Rory Boland, Which? travel editor, added: “It won’t come as a surprise that accommodation prices are cheaper for October half term than the school summer holidays, but the price difference is probably bigger than most people imagine.
“For families who have been squeezed out of a holiday this summer by the eye-watering costs, it means there is still a chance to get away with Which? research finding good availability in even the most popular parts of the UK.”
However, industry experts have warned that Britons hoping to make a saving should book sooner rather than later.
Alistair Handyside, executive chair of The Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC) UK said many PASC members are already full for October half terms “with canny guests thinking ahead”.