14 Nights Orlando, Florida for a Family of Four - £452.49 each including hotel, flights, luggage and car hire @ Holiday Pirates - HotUKDeals
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Cheap two-weeker in the Sunshine State, flying out on July 5th and staying by International Drive at a 3.5/5 rated hotel (right by the Convention Centre for those of you who know the area)

If you're able to take your kids out of school or if they've already broken up, it's well worth taking a look at this.

Flights are direct via Monarch (LGW into Sanford Orlando) and cost includes 20kg baggage, inflight meals, hotel, flights and car hire so you can head out and explore Florida.
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Surprisingly there is no prison space for criminals but have spaces for parents taking their kids on holiday..
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I'm not sure why so many people get upset about the fines?!
99.9% of the time, as long as you are sensible, schools have no problem accepting holiday requests.
At this time of year, there won't be a problem!
There's no need to lie or make up illness (well done.... you are setting a great example for your kids! :p)

The fines are there to stop:
- parents who decide they fancy a 2 week holiday to sunshine city in the middle of exam season
- those families that go on 2/3 holidays every year during term time then wonder why little johnny is failing his tests
- and to stop kids who are off 'ill' 2 days a week (or spend 75% of their time at school out of lesson) missing any more education

If you fall under any of the above categories, you are a muppet and deserved to be fined.
If you do not, then you won't be fined, put in the paperwork and enjoy your well earned break :)
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brie
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!

Which is why the Government's fining policy is completely unenforcable.
Can't implement it until all councils etc. have same holiday dates.

Also, taking kids out for the last 3 days of a term does NOT harm their education. We've made a note of all the activities my 8 year old has been doing during last week of each term, and in all instances it's been non-educational. Colouring, watching films, playing games, tidying up.... All ammunition to use against the school when they say no to our requests!!

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#1
Shame you get fined for taking the children out of school otherwise a good deal
#2
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!
#3
Worth paying the fine
1 Like #4
Arrgh, super deal, need it for a family of five though and it seems there is only 4 seats available
#5
Great deal!
#6
sharkmark
schnecker
josef_fritzl
I doubt anyone from Scotland can afford this
i doubt any family in england is still watching the world cup.

Don't feed the troll...Mr Fritzl is attempting to provoke a reaction. He has been a membr for one year and has never posted before. Just ignore him.

He certainly doesn't speak for the rest of us south of the border.
thank you. And yes you are right. Doubt he'll manage a deal like this looking at his family make up! Anyone using a name like this has got to be missing a few buttons from the coat!
#7
brie
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!

Our kids finished last week, just a shame i'm terrified of flying, last time I tried I almost collapsed-not so keen on trying again :(
#8
Just got back today. Booooo.
1 Like #9
TAke the kids out f school for 2 weeks? I think they would jail me ;)
#10
does it have to be a family of 4? or can it be 2 adult's & 1 child for same price or less? thanks
1 Like #11
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.
#12
Nice place to go
#13
Good price. Wouldn't go at this time again though. Far too busy (crazy). It's also storm season so expect a lot of storms in the afternoon.
#14
emiratesstadium
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.

What is this so called fine? Is this a new thing? I have taken my kids out of school lots of times over the years and never had a problem or been fined. If they tried to fine me for doing that I would tell them to stick the fine where the sun don't shine.
#15
cambourne03
emiratesstadium
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.

What is this so called fine? Is this a new thing? I have taken my kids out of school lots of times over the years and never had a problem or been fined. If they tried to fine me for doing that I would tell them to stick the fine where the sun don't shine.


£150 fine for taking your kids out of school. Depends on the school I suppose, some don't mind others follow it up.
#16
Great deal and a dream holiday for the kids defo worth going for that price!
#17
cambourne03
emiratesstadium
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.


What is this so called fine? Is this a new thing? I have taken my kids out of school lots of times over the years and never had a problem or been fined. If they tried to fine me for doing that I would tell them to stick the fine where the sun don't shine.
think you end up in court if the fine isn't paid then possibly jail. Same applies if you take the kids out of school too often
#18
The fine came about as a deterrent because parents taking children out of school was becoming an epidemic. We use a different approach than fines at our school, instead we try to educate people and inform them that taking children out of school does have a negative and damaging effect on their education.
#19
Meant to add, that is a super price though asp as it includes car hire which is a must have in Florida.
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Surprisingly there is no prison space for criminals but have spaces for parents taking their kids on holiday..
#21
Just pretend the kids are ill. The school won't even look into it. They only start investigating absences due to "illegal" holidays just to cover their own backs in case the local authorities investigate.

Child illness, even for a fortnight, is just accepted. No questions asked.
#22
mergleb

Child illness, even for a fortnight, is just accepted. No questions asked.


If one of my kids is ill for one day there would be questions through the network of mums my wife is friends with. When your kids return from "illness", how are they going to explain the tan ?
Maybe if your kids are older and good at lying, but younger kids will have a hard job concealing the truth. Even if your kids do initially convince everyone, eventually the truth will slip out.

Just own up and pay the fine, it's better in the long run.
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brie
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!

Which is why the Government's fining policy is completely unenforcable.
Can't implement it until all councils etc. have same holiday dates.

