Video. According to a survey out today, almost half of parents are willing to take their children on holiday during term-time, despite the threat of big fines. The Government has stopped head teachers giving children leave during term time, saying it disrupts their education.
But families say holidays are much too expensive in school breaks and they are being ripped off.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to Suzie Balmbro, whose son Sam would struggle going away during busy times, Polly Honeychurch, a head teacher at a primary school in the South, Louise Hodges from Travelzoo and MP Michael Gove, Education Secretary.
More than 750,000 passengers will jet off from Heathrow and Gatwick airports this weekend for the big summer getaway. Seaside resorts like Bournemouth, Brighton and Margate are also reporting an increase in last minute hotel bookings due to the recent good weather