Half-term is on the way and it could be the perfect time to head overseas to make the most of some autumn sun.

Families do not get as much time together as they would like due to work and school commitments, making the school holidays a perfect time to get together and enjoy some quality bonding time.

With the temperatures falling, it could be the perfect time for some sun and relaxation before the Christmas rush kicks in next month.

Here are some of our top choices for half-term holidays:

Fun for all the family in Majorca

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As one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers, Majorca continues to please with plenty of excellent resorts and activities.

Alcudia and Port de Pollensa are two of the top resorts for families to visit. Fun awaits at the picturesque Playa de Alcudia, while the thrilling Hidropark presents plenty of incredible water rides to keep adults and children alike occupied.

One of the top accommodations on the island is Club Mac Alcudia Water Park, where travellers can look forward to a fantastic stay in one of the leading family hotels on the island. Visitors can look forward to four swimming pools, three kids pools and two lakes, while a selection of fantastic bars and restaurants are only a short walk away.

Enjoy a fun autumn escape in the Canaries

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The Canaries are another favourite among UK travellers, guaranteeing gorgeous weather and excellent attractions all year round.

Amazing resorts such as Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas continue to attract thousands of visitors and there are some fantastic deals to consider. Top of these are the Trypt Tenerife Hotel and Siam Park, where visitors can look forward to amazing sports and attractions. You can even book your package with the water park pass included, allowing you to take on thrilling rides whenever you want.

In Gran Canaria, the Marina Elite hotel in Playa de Balito is available for great value. Expect a laid-back atmosphere right in the middle of Puerto Rico and Arguineguin. Don’t worry about the kids being bored, though, as the shops and attractions of both resorts are easily accessible. As well as this, Balito Beach is situated just below the accommodation, providing fun for all of the family.

Switch from rain to the Algarve sun this October

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There are some excellent deals to be enjoyed in the Algarve this October, including some fantastic villa options. Villa Kings and Villa Tolima in Gale and Vilamoura respectively both provide plenty of space and luxury for kids and adults alike. They are perfect for travellers who want a relaxing break with their families away from main tourist areas.

While these accommodations will leave you away from the centre of Algarve, you won’t miss out on all the usual attractions. By hiring a car or using public transport, you can easily take the kids to the Slide and Splash and Aquashow waterparks, or visit the charming cobbled streets of Albufeira Old Town.

For more inspiration, have a look at the resorts we recommended for the Easter holidays earlier this year.

Whether you opt for a villa or a hotel, there are plenty of fantastic options to ensure an excellent half-term break overseas.

Adam loves to mix city breaks with relaxing retreats in the sun. He recently returned from a trip to San Francisco and Toronto and Oslo are next on his list.

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