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Short Family Breaks

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Ready for an adventure? Nothing beats packing up the car and heading off on a family holiday, so whether you're exploring your local towns and cities, or venturing to one of the many popular staycation spots across the UK or Europe, we've got short family breaks that are packed full of fun.

From seaside retreats to camping, glamping and even theme park breaks, we've got great deals and offers for your next family holiday.



Stay Play Explore
Stay Play Explore

The ultimate family package holiday!

With StayPlayExplore, you can build your perfect holiday from just £149 for a family of four, with bed, breakfast, and a family ticket to a choice of 3 days out!

Book your StayPlayExplore holiday now

Theme Park Breaks

Looking for a family break with double the fun? Theme park breaks are perfect for the whole family; enjoy rollercoasters and rides by day, then enjoy the night all tucked up in everything from resort glamping to character-themed rooms! 

Packages include your theme park tickets plus an overnight stay in accommodation of your choice, some might even have some little extras like evening entertainment, breakfast and more!

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Crealy Theme Park Resort


The ultimate Devon family holiday - lodges, glamping and camping!

Escape to Crealy Theme Park & Resort, the ultimate family getaway in the South West.

Book your Crealy Resort Break

Escape to the seaside


Enjoy sand and sea air with a getaway to our beautiful coastline, and maybe even a trip to one of the UK's best seaside towns. From cottages and camping, to caravans and chalets - there's so much to explore and relive your own childhood holidays.

Build sandcastles, try surfing and be sure to tuck into lots of fun ice cream flavours as you enjoy a seaside staycation - we just can't guarantee the sunshine...

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Check out our handpicked offers for seaside staycations:

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Great deals all year round on Haven Breaks!

Choose from 37 holiday parks across the UK, filled with activities and entertainment to keep the whole family happy

Click for the latest Haven offers

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2021 Family Holidays from £89 per apartment!

Choose from 6 Pontins Holiday Parks for the ultimate family break, with tonnes of FREE family activities

Click for the latest Pontins offers

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 TowersChessington 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!

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 your toothbrush and take your pick.