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Our Best Family-Friendly UK Breaks for the October Half-Term Holidays

5 October 2023

What happened to the summer holidays? They seemed to flash by so quickly that if you’re anything like us, you’re feeling a tiny bit cheated!

Luckily, there’s some more holiday-time on the horizon. And here’s the good news: we’ve got a fabulous selection of family-friendly retreats all ready and waiting to help you make the most of it.

Each of these UK retreats has current availability for the October half-term holidays. You’ll also find each one boasts such a wonderful sense of unusualness, that you’ll have no problem recalling every moment of that precious holiday time.

Our tip? Nab your favourite quickly, because it won’t be free for long!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Coastal Cabins, Devon

Willow Roundhouse

Weston Longville, Norfolk, England
A unique and detail-rich off-grid retreat, lovingly crafted from natural materials and nestled amongst 20 soothing acres of Norfolk countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-7
From
£235(2 nights)
Half term availability 20th - 23rd & 25th - 27th Oct

The Warren

Dolassey, Powys, Wales
A gorgeous, glass-fronted haven with a green roof, an al fresco hot tub, and luxurious bedrooms that face the rolling hills, dreamily secluded on a friendly family farm in Powys.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 7
From
£200 / night
October half term available in The Warren. Family friendly (sleeps 7) Surrounded in open fields filled with sheep. Goats and chickens on site to meet and interact with free of charge.

Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm

St Osyth, Essex, England
Eco-friendly glamping on a working potato farm... complete with spectacular sea views.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 2(+2) per Suite
From
£80 / night
Half term availability! Prices from £120 for a Lushna Petite. £190 per night in the Lushna Mezzanine. Book two nights directly with us using code OCTOBER2023 for 15% off the accommodation price for two nights glamping in October.

Carry Farm Lodges

Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
A sumptuous trio of architect-designed rural retreats, breathtakingly secluded between sea and ancient woodland on Scotland’s unspoilt west coast.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 6
From
£405 /3 nights
October Availability in our lodges: Sandpiper (sleeping 6): Fri 6th - Fri 13th October and Sun 22nd - Sun 29th October Buzzard (sleeping 4): Mon 9th - Fri 13th October

Birdholme Glamping

Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire, England
Unwind in a luxury safari lodge with its very own hot tub, surrounded by 15 acres of woodland and lush wildflower meadows in rural Nottinghamshire.
Bedrooms: 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 (+2) per lodge
From
£640 (4 nights midweek)
Availability for Half Term: Brimstone Friday 20th October - 3 night stay Brimstone Friday 27th October - 3 night stay Osprey Monday 30th October - 4 night stay All lodges (Hawker, Brimstone, Meadow Pipit, Osprey and Fieldfare) Friday 3rd November for a 2 or 3 night stay. Each lodge sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children with a hot tub on each lodge veranda and private fire pit area.

Camber 1930

Camber, East Sussex, England
Look out over miles of fresh golden sand, from a cheerful 1930s beachfront cottage on Camber Sands that's ideal for families.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£638 (7nt)
Full availability between 19th - 31st October.

Lydcott Glamping

Widegates, Cornwall, England
A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps:
From
£100 / night
Jam First, The Pasty and Prosecco cabins are all currently available for any dates in half term. Clotted Cream cabin is available up to 26th October. The Pilchard cabin is available up to 24th October or 28th onwards. Dreckly and Proper Job cabins are available for 2 nights 23-25th or 28th onwards.

By the Wye

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per tent
Sleeps:
From
£185 / night
By the Wye have the following half term availability: Ivy (sleeps 5) is available for 3night stay 20th-23rd - £700 / River (sleeps 6) is available 4night stay 23rd-27th £1040

Coastal Cabins

Bideford, Devon, England
A selection of luxurious, award-winning hideaways for couples and families, with indulgent on-site facilities and surrounded by North Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Varies
From
£78 / night
Cabins available at Coastal Cabins Glamping near the sea in North Devon for families, or groups of families for the October Half Term. There is currently an amazing offer of 25% off, plus choose from either FREE entry to the award winning family theme park The Big Sheep, or a FREE couples session in the Wild Spa Hot Tub area on site. 3 nights from £393 (was £525).

The Water Shed

Chichester, West Sussex, England
An award-winning, eco-friendly Grand Design with a vast natural swimming pond, surrounded by the soul-soothing charms of nature and endless coastal walks in a West Sussex AONB.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
From
£8000/wk
6 night break available from 21st October still available.

