I saved my family £600 on a half-term trip to Center Parcs – by going to one in Europe instead of UK

I saved my family £600 on a half-term trip to Center Parcs – by going to one in Europe instead of Britain

  • Rebecca Kellett, 36, travelled with her family to Center Parcs in De Vossemeren
  • Kellett said her family saved £635 by spending a week at Center Parcs in Belgium

A British woman saved her family more than £600 on a half-term holiday to Center Parcs by going to one in Europe instead of Britain. 

Rebecca Kellett, 36, travelled with her family from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, to De Vossemeren in Belgium and still saved £635 – including travel costs – on the holiday.

The travel blogger and company director drove to Belgium – via the Eurotunnel – with her partner JP, 42, and his two children where they enjoyed their half-term holiday.

Rebecca paid £445 for a week at Center Parcs in De Vossemeren and claims that the same week at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in Nottingham was £1699 – almost four times higher.

Including the costs of petrol and the Eurotunnel, £150 and £220 respectively, as well as £249 for three nights in a hotel to break up the journey, Rebecca claims the family still saved £635.

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Rebecca Kellett, 36, travelled with her family from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, to De Vossemeren in Belgium (pictured) and still saved £635 – including travel costs – on the holiday

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Rebecca went to Center Parcs in De Vossemeren, Belgium, with her partner and his two children (pictured) 

Rebecca (pictured) paid £445 for a week at Center Parcs in De Vossemeren and claims that the same week at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in Nottingham was £1699 - almost four times higher

Rebecca (pictured) paid £445 for a week at Center Parcs in De Vossemeren and claims that the same week at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in Nottingham was £1699 – almost four times higher

Rebecca also praised the reduced prices of activities at the Center Parcs in De Vossemeren. 

Price breakdown of trip

UK

Price for week at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest – £1,699

BELGIUM

Price for week at Center Parks in De Vossemeren – £445

Eurotunnel – £220 

Petrol – £150

Accommodation en route – £249

Total – £1,064

Total savings – £635 

She said the aerial adventure at the Belgian Center Parcs was £19 compared to £49 at the Sherwood Forest site.

Rebecca told her followers in a video: ”For the same week in the UK it was £1700 but for this one in Belgium, it was 519 Euros, which is about £445.

‘The Euro Tunnel was £220, we spent about £150 on fuel. We added on about three nights in hotels to break up the journey, which you don’t have to do.

‘Even with all of that added on, it was still £635 cheaper than the UK. Not to mention that the activities here are so much cheaper, like a lot cheaper.

‘Definitely consider Center Parcs Europe for your next half-term trip.’

Rebecca spent a week in Center Parcs Sherwood Forest over the Christmas period and spent close to £900. 

Knowing that the children had a great time, she was inspired to go again when the weather warmed up.

Rebecca said: ‘It was out of principle that we didn’t spend £1700 on the trip. I prefer quantity over quality and would much rather spend 10 nights in a half-decent hotel than less in a nice one.

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The travel blogger and company director drove to Belgium (left)- via the Eurotunnel – with her partner JP, 42, and his two children where they enjoyed their half-term holiday at the Belgian Center Parcs which featured flamingos (right) 

‘I did a bit of an investigation into Center Parcs EU and saw the French version had the De Vossemeren site on there.’

Rebecca said that the activities that the kids were able to do at the Belgian site were a massive factor in their decision-making on top of the price saving.

Rebecca added: ‘The cabins were exactly the same in Belgium as they are in the UK. You could tell they were part of the same company.’

Rebecca is known for her cost-cutting holidays and has gone viral in the past for her solo travelling on a budget, with £15 return flights to Portugal and £11 flights to Italy.

The footage was captured during half term in between May 29 and June 2.

source: dailymail.co.uk