October Half Term breaks with Parkdean
With the summer holidays all but a distant memory, the first half term of the new school year provides the opportunity to enjoy a mid-autumn family break before the excitement and rush of Christmas kicks in. The weather may be getting cooler and the nights shorter, so cosy family breaks in one of our lodges or caravans have never been more appealing. Whether it’s a trip to the south coast to enjoy the many attractions, or you’re heading north for a magical adventure in Scotland, you’ll also find a full programme of entertainment, activities for kids and kids’ clubs over the October half term.
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Half-term family holidays in Cornwall
With some of Britain’s most peaceful and picturesque beaches to explore if the sun’s out, local kiting schools to visit if it’s windy, and various indoor activity centres, museums, and of course The Eden Project open if rain hits, Cornwall is the ideal destination for a family break during October half-term. With the biggest choice of holiday parks in the area, and so much to see and do, you’re spoilt for choice come October in Cornwall!
Fun-Packed family breaks in Devon
For a fun packed family break during October half-term, Devon is the perfect destination. You’re never far from the action, whichever of our three award winning holiday parks you choose to stay at, with theme parks, zoos and beautiful beaches all waiting to be discovered. There’s no shortage of fun on park either, with heated indoor swimming pools, including Cascades Tropical Adventure pool at Ruda, learning to Scuba dive at Challaborough Bay and fantastic adventure play at Torquay.
Enjoy the outdoors in a break in Dorset
If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, you’ll know that Dorset is a great place for an autumn break, set between the New Forest and the dramatic Jurassic Coast. Historic castles, Military Museum and Tank Museum all give a nod to past, whilst Monkey World and Paulton’s Park (home to Peppa Pig) are perfect for fun days out. If you’re feeling active, jump on your bikes and enjoy a family bike ride through Wareham Forest.
For holidays that have it all, come to Scotland
Bring your family to Scotland during October half term and enjoy a break that has it all! Kids will love the thrills and spills of our play areas and heated indoor swimming pools, as well as our fun-packed activity programme including climbing and archery. Away from the park, learn about Scotland’s history with a trip to any of the many castle’s and museums, see the Highlands on an exhilarating safari trip or try your hand at horse riding in south west Scotland. Take a look at our guide to Scotland for more fun things to do.
Perfect family getaways in Wales
Wales has it all for a perfect family getaway during October half-term week. Our holiday parks in Wales are ideally located with lots to see and do. Two huge beaches are on your doorstep, and great for exploring even in October, and at Pendine Sands, why not try horse riding along the beach? The more adventurous may want to try Heatherton World of Activities where you can do go-karting, paintballing, tree top trails and more! At Trecco Bay you’ll also find the superb Splashland indoor pool complex, dodgems, arcade zone and plenty more for a memorable family holiday.
Action-packed half term adventures in Norfolk
Besides the magical broads and stunning sandy coastline, Norfolk is a great location for a family break during October half-term. Cherry Tree holiday park is well placed to offer you the best the region has to offer, from animal adventures at Africa Alive to Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park. And in-between all of the local attractions, you can splash away in the indoor swimming pool, enjoy the fabulous Showtime Entertainment and relax in your family holiday home with double glazed and central heating options for cosy nights in.
Memorable family holidays in Hampshire
Ever heard of Spinnaker Tower? How about Portsmouth Dockyard? Or Staunton Country Park? Well, with an October trip to our Hayling Island Park in Hampshire, you’re close to all three, so you’ll never be short of things to do or see! As well as being close to all these exciting attractions, Hayling Island has a heated indoor swimming pool where you can try our water walkers, inflatable kayaks and games of volleyball. With Kids’ Clubs through the holidays too, you have everything you need for a memorable family holiday.
Whichever of our award winning holiday parks from England, Scotland, or Wales you choose, you don’t have to worry about running out of things to do over the October half term. As well as all of our parks having unique entertainment programmes and amazing facilities, they’re located in some of the best destinations in the UK, meaning you’re never far from a local attraction or two. After a busy day exploring what the surrounding areas have to offer, you can look forward to returning to one of our double glazed and central heated lodges or caravans for a cosy night once evening hits.