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Where to go in October half-term


Thinking of whisking the family off this October half-term but not sure where to go? Here’s our roundup of the best destinations for an autumnal adventure with the kids…

October half-term is on the horizon, so why not book in an escape and then the excitement can begin? The young’uns will love counting down the days too!

Not sure where to go? Here’s a mix of beach and city destinations to inspire your half-term getaway.



There are tens of reasons why Tenerife is an amazing option for October half-term. Firstly, the temperatures average at 21°C for the whole month, so it’s not as hot as the sizzling summer but nicer than the lukewarm winter back home – it’s a win-win! Secondly, there are plenty of attractions to wow all ages. Visit the inspiring Magma Arte & Congress centre in Costa Adeje or discover more than 500 animals at the amazing Parke Las Aquilas Jungle Park in Los Cristianos – it’s pretty roarsome!


The Algarve

Beautiful sandy beaches are in abundance here all year round, so pack those buckets and spades! The Algarve’s events calendar is always brimming as well and October is no exception. Stay at the dazzling Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa in Albufeira between 15-21 October and grown-ups will be overjoyed by the Costa del Folk Festival. Expect music, dancing, concerts and tutorials at this fabulous fun-filled extravaganza. You can also check out Family Golf Park Vilamoura with its two 18-hole courses, play area and games room.

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If the little ones are big fans of history, Barcelona could be just the ticket during October half-term. From the intriguing Gothic Quarter, with its café-speckled plazas and olde worlde architecture, to the iconic Sagrada Familia with its show-stopping silhouette, history buffs will be in their element in this stunning Spanish city. Are you a family of footie fans? Why not check out the gigantic Camp Nou stadium? It seats 100,000 supporters! They offer tours too.

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When autumn arrives, Paris turns a gorgeous shade of auburn – perfect for leisurely park strolls. But the leaves aren’t the only things alive with colour at this time of year. On the third weekend of October, the annual FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair takes place at the dazzling Grand Palais. Want us to paint you a picture of what to expect? Think displays from an amazing 1,500 artists and exhibitions speckling the city.

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When struggling to decide where to go in October half-term, Italy is always a good idea! From the high-teen temperatures to the amazing array of ways to fill your days, Rome is a winner for a family holiday. Gladiator fans small and tall will be wowed as the city’s legendary landmarks appear before their eyes! The most famous sights include the Colosseum and Pantheon to name just two.

Think you’ve made your mind up about where to go for your October half-term getaway? Book a break and the countdown can begin!

Posted: 3rd Sep 2019. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas