Vacation

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Vacation

A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.
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"The funding for KIDS mainly covers stay and play and nursery provision, with short breaks a small part of it.
"We are aiming to get 130,000 visitors to the Short Breaks website in 2010, an increase of 300% on this year."
The short break is subject to availability and must be taken by 30 November 2003.
Short Break skiing is the perfect opportunity for anyone who can't manage a Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday ski holiday.
A number of variations were also registered, such as: "Britain's leading short break destination" and "UK's leading destination".
As we approached, he requested the short break, and 1 noticed that the weather wasn't getting any better.
Because holidays, short breaks, attraction tickets, days out, toys, computer games, sports activities, sweets and treats all add up.
The report claims that 80 per cent of family carers did not receive any short breaks whatsoever in the last year.
"People from all backgrounds can be short break carers, you do not need any previous experience - as long as you are willing to learn and participate in training anyone can do it."
Lynne Young, Short Break Services Manager for Newcastle City Council, said: "Short break carers transform the lives of disabled children and their careers.
Haven's themed short breaks provide great entertainment for all ages.