Thinking of getting away for the October mid term break? This family holiday in Lake Garda might do the trick!
Lake Garda has scenery, sights, and plenty of style! Relax in its pretty lakeside towns, enjoy thrill rides in GardaLand, or cycle the new bike path that opened last year. I love taking water taxis across the lake and discovering new towns. The nearby city of Verona should also not be missed. Choose a family holiday in Lake Garda and you will be spoilt for choice.
Gardaland is one of the best theme parks in Europe and is a great day out for all the family. I would also recommend a visit to the amphitheatre in Verona, but for more inspiration check out my handy guide to Lake Garda.
I have been asked about the average temperatures during October, and while it may not be suitable for sunbathing, hopefully it will be warm. The average day time temperature was 74 degrees last year – see historical weather here.
I found flights from Dublin to Verona on the 28th of October for seven nights for only €186 per person with Ryanair. There are many different resorts to choose from but Peschiera is one of the most popular resorts for a family holiday in Lake Garda.
A seven-night stay in a two-bedroom bungalow at the popular Camping Bella Italia is only €327. This is an ideal choice for those looking for a family holiday in Lake Garda without breaking the bank. Bella Italia is renowned for its extensive swimming pools and slides, but these may be closed for the October mid term break.
I got in touch with Bella Italia and they informed me that “the pools may remain open if the weather stays warm, but they are usually closed at that time and closed early October last year. However, the animation activities will be available and all the restaurants, shops and bars will be opened till the 5th of November. The animation programme is different is softer in low season, for example it doesn’t include water activities”.
The Residence Garda Palace is alternative option in Peschiera, and is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor. There are a selection of one and two bedroom apartments available.
They are well located just 10 minutes walk from the town centre, and within easy reach of Verona and GardaLand. Price for a seven-night stay in a two-bedroom apartment is €645 and these can accommodate up to six.
Search Ryanair here 28th Oct – 4th Nov €188pp
View Garda Palace €645
View Bella Italia €327
All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to availability. Please note flights and accommodation has been researched on third-party websites and facilities are subject to change. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made but at no additional cost to you.