By Martin.Pilkington

Caves and cakes in Correze

The Correze and Dordogne regions of France celebrate their life and history, from prehistoric cave paintings to modern markets via walnut liqueurs, troglodyte towns and fairyland chateaux

Fishing and bonding in Beaumaris

A fishing trip off Beaumaris, in Anglesey, can turn a nice weekend into a must-do-it-again experience that will connect with even the offest of offspring

Futuroscope: French for fun park

More imaginative than any theme park Florida can offer (with better food to boot), Futuroscope, near Poitiers, is a fabulous journey-breaker en route to or from southern France

East Norfolk’s empty places

Full of history but empty of people, the east Norfolk coast from Yarmouth to Overstrand has beautiful beaches, fantastic seafood and lashings of family appeal

Bowland: empty promises fulfilled

One of the UK's best-kept secrets, Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland has glorious countryside, fantastic fishing and birdwatching, plus fine food and wine - and no crowds

Sun, sand and birds: April in St Abbs

The eastern Borders coast of Scotland has secret beaches and spectacular cliffs. And out of season you may be the only visitors sharing them with the seals and puffins