On the beach at Southend-on-Sea.
© VisitBritain and Southend-on-Sea Bor. Council
On the beach at Southend-on-Sea.

Short Family Breaks & Family Weekend Getaways

From action-packed weekends of adrenaline sports to lazing in the lap of luxury at country house hotels, from mucking in on working farms to exploring some of the world's most exciting cities, short breaks and weekends away are a great way of staying sane and entertaining the kids in-between longer holidays and of taking a well-earned break from routine.

Find inspiration for short breaks, weekend getaways and city breaks in the UK and Europe. Or see our special offers and latest deals with short break partners:
Forest Holidays: lodges (some with hot tubs) in wooded locations with on-site activities, some led by nature rangers.
Luxury Family Hotels: Relaxed county house retreats with childcare and other family amenities including child-friendly spas.
Hoseasons Go Active: Activity-packed holiday parks, some with lodges.
Guernseytravel.com and Jerseytravel.com: family short breaks on the ever-popular Channel Islands.
Rural Retreats: Family-friendly luxury holiday cottages and homes all over the UK.

See also our favourite themepark breaks with partners Alton Towers Holidays, Chessington Holidays, LEGOLAND HolidaysWarwick Castle Breaks and Disneyland Paris.


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Sands Resort provides everything you need so that you can have a relaxing family break, with prices starting at just £354 for a 3-night break.

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