Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018

Let this year be one of get up and go rather than fly and flop with our pick of activity holidays for each month – around the UK and abroad

Scuba diving trips around the world: tips

The Maldives and the Barrier Reef are famous scuba spots, but here are some less obvious places for wrecks, weird fish and top diving companies

10 of the best new summer activity holidays in the Alps

From ziplines in Switzerland to walking holidays in Italy and France, plus mountain bike breaks and an outdoor festival, the Alps are worth a ‘peak’ this summer

Family fun: kids attractions here for one summer only

If your kids like owls, books, Harry Potter, Shaun the Sheep, Bob the Builder or Charlie and Lola, take them to one of these temporary attractions this summer

Ten of the best vintage seaside rides and fairground attractions in the UK

The reopening of Dreamland in Margate hogged the headlines this summer, but the UK has plenty more vintage seaside attractions. Here’s 10 coastal spots for old fashioned fun, from pier shows to the UK’s oldest theme park

Take the kids to … Powderham Castle, Kenton, south Devon

This 600-year-old castle is full of fascinating history, but for kids it’s all about being outside, from interactive shows to a pets’ corner, woodland trails and a deer safari