by Susan Hughes
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!
by Claire Whitmore
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
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
by Adam R
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
by Adam Jacot de Boinod
With a mix of stylish hotels, interesting shops, history and leisure, Hastings is a salty seaside town that's definitely on the up
by ALAN MANSELL
A rollercoaster ride through the Spanish city's best offerings - strap yourself in for a tour of Madrid
Hidden on the southern tip of mainland Greece is the stunning resort of Stoupa; a traditional fishing village that simply oozes personality and charm.
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
by Ian Cook
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
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