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October Half Term Holidays

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The summer already seems like a distant memory and soon enough, October half term will be upon us. It’s that autumn lull after the summer ends and before the hectic Christmas season begins. The leaves on the trees are starting to change colour, the wind is getting colder and the nights are getting darker. Not very exciting, we know!

To give you and your family something to look forward to, why not jet off to a different land and bask in some winter sun this October half term?

Following the longest school term, a week-long October half term holiday can make the world of difference and really break up the year for everyone. It’s quite a popular time to get away, so make sure you don’t miss your chance. It might be the last opportunity you get to holiday of the year, so relax and make the most of the warm weather before the long winter months set in.

Where's Best For October Half Term Holidays?

October is the ideal time to travel as the weather is still warm in parts of Europe and further afield, even though Britain didn’t get the memo. Escape the cold mornings and grey weather and instead top up your tan by the pool, relax on a sandy beach or splash around in the crystal clear sea - you’ll be the envy of everyone back home!

  • Portugal
  • Portugal is a firm family favourite that has the perfect summer climate for young children – warm enough for them to happily spend the whole day in the sea without being uncomfortably hot in the sun.

  • Costa Del Sol
  • The summer weather doesn't stop until the end of October, so spend some time in the sunny south of Spain. Many towns hold their local festivals at this time of year, complete with rides, live music, flamenco dancing and great food, so try to catch Feria de Nerja or Feria de Fuengirola.

  • Dubai
  • If you’re considering something further afield, Dubai turns all the holiday weather rules upside down, as the hottest time of the year is actually the season most people avoid.

    Kids and adults alike deserve some good old-fashioned fun in the sun, so compare autumn holidays at today and you could be enjoying a week in the sun sooner than you think!

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    Canary Islands

    Canary Islands

    The Canaries are made of seven different islands, each one offering unique attractions. The most popular islands for holidaymakers include Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    With golden beaches, year round sunshine, amazing shopping and luxurious resorts, Sharm El Sheikh is a magical holiday destination.



    Bask on the beaches, enjoy plenty of complimentary Raki and wander through the giant gorges in awe, Crete is a diverse island with a true traditional vibe.