Half term can be a great time for a family holiday. Prices are cheaper than Easter or high summer, and temperatures are likely to be far more comfortable for those who don't enjoy sunbathing in 40 degrees heat. Cooler weather is perfect for sightseeing and exploring the countryside, too.
Here at Hookwood Lodge, we've noticed an increase in the number of families booking holidays outside the traditional summer season. A quick search online and you can find some great deals for this half term, so if you haven't booked already, there's still time!
Early morning flights are often popular for shorter breaks, to maximise your time abroad. However, as any parent knows, crack-of-dawn journeys can cause a real headache. The combination of loading luggage and kids into the car at six in the morning or earlier, then travelling to the airport on busy roads in the build up to rush hour can make you feel frazzled even before arrival at the terminal. It's not a great start to any holiday, which is why many families now choose to book overnight accommodation on the day before their flight.
This is exactly the service we offer here at Hookwood Lodge. Our motto is simple: 'Drive, arrive, revive'. When you travel the day before a flight, that feeling of excitement never gives way to stress. With plenty of pubs and restaurants close to Hookwood, you can enjoy a meal out then sleep soundly in one of our luxury en-suite bedrooms, safe in the knowledge that there'll be no last-minute hitches getting to the airport the following morning.
We have plenty of parking on-site, and our sister company Tudor Rose can also provide airport transfers (Gatwick Airport is only a few minutes' drive away) along with safe, award-winning parking facilities for the duration of your holiday. Find out more here.
We love to welcome families to Hookwood, and can offer several spacious rooms that can sleep up to five, with cots provided at no extra charge. All our rooms are soundproofed floor to ceiling, and because our former Lodge is set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds, you don't have to worry about traffic noise.
If you have any questions at all, or would like to discuss a booking, don't hesitate to give us a call on 01293 822844. We look forward to welcoming you soon – have a happy half term, from all of us at Hookwood Lodge!