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Family holiday ideas for the October mid-term

The October midterm is the perfect time for a family getaway. School is out and many parts of the world still have fabulous sunshine and warm temperatures. Before the winter months close in, that last taste of sunshine is essential to avoid back to school blues. School holidays are the busiest times of the year for family travel, so early booking is essential. For a blissful week away, we have several suggestions that include tropical islands, bustling cities, and safari adventures for a short trip that creates long lasting memories.

Marrakech, Morocco

A sunny, same-time-zone getaway that will earn you brownie points with teens. Marrakech is a beautiful and culturally rich location for all the family to enjoy. Kids will love exploring the bustling medina, taking in the sights and smells of mixed spices, food stalls, and apothecaries. Marrakech is the perfect adventure for a family looking for something out of the ordinary. We have excellent partnerships with some of the best family-friendly hotels in Marrakech. From the Four Seasons Resort to the elegant riad property of the Royal Mansour, we can recommend the best property for your family. The red city is guaranteed to whisk you into another world in the blink of an eye.

Tenerife, Spain

An ideal close-to-home spot with beautiful beaches and acres of space for kids to let off steam! It stays warm year-round, with temperatures in the low to mid-20s even in December. Tenerife has a wide variety of excursions for all the family to enjoy such as surfing, submarine safaris, and helicopter rides. In addition to the delicious Canarian cuisine on offer, most restaurants are accustomed to catering for children so peaceful mealtimes are guaranteed. We recommend staying in the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Abama. This resort is excellent and their kids’ programme makes it perfect for a fun-filled family holiday. With 11 gastronomic restaurants, there is sure to be something for every occasion and to everybody’s taste.

South Africa

From the city of Cape Town to the vast safari reserves of the Eastern Cape, South Africa is the ideal destination for your first taste of Africa. A highlight of any South African holiday is a safari in one of the country's Big Five reserves. The South African rand offers great value to the euro, so there has never been a better time to visit. While staying in the Western Cape, delve deep into the culture and heritage of South Africa. Take a trip out to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nelson Mandela was notoriously imprisoned.

Florida, USA

October is a great time to take the family to Florida for visits to the big theme parks. This is one of the best times of the year to visit as the weather is still warm, but less humid than during the summer. We can arrange unlimited admission to Universal Studios, fast passes to skip queues and early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Fun for all the family, there is something in this trip for everyone to geek out over. Visit Miami with your family and become immersed in its rich culture. Visit the Cuban district of Miami and stroll down Ocean Drive, home to the world’s greatest collection of Art Deco buildings. Perhaps you might also like to spend the day at the beach with sun loungers and lunch service.

Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, is an ideal destination to visit over the October mid-term. Think fabulous sunshine, crystal clear water and white sand. Combined this creates a little piece of heaven, perfect for relaxing after a busy school term. Ideal for families, there are endless land and sea adventures to enjoy. Spend a week in paradise, staying in luxury chic accommodation and enjoying unforgettable experiences. You can also fly direct from Dublin to Paphos airport, another reason to spend your October mid-term in beautiful Cyprus.

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