Summer sun that won’t break the bank
Thrifty guest blogger Natalie has been hot on the trail of bargain holiday deals this month. Read on to find out what she found.
Holidays are a great opportunity for families to spend some quality time together away from the stresses of everyday life.
However taking a typical family of four abroad for a week or two can quickly get expensive.
That’s why we’ve found some good value trips that won’t break the bank this summer.
Eurocamp is a great place to find family-friendly deals at affordable prices. Many of the parks have plenty of free activities on site and the accommodation ranges from basic tents to more luxurious campervans.
We found affordable Eurocamp deals to traditionally expensive countries, such as Switzerland.
A family of four can spend seven nights at the Bella Tola site for £763. That’s staying in a surprisingly spacious tent that can accommodate six.
If you want something a bit more comfortable, then try a two bed caravan for £1,029.
Cycling in Catalonia
Spend a week cycling through beautiful Catalonia countryside, medieval villages and secluded beaches in this active family holiday from Inn Travel.
One of the best things about this trip is that the routes are short and easy enough for the kids to manage. This means there is plenty of time left over for long, leisurely lunches and water fights in the pool.
Accommodation, bikes, breakfast and dinner are all included in the price. You don’t need to worry about luggage either as that is all transported for you. All you need to do is peddle.
Adult prices start at £660. Get more informationhere.
Take the kids to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Paris this summer.
A trip like this is never going to be cheap but we found a three night break for a family of four for £888.24.
That deal includes return flights from Manchester and accommodation at the historic, 4-star Vienna International Dream Castle Hotel – perfect for a little Prince and Princess!
Considering prices for this kind of trip can easily start in the thousands, we thought this was a good deal.
Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza are all popular holiday destinations that are just a short flight away.
We found a 7 night stay in a three star TRH Jardin Del Mar Apartments for £1,165.92. Like many other properties in Majorca, this one is aimed at families. It has a pool, playground, play room and entertainment included in the package.
Try Travel Republic for similar deals.
Thomas Cook has some good deals if you prefer a city break over a beach holiday.
We found a 3 night stay in Berlin for £891.88. That includes return flights and accommodation at the Sylter Hof hotel for a family of four.
That’s a pretty good deal since a short city break can often cost the same as a week long holiday.
Build Your Own
Package holidays can be a God send if you’re just looking for a quick and convenient trip. Most companies will handle all the particulars so you just need to pack and show up.
Building your own trip can often work out cheaper though and it gives you a lot more flexibility.
That’s why we are big fans of Airbnb. This useful website lets you stay in other people’s property for the duration of your trip. You could rent a room in a house or an entire apartment. There are also plenty of weird and wonderful properties you can stay in such as castles and even tree houses.
Organising your own trip is time consuming, but you can get a great deal if you’re willing to put the effort in.
Photographs: Eurocamp, Air BnB
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