Last minute half term holiday bargains

10 October 2009

Savings of £150 on October half-term multi-activity holidays for children have been announced by PGL, the market leader in residential adventure breaks for children.

The new price for seven-night residential holidays starting 24 October is now £245 per child – aged seven-to-13 years - at the Boreatton Park (Shropshire), Little Canada (Isle of Wight) and Tregoyd (Brecon Beacons), or £225 at Marchants Hill in Surrey for the seven-to-16s.

Prices include full-board accommodation and a wide choice of activities – everything from abseiling to zip wire, motorsports to raft building and kayaking – plus evening entertainment. See for more details.

Savings of up to 20 per cent are being offered by Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire on more than 100 properties ideal for families looking for an October half-term break on the West Wales coast.

For example, Sandgrove (sleeps four) is a bungalow on the outskirts of the popular resort of Saundersfoot with its sandy beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants. A week’s rental from 24 October is now £309 (saving £77).

Further round the coast, Bwythyn Y Mor is a modern town house (sleeps four) just minutes from the beach and amenities of Broad Haven. New price for half-term is £287 (saving £72). Visit for more details.

Family fun at a reduced rate – with adults now paying just £119 each and children only £69 each – is the offer in Jersey this October half-term from Modern Hotels.

The above prices, based on two adults and two youngsters (aged between two-11 years) sharing, apply to arrivals between 23 and 31 October and include return Condor Fastcat crossing from Weymouth, transfers and accommodation with breakfast at the Mayfair Hotel.

This family-friendly three-star hotel is centrally located in St Helier and offers a range of facilities including indoor pool, gym, jacuzzi and steam room. For more information, visit

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