With summer well and truly over, Christmas still a few months off and school dragging on, October half term holidays to Europe are the perfect pick-me-up for the whole family. With the crisp air and colorful foliage providing a stunning backdrop, there's no better time to discover Europe's enchanting landmarks and hidden gems. As you wander through the quaint streets of Paris or indulge in the culinary delights of Rome, you'll find that many of Europe's top attractions are less crowded, allowing you to soak up the sights at your own pace (great when little ones are in tow). But it's not just about sightseeing.
October is also a month of celebrations in Europe, with festivals and events taking place all across the continent. From the famous Oktoberfest in Germany to spooky Halloween festivities, there's plenty of fun to be had for all ages. October half term holidays to Europe are also ideal for exploring the different types of transport (ideal for train or boat obsessed youngsters) that connect the remote corners of the continent. Chug your way across Sweden in a glass roofed train carriage or hop aboard a boat for a day to go and spot dolphins. So why not pack your bags and spend your October half term holidays in Europe? With its mild weather, stunning scenery, and endless array of attractions and events, it's the perfect time to experience the magic of this beautiful continent.
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If it's a spot of sun you're after on your October half term holidays to Europe, head south for blue skies and warm temperatures. Enjoy an island-hopping holiday to Greece; a sunny stay on the island of yprus (home to beautiful beaches and some excellent family-friendly hotels); and a cultural trip to the Spanish city of Seville where we can pair you up with an excellent guide for city tours tailored to the whole clan.
October half term is also a great time of year for a European city break. Destinations like Rome, Lisbon and Barcelona are still sunny during the autumn and warm enough to explore on foot without being slathered in sunscreen from head to toe. Spend your days soaking up culture in the many excellent museums and galleries (we can recommend the top ones to try if you've got youngsters in tow), and your evenings devouring delicious food in fantastic family-friendly restaurants.