Ideas & advice

The best free UK festivals this summer

Plan a great day out for less at one of these family-friendly events across the country

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The best street food in the UK

As the summer heats up, dine al fresco at family-friendly markets where exciting food is dished up by passionate chefs

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25 great family days out under £20

From theatre tours to space trip virtual reality, live music and wild west shows: amazing (and amazingly cheap) family trips for the second half of summer

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The best autumn experiences in England

It's time to get out and enjoy the very best of an English autumn – try these five days out, with a stay at a Boundless Breaks location

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The must-have gadgets for your summer road trip

From chargers to cool boxes and coffee makers to cameras, here’s our pick of gadgets to pack in the car for a summer getaway

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Car shows and motoring events in 2018

Top up your love of cars and motorbikes with a visit to a motoring event this autumn, from classics to modern supercars, on racing tracks or in elegant surroundings

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Why spending time with family is good for your wellbeing

Summertime and holidays are an opportunity for families to reconnect, relax and enjoy each other’s company. So how can you enjoy more time together, exploring the great outdoors?

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The UK's best lidos and outdoor swimming pools

Want to cool off on a hot day? Make the most of summer sunshine – dive into these family-friendly outdoor swimming pools around the UK

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Cheap UK holidays and weekend breaks

Whether you want a family holiday or a weekend getaway for grown-ups, we have special offers and insider advice to make great savings

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Silverstone Classic in pictures

Relive the highlights of the weekend's Silverstone Classic show, with the best images from Instagram

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The best unusual UK days out for teens and adults

No youngsters in tow? Then grab your teens, partner or friends and head out for a day without a play park or a cartoon character in sight

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Self-drive holiday Tenerife

The best way to explore Tenerife – the largest of the Canaries – is from behind the wheel of a car. We drove from Los Gigantes to Mount Teide and La Laguna on an island road trip.

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Staycation vs vacation: where to go on holiday

Cornwall or Cannes: should you stay or should you go? The benefits of staying in the UK or going abroad for your holiday

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6 of the best travel-friendly cameras to take on holiday

Whether you’re into adventure holidays or city breaks, these cameras will take your travel photography to the next level

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How to pick the perfect city break

Action-packed or relaxing, romantic or family-friendly, iconic or offbeat, there's a city break out there for everyone

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The best travel toys to keep kids entertained

Kids and long journeys can be a frustrating combination, but not so with this pick of winning in-car activities

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The best beach activities in England

Want to snorkel with seals, climb sea cliffs or forage for your supper? Then head for one of these beautiful British beaches, each with a unique summer experience

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The best Great British piers

Follow our guide to the most beautiful and impressive piers in the UK, with stunning views over beaches and out to sea

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Ten of Britain’s best scenic bike rides

From the New Forest to East Anglia, the Welsh Taff Trail to the Scottish Highlands, discover the most scenic cycling spots in the UK

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The best English Heritage castles and sites to visit

Ancient castles and monuments, historic houses, even cold-war bunkers; English Heritage has a wealth of properties to explore. And save on an English Heritage annual pass with your discount.

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Things to do on the Isle of Wight

From historical days out to coastal walks, the Isle of Wight has a wealth of things for you to do

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The best gadgets for Father's Day

With Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June, we round up a selection of the smartest new tech to say thanks to your dad

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Steam train family day out

Take a journey back to the age of steam with a day trip on a heritage railway and enjoy a different view of the beautiful British countryside

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The best things for kids to do on a rainy day

Beat boredom this summer with these great ideas for fun things to do when it rains

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Cheap ideas to entertain the kids this summer

Ideas for entertaining children on a budget in the school summer holidays

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30 Days Wild: explore British wildlife

Run by The Wildlife Trusts, 30 Days Wild is about connecting with nature and the wildlife around you

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Try a new family sport

If you need ideas for new family-friendly exercise activities, take a look at these fantastic ways to add to your exercise and get the kids involved in your fitness plan

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The best bike racks

When you want to start your cycle ride away from home, or take your bikes on holiday, read our guide to the best roof-mounted, towbar-mounted and rear-mounted bike racks for your car

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Mountain biking in the Forest of Dean

Fun and great exercise, mountain biking is ideal for the whole family: follow our guide on where to go around the Forest of Dean

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How to start cycling as a family

Get out and about on two wheels (or three) with your family on bikes, with our expert guide to starting cycling

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Get fit as a family

Make this month the time you change your family’s exercise habits and improve your fitness at any age

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The best days out for grown-ups

If you're looking for a day out away from kids, there are plenty of grown-up adventures to be had with friends or your partner

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Best dance classes for fitness

Fancy a frenetic street dance or a romantic waltz, it's a great way to boost your fitness at any age

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The expert guide to Venice - what to see and where to go

Fall in love with Italy's city of canals, with the magnificent St Mark's Basilica, gondolas and the Rialto bridge. Get the inside story from specialist tour operator Jules Verne

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Newcastle weekend break

Explore Newcastle with our expert guide on what to do and where to go, plus the best places to eat

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Last-minute summer holidays with the kids

From European ferry rides to camping out under the stars, here are some ideas for family-friendly holidays this summer

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Family walking trails for beginners

Take part in National Walking Month with your whole family: we round-up the best ten easy walking trails

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Family walking trails events

This May we’re celebrating National Walking Month by encouraging families to take to the trail and try an activity from foraging to nature drawing.

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Family walking trails

Celebrate National Walking Month this May and step into the countryside with your whole family on a walking trail

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Expert guide to St Petersburg

Visit St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city and widely regarded as its cultural capital. Explore the famous landmarks with our expert holiday advice

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How to use Airbnb

Airbnb offers a new way to find accommodation around the UK and worldwide, booked online – we round-up the pros and cons

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A first timer’s guide to glamping

Yurts, cabins, gypsy caravans, tipis, bell tents and pods in the forest – our guide to the world of glamping holidays

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South Africa and the Garden Route

Explore South Africa’s Garden Route, with dramatic mountains, deserts and rainforests – plus the chance to see whales and dolphins, and unbeatable game reserves. Get the inside story from specialist tour operator Jules Verne.

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Expert guide to Sicily

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has it all – rich culture, stunning coastline, sumptuous food and a towering volcano. Get the inside story from specialist tour operator Jules Verne

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Expert guide to Kerala

Known as ‘God’s own country’, Kerala in south India is a region of breathtaking natural beauty, lush vegetation and glorious scenery. Get the inside story from specialist tour operator Jules Verne

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Expert guide to Croatia: Dubrovnik and the Adriatic

Visit Croatia to experience this jewel of the Adriatic Coast – stunning beaches, Roman cities, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Get the inside story from specialist tour operator Jules Verne.

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Best alternative ways to travel

Tired of the same old package holidays? Jump on a boat or train, take a hike or spin some wheels for an alternative travel experience

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The lasting legacy of the Ford Fiesta

It’s over 40 years old, but the Ford Fiesta is still the best-selling car on Britain’s streets. We meet some fans and review the latest model

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The essential 6 we review our pick of the best new cars for 2018

The new cars you really need to know about, from the slickest sports car to the hottest hatch or the best electric car

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7 of the world's best off-road rallies and driving adventures

Deserts, mountains and open roads: get some driving inspiration with our list of the most adventurous drives on the planet

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