When is the best time to book a holiday for next year in the school holidays?

Chances are, you’re one of the millions of Brits that spends their days fantasising about blue skies, sunshine, swimming pools and beaches. If so, you’ve probably already started thinking about summer 2017. When the mercury plunges and the sky is grey, a family holiday in the sun is even more tempting.

If you’re planning to treat your kids to a well deserved getaway next summer, grabbing a bargain is essential if you want to make your money go as far as possible and limit the impact of the school holiday price hike. To help you secure a sun drenched getaway at a rock bottom price, here are our tips for bagging a bargain break.

January sales

Almost all airlines and holiday providers offer big discounts in January. Though it may seem strange to be planning your summer break in the depths of winter, getting in early should secure you a real bargain on your family getaway. If you already have your heart set on a destination, do a bit of research before the sales start to find out which operators are planning on slashing their prices. By planning where you want to go and when you want to fly, you can narrow down your options and act fast when the January discounts hit the web.

Last minute

According to Sky Scanner, the best time to book a getaway is seven weeks before departure. This should give you the lowest airfares and ensure you don’t pay over the odds for your getaway. Though this may work in term time, it’s not always the best tactic for school holidays. More often than not, popular destinations will be booked solid and you may well miss out on your first choice holiday.

However, if you’re not fussy about where you go, booking last minute may still work out well for your family break. Contact a travel agent or get in touch with the airline directly a few weeks before you plan to leave to find out if they have any special last minute deals.

Staying healthy on holiday

Wherever you decide to jet off to on holiday, it’s important you take a few essential steps to keep yourself and your family healthy. Whenever you travel to a sun-drenched destination, you’ll need to take extra care to keep yourself and your kids hydrated. Invest in a set of our specially designed water bottles for your family and make sure your kids drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

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