Half term holiday finder

Let us help you find the perfect place for your half term family holiday. Use our bespoke finder above to search by your preferred type of weather, destination, and/or how far you want to travel. Then browse our mix of exclusive and online only deals to get there for less.

Latest half term holiday discount codes & offers for 2018/2019

Here are the latest half term holiday deals, discount codes and special offers from all the UK's leading travel companies including TUI, Jet2holidays, First Choice, Thomas Cook, Mark Warner and more.

  • Save up to £300 per family on Easter holidays
  • Choose destinations in Europe, Asia, USA, Caribbean & more
  • Book online with TUI. Terms & conditions apply

Expires at 23:59 on Monday 31st Dec 2018 · View all TUI offers

  • Save EXTRA £100 per person on holidays to Sardinia
  • Stay at the Perdepera Beach Resort in summer 2019
  • Travel between 1st May & 31st Oct 2019 (inclusive)
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Expires at 23:59 on Friday 21st Dec 2018 · View all Mark Warner offers

  • Browse the latest half term holiday deals from On the Beach
  • Destinations include the Algarve, Tenerife & Majorca
  • Save with last minute holiday deals for January 2019
  • Offers on ALL holiday destinations in Europe, Asia & more
  • Travel between 1st Jan & 31st Jan 2019 (inclusive)

Expires at 23:59 on Thursday 31st Jan 2019 · View all Mercury Holidays offers

  • Browse top holidays with FREE kids places n 2018/2019
  • Book family holidays to Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey & more
  • Prices start from just £104 per person

Top half term holiday destinations

Half term holidays give families the perfect excuse to get away and enjoy a short break together. Deciding where to go is likely to depend on your budget, how far you want to travel and your weather preferences.

To help you narrow down your search, we've highlighted some of the top destinations in February, May and October, each offering good weather and a little something for everyone.

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Top tips for finding cheap half term holidays for your family

Booking a family holiday needn't break the bank. Here we show you some simple ways in which you could save on your half term holiday:

1. Book early

Although there are often late deals available, you stand a much better chance of finding the right place for you at a reasonable price if you book early. This helps avoid any disappointment and ensures you end up just where you want to be for the best price possible.

2. Take advantage of online deals

Holiday providers like to have full flights and hotels, so it's in their interest to offer special deals and discount codes, most of which are exclusively available online.

Before booking your half term holiday, check out our extensive collection of special offers on everything from holidays to car hire, transfers and theme park tickets.

3. Be flexible

We all know no one enjoys an early flight, especially young children, and most people like to travel at the weekend, however, if you're a bit more flexible you could save even more money on your holiday. Think about travelling mid-week or perhaps taking a very early or late flight.

4. Consider all inclusive

You could save more money by going all inclusive and paying for everything upfront. This way you're left to enjoy your holiday without worrying about extra costs, however, always make sure you know exactly what is and what isn't included to avoid any surprise charges when you get home.

5. Destinations

Pick your destination carefully, and really think about what it is you want from your break. Check the weather (of course!) and see where's favourable currency wise to help your pounds go further.

Also consider what you're after to entertain your children as some destinations are better equipped than others, with safari, water and theme parks, just some of the attractions available.

Find out more about where to go on holiday in October, February and May.

Which travel brands are best for half term family holidays?

There's certainly no shortage of airlines and holiday companies offering half term holiday deals and discount codes, but how can you be sure you're getting something that's right for you?

We've looked at some of the leading names in family travel to show you exactly what you get when you put your half term holiday in their hands:

TUI

As one of the UK's largest and most well known holiday providers, TUI, the new name for Thomson, is a popular choice with many families keen to rely on its good reputation and great value half term holiday deals and discount codes.

