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WINTER WARMERS

The best short-haul family autumn holiday deals – in Cyprus, Majorca, Tenerife, Marrakech and Malta

There's still plenty of late sun to be had this year that is just a short-haul flight away, if you know where to look

AS the nights draw in and temperatures plunge, thoughts turn to escape abroad where you can catch some winter sun.

Here are some of the best short-haul deals to suit families, from five-star in Cyprus to all-inclusive in Marrakesh.

 On The Beach has seven nights’ all-inclusive at the 4H Gran Hotel Turquesa Playa in Tenerife from £395pp
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On The Beach has seven nights’ all-inclusive at the 4H Gran Hotel Turquesa Playa in Tenerife from £395pp

Tenerife

Entertain the kids while topping up your tan on the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.

On The Beach has seven nights’ all-inclusive at the 4H Gran Hotel Turquesa Playa from £395pp (£1,580 for a family of four), including flights leaving Stansted on October 26 - book here.

Set in the popular resort of Puerto de la Cruz, the hotel is a great choice for families, with facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a kids’ playground, mini golf, a sauna and a great entertainment programme.

There’s also a gym, games room and tennis and squash courts, plus an on-site shop.

The beach is just a five-minute stroll away, or you can catch a bus to other parts of the island to explore its national parks, volcanoes, water parks and excellent dive sites.

Majorca

 The 4H Club del Sol in Port de Pollenca is offering a room and flights from £315pp with easyJet Holidays based on a family of four sharing
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The 4H Club del Sol in Port de Pollenca is offering a room and flights from £315pp with easyJet Holidays based on a family of four sharing

Escape to Majorca this half-term for balmy days and warm nights.

You can get a week room-only at the 4H Club del Sol in Port de Pollenca from £315pp with easyJet Holidays, based on four sharing, flying from Luton on October 21 - book here.

Surrounded by palm trees and excellent sea views, and just a ten-minute walk from a white sand beach, the hotel is kitted out with everything you need for a family holiday.

There’s a kids’ club and child-friendly splash pool, as well as games room and entertainment programme.

For a moment’s peace, parents can head to the adults-only fitness centre and spa, which features a sauna and massage pools.

S’Albufera Nature Reserve, a protected wetland park, is a short drive away while Pollenca Beach offers everything from boat tours to stand-up paddle boarding.

Marrakech

 With an average seasonal temperature of 15C, the 4H Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace is an ideal winter getaway
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With an average seasonal temperature of 15C, the 4H Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace is an ideal winter getaway

Explore the vibrant city life on a week-long trip to Morocco’s historic city.

Thomas Cook is offering seven nights’ all-inclusive at the 4H Sentido Kenzi Menara Palace from £417pp (£1,250 per family, based on two adults and one child sharing) - book here.

The price includes flights from Manchester on November 28.

With an average seasonal temperature of 15C, Marrakech is an ideal winter sun getaway, and the hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the Agdal Royal Gardens.

A short drive away, take in the sights and sounds of Jamaa el-Fna, the Unesco-certified market square in the old town, with its colourful spice markets and local food stalls.

Back at the hotel, unwind by one of its two pools.

There is also a spa with a sauna and steam room, a kids club and a range of sports and activities to try, including golf.

Malta

 At the 4H Ramla Bay Resort and you will be able to enjoy the hotel’s private beach
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At the 4H Ramla Bay Resort and you will be able to enjoy the hotel’s private beach

With its turquoise sea, secluded bays and bursts of sunshine, leave winter well and truly behind when you step off the plane in Malta.
On the country’s northern coast, Mellieha Bay is Malta’s largest beach, stretching for around 800m.

But you won’t have to mix with the crowds there – stay at the 4H Ramla Bay Resort and you will be able to enjoy the hotel’s private beach.

On The Beach is offering seven nights’ B&B at the resort from £328pp (£1,312 for a family of four), including flights departing from Bristol on October 23 - book here.

The hotel features three outdoor pools, a kids’ club and spa.

There are five dining venues and an on-site diving school for adventurous families to try out, with the lively Bugibba is close by for a night out.

Cyprus

 The 5H Adams Beach Hotel in Cyprus is offering seven nights’ B&B from £870pp, including flights
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The 5H Adams Beach Hotel in Cyprus is offering seven nights’ B&B from £870pp, including flights

Having a child in tow doesn’t have to mean you miss out on luxury.
Olympic Holidays is offering seven nights’ B&B at the 5H Adams Beach Hotel in Cyprus from £870pp, (£2,610 for a family of three) based on two adults and one child sharing - book here. 

The price – a reduction of £750 on the original cost – includes flights from Gatwick on October 21.

Tucked away on Nissi Bay in AyiaNapa, on the east coast of Cyprus, the hotel has a huge outdoor pool with sun terrace.

Rooms are swish, with private balconies, and there’s a top-notch health club with a spa and gym.

Fussy eaters won’t go hungry, either – dining options include a sushi restaurant, pool bar and beach-style tavern – though you’ll also find plenty of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area.

All prices were correct at the time of publishing.