It’s really good to be able to holiday in term time and we’ll have to make the most of it before the girls start school next September. Most of the children at Center Parcs were under 5 but there were clearly a fair few families that were playing hooky in order to take advantage of the significantly cheaper prices the week before half term.

In fact, I overheard a conversation between two 14 year old lads while I was chucking myself down the rapids to that effect. Lad 1: “Not many girls here this week man” Lad 2 “Half term is next week you MONG”.

I caught sight of something on Twitter before we went away that backed this up. Schools will fine parents c.£60 for holidays in term time, but you can save £500 by going the week before the schools break up. I’m not minded to do it myself but if you want to save cash…


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