It’s always good to try and get away when the kids have a break from school. We’ve done some research and found some great tips on how to pick up the best last minute holidays for half term.
Here’s what we found:
Holiday in the UK
If your budget won’t stretch to a holiday overseas, you could always opt for a holiday at home. Lots of people dash abroad for half term holidays and so there are lots of deals to be had at home. It might be a bit chillier in the UK this time of year but it can be just as much fun and all that lovely fresh sea air. Haven Holidays for example collect all the late deals in one long list, making booking much easier. Here’s the link to the Haven late holiday deals for 2017.
Plan the Trip Yourself
Although travel sites often have some brilliant last minute deals, you can sometimes get a cheaper option by booking each element yourself. This means booking the flights, accommodation and transfers separately. It requires a little more planning but it can work out cheaper. It is best to cross check that you can get accommodation on the same dates as flights but there are so many budget airlines offering different flight times and dates that it is usually pretty easy to get what you want. Booking.com offer some great deals on accommodation and you can search for shuttle transfers in the location you are visiting to find the best deals.
Last Minute Travel Agents
Although there are lots of last minute sites out there, if you are able to wait until the very last minute, like just 1-3 days before, you can grab a bargain at your local travel agents. You see the signs in the window or the rows of cards telling you what the last minute holiday deals are. This can sometimes mean you won’t know which hotel you are going to until the day, but if you are laid back and easy going this might be the option for you. You can simply provide dates and go with what comes up. You can specify location and even the star rating of your accommodation too. Definitely worth considering and one of the best tips for how to pick up the best last minute holidays for half term.
The press are always publishing the latest information on how to grab a last minute holiday deal. Try these for starters as they have recently published articles on how to pick up the best last minute holidays for half term.
Travel & Comparison Sites
Finally, there are always great deals to be had by looking online at places like Travel Republic, Travel Supermarket and On the Beach. Do some searching on how to pick up the best last minute holidays for half term.