Wish you were there?

I know quite a few families who didn't manage to get away this summer, but have decided to head abroad for the October half-term. And who can blame them? There are lots of fantastic activities to entertain kids across the UK (watch out for my round-up next week) but sometimes you just want guaranteed sunshine and the chance to splash about in a pool or the sea.

Children on holiday 

Thomas Cook still has some fantastic half-term bargains available – including seven nights in Tenerife at the 4 star Family Hotel in Playas Americas from £368 per child, and seven nights in Turkey from £394 per child. Or if you just fancy a day trip to Paris en famille, they've also got a great offer on with Eurostar at the moment – 4.5% KidStart savings back for your kids. Simply click here for more info.

written by Liz Jarvis