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The Beach at Watergate Bay

England: Cornwall's Watergate Bay - go catch a wave

Destination: Cornwall

Watergate Bay - a two mile stretch of glorious sandy beach on the north Cornish coast - is where your addiction to surfing will begin and you won't hear a moan from the kids all day!

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The stream is perfect for paddling

The Long Mynd, Shropshire: a perfect place to paddle

Destination: Shropshire

Looking for a family day out in Shropshire? The streams, trails and heather-covered hills of the Long Mynd may be the answer. It's also a centre for sports, from riding and golf to hang-gliding

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Fancy a dip in the Mermaid Pool?

A short trip to Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula

Destination: Lizard

If you only have a few days to spend on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, follow my advice on where to stay, where to find the best Cornish pasty and which stunning sights you must see

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Adam Ruck skis the Inferno downhill race in Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren, Switzerland: a dash of ski history under the Eiger

by Adam R

Destination: Murren

It's the birthplace of slalom, where the intrepid can powder-ski in thick fog or join the madcap Inferno race – but its small scale and quiet, old-world charm make Mürren ideal for families too

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A room with a view at The Zanzibar

Hastings: a breath of fresh air

Destination: Hastings

With a mix of stylish hotels, interesting shops, history and leisure, Hastings is a salty seaside town that's definitely on the up

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Parque Warner

Madrid – A city of culture, tapas and rollercoasters?

Destination: Madrid

A rollercoaster ride through the Spanish city's best offerings - strap yourself in for a tour of Madrid

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Stop in Stoupa to discover a gentle side of Greece

Destination: Stoupa

Hidden on the southern tip of mainland Greece is the stunning resort of Stoupa; a traditional fishing village that simply oozes personality and charm.

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Aphrodite Hills: a villa with hotel perks

Destination: Cyprus

If the idea of a family villa holiday fills you with dread, fear not. At Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, you can self-cater, be independent and enjoy the perks of a hotel – including a Roman spa treatment

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View from Mount Snowdon

A foodie guide to Conwy

Destination: Conwy

North Wales may not feature very prominently when it comes to the world’s most famous gourmet destinations, but the little town of Conwy is a real treat for food-lovers everywhere

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Lake Bled

Slovenia: a day trip out of Ljubljana

Destination: Slovenia

Castles, caves, culture, great food, bewitching scenery, colourful markets… and the best hot chocolate in the world. Slovenia has everything its European neighbours have – apart from the crowds

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