With the introduction of school holiday fines and with soaring peak time holiday costs, many families are left with the age old question when looking to book their next UK family holiday – should you book early or leave it late?

It’s human nature for many people to make spur of the moment decisions and make a last minute getaway, and that’s part of the excitement of going on holiday.

At UKfamilybreak.co.uk we recommend booking early, particularly in January and February when many of the most popular UK holiday providers promote their latest holiday offers and deals.

Cheaper holiday prices

January and February is the traditional sales season for UK Holidays where holiday operators have their biggest marketing push promoting their family holiday offers and discounts with potential savings of hundreds of pounds.

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Book early to get the best cheap family holidays

Free child places or children eat free options

Tour operators will typically offer a limited number of free child places in January and February, if you leave it too late to book, these are likely to run out.

Lots of choice

Booking early means that you have a great choice of options as to where and when to go, leaving it late may drastically reduce these options.

With so many great UK holiday destinations and hotels it pays to book early as the most popular locations such as Cornwall and Pembrokeshire holidays soon sell out. So book early to avoid disappointment!

Buy now pay later deals

If you book to stay at holiday providers such as Butlin’s, Haven Holidays and Bluestone Wales you only initially have to pay a deposit with the balance not due until later in the year.

This will help your spread your finances especially if they were strained after Christmas and give you a chance to budget effectively.

Something to look forward to

What a great way to beat the Winter Blues by booking a holiday! The beginning of the year will be a lot more bearable if you’re counting down the days to your next family holiday getaway.

Cheap late deals are now a thing of the past

Rock bottom priced late deals used to be common with many people waiting to grasp that last minute holiday deal. But the UK travel market today is much more flexible with holiday and room bookings, so don’t expect the same volume of last-minute bargains.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a bargain to be had! Just take a look at our latest UK family holiday deals can you could make a great holiday saving.

And finally – if you’ve left it late in the day to book your next UK family break don’t panic! If you’re prepared to be flexible about where you go there will always be something on offer, simply follow ukfamilybreak on facebook, twitter or subscribe to our newsletter for the best family deals and offers.


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