Finding a Family holiday without spending an arm & a leg!

It’s not exactly the cheapest thing in the world to head on an impromptu holiday with your children. But after the children have gone back to school, we can long for that kind of comforting break, especially if we didn’t completely get a chance to relax in the madness of the festive season last year. Finding a family holiday without spending an arm and leg can be quite difficult to do in the first instance, but can be tremendously worth it to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

If only there were a caring blog out there with suggestions as to how to achieve this. Luckily, you’re in the right place. All you need to consider is where, how long, and what kind of activities you would like to take part in. A little break can shake off the final cobwebs of 2018, helping you continue to live this year with the maximum enjoyment possible.

Now Is The Cheapest Time

It’s still winter, so now is the cheapest time for most vacations, unless you wish to head to a ski resort. Most people are back in the school and work rush right now, which means a distinct lack of tourists in some of the most wonderful places on Earth.

This, if you can get time off, could become your chance. Not only do you get cheaper deals through services like Net Voucher Codes, but heading to a new location is likely to be much more sparse from a population perspective. Who knows just how far these deals and sales will go as you move to your new location? If you enjoy the cold weather, there’s almost nothing holding you back from enjoying this decision.

Humble Holidays

Humility in a holiday is absolutely fine. In fact, sometimes it can lead to the best memories. You may decide to camp out with your family or rent a caravan. You may decide to take that camper van you’ve owned for some time to the nearest coast, or simply head on a simple road trip, but one that the children can absorb and enjoy.

Not only can this cut your overall holiday cost by hundreds of pounds that you might have spent on a package deal, but there’s something wonderful about the homespun quality of these holidays you are sure to indulge in.

Visit Relatives

Heading to visit relatives not only saves you money where accommodation is concerned but can bring you closer together with your extended family. Having your children meet cousins they might not have as of yet can also serve as one of those wonderful ‘life milestones’ that we all deal with from time to time. This tip might be even better if your extended family lives abroad, perhaps in a beautiful location like Switzerland or France. Not only do you have the benefit of walking around with a tour guide there, but you may be able to repay the favour if they come to visit you next year.

With these simple tips, you can take the much-needed holiday you might be needing right now, but without spending overly on the entire affair.

*This is a collaborative post



  1. Hannah Wood
    15/01/2019 / 7:13 PM

    Would not of thought of camping but you are so right it can same so much money such a good idea.

  2. 15/01/2019 / 7:28 PM

    I love camping. In fact, I need to book a trip for the summertime. Thank you for reminding me!

  3. 15/01/2019 / 9:14 PM

    There are some great ideas here! I’m always looking for more money saving tips!

  4. 15/01/2019 / 10:33 PM

    Great ideas, you’re right, it’s the perfect time to book a holiday if you can, otherwise a trip camping with friends is so much fun to plan.

  5. Joanna
    16/01/2019 / 10:44 AM

    I have actually never been camping. I would like to go on a camping holiday though, even if just for a couple of days, to enjoy time in nature.

  6. 16/01/2019 / 11:18 AM

    I quite like doing weekends away in Europe at this time of the year as they are always so much quieter than in the summer months x

  7. 16/01/2019 / 6:36 PM

    I would love to have relatives that live abroad or even just another part of the UK. Would make holidaying easier

  8. 17/01/2019 / 1:35 PM

    My grandparents lived in Plymouth so my childhood was full of free holidays by the sea. My own parents live round the corner so that’s gone for a burton!

  9. 17/01/2019 / 1:40 PM

    There are some great tips here. You definitely don’t get last minute deals anymore either! IT’s definitely best to book early.

  10. 18/01/2019 / 1:46 AM

    Its so easy to spend a fortune when you’re going away with the family so I think this post will inspire others to save money where they can. Staying with relatives is a great idea! xxx

  11. 19/01/2019 / 12:25 PM

    I am not a parent, but I have a lot of friends who are. I will forward this post over to them as I think it might help them 🙂 x

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