Going on holiday during October half-term is perfect if you want to sneak in a quick getaway before the busy Christmas period. Whether you're a family of culture lovers looking to absorb the local history, or are keen to top up your vitamin D levels before winter sets in, we have the perfect trip for you.
We understand travelling with family can affect the overall cost of your trip, so to help you stay within your budget during the peak time of October half-term, we also offer a wide selection of free child places. If you want a cost-effective trip with your loved ones, why not take advantage of our low deposits, which start at £49? To get the best deal for you and your family, we advise booking your break well in advance!
Explore our selection of getaways in picturesque locations, and look forward to enjoying an October half-term break with a difference.
Free Child Places: Make the most of your holiday during October half-term and take advantage of the free child places provided by many of our tour operators. With free flights as well as on-site food and entertainment, there's no better way to save money during the school holidays, while ensuring that your kids have everything they need for the perfect break.
To benefit from a free child place on your trip, children must be aged between 2 and 12 years on their flight home. If you're travelling with older children, you'll be pleased to know many tour operators have an extended age range of up to 16 years for their free child places. Browse our superb selection of holidays at Hays Travel to discover which hotels provide this offer.
As part of the free child places, children need to share a room with a minimum of two adults. October is a popular time of year for families looking to get away from the pressures of work and school, so to avoid disappointment, it's advisable to book free child places as early as possible. If you're travelling with more than one child, or would like more information about free child places, you can contact our team of experts today on 0333 033 9985.
October half-term is an ideal time to book a family holiday if you're keen to get away from it all before winter kicks in. At Hays Travel you'll discover a superb selection of unforgettable holidays filled with beautiful sandy beaches, and famous attractions. Taking a trip in October is an easy way to get some last minute sun before Christmas, without your children having to miss any important events at school, as well as saving money outside the busier summer period.
One big advantage of jetting off during term time is being able to enjoy new experiences without having to travel far. Mainland Spain is a mere two hour flight away, so you'll have the perfect opportunity to escape on a family adventures along the coast of the Costa del Sol in Fuengirola. Why not enjoy an unusual day out at Bioparc Fuengirola, which is less than five minutes away from the centre? Here you can while away the afternoon admiring a fantastic variety of animals including Sumatran tigers, red pandas, and crocodiles.
The Canary Islands also offer a wide range of activities for families. Tenerife is home to the world-famous Siam Park, which is filled with thrilling water rides for all adults, teenagers, and children to enjoy. If you're a family of explorers, why not visit Mount Teide? It's the world's third largest volcanic structure, so don't forget to pack your camera!
Cyprus is another hugely popular destination with holidaymakers. The Olympic Lagoon Resort in Ayia Napa is perfect for families looking to enjoy endless hours of splashing about in the seven impressive swimming pools. There's also a lazy river water ride so you relax in style as you sit back and unwind. Kids will adore the designated kids' pool with adventurous pirate ship!
The picturesque coastline of the Algarve makes it the place to be if you want to escape the weather back at home. With blissful October temperatures of 22°C, you'll be in a prime spot to soak up the sun. Feel the water lapping at your feet on the magnificent Praia de Coelha in Albufeira, or enjoy a leisurely round of golf at any of the scenic golf courses offering world class facilities! If you're a keen golfer, you can explore our golf holidays for more inspiration.
We also help you spread the cost of your holiday with monthly payment plans. If you're travelling outside of 14 weeks, you can pay a deposit, and pay the remaining balance before your departure. Alternatively, if you'd prefer a quick getaway at the drop of a hat, you can browse our wide variety of late holiday deals and bag a bargain.
Discover our superb range of October half-term holidays at Hays Travel, and look forward to getting away from it all with an unforgettable trip. We have over 37 years of experience in booking great value holidays in stunning destinations. We've been voted the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent. Speak to our dedicated team today, and you can trust us to tailor make the perfect trip for your family.