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Short Family Breaks

Family weekend breaks full of fun

We've handpicked some of 2018's top short family breaks in the UK & across the channel so you can have an action packed year – be quick though, as spaces fill up fast for the most popular holiday locations.

Legoland Holidays Legoland Holidays

2nd day FREE with LEGOLAND® Holidays!

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Alton Towers Resort Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Short Breaks 2nd day FREE!

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Chessington Holidays Chessington Holidays

Chessington Holidays from only £37.35pp!

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Warwick Castle Breaks Warwick Castle Breaks

Warwick Castle breaks 2nd day FREE

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Coasts and countryside

Jump in the car and enjoy weekend breaks with the kids in some of the UK’s most beautiful & quirky locations. Cottages, camping, glamping getaways – there's so much on offer!

Snaptrip Snaptrip

Up to 60% off your next family short break

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Forest Holidays Forest Holidays

Exclusive 5% off - use code DOWTK

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Gullivers Gullivers

Family Holidays at Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts from £29pp!

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Dream Lodge Holidays (1) Dream Lodge Holidays (1)

45% off with code DOWTK45

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Haven Haven

Great savings on last minute Summer holidays

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Pontins Pontins

UK 2018 family holidays from only £59 per apt!

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Family getaways a little further afield

It's easier than ever to hop across the Channel for some much-needed family time - say bonjour to some of our top European short break & holiday bargains below.

Eurocamp Eurocamp

Big savings on 2018 holidays!

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DIsneyland Paris DIsneyland Paris

Save up to 37% on Disneyland Paris tickets

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Why you should take a short family break 

Time with our children is precious; we’re all trying to squeeze in a few extra minutes here and there, and between work and after-school club it’s tricky. So, instead of attempting to stuff more hours into the day, why not go the whole hog and book a short family break?

Where will your getaway take you? We’ve got loads of fantastic family escapes near some the biggest family theme parks in the UK like Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and LEGOLAND, where rides, shows and costumed characters are raring to go.

Fancy something a little more low-key? You could take a weekend break in the countryside of Warwickshire or Leicestershire – would you choose a hotel or camping out in nature? Meet animals from all over the world or someone from your kids’ favourite cartoon cast, all while spending quality time with the people you love best.

The great thing about family weekend breaks is that you can properly bed in. There’s no stress about travelling back late at night, and package offers make catering for your little ones easy-peasy. It might mean a few early starts but after a day of dashing around a farm park or zorbing your way to victory, you’ll all be ready to tuck up at 7pm! We’ve even got some tips to help you when it comes to finding games to play in the car on the way, or prevent travel sickness, for the smoothest ride there and back.

Memories are what make a family, and weekends away with the kids are the best time to conjure them up. Remember the time Mum left one of the bags at home so the kids spent the whole weekend wearing Dad’s giant t-shirts? What about meeting Mickey, or when that llama chased everyone around the park, demanding treats?! Memories are yours for the making on any one of these short family breaks; just grab the kids, pack a spare pair of pants and take your pick.

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