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

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, Europe, North America, and Africa and the Middle East. 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.
cottages.com: Family-friendly rentals all over the UK and Europe. 
Center Parcs Europe: Holiday villages with waterparks and on-site activities galore, from cycling to watersports. 

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

Offers

Sands Resort, Cornwall

Cornwall Easter breaks at Sands Resort from £125

2-room suites, pools, kids’ clubs and lots of Easter activities

St Hilda Sea Adventures

Exclusive 5% off Scottish Islands family cruise

Active holidays with the kids. Use discount code.

Les Villages Nature® Paris, Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Resort Paris: Disney Hotels and Other Accommodation

Get up to 35% off at Les Villages Nature® Paris

Disney Nature Resort short drive from Disneyland Paris.

Recommended Partners

Pierre & Vacances

Short breaks and great value getaways for families in Europe.

LEGOLAND Holidays

Theme park breaks where kids often go free.

cottages.com

Self-catering coastal and rural holiday cottages around the UK and Europe.

Top UK Short Break

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Cornwall
A classic child-friendly property on the Atlantic coast, with indoor and outdoor pools, an adventure playground, and a spa.

UK Short Break Feature

A UK Family Break at Loch Ness, Scotland
Ben and family go Nessie-spotting.

Top Europe Short Break

Center Parcs De Vossemeren Flanders, Belgium
Spacious wooded self-catering resort in northern Belgium, perfect for sports enthusiasts and indoor/outdoor experiences.

Europe Short Break Feature

Unusual Places to Stay in Europe with Kids.
The quirkiest places to give your kids a Continental holiday they’ll never forget.

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Offer of the Week

Les Villages Nature® Paris, Disneyland Paris.
Accommodation, 2-day ticket to both Disney Parks, FASTPASS, Extra Magic Time, entry to shows and attractions, Meet 'n' Greet with Disney Characters. From just £249pp. Book by 24 April ... Find Out More
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