October Half Term Family Holidays

Kids go free

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.



You’re spoiled for choice at Derwent Bank in the Northern Lake District. An idyllically located base for a family autumn holiday, set on the shores of Derwenwater, with gorgeous gardens, outdoor space and a thrilling range of walks and activities to tackle. Take a hike to explore some of lakeland's finest fells or head to the water if you're brave enough for the early season temperatures!

Or perhaps the Yorkshire Dales is calling? Just a few miles from Malham’s famous cove in the Southern Yorkshire Dales meanwhile, Malhamdale lets you take on the challenge of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, tramp the Dales Way and delve underground to find stalactites and stalagmites galore. Perfect for an autumnal escape before winter sets in. 

So, don't just had a family half term holiday - go on a real family adventre!
Did you know? Under 11s go FREE on our UK Family Walking Adventures.

Northern Lake Disctict

Derwent Bank

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