Voted one of the 10 Best Winter Sun Holiday Destinations For Families, Madeira is a great choice for your October half term getaway…
There’s more to family holidays to Madeira than great value accommodation… This part of the world scores highly when it comes to weather – think sunny days and pool–perfect temperatures. And sightseeing–wise, there are family–friendly things to see and do wherever you decide to stay!
This kids will love the Madeira theme park, nature walks, Madeira Magic – educational centre, The Santa Cruz Aqua Park, plus much more!
So… we’ve put together a competitively-priced holiday package to Madeira for the whole family, during the October half term.
Using our brand new flight comparison tool, we’ve sourced these direct return fares from Gatwick to Funchal >
- Departing Saturday 22nd October – returning Saturday 29th October
- London Gatwick to Funchal
- £790 (£197 each)
- This flight example based on family of four
Here’s a stunning Madeira holiday rental we found using FamilyBreakFinder’s new Rentals Finder search tool. The tool compares millions of rental properties across the world, bringing you the best from dozens of different sites, including Booking.com, TripAdvisor and HomeAway.BOOK VILLA
This spectacular luxury villa with sea views is built in a very modern style and has been recently renovated. It is located near Praia Formosa beach, just a few steps from the center of Funchal, and close to the shopping center “Forum Madeira”.
Equipped with tonnes of high-tech technology, this special villa is set over two floors and can sleep up to 8 people. The materials used are of the highest quality, taste and comfort. Three comfortable bedrooms and ultra-modern bathrooms are on the upper floor, while the living room, the kitchen and another bathroom on the ground floor.
The two suites feature balconies with sea views and the large master suite even has a dressing area! Outside the villa, there is a beautiful garden with lawn and tropical plants and a delightful swimming pool with built-in wooden terrace.
To the side of the villa there is a partly shaded area by the pergola surrounding the BBQ and a comfortable seating area. Beach chairs in front of the glass facade of the living room invite you to sunbathe and relax. There is also parking for several cars.
- Return flights from London Gatwick
- Departing Saturday 22nd October
- Luxury Villa (sleeps up to 8)
- 7 night duration
- Flight cost: £197 pp (approx)
- Villa cost: £208 pp (if 8 people stay)
- Total per person cost: £405
Need to buy train tickets to the airport?
Our top choice for UK train tickets is Virgin Trains – they search the whole rail network, not just Virgin routes. What’s more, they don’t add booking fees or charge you for using your credit card. Also worth a look is Trainline. They buy up seat allocations in bulk, meaning they can sometimes pass on better discounts than rivals.
Need to buy coach or bus tickets to the airport?
If you’re travelling by bus, these days National Express really makes an effort to be family friendly. With booster seats, wifi, air con and power sockets for tablets – as well as bargain prices when compared to train – they’re worth a look. With their £8 Family Coachcard kids go free.
Need to hire a car?
If you’re looking for cheap car hire, our top pick is comparison site CarRentals. Rated 9/10 on Trustpilot, it is 100% focussed on car hire comparison. It checks over 50 car hire firms to bring you the best offers.
Need an airport taxi or shuttle bus?
Save stress and money – reserve your airport taxi or shuttle bus in advance using Hoppa. This highly popular service takes the worry out of holiday pick ups.
Need airport parking?
We like Holiday Extras. It gives you lots of options and offers a lowest-price guarantee.
How to book these deals
Note: this is a DIY break where you book each bit yourself by clicking the orange buttons. You’ll be be sent direct to trusted sites where you can pay by credit or debit card. After booking, you’ll need to come back to this page and book the next bit of your package. If the deal above doesn’t offer the dates or features you need, try clicking the button anyway and searching your ideal package (but be aware the price may change).