series in which kids take control of the family break.

Dewi and Gwyndaf take their water-hating, glamorous mum away. They have three awesome breaks to choose from and will make the decisions that mum usually makes, because they are in charge. Will mum be able to cope? Who will win the exclusive treat at the end of the holiday?


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