Cheap UK October half-term holiday and theme park deals for a family staycation from £9pppn

FAMILIES who missed out on a summer holiday this year can start planning ahead for the October half term.

Hotels, holiday parks and theme parks all have a number of great deals to welcome back kids next month.

Holidays abroad are looking more unlikely than ever, with popular destinations including France, Spain and Greece facing quarantine restrictions, meaning Brits are unable to visit without self-isolating on their return for two weeks.

Instead, staycation holidays are on the rise, with campsites across the UK selling out this summer, and similar demand expected for the October half-term.

Director of Blackpool Tourism Alan Cavill said half term is the busiest time, something which is expected to continue this year despite the pandemic.

He told Sun Online Travel: "For autumn and winter, there is a pent up demand for people.

"Our busiest week is October half term week as people don't want to go abroad and they take holidays in Blackpool as one of the few places that is open and still doing stuff.

"A lot of our attractions can still function when weather is bad, such as the Blackpool Illuminations you can drive through."

If you fancy getting away for the half-term week, there are some great deals you can already book in, as long as you're quick.

  • Two to seven nights at Parkdean- from £99
  • Three to seven nights at Pontins – from £109
  • Three nights at Haven – from £139
  • Three nights at Park Holidays – from £157
  • Two nights at Away resorts – from £186
  • Thre nights with Holiday cottages- from £197
  • Seven nights with Sykes cottages – from £242
  • Three nights in cottages and apartments with Snaptrip – from £270

Theme parks are also open again, with many offering cheaper deals and new experiences.

Alton Towers is once again launching Fright Night, their Halloween themed annual festival with scary mazes and experiences.

Legoland and Thorpe Park also have deals from day tickets to longer stays at their own hotels on-site:

  • Alton Towers October half-term breaks with day tickets and hotel stays – from £34pp
  • Thorpe Park October half-term breaks including Fright Night day tickets and hotel stays – from £42pp
  • Legoland October half-term breaks with day tickets and hotel stays – from £92pp

Fancy a last minute holiday this weekend? With the heatwave to hit 28C, there are some great bargains if you can go away in the next few days.

If you still want to head abroad, Cyprus remains one of the safest options with some of the lowest new daily coronavirus infections.

We've also rounded up cheap half-term deals to Paphos, Ayia Napa and Larnaca, starting from just £237pp.

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