The October half-term holiday is a great opportunity to take your family on a break - but it can be hard to get good value at this time of year. So you're going to love these great money-saving October half term holiday deals.
Take your pick from the best buys below!
Cheap half term hotels
Travelodge - rooms from £25
Prices: from £25 per night
Travelodge currently have an autumn sale, with rooms going from just £25 this October half term. (Though unfortunately, the £25 deal doesn't include London).
This special saver rate is valid for stays between 1 October and 30 November 2013.
Travelodge also offer:
- All you can eat breakfast buffet for £7.65
- Kids eat for FREE at breakfast*
- Online meal deal that lets you choose from any main course, starter or dessert, plus a drink for just £9.95!
* Ask Travelodge staff for details of the kids breakfast offer
Premier Inn - rooms from £29
Prices: from £29 per night
Premier Inns are always a reliable choice when planning a break, with over 600 locations across the UK and prices starting from just £29.
Most of the very cheapest rooms are currently for winter bookings, but you can still pick up some October half-term bargains.
But as well as offering good value, we're big fans of Premier Inn's level of service. They're very family friendly:
- They offer larger rooms for families at no extra cost
- Under 16s can stay and eat breakfast for FREE* (and the breakfast is pretty good!)
- Full separate kids menu in their restaurants
- Most Premier Inns offer free kids activity packs on arrival - ask at reception
* Up to 2 children (under 16) eat breakfast for FREE with every adult Premier breakfast that is ordered
Prices: 4* UK hotels from £49
Lastminute specialises in getting you great deals on hotels and short breaks at, yes, the last minute. Even in the run up to half term, you can often find rooms at highly reduced rates if they haven’t been booked up.
Right now Lastminute has an excellent autumn sale with many hotels at half price - which means you can bag quite a posh 4* break from as little as £49.
Superbreak features some great value half term holidays and hotel deals. There's a lot of choice, so you're sure to find a money-saving half term holiday deal that suits your tastes and your pocket.
Our top picks for half term are:
- 3* London hotel package - £53pp
- 3* London hotel + Madame Tussauds - from £53.85pp
- 3* York hotel, 2 nights + dinner - £64.50pp
- 4* Edinburgh hotel - £34.50pp
Cheap half term holiday breaks
Prices: Tickets and one night stay at 3* Hotel for a family of four in London from £51.50pp
Calling all Harry Potter fans! The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London takes a look at all the hard work that went into making the Harry Potter films. Explore the mind-blowing sets, marvel at Hogwart’s Great Hall and walk along the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley. Kids and adults alike will find the green screen technology and animatronics from the movie fascinating. Breakfast is included, and the price includes a hotel stay for one night and the ticket to this magical tour.
Be flexible on dates for the best prices - we advise booking now as this deal gets booked up fast!
Want more info on the Harry Potter Tour? See our full guide to Harry Potter Tour half term deals.
Legoland Windsor - short breaks from £99 + kids go FREE
Prices: Legoland short breaks from £99 (kids go FREE)
Budget Family Breaks offers exclusive discount tickets and hotel packages to Legoland Windsor.
You can get four tickets to Legoland (complete with overnight hotel stay) for less than £100.
That's great value - a ticket to Legoland Windsor for a family of four normally costs £169.20 (and that's just the price of the ticket with no hotel).
October half term holiday deals don’t come with bigger discounts than this. Book your discount Legoland break here.
Want more info on Legoland? See our full guide to Legoland Windsor half term deals.
Haven Holidays - 4 night breaks for under £100
Prices: 4 night breaks for less than £100 for the whole family
A clever way to bag a cheap half term holiday deal is to book a self-catering cottage, chalet or caravan. (Forget the cramped caravans you had holidays in as a kid - Haven's caravans are pretty plush!)
Haven Holidays has 35 family friendly parks across the UK in lovely scenic locations by the coast - and each park comes with its own unique attractions (such as heated swimming pools, kids clubs and free evening entertainment). Bag a family break for under £100.
Want more info on Haven? See our full guide to cheap family holidays in the UK.
