Witness the changing season in full glory this October Half-Term

14 September 2022

With the October half-term holidays just around the corner, gather family and friends and fall in love with the changing season at Macdonald Resorts. 

From the shorts of the Solent to the evergreen Scottish Highlands and the southern tip of Snowdownia National Park, guests can make treasured staycation memories by taking a relaxing break in some of the most beautiful areas of the UK this October half-term.  

Kids will love the freedom and fun packed days of resort life and a self-catering stay during the school holidays - with the option to eat at restaurants on site when want a night off - gives you the flexibility you need to keep everyone happy. It''s home from home, but in a setting that feels like another world. 

Spey Valley Resort, Aviemore

Spey Valley Resort is the ideal staycation for those looking to discover the wonderous Cairngorms National Park which has everything from castles and distilleries to family attractions. 

Aviemore is on the doorstep to a fantastic range of activities for all of the family including Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Funicular Railway, offering magnificent mountain views. Other family attractions include Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Loch Morlich with its famous sandy beaches and water sports and much more. Keen golfers will be in full swing with the fantastic Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, just minutes away.

Elmers Court Resort, New Forest

An area rich with maritime history, Georgian market towns, nature reserves and coastal adventures Elmers Court offers the best of both worlds; country and coast. Take in the wonders of the nearby New Forest and explore picturesque Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst.

The Isle of Wight ferry is a 5 minute walk from the resort and then you're on the island after just 40 minutes sail. The historic Southampton is within driving distance, as is the popular seaside town of Bournemouth.

Young families will love visiting Peppa Pig World and The Lost Kingdom, both popular theme parks near Southampton.  James Bond fans and motor enthusiasts will love the National Motor Museum and history lovers shouldn't miss a day at Bucklers Hard.

Manor House, Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Plas Talgarth Resort, Snowdonia

Situated on the southern top of Snowdonia National Park, we know you'll love the mix of small Welsh towns and villages, picturesque resorts and harbours at Plas Talgarth Resort!

Drive east of Pennal and within 10 minutes you will arive in the popular market town of Machynlleth. Here you'll find local arts and crafts, mountain bike trails, plenty of Welsh history and more.

Drive West and discover the Dyfi Estuary, stunningly beautiful beachs at Aberdyfi. The perfect destination for occupying the kids, visit nearby Talyllyn Steam Railway and King Arthurs Labyrinth - a series of magical underground tunnels where you can uncover stories from Welsh folklore and may just find dragons, giants and more. 

Plas Talgarth Resort

Forest Hils Resort, Aberfoyle

Perched on the banks of Loch Ard, Forest Hills Resort sits at the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, making it the ideal base for exploring the lochs, mountains and forests.

For great walks, bike trails, ranger activities and more visit the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just up the hill from Aberfoyle village. This 50,000-acres forest park extends from the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to the mountains of Strathyre. 

If you're looking to get really active then visit our neighbours Go Country. Their wide range of activities include fabulous floating water park, paddle boarding, canoe and kayak hire. Just north of Averfoyle you'll find Go Ape, where brace to explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course and the UK's longest zip line!

Forest Hills

Lochanhully Resort, Carrbridge

Nestled in the woodland bordering Aviemore, you'll find the tranquil Lochanhully Resort, undoubtedly one of our most peaceful Scottish resorts. Our traditional woodland cabins located around a small lochan offer guests a secluded escape, we're also pet-friendly so your dogs won't miss out on the fun this half-term. 

Located within the Cairngorms National Park this resort is only 20 minutes from the tourist centre of Aviemore, the UK's largest winter sports area, and only thirty minutes from the Highland capital Invernest and the stunning Moray Firth Coast. 

Nearby attractions include the Cairn Gorm mountain, and Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is less than a 5 minute drive from the resort and features thrilling rides and fun activities for kids of all ages (big and small!).

Lochanhully Resort Offers