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10 Family Holiday Deals For Halloween Break – City Breaks and Sun Holidays

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From sun holidays to city breaks, theme park adventures to luxury five-star resorts, I’ve got 10 family holidays for Halloween break to suit all tastes and budgets.

Still searching for family holidays for Halloween break? I’ve done all the hard work for you and have some great options below to choose from. Whether you want a five-star holiday in Dubai, a beach holiday in the Canary Islands or a short break to London, I’ve got you covered. 
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TOP TIP: Prices are correct at the time of publication (1st August) but if lots of people are trying to access flights or accommodation at the same time, the prices may increase. If this happens, edit the search dates, or check back later – you may find the holiday is still available.
 

 

 
I have chosen random dates during the mid term break but you can edit the dates via the links below – you will see it is cheaper to depart the day before mid term officially starts, or return a day later.

Headline prices below are inclusive of flights and based on two adults and two children travelling, however many of the accommodation listed below can accommodate larger families – see individual deals for details.
 

 

 
If you are looking for some staycations over Halloween break – then check out this post:

15 Family staycations over Halloween Break – 2 Night stays from €241
 

 

 

1. Algarve, Flights & Apartment, 1 week: €1313

family holidays to the Algarve for Halloween break

I am a regular visitor to the Algarve, and I enjoyed a family holiday for Halloween break here last year. I love its stunning beaches, great choice of restaurants and how family friendly it is.

There are multiple flights to Faro from Ireland but I found the best value departing from Dublin on the 28th of October with Aer Lingus and returning early morning with Ryanair on the 4th of November.
 

 

 
Similarly there are many different accommodation options to choose from. I have priced a two-bedroom apartment in the 3-star Balaia Golf Village, and an apartment in the 4-star Eden Resort below, but you can find my top recommendations for family holidays to the Algarve here.

Outbound here €62pp
 
Search Inbound 4th Nov from €126pp

Apartment €561

Eden Resort €1134
 

 

 

2. Gran Canaria, Flights & Apartment, 1 week: €1871

family holidays for Halloween break in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are the most popular destination for family holidays for Halloween, as traditionally it is the best place to guarantee some October sunshine. For this reason flight prices tend to be more expensive than other areas.
 

 

 
However, I found some good prices departing on October 31st and returning Monday November 7th. There are flights back on Sunday, but it is better value to stay the extra day if time allows – return flights for seven nights with Aer Lingus are €296 per person. 

See flights here €296pp

There are many accommodation options to choose from. The Cala Dor apartments offer good value at just €762 for seven nights. Families of five can choose a two-bedroom apartment in the 4-star Las Villas de Amadores for €1220.

Family of 4 €687

Family of 5 €1220
 

 

 

3. PortAventura Short Breaks, Flights, Hotel & Park Admission: €1236

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treat the kids to a trip to PortAventura and Ferrari Land over the Halloween break. I have two great options – a five night stay in Cambrils with park passes included, or a three-night break staying on-site at PortAventura with daily access to the park.

Read: Top 10 reasons to visit PortAventura
 

 

 
Price including flights, hotel and park tickets is €1412 for a family of four, or €1805 for a family of five. See more details on family holidays for Halloween in PortAventura here:

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4. Disneyland Paris, Flights, Hotel & 2-Day Park Passes, 3-Nights: €1434

Reasons to visit Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is magical at any time of year but at Halloween you can expect plenty of spooky activities that the kids will love! Main Street U.S.A is full of pumpkins, flickering lights and creepy sounds while scary attractions like Phantom Manor and Tower of Terror have some additional spooky surprises in store.
 

 

 
Return flights to Orly airport are surprisingly well priced over Halloween break. Orly is only about 45 minutes from Disneyland Paris and return private transfers are just €138 for a family of four. 

Read: Disneyland Paris tips – things you need to know before you go

I found a great deal staying at the 4-star Hotel L’Eysée Val D’Europe, based on two adults and two children sharing. This highly-rated hotel is located in the popular shopping area of Val D’Europe, and as it is a Disney Partner hotel you can avail of the free shuttle bus to the parks. 

Read: Where to stay in Disneyland Paris – the best hotels on-site and nearby

I have also included prices for park tickets below. I suggest the 2-day hopper tickets which allow unlimited admission to both parks over two days. 1 and 3-day tickets are also available. 

See flights here €121pp

View hotel here €426

Park Tickets here €524
 

 

 

5. Costa del Sol, Flights & Sunset Beach Apartment, 1 week: €1599

family holidays to Sunset Beach Club over Halloween break

Irish owned, with daily entertainment and a beachfront location, it is no surprise that the 4-star Sunset Beach Club is one of the most popular places to stay on the Costa del Sol for families.
 

 

 
There are multiple flights to Malaga from Ireland but I found the best value departing from Dublin on the 30th of October with Aer Lingus and returning early morning with Ryanair on the 6th of November.

