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Follow the sun this October half-term!

October half-term is normally the quietest of the school holidays - a great time to book a family trip at a bargain price.

Half-term is usually a week long so you probably want to choose a destination that you can fly to quickly, without suffering too much jet-lag.

The Flexicover Team have put together some ideas for you:

Stay in a tree-house in France:

It is possibly every child's dream to stay in a tree-house; imagine living and sleeping in a house built around a tree trunk, just like Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan! There are several sites in northern France and the tree-houses are around 4m to 5m off the ground. Most accommodation will sleep up to six and usually feature large decked terraces meaning while the kids play, you can relax and watch the world go by from your own lofty hide-out.

Scuba diving or snorkelling in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt:

The Red Sea is rated amongst the best diving and snorkelling areas in the world, boasting crystal blue seas, beautiful white sandy beaches with the best water sports facilities in the world. One of the most famous dive sites is a 2,600ft deep coral reef at Ras Mohammad National Park, approximately 25km south of Sharm El Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. There are so many places to scuba dive that all you have to do is pick a diving location to suit. And because Egypt is outside the increasingly expensive ‘Eurozone’ you’re sure to get great value for your sterling!

Horse riding in Italy:

What better way to experience the beauty of the unspoilt regions of Italy than on horseback? You’ll have the opportunity to experience castle ruins, fortresses and picturesque hamlets set against stunning backdrops. From olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees of Tuscany to the majestic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, there are plenty of varying landscapes to ride through. And after an adventurous day in the saddle, you can enjoy traditional Italian hospitality – be it an enjoyable meal, an inspiring sunset or a glass or two of vino.

Sailing in Greece:

Sailing in your own yacht can be great family fun and you can be as active or relaxed as you want. Imagine being under full sail with dolphins cruising off your bow or just dropping anchor and taking a dip in the beautiful clear waters. One of the best experiences on this type of holiday is the chance to visit hidden coves and remote beaches only accessible from your boat!

Just relaxing under the sun in the Canary Islands:

If all you want is to chill out in the sun whilst the kids indulge in carefree play, then the Canary Islands are the perfect location for your half-term break. With average temperatures still being around 25°C at this time of year and with 8 hours of sun, it’s a perfect destination. Mess around on the fine sandy beaches and with the water sports of Fuerteventura, walk through the unspoilt landscape of La Palma or splash about in the wet and wild Mount Teide water park in Tenerife - the Canaries are the ideal destination for a great value family holiday.

Whatever you decide to do on holiday in October make sure you have the right cover for your travel insurance. Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are protected, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away, and with automatic cover for over 120 exciting sporting activities including scuba diving, snorkelling, horse riding and sailing you’re in safe hands.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!