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Welcome to the Easter members’ newsletter from Recommended Family Holidays

I am rushing to announce both some fantastic 2015 holiday offers that end this weekend and some very last minute Easter holidays. The kids finish school tomorrow & I haven’t even had thought about what to do this Easter so if you are in the same boat as me, these offers might just tempt you.  And, if you haven’t booked your main holiday for the year, this weekend sees the end of the best deals around so you need to get a move on!

Below are some of the best deals available, however for a full list please go to our Special Offers page by clicking here. Have a good weekend & I hope you enjoy hunting for a bargain family holiday!


P.S. As ever, if you decide to book with one of my partners, please could I ask you to book online? That way, I receive a small commission which allows me to keep RFH running – thank you.

Great deals ending this weekend on worldwide family holidays

  • Madame Vacances offer villas with private pools, shared pools or apartments with shared pools all over France & ski holidays. This company is great as they offer a lowest price guarantee. Click the red title heading for latest offers including saving an extra 10% off ski accommodation with the code SPRINGSKI, up to 50% off 2 week summer holiday bookings (BOOK BY 31 MAR) & up to 20% off weekly holidays in cottages, villas & apartments plus a best price guarantee. Super value for money holidays in both summer and winter.
  • James Villa Holidays - Discover your perfect family holiday with James Villas - the UK's leading villa holiday specialist. With over 3,000 hand-picked villas with pools, across over 50 of the most popular holiday destinations, such as Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Florida and many more, to choose from they literally have something for everyone. Discover their Holiday Resorts which combine the freedom and flexibility of a villa holiday with a village-style community and onsite leisure facilities fun for the whole family. To find out more about James Villas latest offers and deals or book your villa holiday click here or call 0800 074 0254. Half price villas on holidays in March, April & May when booked with flights - Book by 30 March.
  • Pierre et Vacances Center Parcs are an exceptionally good value family friendly holiday accommodation provider, both for winter skiing holidays & relaxing summer breaks in France & Spain offering both apartments & holiday village style resorts. With kids clubs, flexibility on dates, BEST PRICE GUARANTEE & various catering options, you won't find a better choice. Not to mention the comfort of being part of the Center Parcs group. Click the red title heading for latest offers including: 50% off stays on second week (book by 1 April) & up to 30% off last minute ski holidays.
  • are specialist in luxury holidays, city breaks & all-inclusive package holidays all over the world. They are part of the Ickenham Travel Group Plc, one of the UK's leading travel businesses, founded in 1970 & use group buying power give you exclusive flight and hotel rates, providing exceptional value for money. Click the red title heading for the EASTER ONLINE SALE with up to 60% off on 2015 luxury worldwide holidays if you book by 2 April.
  • Al Fresco Holidays- 54 holiday parks across France, Corsica, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria and Holland. Accommodation in luxury mobile homes. Click the red title heading for superb savings including up to 40% off your 2015 holiday including May half term holiday, up to 10% off plus an extra £100 in July and August if you book by 31 March. £50 off all holidays to Italy with the online code "ITALY50".
  • Olympic Holidays - specialists in great value family package holidays, all inclusive holidays, villa holidays and luxury holidays in Europe. ATOL and ABTA protected. Click the red title heading to see the latest deals including the SPRING SALE with massive discounts for May to October departures.

