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Travel experts' tips to keep family holidays cheap - even during school holidays

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annual holiday as many struggle to fit a break into their budget. But, there are things you can do to slash the cost of a trip away – and experts are sharing their knowledge so you can get away for a few days for less.READ MORE: Get 10 days off in a row over Christmas using just three days of annual leaveHoliday tip sharing company Travel Lens have worked out the five best ways to keep trips away as reasonable as possible, and it's not all about finding the best holiday deals.Currently, the average cost for a family of four to enjoy a two-week holiday abroad can cost over £4,000 - but the good news is that there are easy ways to go lower.

And, while we all know that going away out of school holidays can be miles cheaper it’s simply not doable for families with kids in education.

Luckily, Travel Lens has discovered ways to help you save money without needing to pull the children out of school.The weekend often brings spare time and the chance to make plans for the months ahead, which can often lead to a holiday being booked.If you’re wanting to save money, then opt to book a holiday on a Monday or Tuesday as demand is much lower than over a weekend, so the prices can be cheaper.Flight prices are so reactive to demand - booking yourself a seat when others are likely to be busy can have a big impact on the final price.It makes perfect sense that you’ll select departures from your nearest airport, but it’s worth comparing prices first.Not all holidays are the same price to fly from all UK airports so carry out some research to see if you can save money by flying from an airport which isn’t as close to where you live.Getting a train to an airport slightly further away, or begging a lift from a friend, can save you in both.

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