Half term is on the horizon, and if you’re anything like me you’ve only just started thinking about it. With the English weather having turned, I’m thinking that a bit of sun wouldn’t go a miss, so we’ve turned to our friends at Family Traveller who have agreed to share their top 10 all-inclusive holidays for October half-term. Sophie Butler likes the idea of a fun holiday with the bonus of no additional costs to be paid for at the end, and has sought out some pretty fabulous looking all-inclusive resorts that have everything from kids clubs, to waterparks, and of course delicious food and drink.
Let your children’s imaginations run wild with the Medieval/Camelot-themed world of Castleland, an amazing play area that offers a mini football pitch, pool with waterslides and a themed restaurant. The Dream Gran Castillo is situated just outside the resort of Playa Blanca, and a short walk from the beautiful Playa de Papagayo beach. In addition to their Castleland play area it also offers a 5D cinema and spa with thalassotherapy centre, and four restaurants with a variety of international cuisine.
This family-focused resort has bundles to offer, from their Kids’ Camp and 24-hour nanny service, to their Xbox Play Lounges, Scratch DJ Academy and Pirates’ Island Waterpark. In the evenings teenagers can head off to Club Liquid, a no adults area with music and activities. The hotel is alongside a beautiful white-sand beach, and also offers kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, children’s scuba-diving and paddleboarding – plus kids-only swim-up pool bars.
22 acres of landscaped gardens that encircle a white-sand beach- pure paradise. While your children enjoy activities such as DJ classes, baking, facepainting or pyjama parties, you can relax and soak up the sun. There’s also a Heros Crèche and Kids Club for children aged up to 11, and an entertainment programme of children’s shows and film showings. They also offer a great ‘dine-out’ package, so families can enjoy meals outside of the resort on an all-inclusive basis.
Whether your treating the children to a kiddy fruit juice cocktail, or encouraging them to learn new dance moves at a traditional Balinese cultural performance, the kids will always be running around and having fun. The hotel is built of beautiful local wood with views over coconut groves and the beach. This relaxing paradise has two restaurants and a spa, plus activities such as ‘flying trapeze’ circus school, golf tuition and windsurfing.
Nimyama offer the great Explorers kids club at their resort, the first kids’ club in the Maldives to take under-threes! Activities include exciting theme days such as Jungle Safari and Pirates & Princesses. Older children and tweens can enjoy beach cricket, pool Olympics, snorkelling safaris and masterchef sessions. This gorgeous hotel is built and decorated in the traditional Maldivian style and is a short seaplane flight from Male.
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, this stylish modern resort lies in the midst of pine forest and along a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. Kids will love their exclusive swimming pool, and for a little extra can enjoy ROBY swimming school classes. The selection of sports and watersports is inclredible, with everything from surfing to sailing. If you prefer land sport why not enjoy their 11 clay tennis courts and three floodlit practice walls? The best part? You and your kids may spot sea turtles swimming past the dock.
Shandrani Resort has too many children’s activities to count! Let them run about finding tresure treasure, dance, paint, or get their faces painted at the on-site kids’ club. The on-site babysitters can take the reigns if parents want a special date night in one of this stylish resort’s five restaurants. This is an exotic hideaway that allows guests to be as active or as relaxed as they wish.
Built in the centre of a beautiful pine forest in Puglia and alongside the gorgeous sandy shores, Robinson Club Apulia is heaven for active families. The resort has five pools (one with a waterslide) to choose from, silica sand tennis courts, archery lessons, go-karting, boating, beach volleyball, football, basketball, and so much more! Whilst the children are in running around and having fun challenging themselves with new activities why not head to the WellFit Spa and relax?
The Levante Beach Resort has an amazing full-on activity programme with tonnes of sports and crafts to choose from! They are great childcare facilities here with complimentary clubs provided for children aged two years and over. Whether your into mountain biking, beach volleyball, waterpolo or watersports there’s something for all of the family.
Enjoy a family trip to Corfu with exceptional watersports activities. Splash around in a canoe or pedalo, or have fun in the Mini & Teens Clubs at this stylish resort. Parents can enjoy free aerial yoga and a complimentary 30-minute MarBella wellbeing massage, plus access to the sauna and hammam. The beautiful resort has so muhc to offer from their children’s pool, dedicated kids menus, and early meal sittings, to playing among the olive groves in the landscaped gardens.
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