We highlight autumn breaks at home and abroad that should appeal to children and adults alike
We may have had one of the warmest summers in living memory, but by the end of October memories of those hazy days will be fading as fast as the daylight. This is the time to swap grey autumnal drizzle for the scent of roses and pines, breakfast on a sunny balcony, tinkling fountains, the splash of swimming pools and waves breaking across hot sand.
Hardy types might consider trying the campsite at Deepdale Farm on the north Norfolk coast (01485 210256, www.deepdalefarm.co.uk). The site's 18-foot tepees each sleep six adult-sized people. Prices from £195 per tent for a minimum four-night stay; bedding is extra and there is a cafe. Deepdale Farm staff can suggest and book activities (and alternative accommodation) in the area: boat hire will still be available at nearby Brancaster and the Maritime Festival is on around Kings Lynn, October 25- 29 (www.maritimefestival.com).