The summer holidays have drawn to a close and the kids are back to school.  But 2021 isn’t over yet and there are still opportunities at October half term and Christmas/New Year for a fabulous parent friendly holiday.

With UK holidays still in huge demand, availability is naturally limited during the remaining school holidays this year, but we’ve researched every destination on Parent Friendly Stays to find all those which still have space.

If you fancy another family trip away, our advice is don’t hesitate and get bookingAll prices and availability information were correct at the time of writing.

EXCLUSIVE PFS OFFER: Grab 5% off all remaining 2021 breaks at Nettlecombe Farm on the Isle of Wight – just quote ‘PARENTFRIENDLYSTAYS 5%’ when booking.  Read more about Nettlecombe Farm in our listing here, or visit the owners’ website directly (link opens in new tab).

October half term 2021

child and family friendly scotland holidays at macdonald aviemore resort

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

Various availability over the October half term, including jam packed entertainment programme including live panto, spooky pool parties, pumpkin decorating and more.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

Robin Hill Farm, Devon

Puffin Cottage, sleeps 6, available for seven nights w/c 15 October for £625.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

child and family friendly holidays at sands resort hotel

Sands Resort Hotel, Cornwall

There’s still availability from £65/night per adult at Sands Resort Hotel, including hot & cold breakfast each morning.  Other benefits include complimentary baby listening service, free equipment hire, daily entertainment programme, spooky maze, Halloween arts and crafts, heated indoor pool and playgrounds, tennis, crazy golf and indoor funfair games room!

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

There’s great family fun to be had on the Cornish Coast this October half term at The Esplanade Hotel. Spacious family rooms, indoor pool, jungle gym, tennis courts and a cinema room playing family favourites throughout the half term, you’re sure to find something for the whole family right on the seafront of Fistral Beach.  Prices from £215/night for a family of 4 over October half term.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Three Gables, Isle of Wight

Three Gables sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pet friendly. Available 7 nights 16-23rd October now £1425.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Knowle Farm, Devon

One week available from October 23rd in Clematis, our one bedroom cottage that sleeps 2+1, for £735.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Home Farm Holiday Cottages, Norfolk

15th to 22nd Oct cottages sleeping 4.  From £950 – £1000.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

Various availability for long weekend breaks – for example, three night stays from Friday 22 October onwards from £320 for a basic caravan, £655 for a supreme caravan or £745 for a select lodge.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Fell End Holiday Park, Lake District

Three bedroom holiday home sleeping six available for a week from 22 October for £1015.  

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Littlesea Holiday Park, Dorset

Various holidays available for October half term, starting Friday 21 October.  Caravans for £1149/week; platinum and sea view accommodation also available for around £1500/week.  Short breaks also possible, for example four nights starting Monday 25 October for £573 in a two bedroom caravan or £859 in a platinum model sleeping six.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

child and family friendly holidays at devon cliffs holiday park

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Devon

Various October half term availability, for example seven nights in a four bed caravan from £1020.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

child friendly treehouse holidays in new forest

Magical treehouse holidays, New Forest

Some limited availability over October half term.  Stay in six bed Silvertree House with hot tub for three nights from Friday 29 October for £2832. 

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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The Belfry Hotel, Warwickshire

Various availability over October half term, with a one night stay for four people available from £284.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners’ website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

Christmas 2021 and New Year breaks

child and family friendly scotland holidays at macdonald aviemore resort

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

Various hotel availability over the festive and New Year period.  Enjoy an active entertainment programme including live bands, panto, festive films at the cinema and a NYE fireworks display.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

Squirrel Nutkin; 3 bedrooms/sleeps 6. Arrival Tuesday 21st Dec-28th Dec £1720. Arrive to a fully decorated cottage with real Christmas Tree and join in with the festive farm activities which run each day. Included in the price is use of a large private 6 seater hot tub and all farm activities twice a day including a special visit from "Farmer Christmas" and a real animal 'Nativity' on Christmas Eve with carols and mince pies!

