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On the beach at Southend-on-Sea.On the beach at Southend-on-Sea.

Overview

From action-packed weekends of adrenalin 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 are great way of staying sane and entertaining the kids in-between longer holidays and of taking a well-earned break from routine.

With this in mind, we’ve brought together our favourite properties and trips when it comes to short breaks for families with children of all ages, whether you want to see the sights of London, Rome, Paris or other cultural hotspots, hit the beaches, go wild in the country or even take a mini-cruise to the Continent. Of course, the accommodation options we’ve listed can also be great locations for longer holidays but all lend themselves well to fantastic and memorable short breaks with kids.

Offers

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

February Half Term in Cornwall from £55 per adult

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Sandy Balls Holiday Village, New Forest

10% discount at Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Use discount code online by 28th Feb

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Recommended Partners

Hoseasons

Located throughout the UK and make an ideal choice for short family breaks More

Pierre & Vacances

Short breaks and great value getaways for families in Europe More

Loveholidays

Great value city breaks in Europe and beyond More

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Short Break Favourite

Bluestone National Park Resort
Heaps of on- and off-site activities, from high ropes and a waterpark to spa treatments, plus golden beaches within easy reach…

Short Break Feature

A Family Break at Oakdene Forest, Hampshire
Andy and family rate a Hoseasons Go Active holiday in the New Forest.

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Offer of the Week

Elounda Bay Palace, Crete
10-nights in Crete during the school summer holidays for just £5744. Includes flights and half board accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children.

Poll

What do you remember most clearly about your childhood holidays?

Long days on the beach
38%
Long journeys by car or plane
22%
Making new friends
17%
Spending more time with parents
23%

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