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 city break in Washington, a beach holiday in the Lanzarote or a short break in Disneyland Paris, I’ve got you covered.
I have chosen random dates during the mid term break but you can edit the dates via the links below – you should find 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.
TOP TIP: Prices are correct at the time of publication (24th September) 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.
If you are looking for some short breaks in Ireland over Halloween break – then check out this post:
1. Algarve: Flights & Apartment, 1 week from €1311
I am a regular visitor to the Algarve, and I enjoyed a family holiday for Halloween break here two years ago. 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 return flights for seven nights on the 29th of October from Cork for only €245 per person. Return flights from Dublin and Knock are €308 on the same dates, and flights are also available from Shannon for five nights for €354.
Similarly there are many different accommodation options to choose from. An apartment in the Aparthotel Paladim & Alagoamar is only €331 for seven nights.
Families of five can enjoy a two-bedroom apartment in the popular Balaia Golf Village for €603, while a suite in the superb beachfront Pestana South Beach in Alvor is just €956 including breakfast for a family of four.
You can find my top recommendations for family holidays to the Algarve here.
Search flights Faro: 29 Oct – 5 Nov from €245pp
View Paladim €331
Balaia Golf €603
South Beach Hotel €956
2. Lanzarote: Flights & Apartment, 1 week from €2152
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 flights are more expensive than other areas.
The best prices I found were flying out from Dublin with Ryanair on the 29th of October and returning with Aer Lingus on the 4th of November – the total cost is €412 per person. However, if you can travel Monday – Monday return flights with Ryanair are only €327 per person. Flights are also available from Cork, €551 and Shannon, €423.
Search outbound 29 Oct from €204pp
Search inbound 5th Nov €208pp
There are many accommodation options to choose from. The Coronamar apartments offer good value at just €504 for seven nights as does the family friendly Cinco Plaza apartments for €942. Alternatively enjoy half-board at the top-rated Izaro Palace Aparthotel for €1227, all based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.
Cinco Plaza €942
Izaro Club €1227
3. PortAventura Weekend Break: Flights, Hotel & Unlimited Park Access, €1610
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Treat the kids to a trip to PortAventura and Ferrari Land over the October bank holiday weekend. I have a three night break staying on site in the 4-star Gold River Hotel. This offers unlimited access to PortAventura plus a 1 day pass to Ferrari Land.
Price for flights into nearby Reus airport, hotel accommodation for three nights and unlimited park entry, is €1610 for a family of four.
4. Disneyland Paris: Flights, Hotel & 2-Day Park Passes, 3-Nights, €1786
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 offer the best value over Halloween break and Orly is only about 45 minutes from Disneyland Paris.
The 4-star Moxy Paris Val d’Europe is a popular and stylish place to stay. It is located in the shopping area of Val D’Europe, and within easy access to Disneyland Paris – just four minutes away by train.
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 €115pp
View hotel here €496
Book Park Tickets €830
5. Lake Garda: Flights & Bella Italia Bungalow, 1 week: €1018
Lake Garda has scenery, sights, and plenty of style! Relax in its pretty lakeside towns, enjoy thrill rides in GardaLand – one of the best theme parks in Europe, or visit nearby Venice and Verona. Choose a family holiday in Lake Garda and you won’t be left wanting.
I found great value flights from Dublin to Verona for just €169 on the 28th of October – this is the closest airport to Lake Garda. However there are also flights from Dublin, Cork and Knock to Bergamo, about 90 minutes away.
A seven-night stay in a two-bedroom bungalow at the popular Camping Bella Italia is only €342. This is an ideal choice for those looking for a family holiday in Lake Garda without breaking the bank. Note swimming pools may be closed (weather permitting), but I have been advised by Bella Italia that animation activities will be available and restaurants, shops and bars will be opened till the 5th of November.
Search flights Verona: 28th Oct – 4th Nov €169pp
View Bella Italia €342
6. 7-Night Cruise on MSC Grandiosa with Flights, Baggage, Gratuities: €3586
A cruise on MSC Grandiosa is a super way to spend the October mid term break. You will find excellent family facilities on board including a waterpark, kids clubs, Lego rooms and a Formula 1 simulator!
Set Sail from Barcelona on the 31st of October and visit Sicily, Rome, Genoa, Marseille and Tunisia. You will be staying in a balcony cabin for seven nights with meals, entertainment and gratuities included. You can add on a drinks package for all the family from €760.
I have cruised with MSC on a few occasions, you can read my review of MSC Seaview here:
Read: My review of MSC SeaviewView offer here
7. Rome City Break: Flights & Apartment, 3 Nights: €1547
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 31st of October for three nights with Ryanair. Flights are also available from Cork with Ryanair.
We stayed in the popular Elegant apartments behind the Colosseum last year and loved its location beside the Roman Forum. Price for a three night family stay is €935. 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 flights 31st Oct – 3rd Nov from €153pp
View Apartment €935
8. Kos, Greece: Flights & 4* Hotel, 7 Nights, €1373
Flights to Kos traditionally finish at the end of October, but Ryanair have extended their season to coincide with the mid term break. If you are able to return on Monday the 6th of November, then you can secure return flights from just €93!
There are lots of cheap apartments to choose from but I chose the Kos Divine Hotel & Suites which is open year round. It is located beside the beach in Kos Town and boasts a pool, gym and Spa. Suites have a kitchentte with fridge and breakfast is included each day. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor on if you still need convincing.
9. Washington: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, €2302
Washington is a great choice for family city break. It is packed with family friendly interactive museums and kids will feel like they are in a movie set when they see the White House and Washington’s stunning monuments. I have booked to return with my family this year and think it offers great value for family holidays for Halloween break.
I found flights from Dublin to Washington with Aer Lingus for €362 per person on the 27th of October for four nights. Tour America have a four night package staying in the top rated Melrose Georgetown Hotel which is located just one mile from The White House. Price for flights and hotel from €2300 for a family of four.
View offer here
10. London: Flights & Apartment, 2-Nights €749
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:
There are numerous flights to choose from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Knock and Kerry airports. I found the best value departing early morning on the 2nd of November from Dublin to Stansted and returning on the evening of the 4th of November – this gives you three days in London for €37 per person.
I have chosen the 4-Star Park Plaza Westminster below, but there are cheaper options available depending on your budget.
Search flights from €37pp
View hotel here €604
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.