As a family, we love to travel (although Miss Frugal HATES going on planes) and we try to fit in as much as we can but we’re obviously limited by budget and more recently, school holidays. In the not so distant future, we actually all have a week off together so we’re going to try and plan a cheap Easter Break 2014 but we can’t decided what we want to do. The year before last we went on two holidays abroad and if I’m honest, although we did have a brilliant time, the holidays for me were both slightly marred by the fact that I spent half of my time putting sun block on the kids because we all burn just looking at the sun when it’s as hot as it was and the other half worrying about whether I needed to reapply again! So last year we decided that instead of going abroad, we would stay in this country and visit some of the brilliant places that are right on our doorstep. We ended up going away for lots of long weekends and the odd week – Manchester in March, London in April, Thorpe Park in May, Southport in June, Butlins Bognor Regis in July, Blackpool in August, Birmingham and Windsor in October and another caravan somewhere I can’t remember in November. We booked it all at the last minute and stayed in lodges and caravan parks and even with friends and it all cost way less than a week away would cost. The weather wasn’t great for most of our breaks but we went to museums, theme parks and all sorts and last year was probably my favourite year as a family because we did so much together. But for the week off together that we have coming up, we’re not sure what to do. Whether we should spend our holiday budget for the year on one nice week in the sun – not too hot though. Or whether we should have a year like last year where we do more in this country as there’s lots more we’d like to see and do here too! I do quite fancy a week away in the sun but Mr Frugal wants to do Butlins as we went without him last year (he couldn’t get the week off) and it was amazing so he wants to try it. The kids are on the fence as they just love going anywhere. What would you do?