When you are planning on going on holiday you want to know that you are getting the best deal available but this requires patience, flexibility and a bit of research. Booking a budget family holiday doesn’t have to mean going somewhere cheap. In fact, you could end up in a much nicer location for your money if you follow these tips.
Book last minute if you can
The best way to really get a good value holiday is to book right at the last minute. Holiday companies, airlines, and hotels all want to be full so prices will usually drop just before the break starts. Not all of us have that flexibility though so if you prefer to have more of a solid plan you might want to skip this tip.
Search for cheap Flights
Using a site like Skyscanner allows you to work out the cheapest airport, time and airline to fly with. This is great if you are flexible on the region you can fly from. Even though we are based in Manchester we have found that flying from a different airport can save us hundreds of pounds even when you factor in travel and overnight accommodation. If you are booking a cheap flight then make sure you check your luggage allowance because sometimes a saving on the flight will be wiped out if you have to pay for your luggage.
When looking for a budget family holiday you need to think about the type of accommodation you want to stay in. This will really affect your budget. Villa accommodation is a great choice for a large family and as you will be self-catering you know your kids will be eating food they like. Check out Spain Holiday for some great budget accommodation options.
Package holidays vs Villa holidays
If you are looking to book a budget family holiday then a package holiday might seem like the ideal choice however with a villa holiday you have your own space and can take your time to enjoy your holiday as a family. When on a package holiday you are always thinking about the next meal time so you can get there at an optimal time whether you are hungry or not. Having done both we found we spent less and had a more relaxing holiday when we had a villa. Plus you don’t need to get up at the crack of dawn to lay your towel on a sunbed!
Book your travel extras as early as possible
If you are going to need airport parking, car hire, and travel insurance then book it sooner rather than later. This is the one time that booking late doesn’t save you money. Make sure you use a comparison site to get the best deal.
I hope that these tips help you to find the best budget family holiday and that you have some amazing memories to look back on.