Great offers on mid-term and Valentine’s breaks

There are plenty of last minute holiday deals on DoneDeal, whether you’re entertaining kids over mid-term or planning a romantic Valentine’s getaway, at home or abroad – without blowing the budget Tired of the cold snaps? Or sick of the damp, mild spells that seem to bring on coughs and colds? Maybe it’s time to look into a last minute break over mid-term or Valentine’s Day to bridge the gap between longer evenings and the onset of springtime and summer. Our Holidays & Tickets section on DoneDeal should be your first stop when searching for a holiday. DoneDealers put up properties to let, accommodation offers and flights they can’t use – at all times of the year. Staycations (holidaying in Ireland) If you’re looking for  a relaxing break, without the hassle of travelling, you’ll find plenty of deals on DoneDeal’s Hotels & B&Bs and Ireland Holiday Rent sections. Ads in Hotels & B&Bs include direct offers from hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and hostels around Ireland, as well as vouchers from private sellers. In the Ireland Holiday Rent, there are plenty of properties to choose from to entertain kids over the midterm break, as well as secluded and romantic breaks for couples. If you’re looking for something a bit different from the norm, you’ll definitely pick up ideas on DoneDeal. For example, you could choose a residential holiday course, or accommodation that comes with fun activities included, for a more engaging holiday. Home holiday checklist: Does the offer include breakfast and/or an evening meal? Is availability limited –  weekends or weekdays only? Is the price per room, or per person sharing? Do kids go free? City breaks, sun or ski holidays If ski slopes, sunny beaches or foreign cities are the definition of a holiday for you, check out the Overseas Holiday Rent and Travel Tickets sections. You may be able to find flights to suit your budget and the dates you’re free to travel. People often sell flights (originally bought at a cheaper rate) if they’re unable to travel. Just watch out for the additional costs involved in changing names. Some trips come with accommodation included, but if you want to sort out your own transport plans you can still look into self-catering accommodation in sunnier climes. Whether you’re travelling with extended family, as a couple, or with a group of adults, there’s plenty of choice – from villas and apartment complexes to mobile homes, in both tourist hotspots and off the beaten track. For the most part you’ll be dealing directly with the Irish owner of a property, so you’ll  be able to ask for insider tips and all the details you need over the phone, or indeed you can meet in person before making up your mind. Checklist for flights If you’re surprising a loved one, make sure you have their name as per their passport when changing names on flights Make sure your other half, or family, can take a break on the dates available before you pay for anything Give a gift for Valentine’s Not everyone takes kindly to being whisked away for a romantic weekend. Control freaks and planners prefer advance notice. So, why not buy a pair of tickets for an event you and your loved one can both enjoy together at some stage in the future? Search the Music Tickets section for concerts and the Sports Tickets section for match tickets and  fixtures. Always remember Meet the seller in person, in a public place, preferably where there is CCTV coverage when you’re dealing with e-tickets. #Schoolholidays #ValentinesDay