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Whether you have tots or teens, family life is hectic and demanding, making short breaks a must. The ways in which you can have fun and relax together are endless, from city breaks in stunning locations all around the world to long weekends on farms where you can help take care of the animals and run wild in nature.

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A Family Break at Parc Astérix, Northern France

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An October Half-term New York City Break with Kids

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A Santa’s Lapland Christmas Holiday, Finland

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A Mums’ Break in Budapest, Hungary

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Rhonda and sons find a funky but family-friendly option perf

A Luxury Family Break at the Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Rhonda and crew see the Catalan capital from on high at the

A Family Break at the Hôtel des Trois Hiboux, Parc Astérix, Picardy

Rhonda enjoys a very Gallic themepark and hotel a short hop

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Rhonda takes her 10-year-old to the then 'World's

18 Unmissable Themepark Hotels around the World

Rhonda takes a journey around the globe in search of the bes

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Dea and family find out things about Dublin – and about them

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Rhonda and family find child-friendly sights (and a chic bas

A Family Break in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dea and family check out some of the city's lesser-know

A Family City Break in Arras, Northern France

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Rhonda and family come over all festive in the Danish capita

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Rhonda and her footie-mad boys explore the legendary stadium

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Rhonda takes her kids to get arty in the Netherlands capital

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Dea and family enjoy a stay in the home of LEGO itself.

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Rhonda takes her LEGO-mad boys to the original themepark.

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Gracia and family take to the water in one of Italy’s most a

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Georgina and son discover a slice of Gallic themepark heaven

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Emily and son enjoy a Mediterranean break without a glimpse

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Rhonda and her city-kids go wild in the country.

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Rhonda and family pound the pavements – and sample the culin

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Dea and family enjoy a heavenly high tea in the iconic Bemel

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