W/C 11th April. Mountain Heaven (www.mountainheaven.co.uk 0151 625 1921) are offering selected catered chalets in a number of French resorts for just £299 per person (was £399), including shared transfer from Geneva. Resorts on offer include La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Tania, Les Arcs, Courchevel and Morzine. Usual high standards of food, wines and accommodation, just a great end of season price. Please ring for availability. T&Cs: Selected chalets only and lift passes must be bought through Mountain Heaven. No other promotions apply. Shared transfer will run at a fixed time (please ask before buying tickets) and may stop in other resorts before getting to the accommodation booked. Non-skiers will be charged £399. Price based on two sharing. Single supplement will apply.
Peak Retreats (peakretreats.co.uk, 08445760123) Ski Sainte Foy from £148pp. Etoile des Cîmes is a newly built residence enjoying an ideal location right in the heart of the village and at the foot of the slopes. The residence is composed of traditional style chalets incorporating 62 apartments. Includes a leisure centre where you can enjoy free access to the indoor heated swimming-pool. You may also find time to be pampered in the O Pure Spa centre offering a range of beauty treatments and massages and the Aqua Relaxation area including Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. http://goo.gl/liOrOK KIDS CLUB (4-11yrs): During half-term holidays (04-11/04/15) Self-catered accommodation – Prices based on 7 nights, 5 sharing (inc Eurotunnel crossing)
Family Ski Company (www.familyski.co.uk 01684 540 333), the market leader in skiing for families, are offering a discount for the last week of our season (w/c 11th April) across properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski). The catered chalets, designed and operated with the family in mind, are now available for £299 per adult (reduced from £619) and £199 per child (from £519). Childcare must be booked with Family Ski Company to qualify for this offer
Ski Collection (skicollection.co.uk , 08445760175) Ski Val Thorens from £384pp Book by 14/04 and receive 30% off weeks 11/04, 18/04 & 25/04. The Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud in Val Thorens is ideally positioned to offer ski-in/ski-out possibilities. Built in traditional Savoyard style, this residence offers 13 luxury self-catering ski apartments. http://goo.gl/719x1O Prices based on 7 nights, 5 sharing week of 11/04/15 (inc Eurotunnel crossing)
7nts, COURCHEVEL, FABULOUS FLAGSHIP CHALET, £1,599 PP – SAVE £2,400 PP: Supertravel Ski (020 7962 9933, supertravel.co.uk/ski) offers 60% savings at the luxurious Chalet Montana (sleeps 10), its prime position by the Bellecôte piste ensures you’ll be on the slopes in seconds. Arriving this Sunday 29 March, a week’s stay is now £1,599 pp (two sharing) including full-chalet board, champagne reception, breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés, pre-dinner drinks and four-course dinner with wine. Flights extra.
3nts, BRIDGE IN EAST SUSSEX, FROM £440 PP – SAVE 20%: StockenBridge Breaks (07951 060 092, stockenbridgebreaks.com) offers 20% savings on its ‘Bridge and Gardening’ holiday. Set at The George in Rye, brush up on your Bridge and enjoy a visit to Great Dixter House & Gardens or a talk by TV gardener, Sarah Raven (additional cost). Arriving 14 April, the price is now from £440 pp (two sharing) including B&B, a three-course dinner with wine each evening, welcome reception and Bridge tuition.
2nts, APRIL SHOWERS AT SOUTH LODGE, WEST SUSSEX, FROM £162.50 PP: Pride of Britain Hotels (0800 089 3929, prideofbritainhotels.com) offers a two-night break at luxurious South Lodge in the Sussex Downs. The ‘April Showers’ break costs from £162.50 pp (two sharing) including two nights’ accommodation, full English breakfast, complimentary umbrella and a bunch of daffodils. Valid 28 March to 4 May. £50 room supplement on Saturdays, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
7nts, EGGS WITH LEGS IN CORNWALL, £92 PP – SAVE 20%: Classic Cottages (01326 555 555, classic.co.uk) has special offers for the Easter school holidays including a 20% saving on Higher Prospidnick Cottage (sleeps four), a pretty, Grade II listed thatched cottage near Helston, Cornwall. Nearby subtropical Trebah Garden is holding an Easter workshop for children – ‘Eggs with Legs’ – on 31 March. A week’s stay arriving Saturday 28 March now costs £92 pp (£368 total – was £459).
Europe and further afield
France (Western Coast). £508 per family per week in peak summer holidays – ABTA Bonded Tour operator Matthews Family Holidays (01483 285213 www.matthewsfrance.co.uk) has extended an offer until the 31st March. A family could save up to £318 on a 14 night holiday by booking before March 31st and starting their holiday at the beginning of the main summer school holiday. Last night on site for this offer is on or before the 29th July 2015. The offer means a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children can enjoy a fabulous summer break in the main school holidays from just £508. Includes 7 nights accommodation in a modern, well appointed ‘mobile home’ on a range of sites from Brittany in the north toCharente Maritime in the south. All have pool complexes with waterslides (and much more), various children’s clubs, activities and even the occasional spa complex for adults. The vast majority are also within easy walking distance of the renowned large sandy beaches of France’s western coast.
3nts, FAMILY EASTER IN LAPLAND, £1,125 PP: Activities Abroad (01670 789 991, activitiesabroad.com) offers a snow-sprinkled holiday to Luosto, Finland this Easter. Choose the elements you most desire with a ‘design your own’ option, with a diverse range of activities on offer, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and reindeer farm visits. The price of £1,125 per adult and £695 per child aged 5-12 includes flights (London), transfers, hotel accommodation, half board and cold-weather clothing. Activities extra.
3nts, DORDOGNE FROM £579 PP, SAVE £105 PP: AITO* member Kirker Holidays (020 7593 2283, www.kirkerholidays.com) offers three nights for the price of two at the four-star superior Château des Vigiers, a 12th-century castle set amid expansive vineyards, rolling parkland and a spectacular 27-hole golf course, with gastronomic restaurant, tennis court and small wellness centre. The price is from £579 pp (two sharing) including BA flights (Gatwick), car hire and B&B. Book by 10 April for travel in April or May.
11nts, GRAND TOUR OF SRI LANKA WITH NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, £1,795 PP: Voyages Jules Verne (0845 166 7035, vjv.com) offers an escorted tour of Sri Lanka’s highlights, combining visits to ancient sites, temples and hill stations with wonderful wildlife viewing in the national parks. The price of £1,795 pp (no single supplement – subject to availability) includes flights (Heathrow), transfers, ten nights’ B&B, two lunches, three dinners, excursions and the services of guides & local reps. Departs 6 May.