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There's an autumn chill in the air, Christmas is getting closer and the shops are already packed with festive goods. Taking a break at October half-term is the last chance many will have for a holiday in 2021. Where will you escape to?
Getting it right in October can be tricky, but we've rounded up some sure-fire winners for a successful break. October half-term is a great time to recharge those batteries ahead of the long winter months - whether you crave sunshine or want to feed your mind and soul.
Many people will opt for some early winter sun at this time of year, trips to the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Florida and the Red Sea in Egypt are all firm favourites. For those looking to keep costs down, the Spanish Costas, including the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca with perennial favourite Benidorm, are hugely popular and won't break the bank.
Majorca is also a good bet, along with more exotic options such as Morocco. Cyprus is still warm, as are some of the Turkish resorts and Crete in the Greek islands. Malta is also a good option at this time of year while the Algarve in southern Portugal will also give you a well-deserved break without busting your wallet. Just check the temperatures for the resort you plan to travel to.
Another great idea is a city break. Europe's capital cities offer a fantastic short break option for families, as well as people travelling without children. Paris, Berlin and Rome are just a starting point.
From exciting events in your local area to excellent staycation destinations, make the most of your October half term break with these kid-friendly activities the whole family will enjoy.Read moreabout 10 things do to do this October half term
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