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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 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.
Dream Lodge Group: Family-run firm offering upmarket retreats, some with hot tubs, in coastal and countryside settings.
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

The Dream Lodge Group
The Dream Lodge Group

30% off luxury lodge holidays in the UK

With The Dream Lodge Group in 2018

Park Plaza Hotels
Park Plaza

Park Plaza Family Family Getaway package

Enjoy a fun city break in London, Leeds, Cardiff and Nottingham

LEGOLAND Holidays
LEGOLAND Holidays

2nd day free on all short breaks at LEGOLAND

Overnight stay, breakfast, 2-day theme park ticket

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.

Short Break Favourite

Crieff Hydro, Perthshire.
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 Short Break at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Surrey.
Rhonda and sons go out of Africa at the themepark, zoo and safari-themed hotel.

Let us tailor-make the perfect family holiday for you

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Offer of the Week

Pools at the St James's Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia.
Perfect for pre-schoolers, travel 1 Sept-15 Oct 2018. 7-nights all-inclusive in Saint Lucia from £1349pp, inc.flights, private transfers + garden view room.
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