How to find cheap family holidays
Sadly, for those looking for cheap family holidays in 2019/2020, there's no quick fix solution when it comes to finding the best offers.
However, there are some simple tips that could help you save money when it comes to booking your cheap family holiday.
1. Use online deals & discount codes
Most of the major tour operators and airlines offer online deals, discount codes and sales, which give you numerous opportunities to save on your cheap family holiday booking. TUI and First Choice, for example, give you up to 10% off just for booking online. Also, look out for special offers such a free kids' places or kids eat for free, among others.
More Family friendly brands to keep an eye on include Jet2holidays, On the Beach, and Thomas Cook, plus if you're booking tickets for theme parks, water parks or excursions, check out the likes of Attraction Tickets Direct or AttractionTix.
2. Book early or late, just not in between
There's no clear cut answer to the biggest question of them all: 'when's the best time to book?', although from experience with cheap family holidays we can tell you that either by booking early (that's considered to be anything up to nine months ahead) or late (from eight to 10 weeks before departure) is when you're likely to find the most offers available.
3. Be as flexible as you can
Being flexible on everything from opting for an inconvenient flight time or departure airport, to when and where you want to go can help you cut costs. Of course, it's not ideal flying at 3am from an airport miles from your home however, if you're willing to travel that way with your children you are more likely to find affordable cheap family holiday deals. Skyscanner is great for comparing cheap flights from different airports, at different times.
Although family holidays are to an extent dictated by the school terms, if you have younger children, try and get away before the crowds to avoid the hefty mark up on school holiday getaways.
Equally, if you're not set on where you want to go, use sites like Weather2Travel.com to browse worldwide holiday weather guides and see if there's somewhere a little less popular that you may be able to get to for a better price.
4. Choose somewhere that suits you
Finding the right accommodation for you and your family is important, and can save you money if you choose wisely. Some might prefer to go for a self catering option, allowing you to shop in the local supermarket and cook your own meals, while others might like to pay a little more upfront and go for full board or all inclusive.
Then there's the middle ground of B&B and half board, which let you mix and match hotel catering with dining out. Think about which option best suits you, and budget accordingly to help you have a truly cheap family holiday in 2019/2020.