Our Top Picks for Half Term Fun and Last Minute October Getaways
October half term is almost upon us and if you’ve not managed to get around to booking a break away with the kids yet, there’s still time (just!) to bag a late deal for you and yours. We’ve hand-picked some of the best value family holidays around right now. Not many of us are able to splash out on expensive holidays every time the kids get a few days off school – and let’s face it, they seem to get rather a lot of them these days. You don’t always have to spend a huge amount of cash when it comes to family trips but the days of super cheap anything are long gone. However, here at talkholiday, we’ve teamed up with some of the biggest and best travel partners in the market and because you’re a member, you can take advantage of the special prices available. We always try and bring you partner deals to make your hard-earned cash go that little bit further.
This week, we’ve brought you the best last minute sunshine deals, staycation breaks and family friendly activities across the UK. We know it’s a cliché but there really is something for everyone.
An ideal base for visiting some of Tuscany’s famous towns and cities such as Florence, Pisa and San Gimignano.
• Free wi-fi
• Blu-Ray Player
Fuguera Da Foz, Portugal
• Beach front location
• Family rooms available
Can Picafort, Mallorca
• Outdoor pool
• Close to the beach and shops
La Pineda, Costa Dorada
• All Inclusive
• 7 pools
• Nightly entertainment
• Close to beach
• Close to Port Aventura theme park
If you fancy going a little further afield and that dream trip to Florida is on the cards as a last-minute surprise for the kids there’s still a few late deals around.
Florida hotel and flight deals departing from Manchester are available from lastminute.com
If you’ve already booked and you’re all off to the sunshine state, don’t forget that we also have friends in sunny places to offer you good discounts on attraction tickets. You can save on outings to to Orlando hotspots such Universal Studios, Seaworld, Aquatica and the Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360. Take a look at how much you can save.
Are you and your family fans of holiday parks and camp sites? Look no further. Al Fresco Holidays have some great prices for this October but you’ll need to be quick on these, they will go fast and they are very popular – especially La Croix du Vieux Pont which is handy for visiting Disneyland Paris as well as offering loads of fun on site with the cracking amenities and activities available such as tennis, football, mini golf, swimming and waterslides.
Or, if you prefer the UK, Parkdean Resorts have some exciting locations featuring luxury lodges and caravans for all the family as well as on site activities and entertainment. Check out the latest prices and availability.
Pontins also have some very pocket friendly prices for half term and they’ve also got a cracking line up of musical acts performing and former X Factor favourites, 5 after midnight will be taking to the stage in October too.
Staying in the UK, we think there’s no better place for cramming in a whole lot of family fun than Britain’s capital city. Halloween is fast approaching and London is the place to be. Ghosts, ghouls and grizzly tales – they’re all here! If you’re brave enough, join in the spooky fun with Jack the Ripper tours and Ghost Walks or even a trip to the London Dungeons.
Viator have some great ghost and vampire tours of London for you to book.
Or you could give into your inner wizards and spend a day immersed in the spell-binding world of Harry Potter™
The magical Harry Potter tour of Warner Bros Studio is one of the best days out you could give your kids (you might enjoy it too!)
If you want to keep the witches theme going for your family break in London then you must take in the spectacular musical Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Whether you opt for sun, sea and sand or spooky cities, we hope you find the ideal break for you and the kids this October, it’s always nice to spend some quality time together when we can. Wherever you end up, have a fantastic time and don’t forget to tell us all about your trip when you come back. You could be helping other members choose their next break and we just love seeing what you all get up to. Some of our members’ holiday pics look good enough to go in a brochure! Why not show off yours too? (Ok, so we know it’s just snaps from your phone but we still love them).