It’s goes without saying that family holidays are an expensive business and that the promise of free child places is a tempting one.
Unfortunately, they are not all created equally. That’s why we’ve created the most comprehensive guide to kids go free holidays on the web. But read on if you want to uncover the good and the bad for all the holiday companies offering free kids places for 2019 / 20.
Let’s get stuck in!
Thomas Cook have recently launched a similar free kids place finder tool for searching their holiday database for those with free child places.
What’s included with Thomas Cook holidays?
- Kids fly free
- Stay and play included
- Food and drink provided
Jet2 Free Child Places
Jet2holidays have a nifty free child place finder. Select your preferred destination and other parameters and the search results will show you if they have any child places available. If you have flexibility you can tweak the dates (or airport) to see if any more holidays appear with a free child place. Plus, infants under 2 go free on all holidays.
What’s included free with Jet2 Holidays?
- Free flight for child
- Free 22kg luggage
- Free transfer
- Free accommodation (when two full-paying adults book)
- Free activity clubs and mini-discos
- Free food and drink
TUI (formerly known as Thomson) know that taking the whole family on holiday can be expensive, which is why they offer thousands of free kids’ places for children aged 2 to 12. Use their tool to find free kid’s places. Unlike the previous companies they also have a single page with all their free child place holidays. (223 Holidays listed at the time of writing).
The free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected holidays, subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price.
What’s included with TUI child places?
- Child flies free
- Free accommodation in each selected hotel room, apartment or villa.
- Food and drink provided
- Free child transfers from airport to accommodation
Winter 2019 and Summer 2020 now on sale!
Free kids places are available as well as low deposits from £50pp
The Summer 2020 programme offers 1,000’s of free kids places as well as low deposits on all the TUI favourite hotels.
Also when booking a Winter 2019 or Summer 2020 holiday TUI now allow customers 12 weeks to save before paying their second deposit allowing them to pay the rest after the January pay day.
On The Beach Kids Kids Go Free Holidays
Kids stay free at many of the hotels that you book through On the Beach. Unfortunately they don’t have a tool to filter out the kids go free holidays.
On The Beach do emphasise that there are a number of aspects of your booking that can influence the price of your family holiday. These include the following:
- Number of adults booked per room
- Room rates from the travel supplier
- Board basis
- Ages of the children
Essentially the message is don’t focus too much on kids go free holidays at the On The Beach.
First Choice have a powerful search to let you find all their kids go free holiays and they’re available for kids aged up to 16 years.
What’s included with First Choice?
- Free flights for child
- Free accommodation for your child
- Food and drink provided
- Entertainment provided free
It’s important to note that their free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected holidays and are subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price.
loveholidays.com All Inclusive Kids Stay Free
We’re not very impressed with loveholidays kids go free offering.
There is no finder tool. And there is no way to even filter their holiday results with those that are kids free.
easyJet provide a number of Kids Go Free Holiday deals and they’ve recently made them much easier to find on their website. They don’t have a search as such, you’ll just see ‘KIDS STAY FREE’ on their holiday results page.
They also have a page with a selection. Please note this is not all of them.
Kids stay for free on a range of specially selected 3 to 5 star holidays shown below – including school holidays and May half term!
Offer applies to up to 2 children under 12 per booking, for accommodation only. The number of free children applicable will be shown on your selected hotel when booking.
easyJet holidays Terms & Conditions
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Inghams are a long-standing specialist in family-friendly ski and activity holidays throughout Europe. Their top destinations include France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Austria and Slovenia.
Inghams ski holidays for two year olds through to teens.
Book ahead with Santa’s Lapland and take advantage of the early booking offers including free child places and discounts for grandparents, with savings up to £375 per family. Book early, as the FREE places go quickly!
The offer also includes:
- FREE child insurance, when parents book an adult policy
- Special gift from Santa for all children under 13
- FREE Half Board for children under 6 in my hotels
- FREE use of toboggans in my Christmas Cabins
With over 60 years experience offering all-inclusive family holidays, Club Med provides excellent accommodation, gourmet food, wonderful sports and leisure activities suitable for all ages, and great childcare. On many dates, under-4s stay for free!
Sun holidays: Toddlers and pre-schoolers stay free, children aged 6 – 11 get 50% off and teens under 18 get a 20% discount on all-inclusive holiday resorts.
Ski holidays: Kids under 4 stay for free, children aged 4 – 11 years get 50% off and teens under 18 get a 20% discount.
Enjoy great value family stays with Travelodge where kids under 16 stay and eat breakfast FREE.
Treat the family to a 2019 LEGO® adventure and the Kids Go FREE with the Early Booking Offer — including the school holidays. Packages from as little as £35 per person!
2019 breaks are now on sale — book in advance to save! Take advantage of over 55 rides, live shows and attractions at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort — including brand new attractions for 2019!
Premier Inn – Kids Stay Free
Kids under 16 stay for free and get a free breakfast at Premier Inn. Each family room has a kingsize Hypnos bed for the grown-ups, and two pull-out or sofa beds for the kids at no extra charge. And if you’re travelling with a baby, you’ll get you a cot too.
What’s included in a Free Kids Place?
Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to find included when booking your Free Child Place. Of course, every holiday operator differs slightly, so please check carefully with your chosen provider before booking.
- Flights – You’ll get a standard flight ticket included with your free kid’s place.
- Hotel – One child per two full-paying adults can stay for free in each selected hotel room, apartment or villa.
- Food and drink – Your free kid’s place includes whichever standard board basis is offered at the hotel.
- Transfers – Your free kid’s place includes transfers from the airport to your accommodation, and back again.
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 to mainland Spain, Portugal, the Balearics, the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia, Turkey and more!
When is the best time to book?
These can 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 the summer school holidays. Booking early also usually means the overall price is lower anyway, which could save you a lot more in the long run.
What age must my child be to qualify?
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.
- TUI – Find Free Kids Places >
- First Choice – Free Kids Place Finder >
- Onthebeach – Kids Included Holidays 2018 >
- Jet2holidays – Free Child Place Finder >
- loveholidays.com – Kids Stay Free Holidays >
- Thomas Cook – Kids Go For £1
- easyJet Holidays – Kids Go Free Holidays >
- Inghams – ski holidays >
- Inghams – summer holidays >
- Santa’s Lapland ->
- Club Med – Kids Stay free >
- Travelodge – Kids stay and eat free >
- Legoland – Kids Go Free >
- Alton Towers & CBeebies Land – Kids Play Free>
- Premier Inn – Kids Stay Free >
If it’s not kids go free places you’re after, and just want to get the low down on the best deals on the market, take a look below >
- TUI – Find all the best bargains here >
- First Choice – These offers are bound to tickle your fancy >
- Onthebeach – Click on deal finder for the latest offers >
- Jet2holidays – Select deals to find the best offers >
- loveholidays.com – Browse top deals here >
- Thomas Cook – 2019 deals now on >
We hope this guide will help you save find your Kids Go Free Place and enjoy money off your next family break – happy holidays!