Generally the quietest out of all the school holidays, the October Half termprovides the best opportunity to find a great value break during the school holidays. Whether you're a teacher looking for a city break or a parent looking to take the kids away. Usually just one week in length, the most popular option is usually to head down to The Canary Islands. Still relatively warm and lively in October the islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife provide a wealth of options for keeping the family entertained. If you're looking to make Christmas shopping fun and want to get hold of the latest clothes and toys at bargain prices why not think about New York.The climate in the October half term remains pleasant and the cost of flights is relatively cheap before the Christmas rush in November and December. To help families not to have to take their children out of school during term time, the Government has created a joint initiative with the Association of British Travel Agents and the Federation of Tour Operators called Every Lesson Counts. Part of the campaign aims to address the problem, which accounts for one in six of all absences from school, by identifying incentives available to families who book their breaks early - both in the UK and overseas - for the school holiday periods and that's where The Co-operative Travel come in to help you find the best offers and holidays available for school holiday dates.