Go Free


Sunway is offering a free upgrade from B&B to half board to anyone booking a holiday at the four-star Sea Pearl Hotel in Kusadasi in Turkey this Easter – saving €100 per person.

Seven nights, departing March 31st, costs from €399 per adult and €379 per child, while a fortnight is €549 per adult and €379 per child. Departing April 7th (when schools are back), seven nights costs from €399 per adult and €379 per child, while 14 nights is from €419 per adult and €379 per child. Children are charged the same price for one- and two-week because they are sharing with their parents.

Prices include flights transfers, free baggage allowance, taxes and resort representative service.

Catch:Half board is great as long as every member of the family likes the food in the hotel restaurant.

Take note:The Sea Pearl hotel has a kids’ club and a large lagoon-style swimming pool . Family suites can take up to four children. See sunway.ie.

* A number of English hotels are laying on freebies for Mother’s Day, March 18th. A three-night stay at The Polurrian Bay hotel on the Cornish coast from March 15th-21st includes a complimentary three-course lunch on Mother’s Day, free creche, and up to two children stay for nothing when sharing with their parents.

There’s also flowers and chocolates on arrival. The price is £110 (€130) per room based on two people sharing. See polurrianhotel.com

At 500-year old Thornbury Castle, in south Gloucestershire, once owned by Henry VIII, a one-night stay includes a free upgrade to a bedchamber and costs £150 (€177) per room per night including breakfast. See thornburycastle.co.uk

There’s a free creche at the Ickworth Hotel near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where a two-night weekend stay from March 16th costs £599 (€709) per family, including dinner, bed and breakfast, based on two adults and two children sharing. A complementary lunch on Mother’s Day is included. The hotel, on 1,800 acres of National Trust parkland, also offers free pool and spa use. See ickworthhotel.co.uk

Catch:Flights not included

Take note: woolleygrangehotel.comand foweyhallhotel.comfor details on their offers for Mother’s Day.