Also, taking kids out for the last 3 days of a term does NOT harm their education. We've made a note of all the activities my 8 year old has been doing during last week of each term, and in all instances it's been non-educational. Colouring, watching films, playing games, tidying up.... All ammunition to use against the school when they say no to our requests!!
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Personally, I don't think taking children out of school for a holiday will have a detrimental effect on their schooling life. It all depends on how the parents view academic learning as important? Some parents help their children improve out of school and others just see it as the schools responsibility to teach their children.

I think most news stories of fines are serious cases where parents regularly allow their children to miss school and don't deem it as an important part of life. In general, teachers can't agree to allow you to take your child out of school for a holiday (or cultural experience :-), but in most cases the local authority will look at the child’s long term attendance over the year and assess if they are behind in their education.
#25
Hot for flights and hotel etc. but don't forget to factor in the price of park tickets which can cost a small fortune depending on which ones you get if you decide that's what you want to do whilst there.
#26
hate to be a killjoy but pretty sure the car hire does not include insurance which will probably be an extra £250-£30 for 2 weeks,check first or you will get ripped off when you pick car up,check also if you have to bring car back empty of fuel,best option is pick it up empty as it is cheaper to fill it yourselves rather then inflated charges the car hire firm charges
#27
Magurdrac
Just got back today. Booooo.
I just got back yesterday! So gutting being back! :(
#28
mergleb
Just pretend the kids are ill. The school won't even look into it. They only start investigating absences due to "illegal" holidays just to cover their own backs in case the local authorities investigate.

Child illness, even for a fortnight, is just accepted. No questions asked.


Except that first thing kids do on return is to tell everyone about the fantastic holiday they had. ;)
#29
This is a great deal. Leicester schools close a week Friday so they'd only be 'missing' 5 days.

So let me think, take the kids for a wonderful 2 week holiday that they will always remember (at a bargain price) - or else keep them at school for the final week when there few (if any) actual lessons..........

Hmmm, not hard really :D
#30
Isn't it funny that the only people who say there is nothing detrimental about taking children on holiday in school time is the parents who do that?
#31
brie
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!

Or, as MandZ27 said, last week - my 2 finished on Friday, Aberdeen finish this week. I've got the other way round - one of my kids will miss the first 3 days back as she's going to a camp organised by a local organisation who didn't realise that Angus go back to school almost a week earlier than the rest of Scotand (13th August - was 12th, until they added an extra day for staff training).
#32
I've asked for a letter off my employer stating that the 2 weeks I need in term time are the only ones that are available due to staffing levels.
My sons school has been ok with this on two occasions and confirmed in writing that the time off has been permitted.
I will not however be doing this in his last 2 years of school due to the importance of his work during that time.
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Mandz27
brie
Great for anyone from Scotland though! Kids break up the this Thursday!

Our kids finished last week, just a shame i'm terrified of flying, last time I tried I almost collapsed-not so keen on trying again :(

Have you tried hypnotherapy? I had pteromerhanophobia (or aerophobia if you prefer). It became so bad that I couldn't talk, eat or sleep on a flight. It was awful and Thailand almost killed me. I decided not to let it get the better of me as holidaying in the UK is limited. After a couple of sessions of hypnotherapy, with some EFT (emotional field therapy) thrown into the second session, I'm now cured. I would almost go as far to say that I almost enjoy flying now. Don't let it beat you!
1 Like #34
Your kids shouldn't be out of school, simple.

If you're not a fan of paying school holiday prices, don't have kids!
#35
Shamstar
Magurdrac
Just got back today. Booooo.
I just got back yesterday! So gutting being back! :(

Think I'll start planning for the next one, even though it may be a while off yet! XD
#36
Phillthy
Your kids shouldn't be out of school in my opinion, simple.

If you're not a fan of paying school holiday prices, don't have kids!

You missed a bit :D
#37
emiratesstadium
cambourne03
emiratesstadium
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.

What is this so called fine? Is this a new thing? I have taken my kids out of school lots of times over the years and never had a problem or been fined. If they tried to fine me for doing that I would tell them to stick the fine where the sun don't shine.

£150 fine for taking your kids out of school. Depends on the school I suppose, some don't mind others follow it up.

I'd just say they were sick
#38
CALMSEAS
Shame you get fined for taking the children out of school otherwise a good deal
is this what happens in England now ?
#39
mocmocamoc
emiratesstadium
cambourne03
emiratesstadium
For this price you might as well take your kids out of school and just pay the fine.

Even with the fine your saving a fortune.

What is this so called fine? Is this a new thing? I have taken my kids out of school lots of times over the years and never had a problem or been fined. If they tried to fine me for doing that I would tell them to stick the fine where the sun don't shine.

£150 fine for taking your kids out of school. Depends on the school I suppose, some don't mind others follow it up.

I'd just say they were sick

that's what we did last time.. but we booked from 24th aug to 11 sept
#40
Good deal - Monach OK to fly with to Sanford however this time of year is unbearably hot and humid. 94-96 daytime which drop to around high 70's at night. the humiditiy is also bad even after sundown. Flash thunderstorms are the norm as well. Nicest time is april/may & oct/nov in my opinion.

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