Have you used the 'WINset day' trick for a lower-cost family getaway?

MSE_James Posts: 1,100
First Post First Anniversary Cashback Cashier Newshound!
Community Admin

Hi - we're preparing some updated info for MSE about school holiday MoneySaving

One-off term-time inset days, often for teacher training, vary by school and with careful planning can be a boon for cheaper holidays, especially long weekends away. 

We'd love to hear ... have you ever grabbed a cheaper holiday this way and how much did you save?

Official MSE Forum Team member.
Please report all problem posts to [email protected]


  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 45,798
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary
    Not a big saving, but back in the days of the Millennium Dome (remember that?) the 2 youngest had an INSET day which happened to coincide with Sports Day for the eldest. He's not sporty, suffers from dreadful hay fever, and is liable to sunburn so I had no guilt about taking him out of school for the day.

    Seemed like the perfect day to visit grandparents and the Dome, on a hopefully quieter day because it wasn't school holidays. 

    Signature removed for peace of mind
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 341.6K Banking & Borrowing
  • 249.7K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449K Spending & Discounts
  • 233.7K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 605.8K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 172.4K Life & Family
  • 246.6K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards