Thursday, 28 March 2013

Frugal French School Holiday Travel

Evening all!  I didn't post this morning as I got carried away booking not one, but two ferry trips to France for later in the year.    Oh, and there was a stay in a French campsite as well.  At Whitsun we're going to Yelloh Village Le Ranolien on the clifftops above Perros Guirec in Northern Brittany.  It's an all singing, dancing holiday park with water slides, kids clubs and all sorts of other things that I would have avoided when I was childless. The cost of a pitch with an electric hookup for six nights is just over 150 Euros.  That's for four of us.  Scary Secretary's coming along with her own six year old bundle of joy too.

I thought that it would be useful to share the fact that school holiday travel in  Europe can be considerably cheaper if your stay doesn't coincide with when the kids of that land are off. The UK Bank Holiday week in August is always cheap because the French term has already started.  It looks like the May Bank Holiday is good from an economic point of view too.  Just make sure that you book accommodation directly rather than through a British travel agency.  After all they're hardly likely to pass this secret saving onto you!

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