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Mother’s Day ideas in London


If you haven’t planned anything for Mother’s Day yet, then don’t worry as we’ve found plenty of ideas for a short Mother’s Day break to the capital. From flower arranging demonstrations to cupcake making workshops, Mad Hatter’s tea parties and even vintage fashion fairs, you’re sure to find something to suit her in London.

How to plan ski holidays on a budget

Getting away to the slopes does not have to be something only the rich and famous enjoy each year, but the average holidaymaker could too – particularly when there are so many cheap ski holidays to choose from. You should find something suitable no matter what your budget.

Three top spots for a last minute Easter ski holiday

With the Easter holidays looming, you might have decided you want to whisk the family away for a short break. Winter sport getaways like ski holidays can be an ideal way to bond with your loved ones during time away from school and work. Deciding on exactly where to go for a short trip, however, can be difficult. Read on to find out more about some tried and trusted locations you can be sure will be fantastic spots for your last minute break.

Top 3 family attractions in the Cotswolds

With a wealth of attractions suitable for people of all ages and interests, the Cotswolds is a fantastic destination for family days out. Whether you’re only visiting for the day or have the entire weekend to explore, it can be hard deciding where to go. Head to any of the following three, however, and you will have a wonderful getaway.

5 things you didn’t know you could do in Wales

We round-up five things you can do during a short-break holiday in Wales, which you might never have expected from the sleepy countryside…

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.

The Travel Oscars 2012: Best short break destinations

Forget the Oscars! These are’s Academy Awards – for the best in travel! From the best party city, to the best place for experiencing the great outdoors – find out who won what, and which destinations are best for a short break in 2012.

Plan a spring holiday in Devon

As soon as spring arrives, you and your family will be keen to start planning your annual getaway – in which case, book a holiday cottage in Devon. The county is one of the most beautiful in the UK, particularly when the weather is mild.

5 must-try activities in Jersey

If you’re planning a Jersey short break, you’ll swiftly discover there are plenty of attractions vying for your attention. Despite measuring just 9 miles by 5, the largest of the Channel Islands certainly does have a lot to offer holidaymakers.

Angry Birds return to nest

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

Stop off at great places along the South West Coast Path

If you’re keen to take in some wonderful seaside destinations during a short break, you may want to think about walking along the South West Coast Path. By following this fantastic trail, you’ll get the chance to stop off at a wealth of fantastic places.

Take short break to China?

Yes, you heard it right, a short break to China. Wendy Wu Tours, in partnership with Etihad Airways has created the ultimate short break to China, which requires just one day off from work.


  • Call in at historic Fort Augustus on Scotland boat holidays
  • New LEGOLAND resort to open in Windsor
  • Pendennis Castle makes for a great day out in Falmouth
  • Enjoy a yacht charter in the Isle of Wight on a weekend break
  • Europe’s most scenic drives
  • Salzkammergut: perfect for a short walking break
  • Explore the Po Delta on a boating holiday in Italy

Top tips to remember when planning your ski mini-break

When arranging your ideal ski mini-break for two, it’s easy to get lost in daydreams of time spent on the slopes and curled up by the fire together in gorgeous accommodation. However, it’s essential to make sure you plan thoroughly – read our top tips to learn the essentials.

Explore the Highlands with Caledonian Canal boat hire

If you’re thinking of booking a UK short break by boat, consider a holiday along the Caledonian Canal. The waterway runs through the Scottish Highlands for 60 miles, passing rugged mountains, vast lochs and heather-clad hillsides, all of which offer some great opportunities to get involved in activities.

Best places for horse riding breaks

Activity weekends can make for some of the most perfect short breaks, they enable you to explore the local countryside and get to experience things that other tourists wouldn’t usually get to. Horse riding holidays can make for a truly unique and relaxing break and they are a great way to get to view stunning country scenes. Here is our list of some of the best places for horse riding breaks in Europe

Gastronomic cycling in the UK and Provence

If you have a passion for cycling and discovering new places, you can’t beat a short break trying out some of the top trails in the UK and beyond. To find out what some of the best routes in the UK and the foodie paradise of Provence are, read on.

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    Top picks for March festivals

    Thinking of heading away for a short break this March? Here’s a roundup of some of the best European festivals next month, from burning huge statues and fireworks, to the world famous Irish festival and the cultural highlight of the year in Budapest, March sees some pretty great events taking place.