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3rd And Subsequent Child Prices

3rd and subsequent also receive a reduced price, and will have to pay a supplement of £50 on top of the 2nd child price (£100 for Florida) unless stated otherwise at the time of booking.

Kids' Rulebook

Free child places and child prices only apply where children share an apartment or hotel room with at least 2 people paying the full adult price (maximum of 5 children in apartments or villas).

To qualify for free places or advertised prices and reductions, the child's age must not exceed the age limit, which is usually up to 16 on the day of departure. For Long Haul the child age is 2-11 years, the child must not exceed 11 years on the day of departure. For Lapland the child's ages must not exceed the age limit of 14 years on the day of departure. This can sometimes vary, in which case the different age limit will be shown in the accommodation description.

Any available free child places are not available when sharing with only one full fare-paying passenger (eg. One adult family offers); in this case children pay the child price advertised. Where this offer is not available, the first child pays the adult price.

Any available free places are limited to one per room or apartment or townhouse.

Child prices and reductions do not include any additional room supplements or holiday insurance, which should be added in full. Child prices and reductions do not include any applicable flight supplements.

The adult standard deposit is payable for all children/teenagers including free places. In the event of cancellation of any free child place the deposit will be retained. In the event of cancellation of any other child or teenager booking, where a deposit has been taken, the cancellation shall be subject to the cancellation charges set out in Clause 14 of our booking conditions.

Free places and child prices are on a first come first served basis, subject to availability and are not available on every holiday.

Some hotel rooms for 4 people may include folding or bunk beds for children.

Free child places are not available on villa only holidays.

Prices shown for adults in apartments/villas are based on the maximum number of adults able to share that villa, so if you have less than that number in your party each adult will need to pay a supplement, as detailed at time of booking or by calling Monarch Holidays Direct. Children who qualify for a free place or advertised child price do not pay any occupancy supplements and for pricing purposes only, do not count towards the overall occupancy.

Unaccompanied children: we do not accept bookings from children under 18 who are not unaccompanied by an adult.

Please also see 'minors special note' in “before you go” section.


Infants under 2 years of age on day of return pay £35 on all short haul flights and £99 on all long haul flights, and must travel on an adult's lap if there is no spare seat. Infants get an allowance of 10kgs hold luggage, but have no included in-flight meal and do not pay a holiday deposit.

Infants aged over 6 months and under 3 years can use car-type seats on board aircraft (which you must provide yourself) if you book a separate seat, usually at the cost of the advertised child price or the relevant Monarch Holidays flight only price, whichever is the cheapest. For further information on these regulations, requirements and charges, and to book additional seats, please call us direct on 0871 423 8568 (Calls cost 10p per min plus network extras).

Cots are normally provided by accommodation supplier free or at a local charge which is detailed in the individual property descriptions under villa factfiles. There may be limited availability and they may not always conform to British safety standards. In order to avoid disappointment you may wish to take your own carry/travel cot. Carriage of the same may, combined with your other luggage, exceed your baggage allowance and accordingly you may have to pay an excess baggage charge. The cost of cots and extras like food, should be paid for directly to the accommodation supplier. Infants are charged a bed tax in the Maldives, see 'what's extra' in 'prices' section. High chairs, where stated on the individual property pages, are normally only available for use in the restaurant.

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