UK School Holidays Calendar 2020

  • 28 Nov, 2019
  • Hadiya
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uk school holidays

A lot goes into planning the perfect trip for your family! One of the most important aspects is finding out what dates will be best suited for you and your children. Another thing is booking early as it often means that you get cheaper rates and better prices than if you were to book the week before. So we’ve conveniently provided you with the UK school holidays dates your children will be off next year so you don’t accidentally book the wrong dates. Alternatively, you might actually be trying to avoid school holiday season and thus, you can use this as a guide to book a quieter time!

However please do treat these as a guideline only because depending on your council, these may vary. Different councils may have a different time period however, we have tried to provide the dates that the potential holidays can fall in. So, do check your child’s school calendar to ensure you have the correct dates for your child’s school.

Also, please note that for the dates listed, we’ve calculated using the school days; so Mondays-Fridays. It does not include weekends.
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Top 10 best October Half-Term getaways for 2019

  • 29 Oct, 2019
  • Luc Horncastle
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Getaways for Halfterm

Are you looking to explore somewhere new in the world in the October break coming up? We’re showcasing some of the best family half term getaways around the world, places that are perfect for the whole adults and kids alike! The destinations range across the UK and internationaly, with something for every budget. Read More

How you could benefit from a 3G holiday and why you should take advantage!

  • 24 Sep, 2019
  • Franki Napolitano
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Benefits of a 3G holiday

Picture the scene; you have a wonderful week in the sun booked, you’re looking forward to getting away, relaxing, enjoying the new surroundings and having a bit of ‘You’ time.

But wait, you have two children in tow who need feeding, entertaining, washing, more entertaining, not to mention the obligatory sibling squabbles…you get my point. Read More

How Much Will Correcting My Name On My Ticket Cost Me?

  • 24 Sep, 2019
  • Franki Napolitano
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Correcting my name on a flight ticket: How much is a name correction?

“If you don’t like your name that much, you should change it by deed poll. It’s much cheaper than changing your airline ticket!”

This was actually said to me when checking in at a Ryanair desk before a trip to Spain. My friend who booked the tickets did so in my name Franki, but my passport shows my full name, Francesca. Cue a ‘confused’ clerk when asking me if Franki and Francesca were two different people… Read More

70% of the time, Airport Parking is Cheaper than a One-Way Taxi!

  • 08 Nov, 2019
  • Alice Fowler

Taxi or airport parking - which is cheaper?

If you have a holiday coming up, you may be wondering whether it is better to get to the airport by taxi, public transport or by driving your own car and parking once you get there. There are of course arguments in favour of all methods. It’s natural to weigh up airport parking pros & cons against other methods available, so we’re here to help!

It’s a question that always gets asked; “Why book aiprort parking when I can just take a taxi?”, and it’s a valid one! Taxis seemingly take the stress out of having to drive yourself or having to find a parking space, but at what cost does that come?

Airport Parking Shop took it upon ourselves to investigate, as we love a research piece! We compared the cost of parking at the airport from August 5th to 12th to the one way cost of a taxi, return train journey and a coach trip.

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