we went away for the first week of sept last year to rhodes - me and hubby and dd who was 3. Less than £500 for the week - was self catering - can't remember who it was with sorry doesn't erally help you does it
The biggest problam is the kids With dh we booked about a week before for a skiing trip, and did Corfu on the weds, to leave the Sat.
It depends just HOW flexible you are. Kids make it harder TBH and n school holidays I wouldn't risk it. Now we tend to go camping, in the whitsun week we went to france last year, booked about 6 weeks before and it was v cheap. This year we wanted a particular area (last year was full booked when we went) so we booked in advance and paid about £70 more for the holiday. So I guess depends where and when you are going and how many of you are there.
The only thing with getting a late deal with kids is that you have to pay adult price for them. last august I got a £500 each for a fortnight half board in majorca at a complex type hotel. I was orginally just going to go for a week and it was only £50 more for a fortnight! so which option do you take??!! Think I booked it about 3 weeks before.
Agree that the kids makes it difficult. We thought about doing this last year, in the end didn't, but as a matter of interest I still kept looking out for good deals - we were also going in August. TBH, I was glad that I hadn't waited as there were deals available but they seemed to be at the more expensive end of the market so even with a good discount, the holiday was still going to be expensive. Also, if you leave it late any kids clubs tend to be booked up.
i left it 10 days before we went as we looked on the teletext and decided to go.... but what a bargain we got though as everyone who we met (on the cruise ship) we paid half of what they had paid months beforehand i couldnt help grinning