From TUI Family Life around the Mediterranean and North Africa to the more luxurious TUI Sensatori resorts from Tenerife to Jamaica, TUI has family holidays all wrapped up. You can also expect the following when you book with TUI:

  • infants two years old and under go free
  • extra legroom available on flights
  • 15 kg baggage allowance included
  • children's buffets
  • family sized rooms
  • all inclusive family holidays
  • certified and qualified childcare
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

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TUI Family Life swimming lesson - photo courtesy of TUI
TUI Family Life swimming lesson - photo courtesy of TUI

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Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays is one of the UK's leading holiday providers, jetting off to countless destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

Jet2holidays aims to satisfy the needs of families, offering a variety of facilities at affordable prices, as well as numerous half term holiday deals. When you book with Jet2holidays, expect the following benefits and services:

  • infants two years old and under go free
  • convenient flight times
  • 22 kg baggage allowance from £10
  • hotels with theme parks and water parks
  • family favourite hotels with dedicated kids' clubs, pools, play areas and activities
  • family Luxe hotels
  • all inclusive family holidays
  • family sized rooms
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

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Apart Hotel Ozukara, Gumbet Turkey - photo courtesy of Jet2holidays
Apart Hotel Ozukara, Gumbet Turkey - photo courtesy of Jet2holidays

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First Choice

Is all inclusive your thing? Look no further than First Choice, which is committed to providing memorable all inclusive only breaks around the world, from Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Specialising in all inclusive holidays means that First Choice is works hard to ensure that all the extras and activities your children could possibly want are either included or available, often onsite. Benefits of booking with First Choice include:

  • infants 24 months and under go free
  • extra legroom available on flights
  • 15 kg baggage allowance included
  • Holiday Villages dedicated to families with kids' clubs, splash parks and more
  • first child free - selected number of free places available at a variety of destinations
  • skilled reps to entertain children of all ages
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

More about First Choice >>

Jaz Makadi Aquaviva Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays
Jaz Makadi Aquaviva Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt - photo courtesy of First Choice Holidays

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On the Beach

On the Beach has long provided cheap family holidays across the globe. By combining the cheapest flights and accommodation, On the Beach is able to offer competitive prices and great flexibility for families after convenient flight times and locations.

When you book your half term holiday deal with On the Beach, you'll enjoy the following services from On the Beach:

  • choice of over 30,000 hotels and apartments
  • ATOL protected flights including scheduled, charter and low cost airlines
  • huge range of two to five star hotels
  • everything from room only to all inclusive
  • kids stay for free at selected hotels

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Messing about in the pool © Andreas Safreider - Fotolia.com
Messing about in the pool © Andreas Safreider - Fotolia.com

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British Airways

British Airways is a trusted favourite with UK holidaymakers, and has a mix of flight, hotel and car hire options to suit every family.

British Airways flies to much loved destinations around the world from Europe and the Middle East and the Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean and more.

If you're on the hunt for half term holiday deals then consider booking with British Airways and you will benefit from the following:

  • 23 kg baggage allowance included
  • free seat selection 24 hours in advance
  • in-flight food and drink included
  • extra legroom available
  • option to go all inclusive
  • dedicated 24-hour holiday helpline
  • ATOL protected

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Enjoying the waves © Kathleen Rekowski - Fotolia.com
Enjoying the waves © Kathleen Rekowski - Fotolia.com

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Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook has long offered family friendly holidays in much loved destinations across Europe, the Med, Caribbean and more.

Whether you're planning a budget friendly break close to home, or splashing out on a luxurious escape further afield, Thomas Cook has a variety of holidays at specific resorts (try Sunwing Family Resorts, SENTIDO Hotels, smartline Hotels and SunConnect Resorts).

On top of this, there's a select number of extras that parents of newborns to teenagers can take advantage of when it comes to getting away for a half term holiday, including:

  • deposits from £25 per person
  • kids go for £1 - limited number of spaces for children under 12
  • Aquamania holidays with water park access included
  • kids' club holidays at family orientated hotels
  • 15 kg baggage allowance included
  • extra 10kg of hold luggage for those with infants under two
  • option to choose book your seat in advance for a fee
  • ABTA member, ATOL protected

More about Thomas Cook >>

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Family Beach Holidays © Marzanna Syncerz - Fotolia.com
Family Beach Holidays © Marzanna Syncerz - Fotolia.com

Half term holidays with other companies

There are, of course, many other companies offering great value deals and discount codes on half term holidays for families.

As well as the big names mentioned above, you might want to check out the following companies, which each offer deals such as a per person discount and online exclusives.

You can find everything from luxurious private accommodation to jam-packed schedules with something to keep all ages busy, happy, and entertained:

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