October Half-Term Family Holiday Ideas

With tons of great trips to take and sights to see, October Half-Term is the best time to book your family holiday before the winter chills set in. During the October Half-Term holidays, you can visit many different places and see what they have in store for you, below are a few of the most popular destinations and activities that you can engage in.

Visiting volcanoes and eating pizza in Italy: The minimum age to tour this is seven as it includes a visit to Pompeii’s ruins, hiking along the coast of Amalfi, climbing up and peeping into the crater of Vesuvius, and a short lesson on how to make Italy’s famous pizza.

Staying in Nice at the Riviera apartments: Take the train to the French Riviera in order to avoid the hassle of airports. About 10 miles west of Nice are the Cap d’Antibes beaches that have a wide variety of exotic plants, insects and birds, and also the Aqua Splash water park. Accommodation is reasonable for example The Riviera apartments in Nice are offering visitors €650 per week for a stay during the October Half-Term.

Carmarthenshire Camping: Go camping in Carmarthenshire and see what they have in store for their tourists. Spend a night in the warm atmosphere of the alachigh, a type of accommodation used by Iran nomadic tribes that can hold six comfortably and also provides rugs, sheepskins and a wood burning stove to keep warm during the chills of October.

Visit the Algarve Beachside Villa: This is a hotel resort that offers on site babysitting, that includes activities for children such as football academy, water sports school, toddler pools, and the tennis centre. Reserve your room in this Ocean House and prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Enjoy some Umbria Horse-riding: Families that love horses will most likely enjoy the stay at La Casella, a small country hotel that is synonymous with real holidays.  This hotel offers, for children aged 4-10, pony rides, while adults and young adults can enjoy midnight rides and individual lessons. This hotel also includes two swimming pools, rental bikes, and a tennis area.

The Catalonia Farmhouse: Your October holiday can be spent in a relaxing apartment on a working 17th century farm, this also includes visits to the medieval villages, beaches, rolling plains, and of course the vineyards. Activities to choose from include water sports at the nearby pool or cycling and hiking in the hills. Book your holiday before it’s too late, their reservation spots fill up very quickly.

All these popular family holiday destinations include airfare, hotel, and rental car prices on their web pages. Most of these destinations are already booked months in advance so it is critical that if you are really looking forward to a holiday at one of these resorts, that you book in advance in order to guarantee your availability during the Half Term rush. You can check age requirements and other activities offered at each on the destinations individual websites.