Children aren’t cheap. In between the general tasks of togging them up, seasonal Father Christmas duties and amidst sports and music classes, it’s time to find the funds for your family holiday. As well as making the most of cheap holiday offers , getting the cost down can seem like a tedious task. Alas, it can be done. Every little helps, and that’s the motto for cost efficient family fun in the sun. Are you a brood of three, four or more? Self catering is sadly a thing of the past. Children may only ask for small snacks during pool hours and top ups of soft drinks, but add that up over the period of seven to fourteen days and you’re easily hitting a ton of cash. Check out all inclusive packages . Although they carry a more expensive price tag, all inclusive does what it says on the tin – ensures that your children, and you, are fully fed and watered three times day. In addition to this, expect unlimited child friendly snacks (read: ice-cream galore) as well as bottomless soft drinks. Keeping the youngsters entertained can also be costly. Look at all inclusive packages at a family friendly resort. Here you can expect splash pools, sometimes slides, as well as kids clubs and evening discos for the little ones. Depending on the age of your children, it may be possible to travel outside of peak season. Make the most of getting away in term time should your children be of preschool age. Jetting off to foreign shores outside of the more popular months of travel will guarantee a relaxing respite as the crowds calm down. Not only this, you will notice a significant drop in the cost of your holidays – a win/win sojourn scenario.