Family-friendly pubs and cafes in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Kids’ menus with plenty of choice, helpful staff and, in some cases, play areas, make these reader favourites perfect for family meals out

Buckler’s Hard, New Forest: ‘A calm backwater but in a good way’.

This riverside attraction, where maritime history can be explored at a gentle pace, offers a relaxed family day out.

Creche course: a family skiing holiday in France

With round-the-clock childcare on hand in the quiet, family-friendly village of Ardent, mum and dad get to snowboard some of the best slopes in the French Alps while the kids are entertained back at base

50 great summer holiday activities for families in the UK

A host of special events and outdoor fun for kids, from open-air cinema and live music to coming face to face with dinosaurs and aliens

Family fun: an action-packed week in France.

On an all-inclusive group family holiday at a Normandy chateau, a sceptical dad is pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the entertainment and activities are

Here comes the science: family days out for October half-term

Create your own slime, find out how stars are born, fly a drone and experiment galore at these fun half-term activities at science centres around the UK

Day trips and diversions: August bank holiday ideas

Ready for the summer bank holiday? If you’re still looking for ideas, we’ve picked day trips, walks, seaside breaks and attractions that cater for all the family