Tips for Family holidays on a budget

Save money when booking your family holiday

In these lean, mean cash-strapped times, everyone’s keeping a careful eye on budgets and this really seems to rise to the fore when it comes to holiday planning.  Family holidays inevitably result in a sharp intake of breath, but there are ways of keeping costs down. Family Holidays in Cornwall

Here are our 5 top tips for family holidays on a budget:

Timing
Make the dates work for you.  If your children are pre-school age, there are some great bargains in May and June:  At Sands, we offer free holidays for up to two under-8’s per family.  Prices during half-term breaks and Easter holidays are also much lower and there are Early Bird Discounts of up to 20% for those
who book a few months in advance.

Location
Choose somewhere where you won’t be reliant on expensive days out to entertain the kids – so, lots of sports facilities, play areas and days out on the beach.

Extras 
The daily costs of buying drinks, ice-creams and other treats can soon mount up.  Check the cost of soft drinks, wine, beer and snacks before you book.

Meals
Generally, you’re better off opting for a half-board package where breakfast and dinner is included.  At Sands you can upgrade to a half-board rate, with a 3-course dinner, costs just £13 per day if booked before your arrival.

Flexible
Flexible childcare.  Children’s clubs can be great fun for kids but both you and they may not want to commit to going every day.  Find out if you can book sessions on an ad hoc basis, at different times of the day, so that it works for everyone.

Planning your family holiday wisely can help you save a lot of money. Family holidays in Cornwall at Sands Resort Hotel start from £199 for a 2 night stay for 2 adults including dinner and breakfast and up to 2 children under 8 plus a baby stay for free and only pay for meals. What more could you ask for?

 

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