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October half term holidays Mark Warner

Travel this October half term to one of Mark Warner’s resorts in Greece or Portugal for some late summer sunshine and family fun. Mark Warner have been providing family friendly holidays for over 35 years and voted best Medium Activity/Sports Holiday Company and Best Medium All Inclusive Holiday Company in the British Travel Awards.

A 7 night holiday at the Mark Warner Ocean Club Beach Resort on the southern coast of the  Algarve costs £2718 for a family of four (with 2 children 11 years of age or under). The resort has four swimming pools and plenty of activities including tennis, mountain biking, swimming pools and fitness classes. The sheltered bay is ideal for watersports. The price includes flights, transfers, apartment accommodation, half board, children’s clubs for 2-13 years and  evening childcare. This holiday departs 25 October for 7 nights.

October Half Term.

Family activity week in Portugal from £795 | Activities Abroad

On an Activities Abroad family activity summer holiday the whole family can try a range of exciting activities together. This holiday is based  on the beautiful, unspoilt Alentejo coastline of Portugal where you can spend the week canoeing and orienteering, surfing, rafting in a lagoon, canoeing and cycling, zip wiring and abseiling. Activities are suitable for children aged 8 years and up with tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors.

Prices from £795 including flights from the UK and staying in apartment or villa style rooms. The hotel’s facilities include two swimming pools, jacuzzi and sauna, gym, children’s playground, mini golf and tennis court. Some meals are included in the price. Group size 4-28 people. Book NOW and save £50pp on this holiday for the first family to book on each departure date during July and August 2014.

Family Multi Activity Week in Portugal – Atlantic Coast.

2 family sized tipis Portugal on an ‘off the grid’ organic quinta Portugal | Tipping Tipis

Wow, I love the look of this place; just wish I could pack my bags and head there tomorrow. Tipping Tipis offer two 6 metre tipis on their 8 acre quinta in central Portugal. This brand new site opens in June 2013 and offers an ‘off the grid’ experience with its solar panels, local spring water for drinking and well water for washing.

The tipis come with a double bed with organic cotton sheets and a handmade quilt – a single and camp bed are also available. Both tipis have their own private shower and composting toilet. There is a large communal kitchen, lounge area plus pizza oven and bbq. You are welcome to help yourself to organic vegetables from the garden.

This area has so much to offer with its nature reserves, markets and river beaches. There’s mountain biking, horse riding and climbing school all in the locality. There is even a Geopark where you can discover tribolite fossils and cool off in a granite swimming pool.

Tipping Tipi’s has an interesting charging policy where a minimum donation of 35 euros a night for 7 nights or 40 euros per night for a minimum of three nights is asked for. The plan is to re-invest donations into developing this off-the-grid experience.

Tipping Tipis

Family rural retreat Portugal in the foothills of Peneda Gerês National Park; discover celtic ‘castros’ & ride a gerrano pony

If you are looking to escape from it all and searching for a family rural retreat with walking, hiking and cycling opportunities on your doorstep then these cottages situated in the foothills of the Peneda Gerês National Park, Northern Portugal offer just this.

The whole family will enjoy discovering Celtic ‘castros’  (fortified settlements) and medieval castles, ancient megaliths, rock carvings and dolmen graves which are over 5000 years old. Activities in the area include riding a garrano pony native to the northern part of Portugal, climbing 300 million year old granite rock faces, seeing the ‘espigueiros’ – granaries built to dry the corn crops; swimming in the lakes, rivers and waterfalls and cycling an old roman road. Wildlife includes wild boars, roe deers, foxes, eagles and the last surviving wolves.

The cottages have been recently rebuilt and are situated in the middle of the village of Sistelo which is a 90 minute drive from Porto or Santiago de Compstella in Spain. The price is 50 euros per night (a minimum 2 night stay based on 2 persons) and each additional person is 15 euros – a great base for your family holiday Portugal.

Rural Tourism | Holiday country house Peneda Gerês |

Summer family activity week Portugal from £775 inc. flights: based on the unspoilt Alentejo coastline | Activities Abroad

Spend an exciting family activity week Portugal on the beautiful, unspoilt Alentejo coastline. Staying in apartment style rooms, the hotel is perfect for families with swimming pools, children’s playground, mini-golf and tennis court to enjoy after your day’s activities.Choose from canoeing and orienteering, surfing, lagoon activity day, canoeing and cycling, zip wire and abseiling wall. Activities are suitable for children aged 8 years and up.

Prices from £775 including flights from the UK and staying in a 1 one bedroom apartment sleeping four. Some meals included. Equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors. Final cost of holiday dependent on number of activities. Holidays depart during the Summer.

Family Multi Activity Week in Portugal – Atlantic Coast.

October half term holiday: Mark Warner from £470 – save 41%; sun, fun, play and activities

Travel this October half term to one of Mark Warner’s resorts in Greece, Turkey or Portugal to grab some late summer sunshine and save 41% on your family holiday. Mark Warner have been providing family friendly holidays for over 35 years and recently been voted “WINNER” of the Family Tour Operator in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

With childcare from 4 months up to 17 years (free from 2 years), their kids clubs offer children the opportunity to learn to sail, windsurf, kayak, play tennis and mountain bike. Children as young as three can go out on the water in a Fun Boat (under supervision!) and for teenagers there is an Indy Club full of engaging activities. Great deals include:

Greece – Levante Beach Resort, Rhodes  save £265 pp (£825 pp) departing 27 October 7 nights; Lakitira, Kos save £196pp (£529pp) 7 nights

Portugal – Ocean Club Beach Resort, Algarve save £166 pp (£395 pp) departing 13 October 7 nights

Turkey – Sea Garden, near Bodrum save £254 pp (£575 pp) departing 6 October 7 nights

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Family & baby friendly accommodation; eco-guest house in Portugal, Sintra Natural Park – from £44 per room per night, under 5s stay free| Responsible Travel

Wonderful location in the centre of the Sintra Natural Park (an UNESCO Cultural Landscape, World Heritage Site). Beautiful and peaceful yet only a 35 min drive to Lisbon. Lots of activity possibilities for children – swimming pool, boule court, volleyball/badminton area, organic gardens, miles of walking & hiking at front gate trails.

Natural Park accommodation in Portugal. Travel like a local..