Stockport mums enjoy day trip to Ibiza after finding it cheaper than going to London
Clare Jeffs and Hannah Brown were back in time for the school run the next morning.
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Two mums flew to Ibiza for 10 HOURS after bagging return flights for £37 - and say it was cheaper than a day trip to London.
Clare Jeffs, 36, and Hannah Brown, 38, fancied a day out and decided to hop on a plane to sunny Ibiza. They left for Spain and flew via EasyJet from Manchester airport at 3am - touching down at 9am.
The pals spent the day exploring the Old Town, having brunch and sunbathing on the beach before heading back to the airport to catch a 9pm flight back to Manchester. Clare and Hannah got back home Stockport, Greater Manchester, at midnight - in time to wake their kids up the next morning.
Clare, a complaints advisor, said: "I had a baby last year. I haven’t spent a day away from her since she was born. She has some medical issues, so I didn’t really want to take her on holiday. I assumed I wouldn’t be abroad for a good few years.
“So, I went to look for a trip out in England - London or something. But the flights were cheaper to go to Ibiza for the day. I said to Hannah - 'I think I’m going do something absolutely crazy and go to Ibiza for the day' and she said 'take me'. I knew she would."
Hannah, a marketer, found someone to care for her twins - Charlotte and Sophie, nine - and Clare asked her husband, Sam, 32, to look after their 11-month-old daughter, Daisy.
Clare said: “I waited for my husband to come back to ask if that is OK because he would have to book the day off to look after Daisy. He said yes - so we booked it straight away.”
The friends jetted off on the two-hour-and-50-minute flight to Old Town, Ibiza, and explored the area before ending the day on the beach.
Clare said: “The flight was for 5.45am and was all on time. When we got there, we picked up a hire car and drove to Old Town. We had brunch, had a walk around the harbour and the old church and just around the old streets. Then we sat watching the sea from a wall. It was beautiful.
"We then went to the beach and ate paella, and then drove to a different beach where we stayed there for a couple hours before leaving at around 8pm. My favourite part had to be by the sea. I am in my happy place by the sea, it was really relaxing to sit watching the waves and to destress.”
Hannah and Clare raved over their experience - despite not knowing the area well before arriving.
Clare said: “We had our food at Cafe Montesol. We had it recommended to us by a random girl on Twitter. I saw she went to Old Town, and I asked her where we should go for food. I had the best avocado on toast ever there. It was amazing and we had churros that were divine.”
The mums spent £37 each on return flights, and £70 on food and travel and walked 15k steps. They flew back to the UK at 9pm and arrived home at midnight.
Clare said: "When I got back, I was so tired that I just went straight to sleep. It felt weird being back in my own bed that I was in this morning, but I felt refreshed when I woke Daisy in the morning. For those that want to do it, I would say you definitely could have gone to cheaper places for food and had a smaller budget than we did.”
Clare enjoyed their day out so much she already has another day trip abroad in mind to surprise Hannah with for her birthday.
She said: "I cannot recommend it enough it is amazing. It is very tiring, but it is such a good thing to do. It is something different and doesn’t need to cost loads. I loved having a day to myself and my best friend. I felt lifted. It was a great idea. It was so nice to step away from real life. I really recommend it to mothers that want a day to themselves to chill.”