Series in which kids take control of the family break. Ellie and Matt are fed up with sight-seeing and visiting museums on their family holidays.
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Today's lucky family who are
the Hassall family, with not one
We really need to be given a break
because our last holiday was probably the worst we've ever had in our life.
I think the children would say that
They can't go to a holiday without
odd museum and the odd church because I like to take in history,
I'm really fed up of Mum and Dad being able to speak a foreign
and I'd really like to go somewhere
They like to show off that they can
We don't do it to show off!
It's one of the first things I check out, does the telly work and what channels are on it?
He never gets off the sofa.
looking for is a channel for them.
you guys have different ideas when it comes to a fun family holiday.
Are you ready to hand over control?
Do we have to? Do we have to?
Watersports, because we all love
Well, I think I've got enough
And I've got a few ideas as well.
and I've put together three
But can they crack the clues
somewhere around here. A duck.
What flag is the country from?
Christmas turkey, with the tinsel.
Sailing, doing horse riding,
I don't know what the Christmas
I don't know any activities that
Well, they gobbled up those clues.
Well, that's a skateboard and snow, so it could be snowboarding.
Yeah, it could be husky sledding.
maybe somewhere like Iceland.
when he jumped out at me and
I think the rubber rings might mean that we're going on a water slide.
An? "Hello, my name is An."
She's having a very bad hair day.
an ironing board for board.
Turn these into surfboards.
It has a car, it has a sign that says "go" and a bell. A ding bell.
That is... The green and red flag with the logo in the middle.
It could be swimming with dolphins.
In the bucket there was wet...suits
so it could mean that you go swimming
want to know what the breaks are?
Did you enjoy trying to figure out
I bet you're desperate to know what your options are. Let's start, then.
Option number one is a wet and wild
in tantalising Turkey. Yay!
getting really wet on this break.
It's all about watersports.
Sailing, jet-skis and water-skiing
you'll be reaching new heights
It looks really, really fun.
So we don't need to look at
Where did you think that was?
An-dorra. An-dorr... No? No.
Have a look at this. There'll be no time for Dad to watch telly
because you'll be too busy carving up the slopes on a snowboard, tubing
on giant rubber rings and speeding across snow and ice on husky sleds.
It looks really cool. I like the snowboarding and the husky sledding.
but there are dolphins to spot
So you said you wanted to go surfing. What do you think?
It looks really cool. Do you need a bit more thinking time? Yes, please.
We can't pick both of them. What are we going to decide then?
Well, we get to make her, don't we?
Let me assess the situation.
Where have you decided to go, then?
There's just one last thing.
try and win one last amazing treat.
Well, not so good, because if you fail, Mum and Dad will get it. OK.
on an action-packed surfing
as they wave goodbye to sightseeing,
Come on, let's get packing. Yeah.
With their break just one day away,
to pack their parents' bags.
Shall I pack one of his ties? Yeah.
My worst nightmare would be
I sincerely hope the children don't leave anything important out.
and Mum and Dad still have no idea where their final destination is.
on the Gimme A Break fam cam.
I don't know where I'm going.
Are you bursting to tell us? Yes!
It's really hard to keep it a secret.
But first of all, you'll need these.
And you're going to need to do this.
Oh, you haven't got surfing!
Well, actually, we're going to Portugal on a surfing holiday.
I've never surfed in my life.
but we want to try it. Wow.
Where are you flying to? Portugal.
I had a feeling that it was going to be something where John would think
that's how I'm feeling right now.
I'm really excited. I am, too.
flight of just two and a half hours,
the Hassalls touch down in Portugal.
best known for its stunning beaches
Look, it's got a pool. It's so cool.
'That is a luxury view.' This is definitely the master bedroom.
I don't think I'm going to go around surfing in these, am I?
You've just brought far too much.
and undies to last the week.
I've certainly got plenty of choice. I think I've done quite well.
It's the first morning of the break.
Now, Mum and Dad are used to setting
Hope you're all settling in well.'
Oh, yes. Thank you. Thank you.
'Dad, you've already handed over control to the kids but how's about
'handing over the remote control?'
'Ellie and Matt are fed up with you hogging the telly on holiday.
'So this time, Dad, you will not
hands behind my back. Oh, no!
There'll be no more speaking in a foreign language. Yes!
