Budget family holiday tips

Great summer savings

We know that your summer holiday might be the biggest spend you’ll make this year, so we’ve decided to help you squeeze as much value out of it as possible.

Check out the 3 easy steps below to discover how you can get away for less using our top holiday saving tips. This includes access to the latest special offers, advice on booking bargain travel and ways to save whilst you’re there.

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Step 1 - Save before you set off

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Book the best deals

Keep up to date with all of our special offers to bag yourself the best bargain...
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Go on holiday with friends or family

Split the cost of your accommodation, travel and other holiday spends – and catch up on some quality time!

Our holiday homes are perfect for two families, or groups of couples sharing – multiple bedrooms and bathrooms give plenty of room for everyone to live in holiday harmony! Even better, you’ll pay a single price for the accommodation, rather than per person.

Pay with your debit card

Pay securely by debit card to avoid credit card handling charges.

Book annual travel insurance

If you’re thinking of taking more than one holiday this year (even if its just one or two short breaks) it works out better value to buy annually.

Pre order your currency

Rates are much higher if you wait and buy it at the airport. 

Step 2 - How to book bargain travel

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Travel mid-week to save

Flight prices rise on Saturdays and Sundays – have you thought about travelling mid-week to bag the cheapest journey?

We don’t have fixed arrival or departure days so you can enjoy complete flexibility when it comes to finding a holiday to match the time you have available. Even better, this means you can take advantage of cheaper flights or ferries.

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Flying vs. Ferry

Short on time? Flying is the speediest way to be on the beach by lunchtime. If flights to European destinations further south are pricey, try a cheaper and more leisurely alternative on a return ferry crossing from £50 – you won’t find it for less anywhere else - or of course there's always the Eurotunnel which gets you from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes.

Whichever way you choose to travel, our experienced holiday advisors are available 7 days a week on email, by phone or live online chat to book everything for you!

Step 3 – Ways to save whilst you're there

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Make the most of holiday freebies

Get stuck into the free activities and facilities we offer on parc, including fabulous pool complexes, sports activities and a range of self-guided walking, wine and château notes.

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Free kids’ clubs and extras

Kids will love our clubs, which cater for the tiniest of tots, all the way to teens. Best of all – these clubs are totally free.

If you’re travelling with young ones, don’t forget to ask us about free toddler extras including travel cots, highchairs and baby baths.

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Savvy Shopping

Using large supermarkets – do a one-off ‘big shop’ for your food and drink essentials at the start of your holiday (buying daily from the local shop can be pricey).

Visiting village markets – buy your local specialities and souvenirs here; you’ll experience authentic culture, put your language skills to the test and even get to stock-up on tasters before you buy!

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Cheap eats

Our self-catering accommodation gives you control of when and what you eat, and saves you loads of money too!

If you’re planning a day trip, take a picnic or packed lunch with you, then find a lovely little spot to stop, relax, and save on restaurant bills.

If you fancy dinner in the local town, try out restaurants away from the main street – they tend to be cheaper and far more authentic.

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Swap the car for bikes

Save on fuel and see the local area on two wheels instead. Most parcs offer bike hire for a small additional cost, or if you’re travelling by ferry, strap your own bikes to your car and bring them with you.

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Use your mobile phone as little as possible

You pay to receive and make calls abroad, so why not enjoy switching off for a little while? If you do need to use a phone, buy a local sim card or use a phone card for the cheapest way to call home.

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