Best cheap family holiday ideas for 2014

cheap family holidays

Book your cheap family holiday for 2014 early this year and save on last minute hassle and inflated prices. We will continue to update this page so come back and check for more ideas!

Blackpool, England

blackpool Blackpool is now back in fashion! With a stunning promenade and a lot of fun activities to offer, this is the perfect town for a short family break. Blackpool is known for its light studded beaches during the Blackpool Illuminations festival (30 August- 3 November) and of course the Blackpool Tower and the amusement rides which make it a clear favourite for cheap family holidays.

£29 rooms: You can now get a standard double room that sleeps two at the Grand Metropole from only £29 per night. This includes breakfast at the historic red-brick hotel that is a landmark in Blackpool. It is the only hotel to be located on the seaside promenade.

There is a lot to do in Blackpool. If you’re looking for a cheap family holiday in the UK, then Blackpool is the perfect choice; do check the events calendar at Visit Blackpool for the latest information.  Upcoming events and shows include:

  • 23-31 May: Blackpool’s Annual Dance Festival which confirms Blackpool’s reputation as the dance capital.This takes place at the city’s magnificent ballrooms. Nothing beats a dash of culture for the family!


Algarve, Portugal

algarveEscape to the sunny Algarve with the family and get bowled over by the sandy beaches, world class golf courses and family activities ranging from horse riding to water skiing; perfect for cheap family holidays! Situated on the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve is said to get more sunshine than California!

Holidaying in the Algarve is for those that want their kids occupied with fun activities while there is the option to take a stroll in quaint romantic towns, dolphin-watching and off-road safaris.

All inclusive deals in the Algarve at 4* resorts: With Easyjet Holidays, you can get all inclusive 7-day trips to the Algarve with the family from less than £100 per person which makes it a good option for a cheap family holiday. This includes flights, accommodation, admin fees and breakfast. You can even go for the self catering option and save even more money. Click the link above to choose your perfect holiday now! Or for more options for cheap family holidays abroad, see our full guide here.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Make Edinburgh your next holiday and get the charms of both an ancient and a modern city at the same time. The best time to visit Edinburgh is during the Fringe Festival.  There sure is something for everyone. This year it is between the dates of 2-26 August 2014. Being the Scottish Capital, Edinburgh attracts high-profile family events and visitors flock from all corners of the world. Some of the upcoming events are:

  • 23 March- 7 April: Edinburgh Science Festival is a two-week fun filled festival aimed mainly at kids. From handling live snakes to finding out how a nuclear submarine works in interesting open air workshops, this is a definite must if your kids are interested in all things science.
  • 30 April: Beltane Fire Festival is a unique Celtic themed procession of fire where thousands of visitors carry flaming torches through the city centre; a unique spectacle.

If you are smart about it and book early, you can land yourself family rooms from as little as £40 per night including breakfast.

Krakow, Poland

Poland is becoming an increasingly popular family destination because of ultra-cheap airfares, low-cost fun activities and huge amount of cultural activities, which makes it an attractive destination for cheap family holidays.

Krakovians or Cracovians like their music and there are lots of events on for music lovers. After soaking in the culture at the famed National Museum and the numerous art galleries, your kids can have hours of fun skating and cycling by the river or go wild at Park Wodny which has one of the best collection of water-slides in Eastern Europe.

You can now get luxurious city-centre family self-catered apartments in Krakow from just £39 per night. If you make this choice instead of the expensive and cramped Krakow hotels, you will benefit from a location right next to the Wawel Castle, the royal residence or right in the centre of the Old Town.

Cornwall,  England

Mighty cliffs, crashing waves and glorious sandy beaches, Cornwall is unlike any other corner of England. This is the perfect place for a family holiday when looking for a quiet peaceful stay with fun filled activities for kids.

The long coastline features lots of caves and coves to explore and keep the kids busy. There are wonderful family attractions like the Blue Reef Aquarium and the National Maritime Museum. Other remarkable Cornish spots include the Minack Theatre, the outdoor theatre carved out of the cliffs close to Lands End.

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Stay tuned for more updates on cheap family holidays in 2014!