School Holiday Getaways

Sand in your shoes, ice cream melting down your arm, swimming gear on at all times… there’s something really special about the memories kids make on school holiday breaks. We’re here to make it easy for you to plan a holiday you’ll all love, whether it’s a few days away together at half term, a sunny escape at Christmas or Easter, or a summer getaway during those glorious weeks off in the middle of the year.

How to Find Cheap School Holiday Deals

Yes, you can afford to get away in the school holidays! Whatever your local school term and holiday dates, you’ll find family breaks to match your budget thanks to the flexible search options available. From great-value destinations like Corfu to cheap flights, find your family getaway for less.

Cheap holidays

School Summer Holidays

This is the big one! It feels like the world’s your oyster when you have six weeks to play with. From family-sized apartments to child-friendly hotels, you're bound to find something to fit you all in with ease. Look forward to playing on warm sand, splashing down waterslides, and all the excitement of discovering somewhere new together. Whether you stay close to home in Spain or travel to more exotic shores, such as Tunisia, these summer holiday deals will keep the whole clan happy.

Summer Holidays

Christmas Holidays Abroad

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in style! It’s like one big Christmas gift, giving your kids the chance to let off steam without being cooped up indoors for two whole weeks. Whether you’re enjoying sunshine and beach life somewhere exotic – like Egypt – or wrapped up warm in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, it’ll be a cracker of a family getaway. Only one question: if you’re on holiday at Christmas, will Santa know where to take the presents?

Winter sunshine

Easter School Holiday Breaks

With two weeks off in March or April (and the bonus of a long weekend for extra time off work), the school Easter holidays are a fantastic time for a family getaway. Summer sun destinations such as Croatia start to open up in late spring and you’ll still have your pick of the world’s year-round holidays, like Mexico, too! So, stop asking yourself ‘should I go on holiday at Easter?’ and start planning a break you’ll all love.

Easter 2023 Beach Breaks

All Inclusive Deals in School Holidays

A great way to keep a handle on your budget is an All Inclusive holiday that covers everything you need. Meals, drinks, entertainment and a range of sports and activities for all ages are usually part of the package so you can relax and enjoy your holiday to the max. That should help stop the cries of “I’m bored”, if nothing else! And if you're looking for some of the best, we reckon all inclusive holidays to Turkey should fit the bill.

All Inclusive Holidays

School Holidays with Teenagers

Kids growing up? Maybe you want to show them more of the world now they’re older (like Morocco), or perhaps you’re looking for the right holiday for teens with younger siblings, such as Florida or Portugal. With everything from waterparks and theme parks to beach chill-outs and city glam, there’s something out there to keep them happy, whatever they’re into.

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October half term family holidays

We love the chance for an extra taste of summer in the autumn half term holidays – it’s such a treat after those first few weeks back in the routine of homework and early nights. October's a great time to go to places that have year-round T-shirt weather, such as Gran Canaria. Or how about Orlando’s theme parks for a Halloween-themed break?

February half term beach breaks

Is February good for family holidays? Absolutely! There’s nothing quite like escaping the UK at that point when it feels like the winter will never end. Destinations like Lanzarote are lovely and warm at this time of year. Book a hotel with a kids’ club and you might even be able to sneak off for a little Valentine’s celebration, whether that’s a cheeky cocktail by the pool or a peaceful visit to the spa – it might not be precisely the 14th, but who’s keeping check?

Summer half term holidays

Summer's only just beginning by the May or June break and, let's be honest, the British weather’s not exactly reliable! So, book a half-term beach holiday to put some sun in your step and give the kids a chance to refresh before the last few weeks of the school year. We recommend Menorca, along with the other Balearic Islands – they're warming up at this time of year and are only a short flight away, so you can really make the most of your week off.

May bank holiday short breaks

We’ve got lots of ideas for things to do on May bank holiday weekends! How about hopping across to Dublin, Copenhagen or Amsterdam for a quick change of scene – they’re great cities to visit with teenagers, and perfect for a long weekend off school. Or live the dream at Disneyland Paris. It’s easy to get to via the Eurostar, and ideal for a short break.