Why we don't charge more in the school holidays

Our little girl, Annabelle, started school in September last year.  It was a definite shock to the system being a parent of a school aged child but we all got the hang of it gradually. What I really missed was the freedom just to go out with her and her little brother whenever we wanted or go for a short break for a couple of nights, because now it is all about school!
Being a dance teacher I was used to having to stick to school holidays to go away but we did have the odd trip to in self-catering cottages where we could have 4 nights away for around £350. Amazing.
Then the reality of school hit and when we looked into the same holiday out of term time it was over double the amount.
Gutted. We just couldn't afford it.
When we started our glamping site we vowed and declared that we weren't going to rip off the poor families who just wanted to have a break, to reconnect and escape.  So we stuck to the price, whether it be Easter bank holiday weekend, midweek in April or the height of the school summer holidays, it's always the same price per yurt per night.

 

I haven't been brave enough to work out how much this decision has cost us in potential revenue but that's not the point.  It's about our ethics and that I want our lovely little glamping site to be seen as one that looks after families and gives them a chance to have that precious time together to make memories that are so important.

We have made the site super family friendly with a gorgeous play area, travel cots and high chairs on standby, games and toys to play with and heaps of space to run and be free.
It really is the perfect place for a little family getaway.
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