Morocco can either be a quick fly & flop destination, or it can offer a lot more for families...desert camps, mountain treks, cookery lessons for aspiring young chefs, surfing...The choice of hotels in Morocco is astounding but not all of them are family-friendly; we will talk you through our favourites, and our recommended routes through this enchanting, colourful country.
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If you're looking for guaranteed sunshine in Europe at October half-term, we love mainland Greece and its islands. The Peloponnese offers unspoilt landscapes, quiet beaches & tavernas, uncrowded Greek ruins and breathtaking Arcadian hill-top villages; ideal if you're looking to combine beach & sightseeing. Crete similarly has a lot more to offer to families than some of its smaller neighbouring islands. Equally, if you just want to fly & flop, Halkidiki has some superb family resorts
Jordan has a lot to offer families and October provides ideal day-time temperatures for visiting the astounding sites. Spend a few days in Amman, a really buzzing city, before heading north for the day to the impressive Roman city of Jerash. Then leave the bustle of the city behind you as you descend towards the salty waters of the Dead sea. A visit to Petra is a must and we'd recommend spending a night under the stars of Wadi rum in a Bedouin camp. Aqaba offers some superb beach resorts with excellent snorkelling & diving in the Red Sea - and October is the ideal time as the sea temperature is at it's warmest (on average, 26 degrees). For active families, there are lots of hikes throughout the country taking you through stunning ravines and canyons.