For some years around this period I organised our main holiday at Easter rather than in summer. Although this can be a gamble in terms of weather it had a couple of significant advantages at the time:

  1. It is often easier to get the booking I want as demand is generally lower around this time; and significantly
  2. It avoids the criminal school summer holiday surcharge that the holiday industry deem it appropriate to levy.

That said this particular year made me reconsider our normal plans and was instrumental in making the move to caravan holidays a couple of years later…