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How to beat school holiday prices...

Holidays can be extortionate in the school holidays, but if you choose the right holiday operator, you can find great value...

There is much discussion and debate about why holidays cost so much in the school holidays. It is a big source of frustration for many parents, especially for families who can’t afford the peak prices and then have to consider whether to break the rules and take their children out of school in term time.

At Acorn, we understand this and have created family activity holidays that are affordable in the summer holidays. Our 3 night UK breaks start from as little as £188pp during the months of July and August.

A holiday in the Brecon Beacons during the summer holidays costs just £248 per child and £288 per adult for a 4 night mid week activity break in August 2019. This includes full board accommodation, a full activity programme, evening entertainment and soft drinks with meals.

For those wishing to travel overseas and enjoy activities abroad, our holidays here are also very affordable and many include transport. Our coach holidays to the Ardeche in the South of France (for example) costs just £559 per child and £636 per adult which includes coach travel, ferry crossing, meals, drinks, full activity programme and evening entertainment. We even provide a carafe of wine with meals!

Single parent families are particularly happy when travelling with us during the school holidays because all but one of our holiday destinations are exactly the same price as they are for larger families -we don’t add small party supplements on. A single parent family can travel to the South of France on an exclusive single parent family holiday for as little as £1,195 (for one adult and 1 child).

This just goes to show that if you look hard enough, there are some really affordable holidays in the school holidays.

Explore our full range of family activity holidays.

About Acorn

Acorn is a leading, ABTA bonded, family activity holiday specialist, with over 38 years of experience. Our love of the great outdoors shines through in all that we do and our centres are all located in beautiful natural settings.

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Pont Darc France

Ardeche Adventure, South of France

  • Canoeing with your family in the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’
  • On-site swimming pool, beach area and cafe bar
  • A range of exciting outdoor activities from climbing to kayaking
  • Private, pre-erected family camping village
Go canoeing on the river severn

Maltese Adventure, Malta

  • Beautiful location on the island of Malta
  • Incredible family activity programme from zip-lining over the sea to coasteering
  • Charming Guest House, exclusive to Acorn families, a short walk from St George’s Bay and entertainment district
  • Set in the heart of St Julian’s, one of Malta’s most popular coastal resorts
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