We’ve brought together our best current Christmas holiday destinations and discounts for teachers. September was a time of new shoes, schedules and students! It’s also over. Can you believe it!
We are hurtling towards December at a speed that seems to defy A Level science knowledge on the space-time continuum. The days are turning into nights and that can mean only one thing – the holidays will be here before you know it!
The best and worst thing about having scheduled teacher holidays is the pressure to plan something in, or else reach the chasm of no plans. After a hectic term of late-night marking and early morning assembly this can be a bad move and usually happens because you have spent no time thinking of yourself!
Fear not. We have been dreaming about the best breaks with a discount, so you don’t have to. We have something for everyone from theatre and Christmas market breaks to hot tub getaways. Here’s our top picks:
Super Break – Extra 10% discount off for teachers
Get away to some of the best cities in the world. Take in the theatre and drink in the Christmas festivities. Think mulled wine, hot chocolate with Baileys and all the fun of the ice rink in your fairisle jumper.
Super Break have put together Christmas Market packages and we have a 10% discount for our teachers. Where will you go? Edinburgh? Amsterdam? Liverpool? Bruges? Take your pick from those and many more.
Get your shopping at log cabin market stalls, book a theatre trip and come home for Christmas – or stay for the party! Where will Santa find you and your pine tree this year?
Cottages.com Break with a 7% discount for teachers
Cottages.com can provide the great escape you’re looking for – especially if you want to experience a different lifestyle in some incredible home-from-home surroundings. How do you feel about a hot tub in a bluebell woodland?
If the English teachers amongst you need to express your inner Heathcliff (or the term has left you feeling wild as the moors) why not getaway to a character property in some tremendous unspoiled landscapes. Sea-facing cliff-sides, peaceful hamlets and tranquil coves are just some of the experiences you can have with cottages.com.
They have locations across the UK including the Channel Islands, Ireland as well as Italy and France. In many of the properties you can even take your pet with you. Drop your worries into a panoramic view for a while and forget. Search for the perfect Christmas break here.
Hoseasons – up to 10% extra NHS discount
Hoseasons have the perfect getaways for couples, families, solo travellers and four-legged friends alike. They offer a range of different experiences from luxury lodges with jacuzzi hot tubs to National Parks in Scotland. With so much on offer we have barely got time to mention Hoseasons presence in the rest of Britain’s best landscapes to include marina cottages and idyllic flower filled meadows. Discover more of the UK, or if you opt for a boat holiday relax within the canals and rivers of Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Italy. There is so much to experience on these journeys, find out more here.
Haven – up to 10% extra NHS discount off bookings
Glamp, beach house, tour and camp. What better way to clear your head than at a luxury caravan nestled in some of the most beautiful locations the UK has to offer? Search through an expanse of British coastline for your perfect getaway– you can even take your pets if you fancy. Where will this break take you? Perhaps you’ll escape to the internationally famed beaches of Cornwall – a surfer’s paradise, or run to the hills and have a stint in Scotland to take in the castles, windswept hills and wild coastlines. Fill up on those positive ions with a discount.
Jet2 Holidays – Extra £25 off
If the UK isn’t far away enough from school, venture abroad with Jet2 Holidays. Our members can currently redeem a £25 discount on Christmas and October half term holidays and beyond. They cover a lot of great destinations, but our top bucket list Christmas spots would be Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy and of course New York! Get your ice skates on and book your dates while you can.
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