Last Min holidays @ Haven - From £99/£109 for a family 4 for 4 nights including Entertainment passes (Various locations)
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Last Min holidays @ Haven - From £99/£109 for a family 4 for 4 nights including Entertainment passes (Various locations)

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Found 4th May 2017
Haven have a ton of last min deals on offer, examples like 4 night stay at The Orchards Park, plus entertainment passes for £89 for a family four which is pretty good value for a short break.

Various dates and price may differ depending on what date you stay.

Haven usually update every few days with new offers so worth bookmarking and checking again.

Every time i get in the car....

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All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.


Is not really that hard to believe. I personally don't take my kids out during term time but it's easy to see why ppl do and let's be honest as they grow up what are they going to look back on fondly, a couple of days of school or time spent with their family. Probably does them more good than harm.
It's not necessarily families taking their children out of school. Both my children are just under school age and we have been packing in as many UK and abroad holidays as we can until September arrives.
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.


Well if you lived a area of abject poverty enclosed by council houses and no open countryside nearby and a £90 deal come up, you would too be booking, don't judge others based on your situation base it on theirs and offer advice from experience if you can.

Divide and conquer Tory manifesto in full swing!
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All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.


Is not really that hard to believe. I personally don't take my kids out during term time but it's easy to see why ppl do and let's be honest as they grow up what are they going to look back on fondly, a couple of days of school or time spent with their family. Probably does them more good than harm.
I'm taking my year 6 son out the week after next after he's done his sats
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Do you get plates and cutlery in the standard caravans?
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.



They only hurt themselves as Haven, Butlins dont do half the activities or shows in term time as the numbers of bookings are obviously well down
It's not necessarily families taking their children out of school. Both my children are just under school age and we have been packing in as many UK and abroad holidays as we can until September arrives.
Anyone been to Golden Sands
millward84

Anyone been to Golden Sands


Yes, it's brilliant!
If anyone has been to a Haven resort in France and is thinking of visiting one in U.K. DONT DO IT!
Made this mistake a few years ago and couldn't believe the difference in standards.....the English one was a dirty campsite full of loud drunkards. Never again
Maplethorpe.

Oh.

My.
millward84

Do you get plates and cutlery in the standard caravans?

yes
millward84

Anyone been to Golden Sands



Been to about 6 havens, this was my favourite
millward84

Do you get plates and cutlery in the standard caravans?



​no and you have you take bedding.but the gold ones come with beds make and kitchen equipment and u get an 2pm check in. but u do need towels .
One of the worst websites I've used,
laurahov

It's not necessarily families taking their children out of school. Both … It's not necessarily families taking their children out of school. Both my children are just under school age and we have been packing in as many UK and abroad holidays as we can until September arrives.



Don't remind me, this will be us but at least until next Sep We have been so many places but that's sure to change when its mandatory for my son to go
millward84

Anyone been to Golden Sands


Just come back from there. Really enjoyed it. Great for little kids.
I went to mablethorpe a few years ago there was wasps, feral children (who should have been at school) and loud drunk people (me) all in all it was pretty poor.
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.


Well if you lived a area of abject poverty enclosed by council houses and no open countryside nearby and a £90 deal come up, you would too be booking, don't judge others based on your situation base it on theirs and offer advice from experience if you can.

Divide and conquer Tory manifesto in full swing!
millward84

Do you get plates and cutlery in the standard caravans?


No, no blankets or toilet roll either, payg gas and electric - still works out cheaper a week than some gov funded "social landlords" tho!
seaniboy

Well if you lived a area of abject poverty enclosed by council houses and … Well if you lived a area of abject poverty enclosed by council houses and no open countryside nearby and a £90 deal come up, you would too be booking, don't judge others based on your situation base it on theirs and offer advice from experience if you can. Divide and conquer Tory manifesto in full swing!



I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my kids out of school during term time because it is the school policy. We need to respect this. i mean what are we teaching our kids that it is ok to lie to the school & go on holiday.
Or pay £1000 in August!
How do I get past the 'we need some more details...2 adults 2 children 0 pets window which opens to book it!!!?
I quite enjoy marton mere, we are going in august & its costing alot more than this! And who cares if you take your kids out of school for a few days, its not like there missing out on a lifetime of education is it.. Jeez X)
farha786

I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my … I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my kids out of school during term time because it is the school policy. We need to respect this. i mean what are we teaching our kids that it is ok to lie to the school & go on holiday.


