October Half Term Holidays

Pumpkin-spiced everything has invaded the cafes and even Santa's peeking around the corner!  Yep, the holiday buzz is building, and you know what that means - October half term holidays are your golden ticket to sneak in that final escape of 2023! 

Where to holiday in October?

Need some inspiration? The October half term holidays are the ideal time to grab some last-minute vitamin D before winter sets in. And you don’t have to travel far! Europe is packed full of cheap and cheerful sunny breaks. But it can be a bit tricky to get it right. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the top October holiday deals for you!

Where is it still hot in October?

The Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, and Benidorm in Spain are a sure bet for sunny days that won’t hurt your wallet. The Canary Islands are also an autumn sun favourite with Tenerife boasting a glorious 23 degrees, and home to the famous Siam waterpark. 

Antalya in Turkey is also a no-brainer for warm temperatures, with thrilling water parks galore! While Cyprus is still averaging a toasty 27 degrees, Crete has the hottest weather in Greece, and the Algarve in Portugal is budget-friendly and blissfully sun-soaked.

It’s also a good idea to check the typical October weather of the resort you're going to. You can use our Where's Hot When guide to help you nail it. But first, let’s take a look at the best October half-term holidays for your pre-winter escape!


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October half term holidays to Turkey

What’s a toasty 24 degrees in October and packed full of half term thrills for the whole family? Antalya in Turkey is the ultimate playground for families. We're talking epic All Inclusive hotels with waterparks, kids clubs that are basically mini wonderlands, and those oh-so-pretty beachfront spots for sandcastle building. And then there’s exploring the historic sites in Bodrum or doing cannonballs into the crystal-clear waters of Dalaman.

October half term holidays to Greece

Ready to turn those October school holidays into an epic Greek escape? You could be exploring ancient wonders one day and making a splash in turquoise waters the next – it's the ultimate family adventure! Unleash your inner history buffs with ancient sites, laze on golden beaches, or dive into bustling markets. And hold onto your hats – we're talking dreamy resorts in Crete and Corfu with all the bells and whistles, just waiting to make your fam feel like VIPs.

October half term holidays to Cyprus

Spice up your October holidays with a Cyprus escape. Think endless waterpark fun in Ayia Napa, uncovering ancient secrets in Paphos, sculpting sandcastles on Protaras' pristine beaches, and soaking up local life in Larnaca. With temperatures still warm and welcoming, Cyprus is the ultimate destination for sunny adventures with the family. Culture, relaxation, and Mediterranean vibes – it's all here!

October half term holidays to Portugal

Want something budget-friendly, with endless family fun? Portugal's Algarve is calling! Imagine long beach days, exploring castle wonders in Silves, dolphin spotting off Lagos' coast, and enjoying a taste of traditional Portuguese cuisine in Albufeira. The Algarve's warm weather and family-friendly vibes create the ultimate playground for October half-term adventures.

October half term holidays to Spain

Ready for an incredible October half term in Spain? Why not head to the Canary Islands for beach paradise – from Fuerteventura's sand dunes to Lanzarote’s Playa Blanca. Plus, you’ve got pleasant kid-approved attractions galore like Tenerife's Teide National Park and Gran Canaria’s Aqualand Maspalomas. Or hit Spain's Costas for that perfect mix of sun, sea, and culture. 

October half term holidays to Malta

Want almost guaranteed good weather? With an average of around 300 days of sunshine a year, Malta's the place to be! Explore historic Valletta's treasures, unwind on the stunning beaches of Blue Lagoon, and dive into family fun at Bugibba Water Park. Malta's perfect for exploring ancient sites, uncovering turquoise coves and savouring local flavours.