When the nights start closing in and the clocks go back, October Half Term is the perfect time to escape the grey skies around the UK and enjoy some early autumn sunshine.
We've selected our top picks for families this October Half Term. The finest properties that offer fantastic children’s programmes, with excellent facilities and exciting sports and activities, so you can be sure each member of the family will have a fantastic holiday.
Polo Valley, Sotogrande
Let us create an action-packed holiday to Polo Valley for your family at October Half Term. Enjoy morning sessions including riding tuition, introduction to polo, stick & ball skills sessions and practice plays with our coaching team. You’ll have the run of the facility just for your family, allowing us to create an authentic polo ranch experience.
Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife
Year-round warm weather makes Bahia del Duque an exceptional destination for luxury sun seekers. Bahia del Duque exudes elegance and style with contemporary and eclectic decor. The resort boasts direct access to the beach, five swimming pools, two Michelin-starred restaurants, tennis courts and sports facilities.
Porto Elounda, Crete
On the northern coast of Crete lies Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, a beautiful seaside retreat in an extraordinary setting. Accommodation is available in both the main hotel and more secluded suites, with sports and activities to suit all tastes and a magical 'Kid's Ark' for younger guests to explore and play in.
Elounda Peninsula, Crete
Built on a peninsula stretching out into Mirabello Bay and comprised entirely of luxurious suites with private pools,
Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel undoubtedly is one of the most exclusive hotels in Crete.
Asia Gardens, Spain
Asia Gardens is the ultimate in luxury accommodation, with first class service and a unique Asian influence pervading throughout the hotel. It’s a brilliant choice for families who are looking to completely recharge and revive their spirits in true style.
JA Palm Tree Court, Dubai
The luxurious JA Palm Tree Court is built on a secluded area of the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and with an abundance of activities on offer, from watersports to horseback riding and four fantastic swimming pools, it is the perfect family hotel. The exotic gardens, streams, ponds and waterfalls give the resort an idyllic and luxury ambience.
JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel, Dubai
Experience award winning excellence at JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel. One of the best UAE resorts, this 5 Star Dubai property is sure to dazzle with its palm-lined beach, decadent spa, multiple swimming pools, restaurants and bars, sporting facilities and children’s entertainment clubs.
If you're seeking an intrepid adventure travel experience for your family this October Half Term, then we've put together a selection of our favourite Air & Space adventure holiday destinations and experiences, chosen for their suitability at this time of year.