That's right everyone, blindly obey!!
I tell the school when I'm taking my kids out, I don't lie.
A week away with the family is much more important for a child's development than a week in school and not one of the last 3 teachers I've had the discussion with had disagreed on the points I raise.
(obviously during exam years this isn't the case but I'm talking 5 years old)
farha786

I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my … I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my kids out of school during term time because it is the school policy. We need to respect this. i mean what are we teaching our kids that it is ok to lie to the school & go on holiday.



Spending time with their family is far far more important than a weeks school, trust me
​You must be the lucky one in the minority, As most schools do not allow any holidays during term time and usually there is a fine of £100-200 to be paid if a holiday is taken during school times.
farha786

I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my … I live in London with no countryside near me But i just wouldn't take my kids out of school during term time because it is the school policy. We need to respect this. i mean what are we teaching our kids that it is ok to lie to the school & go on holiday.



​I wouldn't lie about my child not attending school but would explain about the cost difference and the fact i'm trying to teach my child good financial sense.
deleted57959

Why?My kids have been taken out of school every year since they started.. … Why?My kids have been taken out of school every year since they started.. We live in wales and its perfectly legal for the school to autorise 10 days holiday, we have children with autism and special needs term time holidays allow for a quiter and more controlled experince, but regardlessMy Eldest is now predicted to acheive All B's & A's and just got an A in Maths GCSE, My 2nd youngest just got the highest position in the school for his maths and top five for English.Show me evidence that taking kids on holidays during term time affects them academically? The holidays we spend together are fun AND educational..Last year we did Montreuil-aux-Lions, we did Disneyland, and learnt all about the Battle of Somme, The geography of the area, did some history of Paris and took in the culture.. This year we are going to blackpool (Im from up north originally) we will visit the pleasure beach, and we will visit the science and industry museums of Manchester & Liverpool too. I think its very arrogant to assume people holiday sitting around a pool all day and couldnt care less for their kids education I think you will find those are minority of people who think like that (maybe it something you see in yourself?), but even if they do so what, what business is it of yours?



​I am perfectly happy with going on holiday if the school allows it . I was assuming most schools do not authorise term time breaks . As I am not against going on holidays,rather it was the principal aspect of breaking the school policy that is if they have one in place, Which in your case does not apply as your school gives permission for this.Hope i have made this clear.

I totally agree with the points you have made and I did this when my children were at school so they could go to USA with us when their dad was working out there for a short time. They had a fantastic time, visited the most amazing museums in Chicago and enjoyed seeing lots of the country. My sons teacher asked him to take lots of photos and on his return to school was able to use these for one of the weekly 'show and tell' sessions that she ran. The many who are doing well at school are being penalised for the feral parents who don't ensure their kids attend regularly and/or don't encourage their kids to learn.The sort that drop their kids off at school still in their onesies and slippers (seen in Leeds) The sort who told a teacher friend of mine 'well I can't read and it's never harmed me'. There is an obligation for children to receive an education whether at home or school but too many abdicate this responsibility to the school yet complain if they don't like it. Decisions around letting children take time out should be made by the headteacher and on a case by case basis, as is done in most private schools. Rant over!
de

deleted57959

Why?My kids have been taken out of school every year since they started.. … Why?My kids have been taken out of school every year since they started.. We live in wales and its perfectly legal for the school to autorise 10 days holiday, we have children with autism and special needs term time holidays allow for a quiter and more controlled experince, but regardlessMy Eldest is now predicted to acheive All B's & A's and just got an A in Maths GCSE, My 2nd youngest just got the highest position in the school for his maths and top five for English.Show me evidence that taking kids on holidays during term time affects them academically? The holidays we spend together are fun AND educational..Last year we did Montreuil-aux-Lions, we did Disneyland, and learnt all about the Battle of Somme, The geography of the area, did some history of Paris and took in the culture.. This year we are going to blackpool (Im from up north originally) we will visit the pleasure beach, and we will visit the science and industry museums of Manchester & Liverpool too. I think its very arrogant to assume people holiday sitting around a pool all day and couldnt care less for their kids education I think you will find those are minority of people who think like that (maybe it something you see in yourself?), but even if they do so what, what business is it of yours?


