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When is the best time to book to get a free child place?

To make the most of free child holidays, we advise that you book close to the beginning of January. Free child places are in high demand and can therefore be limited, so it’s important to book early to get the holiday you’re after, especially if you’re going to be travelling during peak times like summer. Booking early also usually means the overall price is lower anyway, which could save you a lot more in the long run.

Compare holiday deals with TravelSupermarket.com to ensure that you’re getting the best price for your family holiday.

Which destinations offer free child places?

Sun, sea and sand is the name of the game for most family holidays, and travel companies understand this.

Expect to find great family holiday deals in summer to mainland Spain, Portugal, the Balearics, the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia, Turkey and more.

What is included in a free child place?

What you get with your free child place varies depending on who you book your holiday with. Generally, most include a standard flight ticket and a hotel stay, but you should check the small print before you book.

Some travel companies also include extras. TUI and Jet2holidays, for example, offer food and drink (relating to whichever board-type the two full-paying adults have booked) and free transfers.

Entertainment, like kids clubs, is also usually included, but if it’s a deal-breaker you should confirm this is the case before you book your holiday.

What age must my child be to qualify for a free child place?

The cut-off for a free child place is 16 years old with most holiday companies. It’s also common for certain stipulations to be in place: for example, only one free place can be claimed per two paying adults.

Each company’s terms and conditions may differ, so again, make sure you check before you book.

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