The problem with breaks is people drift away/lose interest. [/
Not if you manage it and run festivals etc we have never had a problem either winter or summer ,
I was thinking about it from an OA perspective. If your team knows it isn't going to win anything (midtable obscurity) and then you have, say 4 weeks off, I think it would be really hard to keep things going. Players seem to want a game week in and week out (even if they then go shopping instead, lets face it players are contradictory!).
I can't talk about the kids game as I have 0 experience.