Early Easter sees family holidays cancelled
26 January 2009 11:12
An early Easter has thrown school holiday planning into chaos forcing some families to cancel their holidays, the Grimsby Telegraph has reported.
The unusually early timing has seen schools improvise the timing of their breaks, disadvantaging those families who have children in more than one school.
One family from Waltham told the Grimsby Telegraph that the different timetables forced them to cancel their annual holiday.
"We normally have two weeks away but the most we can get together this year is the Easter weekend. We feel aggrieved and very disappointed," they said.
Parents who might have been unaware of the discrepancy of the dates and booked their holidays early are being advised to consult their travel insurance policies to see if they cover the costs of cancellation.
Some parents could potentially have their children home for up to a month as different schools cobble together a holiday program that stretches from March 18th to April 21st - depending on when schools take the break.
The early Easter will result in a lengthy summer term at most schools.