29 September 2017 by Jessica Boston
October half term – a wonderful time to take the family to France!
Spend a week visiting historic sites, eating delicious food and exploring the great outdoors in Brittany or Normandy this autumn half term!
It’s the perfect opportunity for some quality time as a family and there is so much to see and do in these northern regions of France that you’re sure to make fun memories no matter what age your children are.
Choosing the right accommodation
Self-catering is a good choice for a relaxed family break and we have hundreds of properties to choose from so you can find the perfect place for you.
Find a traditional gite with a log burner for cosy evenings by the fire, choose a cottage with a hot-tub or heated pool or find a holiday let with a private fishing lake on site. You could even stay on a farm where your children can meet the animals and collect fresh eggs each morning – the possibilities are endless!
Lots of our holiday homes are extremely family-friendly offering a selection of games and activities for children and sometimes even baby equipment for you to use too. From trampolines and swings to pool tables, table tennis and board games you’ll find plenty to occupy children of any age.
Brittany & Normandy – family favourites
For a family autumn break in France you need look no further than Normandy or Brittany. Your journey is easy with a choice of ports and day or night sailings that take you to the heart of the regions so there’s less driving time to reach your destination.
Both areas are blessed with gorgeous countryside, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and a wealth of historic sites and tourist attractions to visit, not to mention the wonderful seafood, patisserie, cider, crepes and gallettes!
A huge variety of activities for young and old
If the weather is fine take trips out and about cycling, hiking or horse-riding, visit deserted beaches to look for shells or take to the trees with a forest aerial assault course experience.
Take time to browse the markets that appear in all the villages and towns, or spend a day window shopping and enjoying the sights and ambience at pavement cafes in fabulous historic cities like Rennes, St Malo, Caen or Rouen.
Take your children to the atmospheric Normandy landing beaches, the incredible Mont Saint Michel monastery, the amazing Bayeux Tapestry or William the Conqueror’s imposing castles – these dramatic places are far from boring and can bring their history lessons to life in a way no text book can!
And rainy days are not to be feared with spectacular aquariums including Oceanopolis at Brest and Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg, and the huge Planetarium de Bretagne being just some of the options for undercover adventures the whole family will love.
Book now and get 25% off Brittany Ferries!
Book now! With 25% off your Brittany Ferries crossings if you book before 16th October 2017 and many late deals and special offers available with our property owners, you could soon be enjoying an autumn half term break in France for less than you might think!