The little ones have not long been back at school but October half term is soon to be upon us, a time where families up and down the country look to think of ways to get that mix of much-needed rest and keeping those youngsters occupied.
The new ‘tier system’ communicated by the government has perhaps left some people confused as to where exactly they can enjoy a UK holiday, but worry not, your good friends here at icelolly.com are on hand to clear things up if a short break away this month is what you’re looking for.
All information in this article is correct at the time of publishing.
The government recently announced a three tiered system for people living in England, with those in tier 1able to benefit from the lowest level of restrictions going through to those in tier 3 who have the strictest guidelines imposed upon them.
Most areas of southern England are in tier 1 whilst some parts of the north are in tier two, and currently the Liverpool, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire areas are the only parts of the country to be placed in the tier 3 category.
You should first find out which tier your area falls into before booking a holiday in England, and you can find more information about what this means regarding holidaying within this country based on your section of the system below:
So perhaps you fall into the tier 1 category and want to book a holiday in England with another family, or maybe your particular area is in the tier 2 section and you just want to enjoy a break away with your own household.
The big question now is “where should I go?”, but don’t worry, our team are on hand to help! We’ve picked out a number of English holiday spots we think you’ll love, so take a look and get that October half term break all sorted.
All availability and prices correct at the time of publishing
From Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November, Wales is set to enter tighter lockdown restrictions which will result in the closure of hotels. Residents will not be allowed to leave the country for the purposes of holidaying, nor will tourists be permitted to enter during this period.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently said that they are not insisting people should cancel any half term breaks that are already planned, though it is not permitted to stay with or visit another household.
Instead, those enjoying a UK holiday in Scotland are being told to book private accommodation, including flats, caravans or cottages, though only with members of their household.
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