Very last minute EASTER deals

  • Dukes Farm's, Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire, W England - 3 luxury, converted barns sleeping 2-8 people each overlooking stunning scenery across the farm & the Brecon Beacons. Ideal holiday for short breaks or relaxing for longer as a small family or large family gathering. Easter availability: Goose Cotts still available for all the Easter holidays & May Bank Holiday - suit couple with small child or infant – all baby equipment is FREE. Telephone Ruth on 01981 510213, please mention RFH
  • Bruisyard Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, East of England- an absolutely stunning 10 bed holiday home for large groups or even a wedding venue with a Visit England 5* Gold Award Grading! Easy access from London and a great place for that family celebration over a long weekend. Late Availabiity Offers: 17 Apr for 3 nights now £3,500 (was £5.5k); 1 May for 4 nights now £4,000 (was £6k). OR 1 nights breaks - £1,000 (was £1.5k) - 30 Mar–1 Apr; 7-9th Apr; 13-16 Apr. Telephone direct on: 01728 639000
  • West Hollowcombe Farm, Exmoor, Devon, SW England- 4 holiday cottages of 2-3 beds in a stunning location on Exmoor. Plenty of animals for the kids to mix with plus you can take your own pet on holiday if you like, even your horse! Late Availabiity at Easter: Jasper 2 bed cottage from 28 Mar for £369/wk (10% off) or Smiddy 2 bed cottage for 4 nights from 30 Mar at £210 (20% off). Telephone Peter on 01398 341400, please mention RFH
  • Mariner's Belle, St Ives, Cornwall - 3 bedroom accommodation sleeping up to 6 in the heart of St Ives, can you have a better location? St Ives has been described as the "jewel of West Cornwall". Great location to explore its cobbled streets, stunning beaches, local galleries including The Tate & award winning restaurants. Easter Availability: £100 off for week from Friday Mar 27th, now £495/wk if you quote RFH. Telephone Caroline on 07808 062616
  • Church Farm Stables, Buckland Newton, Dorset, SW England - 2 bed 4* rated luxury holiday cottage sleeping up to 6 in comfort & style with easy access to local beaches & Dorset's fine tourist attractions. Disabled accessible accommodation. Late Availability: 20-27 Mar £500/wk; 27 Mar-3 Apr £500/wk; 3-10 Apr £575/wk; 17-24 Apr £500/wk; 24 Apr-1 May £500/wk. Telephone Olivia on 01300 345315 or 0781 2482167, please mention RFH
  • Bluestone Wales, Pembrokeshire - luxury holiday village with both lodge & cottage accommodation to sleep 2-14 people each plus numerous onsite acitivites. The huge leisure pool is a great hit with the kids, as is the indoor adventure centre & high ropes course. Its also near the beach. Ideal all year round holiday destination for short family breaks or longer holidays. In my opinion its a bit like a more luxurious, cheaper version of Center Parcs. Click the red title heading for the latest prices & availability including Easter breaks from £349. OR Woody Wild break for families with tots including luxury accommodation, buffet breakfast, meet a Wild Wood character every day, FREE entertainment, FREE access to the Blue Lagoon water park, FREE entry to the indoor adventure centre & FREE entry into the circus zone - mid week breaks starting Apr 20th/27th, May 4th/11th/18th, Sept & Oct.
  • West Coast Holiday Cottages, near Oban, western Scotland - a selection of 3-5 bed individual cottages in exceptional locations with stunning views. All are superbly equipped & provide a perfect haven to escape to whatever the time of year. Late Availability: Pitstruan Cottage (4 bedrooms, sleeps 10) has 10% off between 18th – 25th April minimum 3 night stay. Telephone Colin on +44 (0)1631 566922, please mention RFH
  • Sykes Cottages have over 4,000 cottages across the UK and Ireland all of which have been individually inspected. Winners of the British Travel Awards - Best Large UK Cottage/Self Catering Booking Company in 2013 & 2014. Click the red title heading for Easter breaks from £184, school holidays from £211 & Spring sale cottages from £150. Or telephone 01244 352241 if you need some help - lines open until 9.30pm every day!
  • Hoseasons Holidays all over the UK - holiday cottages, lodges, holiday parks or boating holidays all over the UK. Click the red title heading for last minute 2015 Easter breaks from just £219, hot tub escapes from £299, May getaways from £169 not to mention "The Big Summer Sale" with up to £200 off August getaways, breaks from £329 & pets go FREE. Or telephone 0345 498 6602 if you need some help - lines open until 10pm
  • Coast & Country Holiday Cottages, South Devon - over 400 self-catering properties exclusively in South Devon from the winner of "Best UK small holiday cottage company 2014". Click the red title heading for latest offers: up to £250 off your summer family holiday & up to £400 off Easter breaks with the family.
  •, UK, Ireland, France - family friendly holiday cottages all over the UK & Ireland. Click the red title heading to save on weekly holidays in the UK or France including Easter short breaks for less than £80/night and a small £25 deposit on all summer holiday bookings.
  • Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland - hotel with family rooms & self catering. 60 activities onsite including pool, horse riding & tennis. What's more they offer FREE daily childcare, FREE leisure pool, gym, cinema & much, much more. Click the red title heading for the best rate guarantee - you won't find it cheaper anywhere else, not to mention the latest special offers including Easter breaks from £85.50pp with dinner & top offers on self catering holidays. Or why not try one of our "outdoor adventure deals" - Segway trekking, Aloft tree top adventures, Mountain biking - activities, overnight stay, breakfast & dinner allowance included.
  • Hoburne Holiday Parks, 4*&5* rated in south & south west England: luxury static caravans, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, kids clubs, beach locations. Seven top quality holiday parks in Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Click the red title heading for latest offers including 15% off Easter breaks.
  • John Fowler Holiday Parks, south west England - family friendly coastal holiday parks throughout Cornwall, Devon & Somerset. Accommodation to suit all budgets including luxury modern lodges in the woods to low cost caravans, chalets & apartments. Facilities include Foxy kids club, swimming pools, water flumes... all included in the price. Click the red title for latest deals including last minute deals from £60, 20% off Easter breaks, £100 off summer with breaks from only £251.
  • Park Resorts, UK - offers 48 fantastic Holiday Parks in a mix of coastal and lakeside locations across the UK with plenty of activities for the whole family. Self catering accommodation in mobile homes, apartments, chalets, lodges and even hotels at 2 parks! All available at unbeatable prices for a family holiday. Click the red title for Easter escapes from £129 with savings of up to 20%.
  • Haven Holiday Parks, all over the UK - 35 award winning family holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales - close to some of Britain's favourite seaside resorts. Self catering accomodation available for a variety of budgets - caravans, mobile homes, apartments, glamping. Swimming pools, kids clubs, evening entertainment and more. Click the red title for latest deals including Spring breaks from £79 and Easter breaks from £149 and Easter Bank Holiday from £299 for the whole family. Plus best price guarantee.
  • Gites de Brives, near Cognac, Poitou Charentes, SW France - 4 gites of 1-3 bedrooms or B&B sharing exclusive use of a large swimming pool, children's play area, boules court, table-tennis, badminton court and gym in a safe, 5 acre field. Special Offer: a free chocolate Easter egg for every child in the family for any booking covering the 'Easter' weeks (w/b 28th March & w/b 4th April).