October Half Term Breaks


Scotland Holiday 2013” by David Sim, licenced under CC BY 2.0

Because different parts of the United Kingdom breakup for their October half term breaks at different times of the month, it gives way to a staggered holiday, where no one misses out because of over-booking. It allows families to take a week’s break and get away from the hustle and bustle for a while, escaping to serene places such as Crieff Hydro where there is year round entertainment for the kids at some very affordable rates.

Touring Scotland

Scotland has so much to offer, from stunning and breath-taking scenery to fun things for the kids, architecture and historical interests for adults and some all-round great fun. Staying in a central location like the Peebles Hydro gives you the opportunity to walk the trails of the Scottish Borders and explore the capital Edinburgh on day trips to the city. During the half term break you will be able to indulge the run up to Halloween and take the kids to see the Real Mary King’s Close and other gruesome but fun places.



Edinburgh” by Moyan Brenn, licenced under CC BY 2.0

Taking the Kids on the Cheap

It’s a well-known point that you can usually expect to pay a little more in some areas during the half term because school holidays are always times of peak demand for hotels. However, places such as the Hilton at Coylumbridge offer free places for children under the age of 18, who share the room with their parents. Also, they offer free food to kids under the age of 10. Look out for some great half term deals around Scotland.

Without Kids?

Yes, you can still enjoy a half term break even if you don’t have children! For instance, how about Gleneagles, where you can enjoy a round or two of golf without the children? The home of the Ryder Cup has a luscious and luxurious hotel with everything you could dream of, and if you do decide to bring the kids, there’s plenty to do in the area.