Free child places

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Looking to book a family holiday in 2022/2023? Let us help you find the best tools for finding free child places from top holiday providers including TUI, Jet2, First Choice and On the Beach to save on your next booking.

Free child places for family holidays in 2022/2023 © Marzanna Syncerz - Fotolia.com
Free child places for family holidays in 2022/2023 © Marzanna Syncerz - Fotolia.com

TUI

TUI, formally known as Thomson, offers free child places with holidays to all of its destinations. Although primarily available for summer 2022* and summer 2023*, it is possible to find free child places at other times of the year too.

There is a dedicated Free Kids' Place Finder* tool available for searching for family holidays with free child places. Simply enter family size, when you want to travel, and then browse the top holiday deals.

What's included with TUI's free child places?

  • Return flights - standard fare
  • Hotel accommodation - one child per two full-paying adults
  • Food & drinks - based on standard board basis
  • Transfers - travel between airport and hotel accommodation

The fine print: TUI offers one free child place in each hotel room, apartment or villa with two full-paying adults. All other children must pay the full holiday price. TUI free kids' places cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Family holiday actitivies for children with TUI © TUI Holidays
Family holiday actitivies for children with TUI © TUI Holidays

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Jet2

Jet2 offers free child places through its sister brand Jet2holidays. Family holidays with free child places can be booked to over 40 destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean in 2022/2023.

Flights depart from regional airports across the UK including London Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Use the Jet2 Free Child Places* search to find holiday offers. Filter offers by selecting your preferred departure airport, month, holiday duration and party size.

What's included with Jet2's free child places?

  • Return flights - Jet2 offers many family-friendly flight times
  • Baggage allowance - 22 kg checked luggage
  • Transfers - coach transfers between airport and holiday accommodation
  • Accommodation - shared with two full-paying adults
  • Food & drinks - included based on board basis of adults
  • Kids' entertainment - club activities and mini discos

The fine print: free child places are available on selected hotels, dates and board basis. One free child place available with two full-paying passengers sharing a hotel room or villa. A child is aged 17 years old or younger at the time of travel.

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First Choice

First Choice is the king of a great deal with family holidays to a wide selection of destinations. Free child places are available throughout the year, however, they are more readily available in the summer for both 2022* and 2023*.

How to keep kids entertained on holiday © Jörg Hackemann - Fotolia.com
How to keep kids entertained on holiday © Jörg Hackemann - Fotolia.com

The First Choice Free Kids' Place Finder* can be used to search for family holidays offering free child places. Simply enter the family size, including child ages, and when you want to go to see the holidays available.

What's included with First Choice?

  • Return flights - standard airline fare & transfers
  • Hotel accommodation - use of facilities for one child per two full-paying adults
  • Food & drinks - included based on board basis of adults
  • Entertainment - kids' activities and hotel entertainment

The fine print: First Choice offers one free child place with two full-paying adults sharing a hotel room, apartment or villa. Other children pay the full brochure price. Free kids' places cannot be combined with other online discounts.

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On the Beach

On the Beach offers family holidays to popular destinations across the Med and Canaries. Some of the hotels and resorts offer free child places based on two adults travelling. If only one adult travels you might pay a single occupancy supplement.

Family-friendly hotels often include kids' clubs and waterparks, along with hotels designed for toddlers in mind. Some of the most popular family hotels are:

  • 5* Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife, Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries
  • 4* Sol Katmandu Park & Resort, Magaluf, Balearics
  • 3* Club Mac Alcudia, Alcudia, Majorca, Balearics
  • 2* Laguna Park II, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries
  • 5* The Land of Legends, Belek, Antalya, Turkey
  • 5* Atlantis, The Palm, Jumeirah Palm, Dubai, UAE

Remember you can pay low deposits from £30 per person*, spreading the cost over time, with the final payment due two weeks before you depart on holiday.

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easyJet holidays

If you're planning to book a family break with easyJet holidays make sure you check out the options on free child places for summer 2023. Check out holidays with free kids places to popular destinations including Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Egypt.

Free child places are available for every two full paying adults sharing a room with a maximum of one free child per room. Note that age limits vary by hotel and only available on select summer holidays.

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Balkan Holidays

Balkan Holidays are independent specialists offering holidays to Bulgaria and the Balkans whether you're after skiing breaks for beach holidays.

There are 1000s of free child places on single centre family holidays to Bulgaria. Book holidays to Sunny Beach, Golden Sands and Nessebar, Duni and more.

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Love Holidays

There is a wide selection of family holidays in 2022/2023 available from Love Holidays. Even when free child places are not available you can find great deals and low prices on family breaks. Filter holiday deals by your preferred board basis, star rating and price.

Plus find hotels with appropriate facilities, pool and kids entertainment including water slides, kids clubs and playgrounds.

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Thomas Cook

Currently Thomas Cook do not offer free child places, however there are still plenty of ways to save on family holidays. Find family-friendly hotels and resorts with interconnecting rooms, kids activities and flexible eating options.

Book all inclusive deals to popular destinations including the Canary Islands, Greek Islands and Turkey. Plus long haul destinations such as Mexico, Dubai, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Orlando, Florida.

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Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

The Spanish hotel chain Iberostar also offers free child places with stays at its hotels and resorts. The first child, and in some cases second child (up to six years old) stays for free, with discounts on additional children based on two adults travelling.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts offer free child places for both first and second children (based on specific travel dates).

Iberostar's family-friendly hotels with children's pools with slides, entertainment shows along with the Star Camp children's activity programme.

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More about finding free child places

Children under six years old stay for free at Club Med* sun resorts and children under four years old stay for free at its ski resorts.

Family relaxing in one of the many pools at Beaches Turks & Caicos - photo courtesy of Beaches
Family relaxing in one of the many pools at Beaches Turks & Caicos - photo courtesy of Beaches

What's included in a free child place?

Although this differs between the various holiday companies, you usually get the same as the adults travelling in the party - flights, accommodation, transfers, food and drinks (based on board basis), entertainment and activities.

Each holiday provider has slightly different terms and conditions, so it's always worth checking beforehand.

Which holiday destinations are included?

Holiday destinations with free child places will depend on the provider. Usually, the most popular destinations, such as the Canaries, Balearics, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and mainland Spain, have more availability than lesser-known spots.

Although summer holiday destinations are most common, it is possible to get free child places on winter sun holidays - perfect for the half term breaks and Christmas break.

What's the maximum age for a free child place?

Most holiday providers will offer free child places to 16-year-olds and younger, although the cut off age does vary - always check if you are likely to be on the borderline.

When is the best time to book free child places?

It's best to book as early as possible to get the most competitive prices, especially if you're travelling during school holidays. Free child places are usually only available on selected properties and dates.

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Colin Carter

Colin Carter

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