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

Down House, home of Charles Darwin: ‘An unstuffy educational day out’ – review

Darwin’s Kent home and garden immerses visitors in his work and life, and proves a day trip where learning is also fun

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.

Take the kids to … Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight

The UK’s oldest theme park gears up for its 175th birthday celebrations…

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018

Looking for inspiration for Easter – and beyond? Here’s 25 places to visit, from new attractions to springtime gardens, adventure trails and, of course, egg hunts