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 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, city breaks and holidays in the UK and Ireland. 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 theme park breaks with partners Alton Towers Holidays, Chessington Holidays, LEGOLAND Holidays, and Warwick Castle Breaks.