The Easter holidays are finally here, and for many of us it’s the first opportunity of the year to get away with the family – so here is our money-saving guide to Easter holidays with the family.
With recent changes in the law there’s no chance of taking the kids out of school for a holiday, so as soon as the schools break up for Easter, families across the UK jet off to their favourite sunny destinations. If you want to join them then here are our top tips to snap up an egg-cellent (excuse the pun) last minute bargain.
Enjoy Easter holidays for less
Travel for ‘odd’ durations
This is a clever way to keep the cost down, with many families opting for 6, 8, 9 and 11 nights instead of the usual 7 or 14 nights. Surprisingly, odd durations can often be cheaper.
If you don’t mind too much where you go, the better chance you have of finding a good deal.
Be prepared to fly from an airport slightly further away – you could make big savings even after you take into account the cost of getting there.
Our top 3 Easter holiday destinations
These destinations are among the most popular for family holidays, and with tonnes of fabulous family-friendly accommodation available, you still have a great chance of grabbing a late deal.
Our first featured destination for Easter holidays is Benidorm – boasting some of the best blue flag beaches in Spain it’s easy to see why this familiar favourite is popular with beach lovers. When the kids have had enough of the beach and pool head out for the day to Terra Mitica theme park for an action packed day full of rides and shows.
Aqualandia water park is another top attraction not to be missed, filled with water slides, wave machines, man-made beaches and even caves. If it’s nightlife you’re after, then Benidorm is certainly the place to be. From cabaret bars to top tribute acts you will never be short of night time entertainment for parents and children alike.
Tunisia is another great choice. Packed with medinas and souks, shopaholics will not be disappointed as they haggle their way to the many bargains on offer. Or you can just sit outside a street café and simply watch the world go by.
With beaches plentiful, Tunisia’s sandy coastline is often compared to the Caribbean, and to top it off for all you movie buffs you can take a jeep safari to visit the set of the original Star Wars films.
Tenerife is always a popular destination mainly because of its year round hot climate. There are plenty of water sports on offer for the adrenalin junkie or you can just laze your days away in the sunshine. If it’s water parks that float your boat then Siam Park will not disappoint. Home to the biggest wave pool in the world, enjoy the thrill as the waves reach up to 3 metres high.
When the lights go down head to the famous Veronica’s strip in Playa de las Americas, packed with bars and nightclubs there’s plenty of options even with the kids in tow. If busy bars are not really your scene and you’d prefer a nice quiet family meal, you’ll be spoiled for choice with tantalising selection of international cuisine on offer.