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Top destinations for a family ski holiday

Top destinations for a family ski holiday

It can be difficult choosing a ski resort that caters to every member of your group's requirements. That is why many parents decide to leave a family ski trip until their children are older and more proficient at snowplowing and parallel turning.

Have a lovely long weekend in Saint-Tropez

Top 3 things to do on a villa break to Saint-Tropez

If you are keen to embark on a luxurious long weekend away but haven't yet decided where to go, you should think about visiting Saint-Tropez (or St Tropez, as it's sometimes spelt). This glamorous coastal town is the ideal place for a short break, though upon arriving you may be tempted to extend your holiday a little longer!

Take a family holiday in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the perfect place for a short family break

Going on a family holiday, even if it's only for a long weekend, presents a great chance for you and your loved ones to relax and spend quality time with one another. If you're looking to take a break, but can't decide where to go, you should think about heading to Fuerteventura. The Spanish island is the perfect destination for a fun-filled getaway.

5 reasons to book a family break in Cork

5 reasons to book a family break in Cork

here are so many things to do and see in the Irish city of Cork that you will need more than a few days to enjoy its highlights, but if that is all you have spare, get planning now and come up with an itinerary that will keep every member of your family happy throughout your trip to the Emerald Isle.

Surfing can be a great activity for the whole family

Top ideas for fun family weekends in Wales

Families can spend time on the farm, learn to surf or investigate the mining traditions of Wales on their holiday within the UK.

Short breaks with the kids

Short breaks with the kids

Weekend breaks aren’t just for young couples, they can also make for excellent family holidays on a budget

Weekend sunshine in Malaga

Weekend sunshine in Malaga

Malaga makes for a perfect weekend city break destination for those looking to escape the gloomy British weather

Enjoy a skiing break in Tignes

How to find the best ski resorts for your needs

As you cruise down the snow-packed B-road in your car or coach to the ski resort you booked months ago, what is it that you're hoping to find?

Why staycations are ideal for a February half-term holiday

Why staycations are ideal for a February half-term holiday

Finding something to do with your children during half-term holidays can always be a challenge, as a lot of holidays are expensive. What's more, the February break is often coupled with bad weather in the UK, so families tend to want to head abroad. However, you needn't hop on a plane, as staycations can be ideal - even in February!

Have a family getaway in Dordogne

Find family-friendly attractions in Dordogne

A short break to France offers a great opportunity for parents and children alike to get away from it all and relax, if only for a few days. Although it's possible to enjoy family-friendly fun all across the country, Dordogne is a particularly good destination as it contains attractions suitable for people of all ages.

Explore chateaux and vineyards in the Loire Valley

Explore chateaux and vineyards in the Loire Valley

France is an ideal location for a short break, and by heading to the Loire Valley region, you can explore some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, visit its chateaux and sample local wines. To find out more about what you can do in the Loire Valley, read on.

Explore beautiful Bruges on a Belgium boat break

Why Belgium is ideal for a short boating break

If you're looking for a short break that caters for all the family, consider boat hire in Belgium. Combining picturesque scenery and beaches with medieval architecture and fascinating museums, Belgium really does offer something for all the family.

Skiing in the French Alps - which resort to pick?

Holiday skiing in the French Alps - which resort to pick?

Skiing in the half-term holidays is one of the best ways to make the most of the school break. Not only does the short escape give you enough time to enjoy swishing down the slopes, but late winter also makes for some great skiing opportunities you can experience.

Cheddar Gorge: one of Somerset's most famous tourist spots

Cheddar Gorge: one of Somerset's most famous tourist spots

If you fancy a weekend away in the UK but don't know where to go, renting holiday cottages in Somerset could be the ideal solution. Here, you'll find some great things to do to keep the whole family busy, including the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

Take the kids on a family skiing break

Take the kids on a wonderful short ski break

Taking your children for a short skiing break can make for a memorable getaway for the whole family. Not only will you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, but you'll get some fresh air and exercise. Have you thought about where the best places to head for such holidays are? Read on to find out more.

Angry Birds theme park Finland

Angry Birds return to nest

A theme park, based on the popular smartphone app Angry Birds, is being planned in Finland.

A beach break with family tops holiday poll

Beach holidays with family top getaway wish list: ABTA

Beach holidays are our favourite short breaks, according to a poll from the ABTA. Sunning ourselves on the beach was our top activity, while family are our fave holiday companions. The second most popular holiday style was deemed to be city breaks.

Campingninja helps families find camp pitches

Campingnija random events - something for everyone

Are you itching to experience an ideal short break with a difference? Then why not try of the Top 100 Random UK Events compiled by Campingninja. With events ranging from festivals celebrating food and drink, music and walking respectively, to raft race, bog snorkelling and triathlons, there is something for everyone.

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.

Explore the Lake District in 2011

Take the kids on a Lake District nature break

Ramblers Family Walking Adventures have extended their range of family holidays for 2011 including a short break option in the Lake District, with plenty of activities to get the whole family interested in nature.

Enjoy a New Years Eve cocktail in Marbella

Kids stay for free at the Marbella Club

Book a three-night mini-break in Marbella on the south coast of Spain and get an extra room for the kids thrown in for free. Families can save ?350 (£300) per night with this deal when booking a festive break.

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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?