At all? Is that polite to the local to speak English all the time?
'The kids have had enough of you
'chat, chat, chattering away
'what you're on about. They think you do it just to show off.'
Not true. We do it to encourage them to learn the language.
'Ready for Rule number three?' Yes!
jokes are strictly forbidden.'
the hardest one of the lot.
'Hopefully, there'll be no rule breaks, because there will be
'to tell you all about that
Your mum gets off really easy.
Absolutely gutted about the rules.
The worst one is going to be the silly jokes, not being allowed to tell any silly jokes on holiday.
Time for the Hassall family to get wetsuited up and on with the first activity of the day.
the funniest surfer, either will do.
cold the water is going to be.
I'm your surfing instructor.
First we need to decide which foot you put in front in surfing.
forward or the right foot forward.
When you get dizzy, tell me.
So you put your right foot forward.
It's called the goofy foot.
Go to position number one and stretch
The left foot right next to the knee.
Those moves might be easy on the beach, but how about in the water?
than I thought it would be.
It's just an exhilarating feeling.
first to stand up? Not Mum.
After a morning in the waves,
When we went out of the harbour it was quite slow, but then we started
It was the best feeling ever.
What do you think dolphins do when they can't make up their mind?
We were looking for dolphins and it inspired a dolphin joke I'm afraid.
You've got to look really closely at the surface of the water.
Oh, yeah, I've seen a little
Seeing dolphins in their natural habitat in the wild was just amazing.
I'm really loving the kids being
the kind of thing we're going to do,
Matthew, that's really disgusting.
Oh, well, come on, it's time to get on with the next activity.
Lesson number two is all about learning to catch the wave.
but Ellie and Matt haven't forgotten
Now it's time to settle the score.
For that terrible joke on the boat
Mum and Dad, you've been really good at trying out new things.
We have. We've got one more thing for you, a go-karting race.
I definitely am going to win because I think I'm the better driver.
He won't be too happy about that.
Come on, Dad, you've still got half the track to get round.
Hopefully he'll put his foot
allowed now to speak in Portuguese.
to have a really good think
about what I'm going to say. I'm going to really milk it.
To celebrate a great day, Ellie and Matt take Mum and Dad to dinner.
Hang on, what are they wearing? I think they're going to kick you out.
I'm only wearing what you packed.
today and it looks like this might
be the chance she's been waiting for. Hit them with some Portuguese.
Espetada mixta, bifinhos de porco, hamburger de vaca, e spaguetti
Not sure how impressed Matt and Ellie are with Mum's language skills
Just remember this is the only
It's the final day of the break and after a quick dip in the pool
they're off on another activity and they've certainly saved
MATT: Mum and Dad still don't know
Are you excited about where
It's one of my life dreams.
And it's finally about to happen.
Mum and Dad, we've brought you here to meet some dolphins. Yeah!
I'm really excited because I'm about to meet the dolphins and I've never
getting to meet the dolphins.
Anna the vet give them a check-up.
The dolphin breathes slowly, like four times per minute.
We have to wait a little bit.
When he breathes, he opens the blowhole outside of the water.
How long can a dolphin stay underwater without breathing?
You need good lungs for that.
Meeting dolphins was a dream come
to play for one final treat.
it's treat time and you're playing
'Answer two questions correctly
'but get them wrong and your parents
'Question one, how did Mum describe
I remember her saying embarrassing.
Me too. Yeah. A, definitely.
Definitely. Agreed? Yeah. A.
I'd say that Dad's driving style was
'Well done, guys, that's brilliant.
'Get this next question right
'Let's see what your dad said.
a super hero in my wetsuit.'
I'm really excited to get on a jet ski and I'm going to go turbo fast.
I think the choice of holiday
because me and Eleanor got to do everything we wanted. Whoo!
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Series in which kids take control of the family break.
Ellie and Matt are fed up with sight-seeing and visiting museums on their family holidays. Now they are in charge and looking for an adventure. They have three brilliant breaks to choose from and have to make what could be the biggest decision of their lives so far.
Mum and Dad are school teachers and are used to setting the rules, but this time it's Ellie and Matt's chance to lay down the law. Will the parents be taught a lasting lesson about what makes an awesome break?
To top it all off, Ellie and Matt get the chance to play for an amazing treat. But if they lose, their parents enjoy the treat instead.