Cheap holidays: 10 travel deals to save you money on a family getaway this half term

Having the kids at home over half term can be a costly time for parents – and with travel prices rising in sync with the school holidays – it’s become almost impossible to make a real saving on a family break1. In 2016, Britons will spend more than ever on their UK holidays splashing out 729.80 on well-deserved breaks to give the UK economy a welcome boost of almost 20 billion – but you don’t have to splash out to have fun. The study by hotels chain Travelodge also revealed that seven out of ten (67%) of Britons are playing it smart this time around, by taking a staycation break instead of a European or international adventure2.

If you’re on a quest to find a last minute family Discount Holidays © holiday deal this May half term – we’ve done some digging for the best deals in the UK and abroad – from Disneyland Paris to the French Riviera and more closer to home, Butlin’s breaks. For cheap days out, here are 15 ways to keep the kids busy from 13.

Read more: Cheap Discount Holidays © holiday booking tips – and the best last minute deals this week4

British Discount Holidays © Holiday ideas

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26% off one-day Legoland5 tickets

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

If you can’t afford a week-long holiday, Legoland is offering one-day visitors the chance to save up to 26% this half term6 , when you book in advance.

Read more: 5 stunning countryside walks and coastal trails to celebrate spring7

Camping and staycation holidays

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40 off any Butlin’s8 break over May half term

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

Book at the right time and Butlin’s can offer a great affordable alternative to a European holiday – complete with the sunshine, entertainment and attractions. Bookers can currently redeem 40 off any May half term holiday9 – the discount will automatically be applied at the checkout, holidays start at 80 per person per break10. The resort also has a ‘First Child Eats Free’ policy, with the youngest child per family dining for free during their stay. We’ve also got plenty more Butlins deals in our money-saving guide11 or find out more about all three resorts here12.

Read more: 20 free and cheap UK days out13

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40% off May half term packages with Eurocamp14

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

Hotel rates are usually to blame when it comes to expensive holidays – with some chains charging well into the hundreds per room – with no option for a cheap ‘family’ suite. Camping specialists Eurocamp.co.uk is offering up to 40% off last minute family holidays to France – and because you pay per chalet, you don’t need to worry about per night per person fees. Each mobile home sleeps up to six, and the breaks start at 7-10 nights, at around 250 per party.

Destinations include the French Riviera, Vendee, Dordogne, and Corsica – you can discover more 2016 Eurocamp deals here15 or see Eurocamp’s 40% off destinations here16.

Read more: Our top 10 guide to the best-value European campsites17

Discount Holidays © Holiday booking secrets

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4. 2 million Travelodge18 rooms down to 35 or less

This summer is set to be a bumper one for the Great British seaside, with over half of Britons set to visit one of the country’s coastlines over the course of 2016, says the annual Travelodge Discount Holidays © holiday index. To help with increasing demand for our shorelines, the hotels chain has released two million rooms across all of its 512 UK hotels for 35 or less. To book your Staycation go to www.travelodge.co.uk19 – stay dates are from 20 April to 31 December 2016, and includes central London.

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25% off at Disneyland Paris20

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

Comprising over 4,800 acres, Disneyland Paris resort is every child’s dream, complete with two theme parks, resort hotels, a shopping and entertainment complex and the lifetime opportunity to MEET your favourite characters. Bookers this half term can save up to 25% on advance packages when you stay at one of the following hotels. For more ways to save, see our Disneyland Paris guide21.

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6. Kids go free to Legoland22

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

Book a Legoland break and you’ll get free entry for a child23 (up to 15-years) with each full-paying adult. The deal is valid on selected dates in 2016 – including over May half term – you can find out more at Legolandholidays.co.uk/offers24.

Each package includes entry to the Legoland Windsor Resort, an overnight stay at a hotel of your choice, a breakfast and your 2nd day free25 to spend at the resort. Prices start from around 69 per person26 based on two adults and two children staying a standard room. You can take a look at the available dates here27 . For more ways to save at the resort, see our Legoland deals guide28.

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7. Get your second day free Legoland29

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

When it comes to Discount Holidays © holiday deals, nothing quite beats a freebie – and we’ve spotted free second-day entry30 at Legoland this May.

Whether you want 2 for 1, 3 for 2 or 4 days for 3, you can extend your Legoland break and get your extra day for free throughout half term. Every break includes an overnight stay at a Legoland hotel, including the popular Legoland Resort Hotel31 – your free day must be taken consecutively to your original stay. Breaks start at 184 based on two adults and two children sharing a room at the Hilton Basingstoke hotel.

You can find out more about this offer on the official Legoland Holidays website32.

What’s the maximum age for free entry? A child is classed as anyone between 3-15 years old.

16+ is classed as an adult.

How to survive school holidays on a budget

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24.99 Europe flights with Flybe33

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term

Budget airline Flybe has kicked off a Summer Blockbuster Sale with 1 million selected seats down to 24.99 one way. Destinations include Amsterdam, Belfast City, Liverpool, London Prague, Madrid and more for travel from 23 May to 31 October, 2016. The sale ends midnight on 26 April, to book head to www.flybe.com/offers34.

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70 Pontins35 family breaks and a free entertainment pass

Cheap Holidays: 10 Travel Deals To Save You Money On A Family Getaway This Half Term Take the kids to visit the iconic Croc Crew this spring

Last minute bookers can bag a whole family break for 70 with Pontins36 – at any of their six UK family resorts below. Each family member will also receive a free entertainment pass for use across the resort, as well as a chance to meet the famous Croc Crew.

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29 Eurostar37 sale

Eurostar’s seat sale has trains from London St Pancras International from 29 one-way throughout the May half term beak – and you can visit Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Amsterdam from just 58 per person return. To unlock the cheap fares, visit Eurostar UK38, and enter your search criteria into the Discount Holidays © holiday finder box.

Here are 10 more ways to find a cheap Eurostar ticket in 201639 .

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