Best Holiday Destinations In October For Families

October half-term is a fantastic opportunity to grab some last minute sun and family holiday fun with your loved ones. Despite the Summer months drawing to a close, you can still find beautiful blue skies and hot temperatures in the best holiday destinations such as Tenerife, Skiathos and Antalya. Now is the time to book one of our October cheap holidays!

Family Holiday

Tenerife, The Canary Islands

At just over four hours on an aeroplane, the stunning Canary Islands offer an exotic feel. Tenerife in particular is recognised for an all year round warm climate! Even in the Autumn months, temperatures are guaranteed to reach the high 20’s. From fun filled water park adventures, to gorgeous golden beach days with the kids, a trip to Tenerife is the perfect way to make magical family memories this October.

Choose from an impressive selection of family-friendly resorts such as Playa Americas, Cost Adeje and Los Cristianos. Each accommodation offers a wealth of amenities to ensure comfort and happiness in this sun-soaked destination. Be sure to try the incredibly popular “Siam Water Park” for endless thrill and exciting rides, or the nearby Teide National Park offering activities like mountain biking and stargazing for teens! What could be better?

Skiathos, Greece

Holidaying abroad is a paradise of bright blue skies, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Although this is one of the smaller islands of Greece, Skiathos offers a huge 60 stretches of sand! When you’ve finished relaxing on the beach, or building sandcastles with the kids… Why not see the rest of the island on horseback? Or hop on a ferry to enjoy the nearby busting town of Skopelos? Choose from an impressive range of gorgeous hotel options, with pool and family facilities included. Skiathos is not only made up of beautiful beaches, but also many untold natural treasures. Think dense forests of fragrant pines and beautiful fruit trees!

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is a customer favourite that continues to rise in popularity. A holiday paradise for families, this incredible resort offers historic ruins, a beautiful outdoor scenery, and beaches within close proximity of each other. There are many child-friendly activities available at Antalya’s best resorts, and many other things for them to do within the centre of the town. With an abundance of theme and water parks, the little ones will never be bored. From “The Land Of Legends” and the fascinating “Antalya Aquarium”, to “Dolphin Land” and the “Luna Park”, there are plenty of attractions for the whole family.

Family On A Rollercoaster


Dubai isn’t just a country of luxury and celebrity, it also offers a family friendly vibe. The fascinating architecture and stunning scenery will make you feel like you’re enjoying a city break, and an exotic beach holiday rolled into one. Dubai offers something for everyone. From huge shopping malls and highly rated restaurants, but also exciting water parks and plenty of entertaining kids clubs and activities.

Why not allow the kids to explore the mini town in Dubai? Here they can play pretend, dress up as doctors, police officers and radio-show hosts. Fancy something more relaxing? Head out to see the beautiful desert of Dubai, a truly unforgettable experience for all.

Menorca, The Balearic Islands

A slightly dialled down version of other Spanish resorts, Menorca offers a calm yet fun family holiday. With beautiful shallow beaches and plenty of water sports available to try, this gorgeous island provides something for youngsters of all ages. The impressive shopping centre of Castillo Menorca is a fantastic shopping spot, but also has a playground for the little ones, with zip lines, trampolines and other fun apparatus. 

Paphos, Cyprus

Say goodbye to the often cold winds of an Autumn in the UK, and hello to a lush 28 degrees in scenic Cyprus. Explore the ancient historical sights, or dine out at one of the many family friendly restaurants. Whatever your preference, Pathos has an adventure for you! Enjoy a day out at the high speed at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, recognised for thrilling visitors of all ages with high speed slides and a fantastic wave pool.

Heading abroad in October half term is the perfect way to extend your summer fun.  It’s time to take that outstanding annual leave, and reward the kids for their hard work at school! Escape the slightly colder Autumnal UK winds and book one of our great value family holidays today.