Outbound here €97pp
 
Search Inbound 6th Nov from €126pp

Sunset Beach €707
 

 

 

6. Cruise Holiday on MSC Seaview, Flights & 7-Day Med Cruise: €3546

family cruise on MSC Seaview for Halloween break
This super deal is amazing value and the perfect introduction to cruising. MSC Seaview has excellent family facilities on board including a waterpark, kids clubs, Lego rooms and a Formula 1 simulator!

You will get the opportunity to visit Provence, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Malta, before returning to Barcelona for your return flight home.
 

 

 
Price of €3546 is based on a family of four and includes return flights to Barcelona on the 28th of October, 10kg carry-on baggage per person, a 7-Night cruise on full board basis and pre-paid gratuities. 

I have cruised with MSC on a few occasions, you can read my review of MSC Seaview here:

Read: My review of MSC Seaview

See offer here
 

 

 

7. Rome City Break: Flights & Apartment, 3 Nights: €1289

Colosseum at night

Rome is a city that not only fascinates adults. Children will be in awe at Rome’s magnificent landmarks that they have heard so much about in school and seen on TV. 

There are multiple flights to Rome from Ireland but I found the best value departing from Dublin on the 3rd of November with Ryanair, and returning on Sunday evening, 6th November with Aer Lingus.
 

 

 
I also found one apartment left in the Elegant apartments behind the Colosseum. These are very highly sought after for families, but I have lots more hotel and apartment suggestions in this post:

Read: Where to stay in Rome, my top picks of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels in Rome

Search Outbound 3rd Nov €40pp
 
Search Inbound  6th Nov €130pp

Apartment €609
 

 

 

8. Turkey, Flights & 5-Star All Inclusive Resort, 1 week: €3357

family holidays over Halloween break to Palmwings Resort, Turkey

The Palmwings Hotel Ephesus is a super All Inclusive resort that boasts a fabulous beachfront location close to the popular resort of Kusadasi.

There are three swimming pools on-site, one of which has waterslides, as well as kids clubs and a daily entertainment programme. Parents are not overlooked either, as there is a a Spa and Wellness area, five bars and two restaurants.
 

 

 
Sunway have package holidays departing on the 28th of October for seven nights that include flights, transfers, checked baggage and a seven-night stay here, with meals and drinks included. The price listed is based on a family of four, but check prices with Sunway for larger families. 

If you are looking for all-inclusive family holidays for Halloween break, then look no further. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor if you still need convincing. 
 
See offer here
 

 

 

9. Dubai, Flights & 5-Star Hotel Half Board: €5252

Dubai or Abu dhabi - which is best for children

Halloween break is a great time to visit Dubai as temperatures are a lot lower than the hot summer months. Clearly it is not a cheap holiday, but the five-star Grand Hyatt Dubai is offering a free upgrade to Half Board, which can be a huge saving when you consider the cost of dining out in Dubai.

Read: My top tips for a family holiday in Dubai
 

 

 
I have chosen direct flights from Dublin to Dubai with Emirates on the 31st of October and a four-night stay in the Grand Hyatt, based on a family of four sharing. If you prefer to extend your stay, simply edit the dates via the search below.
 
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10. London, Flights & Apartment, 2-Nights: €726

family holidays to London for Halloween

Right on our doorstep, London is a great city for a family break. Check out the London Dungeon and Tower Bridge – Halloween is the time to see it! And if your kids are like mine, they will love seeing Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and taking a spin on the London Eye.
 

 

 
You could also choose to extend your stay and bring the kids to Legoland – there are so many things to do in London with kids. Check out this post for more ideas:

Read: Top things to do in London with kids and where to stay

Read: Top 10 city breaks for families
 

 

 
There are numerous flights to choose from all Irish airports. Ryanair have flights from Shannon airport to Stansted for €14.99 one way. I found the best value departing early morning on the 3rd of November and returning on the evening of the 5th of November – this gives you three days in London for €40 per person.

Similar flight times from Cork airport are €66pp, while Ireland West Airport ( Knock) have return flights from €50 per person, and Dublin airport €37 per person.
 

 

 
I have chosen a superior apartment in the Lincoln Suites below, but there are cheaper options available depending on your budget. 

Search flights from €37pp

Lincoln Suites €730

 

 

 
I hope one of these family holidays for Halloween will suit you, and you will be jetting off on that well deserved holiday soon. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, facilities and amenities can change.

Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of these travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
 

 

 
It is important to be aware of the latest travel restrictions of the country you are travelling to. Boosters or pre-departure tests are required for travel to many countries in Europe if initial vaccination is over 270 days. Please check the latest travel restrictions on the DFA website before you travel.