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

Robin Hill Farm, Devon

Christmas options include cottages sleeping 4 or 6, with seven nights from w/c 20 December starting at £799. Min 4 night stay from £607. Latest arrival 23 Dec

New Year breaks also available in 4 and 6 bed cottages, with seven nights from w/c 27 December onwards from £799.  Min 4 nights stay from £607.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

collage of images showing child and family friendly Cornwall holidays at the Esplanade Hotel

The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

Get together this Christmas for a festive Cornish adventure filled with magic for the whole family to enjoy. With cosy accommodation, festive food and drink, live entertainment, free family activities and ocean views all included, celebrate as a family this year at The Esplanade Hotel. Prices from £920 per family of 4 for a two night Christmas Break.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Three Gables, Isle of Wight

Three Gables sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pet friendly. 27th December - 2nd Jan minimum 4 night stay £1465, 7 nights £1975

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

child friendly cornwall holidays at fox valley cottages

Fox Valley Cottages, Devon

Christmas availability 7 nights from 23rd
Culver, (2-bedroom ground floor accommodation, sleeping 4) £680
Malt, (2-bedroom ground floor accommodation, sleeping 5 with open fire) £710
Hop, (2-bedroom upstairs accommodation, sleeping 5) £710
Mowhay, (2-bedroom upstairs accommodation, sleeping 5 with open fire) £710

New Year 7nights from
Foxes Den (2-bedroom detached cottage, sleeping 4 with log burner) £945 7 nights
Linney (3-bedroom detached cottage, sleeping up to 6 with open fire) £851 7 nights
Ground floor & upstairs apartments available from £680 for 7 nights 30th (shorter breaks available in the apartments)

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Xmas breaks of 7 nights from 22nd Dec: Rose, Pear , Hillside or Polclay cottage sleeping 4 £1425. Buddleia or Hydrangea cottage sleeping 4 £1560. Xmas special offer of 10 nights for the price of 7 so guests can start their break on 19th Dec at no extra cost!

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Knowle Farm, Devon

At Christmas from either the 20th or 21st December for the week, we have Woodbine (four bedrooms) available for £2115, Moncks Green (three bedrooms) for £1625, and Applecross, Cow-mumble and Foxglove (all 2 bedrooms) available for £1120. Foxglove and Cow-mumble have an interlinking door and can be turned into one large cottage for £2240. We also have the same cottages available for New Year (from the 27th/28th) for the same prices.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

moretons vacation houses

Moretons Vacation Houses, Cotswolds

Dairy Cottage (sleeps 6)—available for Christmas and New Year. One week in high season is £1570.
Corner House (sleeps 4)—available for New Year (from 29 December). One week in high season is £1025.
The Banda (sleeps 2)—available for Christmas (until 29 December). One week in high season is £630.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Home Farm Holiday Cottages, Norfolk

Christmas week 20th/21st Dec to 27th/28th Dec.  Cottages sleeping 2 to 7.  From £830 to £1300
New Year week: 27th/28th Dec to 3rd/4th Jan.  Cottages sleeping 2 to 7.  From £830 to £1300.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

Malston Mill, Devon

Mill Cottage sleeps 6 week of 20th December 2021 @ £1,450 and minimum 4 nights New Year £1,160 week £1,450
Courtyard Cottage sleeps 4 20th December @ £20th December 2021 @ £995 and 4 nights New Year £795 week £995
Riverside Cottage sleeps 4 + cot December 20th 2021 @ £1,070 and New Year 4 nights £855 week £1,070
Dairy Cottage sleeps 3 20th December 2021 @ £780 and New Year 4 nights £625 week £780
Lakeside Cottage sleeps 2 20th December 2021 £600 and New Year 4 nights £480 week £600.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm, Northumberland

Christmas  - 20-27 December - cottages available include Farriers (8) £1600, Pine, Coquet, (6) £1190 , Melrose (6) £1300, Kielder (4) £1060, Brooks (2) £ 700.
New Year  -  27 Dec- 3 Jan - available cottages Cedar, Coquet, Pine (6) £1190.00, Kielder (4)  £1060.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Countryside barns near Sherbourne, Dorset

Various availability in a four person cottage including seven nights from 22 December for £959.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

luxury child friendly northumberland cottage with hot tub

Luxury countryside barns with hot tubs, Northumberland

Four bed cottage available from 22 December for a week for £1003.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

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Countryside cottages on the Hartland Peninsula, Devon

Availability over Christmas and New Year - Wednesday 22 Dec for seven nights in a cottage for four people for £809.

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)

child friendly welsh cottages with swimming pool and tennis court

Luxury contemporary cottages, West Wales

Attractive cottage sleeping four available for various dates in December, including a week from 22 Dec for £1124. 

More information: visit our full PFS listing here, or go direct to the owners' website to book. (Links open in a new tab.)