With October Half Term only a week away, you might think that you have left it too late to book a family mini-break. But luckily there are plenty of child-friendly resorts across the UK with available space- at very reasonable prices.
And don’t forget Halloween is just around the corner, so you can be expect frighteningly fun events for kids of all ages (including fire festivals and hair-raising rides!).
Butlins may have had its heyday in the sixties and seventies, but the classic family staycation has recently experienced a revival (partly thanks to its new flagship £20m Ocean Hotel at the Bognor Regis resort). Celebrate October Half Term at Butlins for great Halloween entertainment, including Trick or Treat Trails and special parties for the little ones. Plus, all the resorts offer indoor Splash Waterworlds and live shows for when the weather lets you down.
Discount: Get £20 off all bookings at Butlins
Everyone secretly has a soft spot for Lego, so what better way to spend a short break than by treating your kids at LEGOLAND? Make your Half Term visit even more special with an overnight stay in one of the themed rooms- choose from pirate, adventure or kingdom- and fully experience everything the resort has to offer. This year, Halloween festivities include spooky puppet shows, fancy dress competitions, fireworks and the Monster Ball.
October is still warm enough for kids to enjoy outdoor activities, and caravanning at Park Resorts is one of the cheapest ways to make the most of the crisp autumn weather. Plus, from 27 October all Park Resorts will hold Halloween themed activities including apple bobbing, fancy dress competitions and ‘Mummy Wrapping’. And with indoor pools at the majority of the 41 parks, you don’t have to face getting wet in the cold!
Discount: 5% off all bookings
Bluestone offers the daddy of all luxury short breaks, and around Half Term the family friendly National park resort pulls out all the stops. While you can relax in the exclusive spa or tease your taste buds in the restaurants, the kids can indulge in splash-tastic fun at the Blue Lagoon water park- every October the water turns red, the music is pumped up and fire-eaters raise the temperature at Halloween Spooky Splash.
A theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, a zoo with over 1000 animals, a SeaWorld centre and over a week of nightly Halloween fun- what more do you want this half term? Chessington Resorts not only holds a spook-tacular Halloween, it also provides the perfect short break getaway with a choice of two family hotels. Enjoy the world of haunted adventures, or sit back and relax in the indoor spa and pool. Ideal!
Where will you be taking the kids this Half Term?