10 best family summer holidays under £1000

Last updated 14th February 2020

The average family break during the school summer holidays costs anywhere between £2,000 and £4,000, depending on which report you read. But there’s plenty of holiday fun to be had for a fraction of that price. We’ve rounded up ten of 2017’s best summer holidays, all for less than a grand. And yes, that includes flights. Enjoy!

All prices are based on a family of four.


1/10 7 nights in Conwy, Wales

Self catering cottage

26 August–2 September, £875

Maes Masarn is nestled in the extensive grounds of a beautiful Welsh country house on the border of Snowdonia National Park. There are more nearby activities than guests will be able to pack into a week, from the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre to the local National Trust gardens.

Take mountain bikes on the family friendly cycle trails, visit the glorious Tudor castle of Gwydir or leave the greenery behind for a day and take in the sights of the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. There is also a watersports centre 3 miles away and and zipwire and trampolining centres are a half-hour’s drive away. The cottage has a private walled garden as well as a games room.

What: 7 nights’ self catering in the 3-bedroom ‘Maes Masarn cottage’

Where: Conwy, Snowdonia

Price: £875

Find out more and book this holiday in Conwy with Wales Cottage Holidays