It’s been a strange week so far, winter weather conditions one moment, blue skies and sun the next, but it’s clearly not just me that is confused judging by my mail in-box.
So far I have been offered some great discounts off sunglasses, holiday discounts for October half term and in my local supermarket I was confronted by row upon row of Christmas special offers!
So which ‘urgent’ need should I be addressing first? The up and coming school half term, our Christmas plans or our 2013 summer holiday!
I don’t know about you, but I am not quite ready to write off 2012 yet, after all it’s only the beginning of October. And, there are still things to look forward to including Halloween, Bonfire Night (and Fireworks), a number of music festivals and events, and of course the prospect of many cosy nights in. I still see plenty of opportunities for an October short break, a November get-away and a December holiday – but then I am all about the holidays!
Author: Holiday Junkie
Today’s blue skies have made me all hopeful that the October half term break could be a relatively warm and fun school holiday this year.
I have to admit that I love the October half term as it is usually the last good chance to spend a short break outside in the fresh air in the UK and Ireland before the colder weather arrives. It’s also a holiday that’s filled with happy memories of carving pumpkins outside with my children ready for Halloween fun and games.
Although this break can be chilly later in the day, there is usually plenty of sunshine that means you can make good use of the day. If you are doing pumpkin carving though, do it earlier in the day, one year I did it later in the day and my fingers had gone numb with cold by the time we had finished!
There are lots of great places to stay on a half term break but with the nights becoming cooler a cosy holiday cottage is ideal. There are plenty of good family sized self catering holiday cottages and at this time of year there is quite good availability. If you are looking for some inspiration we have put together a list of great family cottages ideal for the half term break.
Of course if you are looking for something a little cheaper or something with lots of kids activities lined up for the school half-term then it is well worth considering a holiday park. The accommodation is heated and cosy and perfect for a family sized group. You will find many of the holiday parks will have an entertainment programme for the Half Term holiday which will keep your children occupied.
As the summer holidays start to draw to a close, now is a great time to get ahead of the rush and book an October Half Term holiday.
We know, it’s still sunny outside so who wants to think about the Autumn, Halloween and the approaching winter. We certainly don’t, but a quick bit of planning now will mean you have something to look forward to when you and the family returns to school and work.
The October School Half Term is the last extended break before Christmas and surprisingly it is quite often a sunny and dry one (although a bit chilly in the evenings). A holiday cottage is perfect for the October Half Term providing a great base for all your family day time activities but also somewhere warm and snug in the evening (or those odd wet days).
As a relatively big holiday, often culminating in Halloween fun, you will find lots of the UK’s attractions are open during the Half Term break, often with themed events and fun. What’s more if you stay at a lodge or static caravan on a holiday park you will find many of them run a full entertainment programme for all the family during the Half term.
So you don’t have to spend too long thinking of October and so that you can back to your summer holiday as quickly as possible take a look at our selection of holiday cottages, apartments, holiday flats, lodges and mobile homes perfect for a self catering Half Term holiday.