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Best UK Staycations and European Getaways for a Fun‑Filled Family School Break

With many families missing out on holidays this summer, parents can book an autumn escape with Hilton’s specially-curated family experience packages.

This October half term, more than 140 Hilton hotels across Europe and the Middle East are offering complimentary extras for youngsters ranging from thoughtfully chosen baby care items, to specially decorated beds and bespoke kids’ menus and dedicated breakfast corners*. 

In a move welcomed by families, Hilton is the only major hotel chain that allows guests to confirm interconnecting rooms at the time of booking, providing a hassle-free solution to a decades-old problem for groups.

Whether holidaymakers are looking to steal the last of the summer sun in Europe, head further afield for an unforgettable adventure or stick closer to home with a UK staycation, these spotlighted hotels have all the ingredients for a half-term to remember.

Conrad London St. James

Conrad London St. James invites the whole family to experience London’s East End with their London’s Broadway package. Little guests are greeted at check-in with VIP stickers for complimentary milkshakes and ice creams throughout the stay, while themed bedding and costumes allow the children’s imagination to run wild. Overnight stay starts from £311 in a Superior Room or from £405 in a Family Room and includes a VIP check-in experience, welcome gift, fancy dress costumes to enjoy for the duration of their stay and breakfast for all the family.

Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Hilton Manchester Deansgate invites the whole family to experience their new Teepee Tent package. Rooms feature personalised teepees, sweet treats, colouring packs and a large plasma TV with Chromecast, so children can be transported into their very own magical movie land.  Parents can relax in their interconnecting room, while the kids camp in luxury. Click here to book and select the Family Connecting Room option and choose the ‘Teepee Tent Package’. Family rooms sleeping four start from £250 per night with breakfast included.

Hilton Bankside

Fascinated by Mr. Fox, Hilton London Bankside offers a Fox Marks The Spot trail, perfect for families exploring London’s culturally rich South Bank. Tiny guests will be greeted with miniature passports and a map to search for foxes during their stay, in a nod to the hotel’s longstanding relationship with the four-legged mammal. When the hotel was built, the architect and construction team had regular visits by the Bankside Fox who even left paw prints in the concrete as the hotel was taking shape. Complimentary toys, goody bags, activity packs, sweet treats and children’s toiletries will greet little travellers when they arrive. Families can enjoy the heated indoor pool, before exploring Shakespeare's Globe theatre, the London Eye and the Tate Modern art gallery which are all around five-minutes’ walk away. Upon check out children can hand their fox maps to the concierge for prizes. Family interconnecting rooms for four guests start from £277 with complimentary breakfast for under 12s.

Hilton Lake Como

Set on the coast of Italy’s iconic Lake Como, Hilton Lake Como offers families a variety of activities to enjoy on and off the lake. Families can book a two-hour private boat tour to the scenic Comacina Island, which includes a knowledgeable local guide and a delicious picnic lunch, which can be personalised to guests' preferences, with Chefs on hand to please even the fussiest of eaters.  Active families can explore on two wheels, as the hotel offers bikes, e-bikes and Vespas upon request or hike along the 10km long Lake Como Greenway, which is a leisurely walk suitable for all ages. Guests travelling with a four-legged family member are also welcome. Crayons, bath toys and a children's menu are available for younger guests. Nightly rates start from 180 euros per night based on two guests with breakfast included.

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Housed in a restored flour mill on the island of Giudecca, young travellers can start their adventure with a 20-minute shuttle boat to central Venice, taking in panoramic views of the city and its surrounding canals. With recently refurbished family rooms and suites, a rooftop pool, golf course and spa, families can combine relaxation with culture and Venice’s famed Lido Blue Moon private beach resort is just 30-minutes away. Children’s menus inspired by Italian cuisine are available at the hotel’s four restaurants and inspiring chefs can learn to bake the city’s famous Bussola cookies.  Upon check-in, children will receive a colouring book for mini pirates and princesses. Those looking for further explorations are invited to try the famous glass blowing workshop on the Murano island, location in one of the historic glass-making factories. Family rooms sleeping four start from £274 per night with breakfast included.

Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town

Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town have prepared exciting complimentary activities for the whole family to enjoy, ensuring no day goes by without adventures. Children can choose between tickets to the Prague Zoo, boat trips on the Vltava river or walking tours to explore the historical city, which is also home to the largest castle in the world. For their stay families can choose between staying at the charming Hilton Prague Old Town or the stylish Hilton Prague. Located minutes away from the city’s most famous sights, Hilton Prague Old Town offers easy access for the whole family, as well as delicious breakfast, indoor pool, sauna, and spa access. Overlooking the Vltava River, Hilton Prague is perfectly suited for young adventurers and features an indoor pool, six restaurants to suit every taste, as well as a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city.  Family rooms at Hilton Prague Old Town sleeping four start from £220 per night on a two-night minimum basis with breakfast included. Family rooms at Hilton Prague sleeping four start from £190 per night on a two-night minimum basis with breakfast included. Bookings are accepted via email or by calling +420 224 841 111.

Hilton Honors members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

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