How to Save on Family Holidays


For many families, your annual holiday is one of the most exciting events of the year. However, family holidays can be notoriously expensive, especially if you want to travel abroad or during peak times. It is possible to travel on a family holiday on a budget though, and here are some top tips that can help your family to save on their next getaway.

· Buy Theme Park Tickets Online
Have your children been nagging you for years about Disneyland or Sea World? If you want to make your kid’s dream come true but are worried about the cost of these attractions, it is now easy to find cheap theme park tickets. Rather than buy your tickets from the official Disney website or on the day of your visit, you should consider looking online for Sea World tickets this summer. This will allow you to get exclusive deals that you would not be able to find elsewhere, ensuring that your whole family can enjoy the excitement of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to their dream theme park.

· Book Your Hotel and Flights Early
When you have kids, it can be difficult to book your holiday in advance without prior knowledge of other events and commitments that your holiday may clash with. However, if you are looking for a budget holiday, you should try to book your hotel and flights as early as possible. Although some holiday-goers swear by booking last minute packages, booking in advance will give you the best choice of deals for your holiday dates, as well as the best prices.

· Consider Package Holidays
Package holidays can be an excellent option for families looking for cheaper travel. Not only do these low-cost holidays have flights, hotels, and even food and drink included in the price, but they are extremely simple to book, allowing you to skip the stress of booking your travel and accommodation separately. Although these may give you less choice over the location of your holiday or the resort in which you are going to stay, most package deals offer great prices for some of the most popular destinations for UK travellers, such as the Canary Islands and Spain.

· Compare Prices
Comparison sites are one of the most important tools that you can use to reduce the cost of your holiday, allowing you to instantly view the best deals for your dates on one screen. However, you need to be careful when you are using comparison websites. While the website may show you the basic rate of any flight or hotel, you should ensure that add-ons such as priority boarding or hold luggage do not increase the overall cost of your getaway.

· Opt for Self-Catered Accommodation
One of the major expenses on any holiday is the food, with many families being forced to eat at restaurants and cafes for the duration of their getaway. However, feeding a family of 4 for three meals a day can be expensive, so you should consider opting for self-catered accommodation instead of hotels. This will allow you to buy your meals from a local supermarket and cook alongside your own schedule, giving you both more freedom and slashing the costs of luxurious restaurant meals


  1. Very good advice every little savings help when money is tight

  2. a very informative post thankyou

  3. some great ideas thanks will try them out

  4. Thanks, Michaela. Really good suggestions. Have been thinking about holiday costs recently.