October half-term is fast becoming a popular time for a short, one week family holiday and to help parents with the cost, the FJB Collection has announced deals at two of its Dorset-based hotels for families who want to make the most of the break (October 26 – November 4).

For all bookings of two nights or more made before October 14, The Sandbanks Hotel in Poole and The Chine Hotel in Bournemouth are offering to host up to two children, up to age 14, on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis when sharing a room with two adults.  Children will also receive a free high tea for dinner which includes a selection of main courses, desserts and drinks for the duration of the stay.  The Funsters entertainment team will also be on-hand during October half-term at both hotels, providing a whole host of activities to keep children entertained.

The Sandbanks Hotel has direct access on to the renowned Blue Flag Sandbanks beach, winner of more blue flag awards than any other British beach, and is the perfect destination for watersports and family fun.  The hotel will be hosting a Spooktacular Halloween event from Wednesday 31 October to Friday 2 November from 4pm to 9pm, where families will be able to enjoy a range of themed fun-filled activities, creative pursuits and face painting.  Tickets for this event are priced at £5 per person.

Prices for a two night break at The Sandbanks Hotel start from £230 per room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Perfectly positioned overlooking Boscombe beach at the edge of West Overcliff, The Chine Hotel is set in three acres of secluded mature gardens, with magnificent unspoilt sea views, and is within easy access to the beach.  The Chine offers a host of facilities for families which include a children’s play trail, an indoor Tricky Tree House and soft play area as well as an indoor swimming pool.  Prices for a two night break start from £210 per room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Reservations for the family breaks can be made on www.fjbcollection.co.uk or by calling 0845 337 1550. Offers are subject to availability, and are being offered for a limited time, therefore families interested in making it a special October break should make their bookings as soon as possible.