Where to Go on Holiday with Family in October

Wondering where to go for a family holiday in October? Check out our guide to discover the best destinations for seeing the autumn foliage, or enjoying a second summer!
Where to Go on Holiday with Family in October
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As the leaves start to change colour and the weather gets cooler, October is the perfect time for a family holiday. There are so many different things to do and places to go, that everyone in the family can find something to enjoy. For those looking for a classic autumn experience with scarlet foliage, apple picking and hiking, there are plenty of luxury holiday destinations with gorgeous landscapes and harvest activities to enjoy. A family holiday in October is perfect for spending time outdoors, and a great opportunity to bond as a family and enjoy the beauty of nature.

For those who aren't ready to say goodbye to summer, you can enjoy a luxury holiday somewhere with a warmer climate. Lounge on the beach or explore the local wildlife with the kids! Whatever you decide to do, October is a wonderful time of year to spend with your family. So get out there and enjoy the season!

Explore our guide on where to go on holiday with family in October in some of our best family holiday destinations:

For Autumnal scenery

The Sights and Scents of Provence:

In October, the days are still warm in Provence, but the nights are getting cooler. The leaves on the trees are starting to change, and the fields are ready for harvest. The air is filled with the scent of flowers as the last of the lavender fields are reaped. While you may not be able to see this spectacle, there is another flower that is in its prime. This is the time of year when the saffron fields are in full bloom. These precious purple flowers cover the hillsides, and the air is filled with their fragrance. It's a beautiful time to take a family road trip through the countryside, and stop to admire the view. Be sure to take some family photos with these stunning colours in the background!

The grapes are also ready to be harvested in October. The vineyards are in full swing, and the wine-makers are busy at work. If you're lucky, you might be able to taste some of the new wine before it's bottled! October is a wonderful time to visit Provence. The weather is temperate, the scenery is beautiful, and the wine is flowing. What more could you ask for?

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The Turn of the Season in the Swiss Alps:

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and the mountains are calling. It's October in the Swiss Alps and time to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons. Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Alps, as the colours of the trees are at their most beautiful. The days are still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, but the evenings are cool enough to enjoy a cosy fire in a mountain chalet.

The winter rush of tourists is yet to come, so you can enjoy the charming mountain villages and get to know the locals. Take advantage of the lovely weather to explore the gorgeous scenery on a family hike before the winter snow comes to paint the valleys white until spring!


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The End of Harvest in Normandy:

October is a month of change in Normandy. The leaves on the trees begin to turn, and the days become shorter and cooler. The fields are ripe, and the farmers are busy preparing them for winter. The harvest is at its peak, and the farmers are busy gathering the last of the crops. The cows are brought down from the hillsides, and the sheep are shorn.

The days in October are filled with the sounds of life on the farm. Join in on this charming time of year by visiting an orchard to pick apples and enjoy a warm cider or vin chaud as the kids pet the animals and learn about life in the idyllic countryside. Bring your bounty home to your luxury villa and teach the kids how to bake a delicious pie before gathering around the fire, telling stories and enjoying each other's company.


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For Second Summer

The Hot Sands of Marrakech:

The month of October in Marrakech is a time of great celebration. The city comes alive with music, dance, and colour. Every day is a new festival, and the city is filled with people from all over the world. The air is filled with the smell of spices, and the streets are lined with vendors selling traditional Moroccan food. Let the kids explore the treasures hidden in the open-air souks until they find a souvenir to take home.

The climate is still hot, but the overwhelming heat of the summer sun has abated, creating the perfect climate for those nostalgic for summer. If you're looking for a truly unique and memorable experience, October in Marrakech is the time to visit. Be sure to take the kids on a camel ride for memories that will last a lifetime!

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The Sunny Jungles of the Caribbean:

The Caribbean in October is the perfect destination for a tropical family holiday. The high heat and humidity of summer have been calmed by the autumn breeze, but it is still sunny and warm enough to enjoy a day on the beach. Build sandcastles in the soft, white sand and wade into the crystal clear waters.

If your family is adventurous, try a guided hike through the lush jungles to explore all of the amazing wildlife found in this rich area. The kids will love seeing these majestic animals in their natural environment, and the guides can tell you all about how they live in the wild!


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The Warm Waters of Crete:

October is a beautiful time of year to visit the Greek island of Crete. The weather is still warm and sunny, but there is a refreshing breeze. The grapes and olives are in season, and the island is alive with festivities. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle, Crete is the perfect destination. In the summer months, the heat and crowds of tourists can make your stay less than perfect, but in the autumn, temperatures are milder and you will have the island to yourself! Chat with the locals and enjoy the empty beaches at your leisure.

For a more cultural experience, take the family to explore one of the historic sites on the island. The ruined Temple of Apollo is a particularly breathtaking experience. Let the kids explore the crumbling statues and ancient olive trees that line the grounds while learning about the fascinating tales of Greek mythology!

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However your family wants to spend time together on your holiday, October is the perfect time of year to explore these beautiful destinations together. Le Collectionist knows that after your days of exploring, you need a haven for the whole family to return to. So, discover our collection of luxury villa rentals and choose the perfect home for your family!

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