Can't find any holidays
edinburgher

I totally agree with the points you have made and I did this when my … I totally agree with the points you have made and I did this when my children were at school so they could go to USA with us when their dad was working out there for a short time. They had a fantastic time, visited the most amazing museums in Chicago and enjoyed seeing lots of the country. My sons teacher asked him to take lots of photos and on his return to school was able to use these for one of the weekly 'show and tell' sessions that she ran. The many who are doing well at school are being penalised for the feral parents who don't ensure their kids attend regularly and/or don't encourage their kids to learn.The sort that drop their kids off at school still in their onesies and slippers (seen in Leeds) The sort who told a teacher friend of mine 'well I can't read and it's never harmed me'. There is an obligation for children to receive an education whether at home or school but too many abdicate this responsibility to the school yet complain if they don't like it. Decisions around letting children take time out should be made by the headteacher and on a case by case basis, as is done in most private schools. Rant over!de



​Totally agree with your comment.
We have 6 kids and always just Haven or Hoseasons, both really good for cheap accommodation as we only use the holiday park for sleeping and tend to visit places during the day. Also Scottish school dates differ from England and Wales so we take advantage of getting the cheaper price.
farha786

All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents … All the cheaper prices are during school term times,Can't believe parents take their kids off school to go to these.



​I go in term time, I pay the fine for taking kids out of school, and still be about 50% better off saving than paying the half term prices!!
edinburgher

If anyone has been to a Haven resort in France and is thinking of … If anyone has been to a Haven resort in France and is thinking of visiting one in U.K. DONT DO IT!Made this mistake a few years ago and couldn't believe the difference in standards.....the English one was a dirty campsite full of loud drunkards. Never again



Haven haven't owned any sites in France for 12 years
As a teacher myself I'd take my children out of school in term time (though PLEASE check for exams as I have a Year 11 pupil going away for a week and returning the day before her first exam!!) However teachers obviously don't get the 'in term time' option so my own children do not get to go on holiday at all. :-(
plane_boy2000

Haven haven't owned any sites in France for 12 years


Wow didn't realise it was that long ago that we went to one in centrall France on way home from the South. Went to UK site a good few years after that., and as above it was a disgrace
hotphoenix30

As a teacher myself I'd take my children out of school in term time … As a teacher myself I'd take my children out of school in term time (though PLEASE check for exams as I have a Year 11 pupil going away for a week and returning the day before her first exam!!) However teachers obviously don't get the 'in term time' option so my own children do not get to go on holiday at all. :-(


Surely you could find a budget holiday somewhere in the 6/7 weeks you get off for summer.
hotphoenix30

As a teacher myself I'd take my children out of school in term time … As a teacher myself I'd take my children out of school in term time (though PLEASE check for exams as I have a Year 11 pupil going away for a week and returning the day before her first exam!!) However teachers obviously don't get the 'in term time' option so my own children do not get to go on holiday at all. :-(



So, is it normal in UK to take kids off school during the school term?

Asking because in Spain I never saw anyone doing that, ever, neither friends, family, other pupils. Neither during school, high school, university.. basically, school term was for learning, studying and playing with your mates, and summer holidays, Easter, Xmas, etc.. was to spend with your family.

Our daughter was going to start school this year and checking holiday prices during the August or mid-term holidays were just ridiculous, so I was wondering, how do other people do then?

My wife's family is abroad as well so the only time we could visit is during August (either that or take our daughter on holidays during the term maybe for a couple of weeks?), but prices at that time are like £3,000 just for the flight of 3 people, unbelievable!!!

And of course, my wife wants to see her family so she's not thinking about how hard is to get £3,000 after tax just to visit for a few weeks. Would it then be an option to forget August and just take the kids off school at any other time? Prices are around half that if peak is avoided...

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