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Plan your half-term holiday

Children with pumpkins at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October © John Millar

Children with pumpkins at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October © John Millar

When it comes to captivating your kids in the great outdoors, there can be few better times of year than October half term.

Not only is autumn a breath-taking time to stay in one of our holiday cottages, as landscapes take on vivid tones of red, copper and gold. But as leaves and seeds tumble, the natural world becomes a treasure trove for little explorers – brimming with intriguing objects to find.

To inspire your adventures, we’ve picked out some of our favourite activities for half-term breaks in one of our holiday cottages.

Explore the wild woodland

Step into autumn woods, and you’ll find yourselves in nature’s playground. So why not take a holiday within easy reach of woodland and treat your kids to some thrilling play?

An autumn visit to the woods is a prime time for your children to check off many of our ‘50 things to do before you're 11 ¾’. Set them the challenge of finding the fattest, shiniest conkers, before stringing them up and battling it out in a Conker Champion Showdown (No. 10). Or forage for big sticks and fallen branches to build your own forest den (No. 4).

Many of our holiday cottages are located just a stone’s throw from the woods – or right in the thick of them. From the wooded valleys of Exmoor to Yorkshire’s ancient forests, you’ll find plenty of options for your woodland escapades.

Beach antics

Beaches aren’t just for summer – the seaside can be just as fun and fascinating out of season. So wrap up warm and get ready to enjoy the autumn sands and let the kids loose in their wellies for a wild race along the shoreline.

We offer a range of seaside holiday cottages, spread across the most picturesque coastal areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So whether you’ve got one child or four, you’ll find options to suit.

Save 15% on half term breaks

This autumn, you can enjoy a 15% saving on your family’s half term adventure at selected holiday cottages.

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