October half term is just around the corner and if you're looking for ideas for the perfect family holiday, you've come to the right place. With unpredictable weather in the UK and the allure of sun-soaked destinations abroad, we thought we'd round up some of the hottest, sunniest places to take the family this autumn.
Got kids who crave adventure? A trip to Arizona, Jordan or India will impress everyone. Children and adults will adore the Roman ruins, epic scenery and delicious food of Jordan, while an all American getaway in Arizona will allow the kids to explore their surroundings on horseback and have fun with cookouts and campfires.
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If relaxing on the beach is more your thing, Bali and Portugal should be on your radar. Think long, lazy days on the sand and kids' clubs to keep the little ones entertained. Meanwhile, Orlando is excellent in October, when the temperatures reach a pleasant 25 to 29C and the theme parks host special events for Halloween.
Fancy trying something completely different? How about spending a week exploring Greece's Ionian Islands on a catamaran? Or exploring the Andalusian coast on two wheels? A cycling holiday in Spain offers incredible views, dips in the sea and a trip to a traditional farm.
See our pick of the best sunshine holidays for October half term 2015.