October Half Term Holidays 2017

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Check out these family holidays for October Half Term!

Half Term dates can vary around the UK so always check your child's half term holiday dates carefully before booking your break. This year some lucky kids are getting a two week half term as well, making a holiday even easier to fit in.

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Haven Holidays

Seaside holidays for October Half Term

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At Haven Holidays you can have a ghoulishly good Halloween-themed break with Halloween Arts and Crafts and Halloween fancy dress party .See star entertainment, games and lots of kids entertainment. If you want a spooktacular half term holiday see the October Half Term Haven is the place to go! Get 3 nights from only £199.

Forest Holidays

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Forest Holidays let you sneak in a relaxing autumn trip to the forest with a break during the October half term holiday. Get the kids out of the house and whisk them off to a luxury cabin in the forest and keep them entertained with Forest Ranger Activities including how to spot elusive animals, where the wild garlic grows or which berries to eat and which to avoid!

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Real Family Holidays

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Real Family Holidays offer you the chance to escape the pressures of modern life and get outdoors with the kids, taking in nature’s sights, sounds and smells and above all else, have fun! If you like the idea of camping but are put off by the practicalities, or would love to try new activities but don’t know where to start, we can help.

Run by the Field Studies Council, they have centres in the Lake District, Pembrokeshire, Scottish Islands, the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Surrey, Devon and South Wales.

Away Holidays

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You can carve out some good times and create some fang-tastic memories with a self-catering October Half Term break at Away Resorts - Halloween arts and crafts, spooky themed games and activities, pumpkin carving, fancy dress parties and competitions plus amazing evening entertainment.

Don’t forget to grab some popcorn for a spine-chilling outdoor cinema where you can watch Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania 2.

Best of all, your dog can come too! Holidays start from only £148 per family.

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October Half Term Holidays

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This October Half Term, Pontins will be the venue of the most spooktastic event of the year! There will be lots of themed entertainment for all the family.

Enjoy a spooky Halloween themed break with a whole host of extra ghoulishly fun activities planned. Plus there are tons of activities including indoor & outdoor play areas, go karts, skate parks and trampolines as well as crazy golf and a heated indoor swimming pool!

Star Names Include 5 After Midnight, who will be performing at all family parks this October Half-Term! From £79 per apartment.

Sykes Cottages

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A cottage holiday can be the perfect type of holiday for families, and Sykes Cottages have a big selection offering space, privacy and freedom as well as cots, highchairs etc and sometimes extra-special features like games rooms and tennis courts. Many of their properties also welcome the family pet. With cottages in all kinds of locations, whether you are after adventure sports, theme parks, cultural attractions or a stay on a farm. From £299 for a whole 7 days.

Park Holidays

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Park Holidays have 25 caravan parks from Devon to Suffolk. Each park has a host of entertainment and activities on offer to keep the whole family entertained. Holidays start from only £69.

Bluestone Pembrokeshire

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With a great choice of lodges, apartments and cottages with a up-to-the-minute waterpark, a spa and a range of activities such as archery, laser clay shooting and golf, Bluestone Wales in beautiful Pembrokeshire can be the family holiday where every one gets to do what they prefer.

For Halloween join in the Blue Lagoon Spooky Splash, a monster makeover, glitter tattoo parlour, spooky salon and the magic mirror. Plus Soft play and terror towers - Party the night away!


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Centerparcs have half term breaks with a wide variety of accommodation types and over 200 indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy.

Watch as the forest transforms from green to golden and feel the leaves crunch under your feet. You can try out both indoor and outdoor activities, from Pottery Painting to Abseiling with loads of fun activites for kids.

On the Beach

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On The Beach have half term holidays to Spain, Croatia, Eygpt, Turkey Portugal, Italy and Greece as well as destinations further afield including the Carribean, America, India and Mexico. Bargains include Spain from £25 per person per night.

Prices and availablility correct at time of writing: 21st September 2017.

October Half Term Holidays 2017

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