10 of the best UK outdoor family culture trips: readers’ travel tips

From an outdoor sculpture park to a famous battlefield, and a troupe of Shakespearean actors, here are 10 stimulating day trips – for grownups and kids

Explore it with a local: Leeuwarden, the Netherlands’ capital of culture

The best way to see this year’s joint European Capital of Culture is to ask the residents to show you their city – for free

The alt city guide to York in England

It’s time for the Romans and Vikings to make way for a new insurgency in the North Yorkshire jewel: a sparky, creative scene fuelled by innovative music, food and drink outlets

Belgrade’s Savamala district: Serbia’s new creative hub

Creativity is blossoming in Belgrade where a riverside cultural hub has sprung up in the derelict mansions and warehouses, led by free thinkers looking to the city’s future

Chef Karen Dudley on Cape Town, South Africa

Even the locals remain constantly dazzled by the vistas, but once you tear your eyes from Table Mountain, there is a wealth of culture and food to devour in Cape Town