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How To Have A Family Holiday On A Shoestring

How to Enjoy a Family Holiday Sheestring on a Introduction Family holidays create fantastic memories, but they don't come cheap, just look at the average UK spend: Average UK Family Spend on Summer Holiday Cost Per Person We spend an average of £961 2 MONTHS' SALARY £784 taking the whole family on holiday! £848 £769 £1,084 £1,077 £763 £822 £900 £971 So how can we make our budget go that little bit further? Here are our top tips on how to have a family holiday on a shoestring, saving every step of the way The Cheapest Time to Go on Holiday TERM TIME NON-TERM TIME It's no secret that term time is cheaper for holidays, so if your children aren't yet in school take advantage If you don't have that luxury you can still make savings... NON-TERM TIME SAVINGS: ОСТОВER ВОOK LATER Try booking your holiday for the last week or so of the holidays If you don't mind the cooler weather, October half term can be much cheaper 25-40% 10-15% SAVE: Bagging the Cheapest Flights SAVE 300% CHILDREN UNDER 2 OFTEN TRAVEL FREE! Using services like: If you're happy for them to travel on your lap... askyscanner momondo CHILDREN UNDER 12 GET GREAT DISCOUNTS Cheapflights+ Most airlines offer them, so make sure you check this out first can help you find the cheapest available fare on or around your CHECK IN CAR SEATS & PUSHCHAIRS FREE Check airline policies to see if you qualify chosen dates SAVE 35% FLY ON A TUESDAY Research by Which? shows it's often much cheaper SUN MON TUE SAVE 38% -- ВОOK LATE (ISH) Booking your flights with budget airlines around 2-3 months before you travel can save you up to 38% ΜIX '' MΑTCH There's nothing wrong with flying out with one airline and returning with another if it works out cheaper SAVE £90 CHECK IN ONLINE If your airline offers FREE online check in service, you could save yourself up to £90 HAND LUGGAGE If you can, stick to hand luggage only, you often get a 10kg allowance and you'll save on fees for hold luggage per person 米 SAVE 5% TRY A PACKAGE HOLIDAY Booking 7, 10 or 14 nights as a package often gets you a better deal, and if you book less than 8 weeks before you travel you could grab yourself a last minute bargain! You could also see if other travel agents will beat the price of any deals you find! The Cheapest Places to Go on Holiday According to Post Office Travel Money these are the Top 5 Cheapest Holiday Destinations for 2017 1 Algarve, Portugal 2 Sunny Beach, Bulgaria 3 Costa del Sol, Spain 4 Marmaris, Turkey 5 Prague, Czech Republic 5 2 3 Based on the cost of a 3 course meal, a cup of coffee plus numerous travel essentials Fancy a Staycation? The UK has many beautiful places to explore, including these Top 5 UK Beaches 1 Watergate Bay, Newquay 2 Porthcurno, Lands End 3 Pentle Bay, Tresco Saunton Sands, Devon 5 Blackpool Sands, Devon 4 1 2 (3 Isles of Scilly Why Staycation? The UK has plenty to offer when it comes to holidaying. Here are some of the things you could explore: OVER OVER 68 500 50 BLUE FLAG NATIONAL TRUST FREE NATIONAL BEACHES SITES MUSEUMS How to Save Money on Holiday Essentials The Pound Shop Holiday Shopping List HIRE CARS Book as early as you can Sunscreen (SPF30+ UVA 4-5 Star) to save more on the cost M Travel Toothbrush Phone Charger M Plug Travel Adaptor M Hand-held Fan - SALE! M Luggage Tags M Luggage Locks V Kids' Swimming Goggles BUY OFF-SEASON Stock up on sandals, beachwear & swimwear in the summer clearance sales, ready for next year's holiday SAVE 33% 1253 2210 1224 5698 TOILETRIES Fill up empty bottles with shampoo, conditioner etc instead of splashing out for travel-sized toiletries OVERSEAS CARD Get an overseas spending card at least 3 weeks before you go away and you could save over 3% on purchases (on top of exchange rates) 11 Dining Out Abroad on a Budget 66 ASK THE LOCALS for recommendations to avoid expensive MENU Cut costs by keeping an eye out for midweek or "Menu of the Day" deals" tourist traps 99 Check the restaurant's website first to see what's within your budget Кеер an eye out for DEALS & COUPONS! KIDS EAT FREE Look out for restaurants where kids eat free Cheap / Free Activities to Keep Your Family Entertained on Holiday SAVE 30% JUST KEEP SWIMMING Children love nothing more than playing in the pool on holiday, so why not have a pool (or beach) day? It's free! BUNDLES OF FUN Discount activity bundles can save you a pretty penny, and if you book activities or attractions in advance, you can save even more money GRAB SOME CULTURE Look out for free parks, museums and galleries that can provide a whole day's entertainment Enjoy Your Holiday! Sources: Brought to you by: frugalhappyhomemaker.com telegraph.co.uk myfamilyclub.co.uk moneysavingexpert.com dailymail.co.uk nationaltrust.org.uk moneycrashers.com shoezone www.shoezone.com ****** £675 £666

How To Have A Family Holiday On A Shoestring

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Family holidays are a great excuse to spend time together, although, they can ruin the bank. Take a look at the average spend on a family holiday and how to make it cheaper! If you like this infograp...

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