Pontins holiday parks - half term holidays from £69
Prices: October half term holiday deals from £69 per apartment
Old Pontins was bought by Britannia Hotels and the spanking New Pontins are offering massive promotional sales and half-term savings. New Pontins has five coastal holiday parks around the UK offering cheap half term holidays and they are all decked up for half-term. There is something for everyone - whether it is live entertainment or mountain biking or a nice relaxing heated swimming pool. And with half term holiday deals from just £69, who can argue with that?
Want more info on Pontins? See our full guide to cheap family holidays in the UK.
Rural breaks with Coast and Country Cottages - from £7.58 per person, per night!
Prices: From £318.50 for a family of 6 for 7 days / £7.58 per person per night
Imagine a warm fireplace, snug rugs and stunning views outside. Booking a cottage on the coast or in the country not only makes for a charming and often cheap half term holiday - these cottages also give you tonnes of space (both inside and out) to do what you want. And all from as little as £7.58 per person per night!
Chessington World of Adventure half term breaks
Prices: Varies according to dates and hotel - kids go FREE on selected dates (only until 18 October)
Stay at Chessington World of Adventures this October half term and enjoy one of the UK's best theme parks (and exotic wildlife) right outside your door!
Enjoy thrilling rides, a zoo, a sea life centre, fun wildlife lectures with experts, and a whole lot more family fun. (Make sure you don't miss the Vampire rollercoaster or the Madagascar Live entertainment experience).
If you book before 18 October, kids go free too!
Want more Chessington World of Adventures deals? See our full guide to the best Chessington discounts.
Jet off for some half term sun for under £100!
Prices: 7 night European breaks from £88pp
You don't need to stay in Britain for a cheap break this October half term. Why not whisk the family away to warmer climes for some autumn sun?
Whether you just want a quick getaway for a couple of days, or to leave school behind for the whole week, have a look at easyJet Holidays' bargain half term breaks.
There are loads of flexible deals on offer that can fit into any busy family schedule - and by booking the flight and the hotel together, you can get some massive savings.
Here are just some of the current offers:
- 7 night break in the Algarve, Portugal from £88pp (2 and 3 night breaks also available)
- 7 night break in Costa Brava, Spain from £105pp (2 and 3 night breaks also available)
- 7 night break in Rome from £204pp (2 and 3 night breaks also available)
Half term Disneyland Paris deals - up to 40% OFF!
Prices: Varies according to dates and hotel - but up to 40% OFF for half term
October half term is the perfect time to visit Disneyland Paris. The park is less busy than in the summer, but the weather's still warm - and there are spectacular Halloween parades and Bonfire Night firework displays on show, making for a truly magical break!
What's more, Disneyland Paris are currently running some huge discounts, which are available when booking a half term break.
Right now you can save:
- Up to 40% OFF Disneyland tickets + hotels, or
- Get 1 night and 1 day FREE for Halloween and Bonfire Night
Want more Disneyland Paris deals? See our full guide to the best Disneyland Paris discounts.
Other October half term holiday deals and ideas
See London attractions for less
London is packed with attractions that are perfect for half term - but the costs of visiting them can quickly mount up.
Luckily, we've rounded up some fantastic discounts and voucher codes so you can see the best that London has to offer for cheap this half term.
- London Dungeon - 30% OFF
- London Eye discounts
- Madam Tussauds - 25% OFF
- London Zoo - up to 33% OFF
- Tower of London - 23% OFF
Plus lots more discounts for half term!
Experience days for kids - half term discounts
Whatever your kids are into - pony-trekking or go-karting, climbing or indoor surfing, being a zoo-keeper or a spy - there's an experience day out there for them.
We've rounded up our favourite experience days, and provided discount codes for each one. With discounts of up to 20% on offer, you can treat the kids to a really special half term treat that they won't forget in a hurry.
In fact, these experience days may just make their half term!
We hope that you found these October half term holiday deals useful. Have you got any tips or half term deals we've missed? Let us know by commenting below - or get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com