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Ashdown Park Hotel ready for Pooh fans

Into the forest with Winnie the Pooh

Young Winnie the Pooh fans will be delighted to visit locations mentioned in A.A. Milne’s famous books about the ‘bear of little brain’ on a special family break at the Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex. The nineteenth century mansion is located in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, where the books were set.

Get away this summer with DFDS

Get away this summer with DFDS

If you’re looking for a change of scenery this summer holiday but haven’t got a big sunshine break planned, DFDS Seaways are offering a four night break in Denmark from just £181 per person, which includes two nights at the Ribe Byferie holiday centre.

children can enjoy festivals too

Feature: Alternative festival breaks for all the family

Good news. The festival season is here! All over the UK and Europe, hordes of revellers are camping out in verdant fields to listen to the latest band and socialise with new or old friends. But with the crux of the festival scene mainly catering to

Keycamp solution to half term dilemma

Keycamp solution to half term dilemma

For families struggling to think of ways to keep the kids entertained this half term, Keycamp are on hand to offer some last-minute advice on how to have some family fun, while not breaking the bank.

If it gets cold, warm up by the fire

Sea, Sand & Seclusion

With the weather improving and summer approaching, staying in one of Coast & Country Cottages' 425 luxury properties is becoming increasingly appealing. Based across Salcombe, Dartmouth and the South Hams coast, they provide the perfect base for whatever type of holiday you're after.

Take a spring break at Four Pillars

Spring offers from Four Pillars Hotels

Keep costs down on a family short break with the new spring offers from Four Pillars Hotels. Rooms are available from £33.60 per person per night, and a maximum of two children sharing their parents' room can stay and eat for free.

Hampton Court offers many historical gems

Regal family days out for half term

Give the kids a right royal day out this half term with a range of activities and special events at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, including arts and craft workshops and medieval mask painting.

Take a break to the Isle of Wight this half term

Top picks for an Isle of Wight family break

Treat the kids to a short break on the Isle of Wight this half term and you won't find yourself short of things to do. From dinosaur parks to arts and crafts, there is something to suit every taste this February.

Keep the kids entertained this half term

Luxury hotel offers for a half term break

Keep the kids occupied this half term and relax in countryside comfort with the range of February offers from Luxury Family Hotels. There are five locations to pick from and kids stay free when sharing a room with their parents on a bed and breakfast basis.

See the lion pride at West Midlands Safari Park

See white lions on a close-to-home safari

If you want to treat the kids to a taste of Africa this half term without spending a fortune on air fare, then you may be interested to learn that West Midlands Safari Park has the UK's largest pride of rare white lions.

Active festive breaks on the Isle of Wight

Active family breaks to beat the Christmas bulge

There is still time to plan an active escape for the holidays - and walk off that Christmas turkey. For those looking for an opportunity to get away from loud presents and sit-down dinners, the Isle of Wight has some festive active breaks in store.

Try husky sledding in Lapland this winter

A white Christmas break in Lapland this December

Venture into the Arctic Circle on a husky sled this winter for a truly authentic Lapland experience. Santa's Lapland is laying on special family trips in December so you can treat the kids to a white Christmas adventure this year.

Kids can pet the donkeys at Glendeer Pet Farm

Festive Irish spa break to Wineport

Discover Ireland's answer to Lapland this December, with a seasonal getaway at Wineport Lodge, where you can get three night's accommodation for the price of two. As a result three nights in a lake view room will cost £195 per person.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?