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October Half Term Holidays in the UK

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Where are the Best October Half Term Holidays in the UK?

October half term holidays in the UK are a great way to keep kids amused for a few days, or the entire week. With autumn drawing to a close, shorter daylight hours, and the possibility of winter chills, it's vital to plan your October half term break carefully.

October Half Term Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings

Cottage Trawsgoed
16 Nov - 23 Nov
-62%
£211
£81 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Trawsgoed with Hot Tub & Garden + Scenic Views

Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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Cottage Hebron
5 Oct - 12 Oct
-54%
£268
£123 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Pleasant Cottage in Hebron with Indoor Pool + Rural Views

5.0
Outstanding (20 ratings)
Hebron, Cilymaenllwyd, United Kingdom
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Apartment Aberaeron
2 Nov - 9 Nov
£58 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Aberaeron with Barbecue

5.0
Outstanding (18 ratings)
Aberaeron, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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Top 20 Destinations for an Autumn Staycation - HomeToGo

Top 20 Destinations for an Autumn Staycation

Where are the best destinations for Autumn? At HomeToGo, our search data shows that this Autumn, more and more Brits are opting for a holiday on home soil. To avoid any potential disruption and fluctuations in currency, families are playing it safe by swapping international travel for tried-and-tested destinations right here in the UK. Fortunately, there is plenty to enjoy right here on Great Britain’s green-and-pleasant lands! 

From Northumberland to the New Forest, the United Kingdom boasts some incredible spots to head to this Autumn. There are rugged forests, windswept beaches, buzzing cities and fascinating historic towns to choose from - something for everyone.


For a stress-free family trip that won’t break the bank, try out one of these British destinations - your nerves, and your wallet will thank you. 


We conducted a study to find out which of the UK’s varied holiday locations are the best for an Autumn getaway. We looked into the following data points for a multitude of locations across the UK: 

  • Average price per night for accommodation
  • Weather in October (rainfall in mm and temperature)
  • Number of restaurants offering take-away

Key Findings


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York had the most family-friendly attractions overall - with 173 fun activities to choose from

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Hull came out top for budget-friendly holidays, with the lowest accommodation and meal prices in the list

For good weather, The Isle of Wight is your best bet - it had the lowest rainfall and warmest temperatures of all the locations in the ranking 

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The New Forest is the best spot for foodies - ranking the highest for the number of restaurants to head to for a warming meal

The Top 20 Autumn Destinations

Destination
Rank
Family-Friendly Score
Accomadation Score
Restaurant Score
Weather Score
Total Score
The Isle of Wight
1
9.84
7.89
7.09
9.34
34.16
The New Forest
2
7.14
6.72
10
8.83
32.69
York
3
10
6.85
7.65
7.94
32.14
Hull
4
6.99
10
6.35
8.77
32.11
Cambridge
5
9.57
6.67
6.2
8.58
31.02
Oxford
6
9.63
5
6.85
8.49
29.97
Blackpool
7
6.43
8.38
6.15
8.89
29.85
Northumberland
8
5.53
7.7
8.24
7.88
29.35
Weymouth
9
6.3
7.3
5.57
8.71
27.88
Loch Lomond
10
7.39
7.45
6.53
6.39
27.76
Anglesey
11
6.12
7.79
6.45
7.4
27.76
Cromer
12
5.09
8.09
5.06
9.35
27.59
Exmouth
13
5.4
7.84
5.12
8.79
27.15
Newquay
14
5.81
6.91
5.62
8.7
27.04
Falmouth
15
5.81
7.65
5.27
7.91
26.64
Keswick
16
6.27
7.4
5.38
7.1
26.15
Ilse of Skye
17
7.17
6.76
5.28
6.8
26.01
Whitby
18
5.71
7.16
5.45
7.17
25.49
Salcombe
19
5.09
5.2
5
9.01
24.3
Burford
20
5
5.69
5.01
8.43
24.13

How We Produced This Guide

We researched 5 different data points for popular holiday spots across the UK. All results were assigned a representative data point between 5 and 10, with 5 representing the lowest score and 10 the highest. To calculate these scores we used the following equation:

Score (i) = 5((i-min)/(max-min))+5

The price of accommodation score is based on the average cost (in GBP) for a one night stay between the 19th - 26th October 2019, taken from HomeToGo travel data. 