East Thorne Family Roundhouses

Bude, Cornwall, England
An original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxury en-suite glamping alternative for their guests. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£160 / night
Half term availability remains - book now!

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per hut
From
£120 / night
Selected half term availability remains - book now!

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Glamping

St Osyth, Essex, England
A petite and pretty glamping site featuring Megapods, a CargoPod, Armadillas and two farm cottages with glorious countryside and estuary views.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
From
£80 / night
Half term availability! £135 per night for a CargoPod. £110 for a night in a MegaPod. Special offer: Book two nights directly with us using code OCTOBER2023 for 15% off the accommodation price for two nights glamping in October.

Cartshed Cottages

Sharrington, Norfolk, England
Experience a stylish set of barn conversions, ideal for exploring the unique beauty of North Norfolk.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cottage
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per cottage
From
£350/2n£450/3n
Half term availability this October (children 10 or over only)

Nature's Nest Glamping

Ballingham, Herefordshire, England
A luxurious collection of family and dog-friendly canvas cottages with private hot tubs, beautifully nestled amongst rolling Herefordshire countryside with soothing views of the River Wye.
Bedrooms: 3 per tent
Sleeps:
From
£175 / night
Family friendly availability for October half term

West Stow Pods

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where there's something for everyone at this glamping idyll.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 4 per unit
From
£65 /night
Selected availability left for half term and various local activities of a family nature going on!

Looking Glass Cottage

Brighton, East Sussex, England
The oldest house in Brighton curiously re-imagined as Victorian Alice in Wonderland, filled with quirky surprises and sumptuous décor, superbly located in the heart of the Lanes.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
From
£890/wk
3 night stay for half term week (Tuesday to Friday) - usually £705, but special offer of a night free at £470!

Fforest Farm

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Simplicity, adventure, and beautiful outdoor living - that's what you'll find at fforest farm.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£237 (2nts, bell tent)
Availability for both English & Welsh half-term dates with pumpkin carving sessions in both weeks!

Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham, Devon, England
An exquisite collection of luxury treehouses, a gleaming American airstream, and artisan shepherd's lodges, all with al fresco hot tubs and beautifully nestled in the scenic heart of Devonshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-5
From
£195/night
Rare 2 night treehouse break 21st October for 2 nights and 25th October for 2 night both at £950.00 for 2 people sharing. 3 night weekend treehouse stay from 27th October £1140 Shepherds Lodge stay £195.00 per night (minimum of 2 nights) * Children in all properties are charged at £20.00 per child per night * Dogs are also welcome for £50.00 per dog per stay

In the Stix

Greetham, Rutland, England
Six unique and ultra-modern geodesic domes, each with their own private kitchens, bathrooms and blissful wood-fired hot tubs in rural Rutland.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 4-6 per dome
From
£585 (4 nights midweek low season)
Half term availability remains - book now!

Blytheswood

Dunsford, Devon, England
Two cosy former bunk-rooms for slow, sustainable living, peacefully secluded amongst ancient, wildlife-steeped woodland on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 or 2 (+2) per unit
From
£50 / night (Nest)
Half term availability remains - book now!

North Star Club

Sancton, Yorkshire, England
A sumptuous country house-inspired outdoor retreat in the magical North Yorkshire woodlands, lovingly steeped in local culture.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per suite
Sleeps: 4-6 per suite
From
£165 (2 nights midweek)
Half term availability remains - book now!

Greystead Old Church

Bellingham, Northumberland, England
A celestial church conversion in the heavenly heart of the North Tyne Valley, infused with authentic Georgian style and contemporary luxury for a break that's worthy of a blessing.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£717 / week
Half term availability remains - book now!

Bamburgh Coastal Retreat

Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
A stylish, family-sized haven, elevated over the striking Northumberland Heritage Coastline with a beach in strolling distance.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1,018 / week
Half term availability remains - book now!

Ekopod

Launceston, Cornwall, England
Embrace the natural life and get some literary inspiration under clear starry skies, with the scenic backdrop of Cornwall's ‘Peaceful Valley' to keep you company.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2/4/8 per unit
From
£155 / night (geodome)
We have availability across our units for this half term and for this year we are offering short stays (2 night minimums). All our half term guests get a free pumpkin carving kit and pumpkin. For the kids Trethorne Leisure Park (12 mins from us) in addition to it's normal offering of playpark, soft play and meet the animals, is doing a spooky week with dressing up, face painting, pumpkin carving, halloween arts and crafts, live entertainment etc.

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