Take the kids … to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Cheshire

Jodrell Bank is famous for the monumental Lovell telescope – but alongside all the serious science there are plenty of fun activities and hands-on experiments to inspire kids

Take the kids to … the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

The Tudor warship that sank in the Solent in 1545 – and was raised 35 years ago today – is beautifully presented within its revamped setting and comes with fantastic artefacts and hands-on activities

Take the kids to … Monkey World, Dorset

Monkeying around is very much the order of the day at this Dorset family attraction where fun, conservation projects and chimp-themed shortbread collide

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

Take the kids to … Penshurst Place and Gardens, Kent

History lesson and fun family day out combine at this sumptuous medieval house and its gardens near Tonbridge. The cycle ride to it is a joy as well

The best family attractions in the UK: readers’ travel tips

This spring, unleash the children’s pent-up energy at these less-well-known day-trip destinations, from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, chosen by readers

City breaks with kids: Barcelona

It’s a favourite destination for adults, but Barcelona has loads to offer kids, whether they’re into football, science, the seaside or amusement parks