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    Default Travel prices when schools out !!!

    Just been having a look at possibly booking a ferry (Dover-Boulogne with LD Lines) in mid August, for another French carp fishing trip and OMG !

    Traveling in August instead of September (when i went last year) when the kids are off school, has caused the price to more than DOUBLE !

    If i travel over on 13th August and return on the 21st it will cost £139.00

    If i travel over on 10th September and return on 18th, It will only cost £58.00

    I'm screwed financially when we take the kids away during the peak school summer holiday break and 'screwed again' when i go away without the family, traveling in school holiday dates !
    Then i get a rollockin' if i take the kids on holiday during school time (which i'm partly doing this year in october - so screw them).


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    We had this last year, we wanted to go out on the Sunday of the last day of the summer holidays. Come midnight into Monday prices dropped stupidly so we booked the 2am ferry for the Monday morning but turned up at the ferry and caught the 10pm ferry which was about £50 more.

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    It's an absolute rip off! We're now going to take our kids out of school for our main hols (school has said no problem) so we can afford to go.

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    All our kids have grown up and left home now ,so I point blank refuse to go during school holidays and pay over the odds prices for it.

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    Im afraid they have you over a barrell Phil - our oldest is heading to school next year so im about to join the ive been shafted crew....

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    Yep costs an arm and a leg going surfing week before Whitsun £330 for the week yet £570 for Whitsun week and thats for a week in Devon!

    Saying that we got our family abroad hol for £2200 for 2 weeks in St Vlas Bulgaria the last 2 weeks in August which I thought was pretty good for the 4 of us but we did book a penthouse apartment with one company flights with another and car with someone else so you can get it cheaper if you are prepared to shop around

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    I take my daughter out of school for a week during term time every year, and it is actualy an educational / holiday when you think about it,as we combine culture trips with beach lazing,just had a threatening letter to day which ironically enough wanted to take her out for a 2 day visit somewhere i ask ya,anyway i ignore the letters,i could'nt afford to go during school holidays simple as that,but they are clamping down due to govment meddling,

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    Are they not already trying to fine parents who take their kids out of school term?? I know they are pretty strict around my way

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    Me and the wife, know that feeling. It is not right, there should be more offers for families. We're looking to stay in England this year to keep costs down. Here is prying that we have a hot summer.

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