The secret to finding cheap holidays abroad this May is a very simple one and is perhaps one that some of you are unaware of. Did you know that in Scotland they don’t have a half term holiday in May? And no school holidays means no hike in prices for holidays abroad. And before you say it’s not worth travelling all the way to Scotland (especially if you live in the south) to save a few pounds, we’re not talking just a few pounds here; we’re talking HUNDREDS OF THEM!!!!!
All holidays are based on 7 nights, departing Saturday 25th May and prices shown are for 2 adults and 2 children.
VILLA DORADA, SALOU, COSTA DORADA
All Inclusive (3 grade)
The Villa Dorada has an excellent family entertainment programme, is close to the beach and on the doorstep of the famous PortAventura theme park.
Fly from Newcastle – from £2096
Fly from Glasgow – from £1352
LAMBIS STUDIOS, LINDOS, RHODES
Self Catering (3 grade)
Set in a peaceful countryside location, these studios have relaxation written all over them. Unwind by the large pool with children’s section, or explore the stunning local countryside.
Fly from Leeds Bradford – from £2232
Fly from Glasgow – from £1104
SES SAVINES, SAN ANTONIO BAY, IBIZA
Half Board (2 grade)
Tennis, squash and mini golf are just for starters here and that’s before you join in with the daily entertainment programme and kids mini disco. This hotel is just a pebbles throw away from the beach and mixes the beauty of the peaceful bay with the high life of the town close by.
Fly from Manchester – from £2036
Fly from Glasgow – from £1420
TERRALTA APARTMENTS, BENIDORM, COSTA BLANCA
Self Catering (4 grade)
Located just outside the hustle and bustle of Benidorm, these apartments have everything you need for a relaxing family holiday. Kids of all ages can enjoy the fitness room, games room, choice of pools, playground and kids club and if the kids are happy, then the adults are too!
Fly from Manchester – from £1964
Fly from Glasgow – from £1176
CORAL SEA WATER WORLD, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT
All Inclusive (4 grade)
Sizzling days and Arabian nights! This hotel has its very own water park with a smaller version for the little ones. You will officially be the coolest parents on the planet if you book this for the half term holidays, and just wait for the price…
Fly from Gatwick – from £3808
Fly from Edinburgh – from £2196
And before you say “it’ll still be too expensive to get there”, I’ve checked out a couple of train times and you can travel directly from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Station. Fares can be found for just over £300 with redspottedhanky.com, and will be even cheaper (around £174) if you purchase a family rail card (approx £28). If you fancy an overnight stay, this will be around £140 for the whole family. You can also catch a flight with a low cost airline from Luton and still end up saving over £1000, so what are you waiting for???
Prices correct 12 April 2013