I don’t like the idea at all, but up until BB started school we’d always taken holidays whenever we wanted, steering clear of the expensive times and on the last few occasions went to Center Parcs which is lovely and a place we’d love to go again, but in term time a week cost us just over £300, but in holiday time the same accommodation would cost us in excess of £1000 – something we are not able to manage at the moment. So is it justified to take him out of school for this?
Ok, I know it’s obvious that I want you all to say ‘yeah, go on, it’s fine!’ but I do really want to know what you think and whether you would do it, or have done it with your kids.
I’m also not saying that we’d definitely go somewhere like Center Parcs that is nice and outdoorsy, but not very educational in terms of culture and stuff. There are plenty of places we could go that are relatively cheap. My parents live in France, for example, so we could go there, or Mr W’s parents have a timeshare that they have often offered to let us swap for something, so even America’s not out of the question as the accommodation wouldn’t cost us anything.
Answers on a postcard then – does the reduction in holiday cost justify taking your children out of school?