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Top package holidays cheaper than some average UK holiday park stays

Laura Bond
Authored by Laura Bond
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2024 - 11:18

A recent report revealed that 76% of Brits will be taking a holiday abroad this year, as demand for trips overseas overtakes staycations. 

With a seven-night stay for two* (excluding travel and food) at a UK holiday park costing an average of £1,190, online travel agent loveholidays has revealed the best value alternatives Europe has to offer for as little as £280pp, including flights.  

With all-inclusive hotel and flight packages starting from £560 for two, the Sol Katmandu Park & Resort Hotel occupies a prime location, in Magaluf, Majorca. Claiming the first ‘fun-inclusive’ themed resort in Majorca, the hotel offers all guests a free Sol Katmandu Play Pass, typically retailing at €120 per day, providing guests with unlimited entry to a selection of Katmandu Park attractions including Katopia Splash Park, Expedition Golf and 4D Experiences.

For those seeking an adventure-centric getaway, the four-star Eftalia Splash Resort situated in Alanya, Turkey, is an ideal pick.  Boasting an onsite waterpark, with a number of waterslides to explore, along with a local watersports centre just a stone's throw away. Including return flights, a weeklong stay for two starts from £804.

Benidorm is a classic retreat for Brits thanks to its sun-soaked shores and Spanish delights. The Magic Robin Hood Resort is a great spot for those seeking a fun-filled holiday. The picturesque resort boasts waterslides and mediaeval themed entertainment, as well as the local town being peppered with theme parks and water parks to explore. Prices for a weeklong stay for two including flights start from £984 for two. 

PortAventura is the sixth most visited theme park in Europe and a great choice for adventurers. The Portaventura Hotel in Salou, Costa Dorada offers guests free theme park tickets, usually retailing from €40 per adult for a one-day visit. Including flights, a couple could enjoy a weeklong stay at this resort from as little as £500 per person. 

Hotel Livvo Costa Taurito is located in the picturesque fishing town of Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria.  Boasting a generous number of waterslides on their onsite aquapark, the hotel is a great spot for those that enjoy an adrenaline-packed holiday. This package holiday is also a pocket-friendly pick, with an all-inclusive seven-night hotel stay including flights starting from £894 for two people.

Iona Wark, Senior Trading Manager at loveholidays, said: “With more Brits looking to head abroad this year, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight that an adventure overseas doesn’t always mean spending more money. With the average cost of a holiday park staycation double what it was in 2022, all-inclusive holiday packages to resorts with their own water parks or rides can actually come in cheaper, particularly when travelling off peak.”

* The average cost of a UK holiday park stay was calculated by taking off peak prices for one and two bedroom rooms or lodges from popular UK holiday parks such as Center Parcs, Alton Towers, and Bluestone Wales and working out the average of a seven night stay excluding travel and food costs.

*All offers are available for a limited time only, subject to availability. The prices listed were correct at the time of issue but are subject to change without notice. 

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