M&S Travel Money reveals the best value October half-term holidays around £500 per person


M&S Travel Money’s latest best value family holiday destinations research reveals some of the best value family holiday destinations this October half-term, the majority of which cost under £500 per person. Families could see their half-term holiday budget stretch even further – saving an average of £420 for a family of four on a five-night half-term getaway – by considering some alternative budget-saving locations, which enable some significant savings on flights or accommodation.

The biggest saving can be seen by those who may be looking at a beach break in Brittany, France, who could instead, consider five nights in Portugal’s Algarve. Both offer spectacular beaches and fantastic food, with a holiday in the Algarve enabling families to save as much as £952 (£219 vs £457 per person).

Families considering a trip to the popular Puglia region of Italy could instead consider a visit to historical Bulgaria. While both offer rich heritage and stunning architecture, by opting for a holiday to the county’s striking capital of Sofia, families could save an average of £308 (£182 vs £259 per person).

Families looking for sunshine this October may be considering locations such as Turkey and the Canary Islands, which both offer amazing beaches and typically have climates of around 24 degrees in October. Families opting for Tenerife in the Canary Islands could save up to £380 which is £95 cheaper per person than Turkey’s popular, Kalkan (£462 vs £557 per person).

The fishing villages and beach towns across the Greek islands are another family favourite in Europe. However, families opting for the Croatian capital of Zagreb vs Santorini, Greece, could save around £364 per family (£315 vs £406 per person). The Croatian capital offers stunning scenery, vibrant markets, and family-friendly restaurants.

For families looking to stay closer to home, savings could be made by opting for a break in the city of Cork, Ireland vs Dublin, with families able to save £96 (£216 vs £240 per person).

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