We're heading into the last days of summer now, which means Autumn will soon be here, so now's the time to look ahead to October half term breaks in the UK. Don't leave it too late because this is a popular time of year for large group family holidays. It's a great opportunity to get away with the kids and extended family, to reconnect and be happy.
What adds to the fun of October half term breaks in the UK is that it usually coincides nicely with Halloween so you can get into the spirit of things and make it a part of your holiday - all the dressing up, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and one of our favourite games, wrapping the mummy! All you need is plenty of loo roll and a couple of willing participants, then you see who can wrap the mummy the quickest! Guaranteed to get you giggling – and imagine the hilarious photos!
One of the best things about this time of year is the glorious Autumn colours, the reds and golds of the turning leaves; there's something almost magical about wrapping up in coats and scarves and being a part of it, getting out into the countryside and strolling through woodlands ankle deep in leaves. Catch them as they flutter down on the breeze, keep the best ones to take home and press between the pages of books – a little momento of your half term holiday. The most spectacular displays can be seen at places like Stourhead, Hestercombe and Westonbirt Arboretum; if it's not far from your group accommodation, plan a day out.
Hopefully, we'll see some Autumn sunshine but if not, don’t worry because the beauty our holiday houses and cottages is that they have plenty to keep all ages smiling whatever the weather's doing. There are indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, games rooms, movie rooms, and the cosiest BBQ lodges where you can snuggle up beneath the twinkly lights in warm blankets and toast marshmallows to your heart’s content. And you know what makes it even better? It’s ALL YOURS! You don’t have to share any of it with anyone!
How wonderful... those cosy bedtime stories with the kids, settling down together with big bowls of popcorn to watch a movie, gathering in front of the log fire with hot crumpets oozing with butter; moments to savour, memories to treasure. Take a look at our availability for October half term breaks in the UK and book your stay today! 🍂