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Half term holidays for the whole family
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Image owned by Elizabeth

 

As we well and truly say goodbye to summer’s warm weather and long nights, it’s time to look forward to autumn’s pleasures; cosy pubs, evenings by the fire and the half term holiday are all just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to start planning ahead and looking forward to a holiday the whole family can enjoy.

Need inspiration? Check out our top destinations at home and abroad for a fun and hassle free holiday this half term…

Go abroad

As the summer season draws to a close, so too do the summer prices – Europe’s best holiday destinations are more affordable than just a few months before, and savvy travellers have been taking advantage of late-season deals for years. If you’re holding out for a week beachside, not to worry; destinations like Spain and Greece still benefit from beautiful weather, with more bearable temperatures. So pack your beach towel and get ready for a relaxed family holiday in destinations like…

The Canary Islands – When it comes to fuss-free holidays, it doesn’t get much better than all inclusive, and the Canary Islands have their fair share of resorts to offer whether you’re looking to splash out or are travelling on a strict budget. Why not pick up a car hire in Tenerife and explore on your own terms? Or kick back in Lanzarote with your choice of packages geared at families – with daytime activities for the little ones, you can lounge under the sun, make the most of exciting evening entertainment and spend some time together enjoying something new.

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CyprusWhy not try the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean on for size? The resort island of Cyprus is the place to be – you can enjoy decadent Greek flavours, unwind surrounded by a stunning landscape, and enjoy history and culture all in one half term week away from home. From the affordable all-inclusive to indulgent five-star villas, you have plenty of accommodation options to choose from, many of which that are geared towards families with kid’s clubs, flexible dining options and exciting water sports to keep you occupied morning, noon and night.

 

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Image owned by Garnet Hill

 

Stay close to home

You don’t need to spend thousands of pounds or travel long-distances to feel far away from home – there are great destinations all over the UK that offer affordable holiday options. Particularly if you’re travelling with small children, packing up the car can be a more flexible way to get from A to B than flying; you have the freedom to travel on a schedule that suits you and can avoid luggage and liquid restrictions that often make travelling a chore.

If you’re thinking of getting away but not quite sure your family vehicle can handle the strain, take a load off with a hire car. We have car hire locations all over the UK and each of our vehicles are fully serviced and ready to ride. With one less thing to worry about, you can focus your attention on enjoying destinations like…

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Centre Parcs – These guys are the experts in family holidays and it’s not difficult to see why. Offering both overnight accommodation and day visits at five different locations around the UK there’s amazing indoor and outdoor activities at Centre Parcs  to help you get active, along with special programmes for under 3’s and under 7’s. From archery to fencing, subtropical swimming and mini golf, you can pack your schedule full of family fun. There’s fun for grown ups, too – get pampered with a massage in the spa or indulge in a little retail therapy at the handful of beautiful stores on site selling everything from designer sunglasses to home-wares.

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Image owned by Andrew Hurley

 

Blackpool Illuminations – Take advantage of the longer nights at the stunning Blackpool Illuminations – first started in 1879, more than 3 million visitors have stopped by during the 73-night run to see the amazing 3D light displays in action. The light show stretches more than 6 miles and is free for visitors to enjoy. Coupled with other great daytime attractions like Blackpool Zoo and Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool is the perfect destination for an affordable family holiday by car.

What will you get up to during half term?

 

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