October Half Term Family Holidays
October half term follows the school year’s longest stretch without a break, which is why it’s the ideal time to decamp to one of our country houses for a thrilling and activity-filled family holiday. Take the chance to explore the great outdoors together as a family and reconnect with each other and the countryside around you.
October is all about long leafy walks, crisp air and the chance to hole up afterwards in a snug lounge with a hot chocolate, which is why an October half term family holiday at Brecon makes so much sense. Glorious uplands, beautiful waterfalls (some of which you can clamber behind!) and amazing wildlife await when you head out from comfy Nythfa House. Views are dominated by Pen y Fan, the highest point in the national park, which makes a terrific ascent. There are stunning steep-sided tree-lined gorges and caves just waiting to be discovered as you scuff through the leaves. The national park has also been awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status, meaning that it is one of the best places in the world to go star gazing.
Alternatively, head to the Northern Lake District for an October half term family holiday while the woodlands are ablaze with autumnal colour for an active adventure from our base at Derwentwater. The area is packed with fun and active things to do on a family day out, from guided walks with an experienced leader to cruises on the lake and visits to a farm with great views of Ullswater. Tackle the famous fells, including highest of all, Scafell Pike, and explore the pretty Eden Valley, safe in the knowledge that by visiting just after the summer months you’re exploring with fewer other visitors and you’ll probably get some of the gorgeous scenery and great views all to yourself
Did you know? Under 5s go FREE on our UK Family Walking Adventures.
OCTOBER HALF TERM FAMILY HOLIDAYS IN 2019