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

Winter sun destinations: 10 top trips

Whether it’s yoga in Morocco, fine food in South Africa or getting off the beaten track in Brazil, here are 10 holidays to escape the winter blues

Take the kids to … Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Cornwall

With miniature steam engines, a special Santa train, a lake and maze, this charming small attraction near Newquay is a great day out for families with younger children

Wildest dreams: a family camping trip in Oman

Wild camping in the Omani deserts with a seven-year-old sounds daunting but, with a tour guide in tow, it’s the best and most affordable way to enjoy the country’s staggering scenery

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

Winter sun getaways

Superb beaches and cuisine, and no sign of UK gloom … Here are bright, warm spots from the Algarve to Thailand and the Caribbean. Hammocks optional