Spring is the perfect time to bag a cheap holiday, soak up the warm sunshine and beat the summer crowds. If you're looking for a bargain break in April or May, you're in luck as there are plenty of deals to be had, affordable flights and even last-minute Easter availability with low prices.
Mediterranean countries such as Croatia, Greece and Turkey are ideal this time of year and afford quiet beaches and towns before the summer tourists arrive. We've scoured the internet for the best deals and have come up with some real treats.
For example, you can bag a bargain in a hotel in Turkey, staying at Olu Deniz - the country's most beautiful beach - for under £210 per person, including flights. Greek island lovers, meanwhile, can save 25 per cent at a stylish hotel on the beautiful island of Santorini. And for those on a really tight budget, we've found a beautiful cottage in Devon which costs as little as £10 per person per night.
It's also a great time to go skiing, with enough snow in France, Switzerland and Italy for a late season ski break with the family. There are bargains to be had at this time of year that can you can end up paying less than half what you could have been charged during peak season.
Our slideshow below show sour pick of the best budget-friendly holidays to book for spring 2014.