The weather score is based on the average temperature and rainfall (in mm) in each location in the month of October. A score was assigned for both and the average of these two score taken as the final 'weather' score. Data is from the ‘Holiday Weather’ site.

The family-friendly activities and restaurant scores (medium-price range) are based on the number of these businesses in each destination listed on Tripadvisor.

Please note that these numbers were relevant as of Autumn 2019 and may change. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Top Destinations for a Holiday During October Half Term in the UK

Top Destinations for a Holiday During October Half Term in the UK

Your choice of UK destination for October holidays with the kids will naturally be guided by your own interests. One way to incite your child's love of learning is to book a half term city break. Bath is the perfect destination for kids studying the Romans in history classes, Stratford-upon-Avon could be ideal for children with a love of literature, and London has such a wealth of museums and historic sites that are sure to inspire any child. More top destinations for October breaks in the UK include:

  1. Kendal, Lake District

    Active kids will adore a visit to the Lakes at any time of year, and there are plenty of outdoor pursuits centres to keep them busy. Whether you're zip-wiring down the hills, walking the treetops at Go Ape, or canoeing on Lake Windermere, your outdoor half term break will be a hit whatever the weather!

  2. Leeds

    Kids and teens will find loads of activities and interesting places to visit when you book a city break in Leeds. This solid Yorkshire city has achieved a new lease of life in recent years, and offers a vibrant culture alongside its traditional historic links to the coal mining and industrial sectors.

  3. Edinburgh

    The capital of Scotland is the gateway to the Highlands and some of the most lovely castles in the UK. Edinburgh city has a unique history, and its rambling Old Town, with its gory tales of murders in days gone by, is sure to fascinate kids of all ages.

  4. Norwich

    This capital city of Norfolk is home to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England. Norwich actually has more half-timbered houses than Stratford-upon-Avon, and a lively culture that will appeal to kids. An added benefit is its proximity to the East Coast and Norfolk Broads, so when the sun's up you can pack up some lunch and head out exploring the beaches and coastal waterways.

  5. Blackpool

    The Lancashire town of Blackpool becomes a fairytale destination from September to November when the Illuminations are shining. Kids can enjoy beach-combing, long walks up the coast, visits to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and much more, when you book an October half term holiday in Blackpool.

Best Places to Stay for October Half Term Holidays in the United Kingdom

Cottage Hebron
6 Dec - 13 Dec
-45%
£100
£55 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Hebron with Botanic Garden + Rural Views

4.8
Outstanding (23 ratings)
Hebron, Cilymaenllwyd, Wales
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Cottage Abergorlech
5 Oct - 12 Oct
-36%
£144
£92 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Lovely Cottage in Abergorlech with Private Parking

4.7
Excellent (6 ratings)
Abergorlech, Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn, Wales
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Farmhouse Islawr-dref
28 Sept - 5 Oct
-24%
£81
£62 per night
Farmhouse ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Pleasant Farm in Islawr-Dref with Garden

Islawr-dref, Dolgellau, Wales
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Information about October Half Term Holidays in the UK

😎 Quietest month April
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular accommodation types Cottage and Apartment rental
🌡️ Warmest weather 17 °C in July and August
🥶 Coldest weather 1 °C in February and January
🌧️ Rainiest months 21 rainy days in August and July

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of holiday homes are available for October Half Term Holidays in the UK?

To find an apartment and complete the planning for October Half Term Holidays in the UK, browse our top-notch selection of available Apartment rental and Cottage.

October Half Term Holidays in the UK: what's the average price for the holiday rental?

Holiday lettings in the United Kingdom cost between £141 and £215 per night.

Where I can find holiday accommodation for October Half Term Holidays in the UK that's suitable for a family or large group?

Mostly a Apartment rental is 99 m² and average capacity is 5 guests - ideal for medium-sized groups and families.

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