Half term holiday ideas 2024/2025

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 2024/2025

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, Mark Warner and more.

  • Book online & save up to 8% on holidays with First Choice
  • FREE child places & 0% deposits with direct debit
  • Travel before 30th April 2025 (inclusive)
  • Get FREE airport access with long haul holidays
  • Book holidays to the Caribbeam, Indian Ocean, USA & more
  • Travel between 1st Sep 2024 & 30th Apr 2025 (inclusive)

Expires at 23:59 on Friday 31st May 2024 · View all On the Beach offers

  • Save up to £400 on all inclusive holidays to the Caribbean
  • Book in Beaches The Annual sale. 7 nights or more
  • Travel before 31st December 2026 (inclusive)
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Expires at 23:59 on Sunday 30th Jun 2024 · View all Beaches offers

  • Get 2nd week free on 2 week holidays to Sri Lanka
  • Prices based on cheapest room, board basis & flights
  • Filter deals by price, board basis, Tripadvisor rating & more
  • Book Ryanair-verified package holidays to Europe & the Med
  • Spread the cost with low holiday deposits from £25
  • Combine low fare flights & hotel stays. Fully ATOL-protected

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:


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

More about TUI >>

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

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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

More about Jet2holidays >>

Apart Hotel Ozukara, Gumbet Turkey
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
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
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
Enjoying the waves © Kathleen Rekowski - Fotolia.com

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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.

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Book family beach holidays worldwide © Marzanna Syncerz - Fotolia.com

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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