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The Isle of Wight celebrates ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’

The Isle of Wight celebrates ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’

The Isle of Wight is celebrating ‘The Year of the Dinosaur’ this year after the island was named 'Dinosaur Capital of the UK' by the Natural History Museum and hosting the Gala screening of the new movie, Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie.

Great places for a cottage break in the UK

Best destinations for a weekend cottage break

When it comes to idyllic weekend getaways, selecting one of the UK's beauty spots is the perfect choice. There is a host of fantastic places that offer a combination of stunning scenery and interesting things to do and see - read our guide to learn about some of the best.

Enjoy great culture in the Isle of Wight

Enjoy a cultural break in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a fantastic destination for all kinds of holidaymakers, from families to activity lovers, while its position as one of the warmest parts of the UK makes it a good place for sun-lovers. It is perhaps, however, particularly suited to culture vultures.

How to enjoy Osborne beach on the Isle of Wight, like Queen Victoria

How to enjoy Osborne beach, like Queen Victoria did

How to enjoy the Royal beach at Osborne on the Isle of Wight, which is being made public for the very first time this July, just like Queen Victoria would have done.

The royal beach is opening to the public for the first time

Queen Victoria's beach opens to the public

Queen Victoria’s private beach at Osborne,on the Isle of Wight, is going to open to the public for the first time.

Pembrokeshire is a great glamping destination

Top destinations to go glamping

If you're looking to go on a relaxing break in the country, but only have a couple of days in which to do so, a glamping getaway is a fantastic way to make the most of your time off. With these holidays offering the perfect combination of rural solitude and luxury, you'll soon be able to take things easy and connect with nature.

Cowes is easy to sail to from the Solent

The Solent: ideal for a short sailing break

Whether you want to book learn to sail holidays in the UK or would simply like to charter a yacht and head out on the sea during a weekend, the Solent has plenty to offer. As one of the world's top sailing destinations, it is the perfect place for a break on the water.

Explore the Isle of Wight on a yacht

Enjoy a yacht charter in the Isle of Wight on a weekend break

Booking a yacht charter in the United Kingdom may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a weekend break, but getting out on the water is a great way to relax, unwind and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Make new friends with a solo tour

Feature: Fantastic activity breaks for solo travellers

With the advent of world travel, more and more people are travelling by themselves. Last week we took you on a tour of some brilliant cultural trips that have solo travellers in mind, but this week we’ve gone one step further.

revellers enjoying one of Britain's festivals

Feature: Family friendly festivals for the summer

With the British summer well and truly upon us, people from all over the country are busy making plans for festivals. Sitting on the grass, eating delicious organic food, and listening to favourite or new bands make summer festivals brilliant fun.

tennis retreats to celebrate Wimbledon

Feature: Tennis escapes to celebrate Wimbledon!

It’s that time of year again. The world’s greatest tennis players will be heading to the sunny courts of Wimbledon for the greatest lawn tennis tournament on earth. Hordes of people will be cheering on British hopeful Andy Murray as he tries to win.

summer festivals with a difference

Feature: Festival fun for all ages

Lounging on the cool grass in the summer sun, enjoying some unique music, and trying things you can’t realistically find in your home town (such as perry and vegan food!). Along with lounging on dandelion grass, this best defines a British festival.

Ventor, Isle of Wight

Escape to the Isle of Wight this Easter

The Isle of Wright is inviting you to visit this April as a combination of the Royal Wedding, May Bank Holiday and Easter falling within an 11-day period sees many families looking to take advantage with a short break.

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.

Learn how to cook on the Isle of Wight

Learn to cook on the Isle of Wight

Whether you're something of a novice or already an accomplished cook a residential cookery weekend on the Isle of Wight, with Michele Newton, could be right up your street. The weekend course is running on dates across January, February and March.

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.

Make your own wreath at a craft fair on the Isle of Wight

Get crafty this Christmas on the Isle of Wight

They say it's the thought that counts when it comes to Christmas presents, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade present? Head south this festive period and discover the range of arts and crafts events taking place on the Isle of Wight.

Relax by the pool and a New Year break

Daish's care-free all-inclusive New Year

Let Daish's Holidays take care of everything this New Year, with all-inclusive four-night trips to the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth and Newquay - all costing just £299 per person.

Make your own Christmas presents at Chessel Pottery Barns

Pre-Christmas breaks on the Isle of Wight

This November, the Isle of Wight is hosting three special events to kick-start the festive season, including country house open days and festive cooking and pottery demonstrations.

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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?