 

Best Travel Deals

The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 29th September 2021

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I’ve searched the web so you don’t have to! My best travel deals include last minute holidays, winter breaks, city breaks, cruise deals, early booking offers for next summer, and staycations for couples and families.

Holidays to Alvor in the Algarve for this year and next, city breaks to Barcelona, Iceland and New York, and an amazing Caribbean cruise all feature in my best travel deals this week. I also have a super deal to Belfast, and Halloween and Santa experiences in Laois. 
 

 

 
It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements. If you are vaccinated, you will beed to bring your Digital Covid Certificate with you, and non-vaccinated people will need to produce a negative Covid tests on arrival. 
 
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Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

Top 10 tips for booking holidays during Covid-19

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered
 

 

 

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I’m just back from the sunny Algarve and can highly recommend the resort of Alvor for a relaxing break. Airfares have increased over the last few weeks, but I did manage to find return flights to Faro from €157 on the 16th of October for seven nights – although you can pay up to €254 depending on the flight times you choose.
 

 

 
A stay at the 4-star Prainha Clube apartments, (next to where I stayed), is just €193pp based on a studio apartment, or €245pp based on a one-bedroom apartment with sea view.

This gives the total price from only €350 for a seven-night stay. If you choose to opt for a shorter or longer duration, simply edit the links below to suit your requirements.

Search flights here 16th October from €157pp

View apartments from €193pp
 

 

 

Best overnight escape:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast in the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast for just €40pp! This super deal is valid on selected stays until 31st December and includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and free parking. Stay for two nights for €75pp and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco to share 🥂.

View offer here
 

 

 

Best family holiday:

best family deals to the Algarve

I’ve had lots of requests for family accommodation in Alvor and I found a great deal to the 4-star Pestana Alvor Park Hotel (rated no 1 on TripAdvisor) in July. Price for return flights and a seven-night self-catering stay based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing, is €2,098.
 

 

 
If you prefer to go All Inclusive, the 5-star Pestana Blue Alvor Beach & Golf Resort offers good value for a luxury hotel. It was purposely built for families and has a wide selection of activities on site, as well as three restaurants to choose from. Price for return flights in July and a seven-night stay with all meals and drinks included is €3,338, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

Search flights here 10th July from €173pp

View Alvor Park Hotel Self catering €1406

View Alvor Beach Hotel All Inclusive €2646
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

santa experiences at the Midlands Park Hotel

The 4-star Midlands Park Hotel has some great value family stays with Halloween and Santa Experiences included. Prices are available from €170 for a family of four, or €205 for a family of five, based on an overnight stay including breakfast, full access to the leisure centre, as well as a family pass to Castleview Open Farm with Santa Experience included.

See more here
 

 

 

Best City Break:

Park Guell, Barcelona

While flight prices may be high to sun holiday destinations, there is terrific value in city breaks at the moment. Enjoy a weekend in beautiful Barcelona for only €197 in November.
 

 

 
Return flights are available from Dublin for just €30 per person – yes you did read that right! You can stay in one of the most popular four-star hotels in Barcelona – Hotel Barcelona 1882, for just €167pp for a three-night stay.

This hotel offers views of La Sagrada Familia from its rooftop terrace, but if you prefer to stay close to the beach or on Las Ramblas, check out my Barcelona Travel Guide for lots more hotel recommendations.

Search flights here 6th November €30pp

View hotel here €167pp

Read: Barcelona Travel Guide – Where to stay in Barcelona, and top things to do
 

 

 

Best winter break:

winter break to Iceland from The Travel Expert

Looking for a snowy adventure this winter? Try a weekend in Iceland! Direct flights are available from Dublin airport to Reykjavik from just €176 return, and there is a wide selection of hotels and apartments available.
 

 

 
I found a good deal departing on the 6th of January – a nice way to beat the January blues, and might even be great Christmas gift idea 🤔. Price for flights and a three-night stay in a four-star hotel is just €439 per person. 

See more here
 

 

 

Best cruise:

best cruise deals from The Travel Expert

Cruise the Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess! This amazing cruise departs from Florida and visits Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica, as well as Princess Cruises’ own island in the Bahamas – Princess Cays.
 

 

 
Price for flights, airport transfers, checked baggage, an overnight hotel stay and a seven-night cruise with all meals, snacks, premier drinks, unlimited WiFi and gratuities included, as well as $50 on board credit, is only €1399 per person!
 

See more here
 

 

 

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Aer Lingus has some super offers to the USA right now, and with the travel ban set to be lifted in November, now might be a good time to book a trip Stateside! I found return flights to New York from just €297 in February, and price for a three-night stay in the popular Moxy New York Times Square from just €225 per person.

If you want to stay longer or need to choose alternative dates, simply edit the links below to suit your requirements.

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Read: My ultimate guide on where to stay in New York
 

 

 
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

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