It’s Twixmas time: family events in the UK between Christmas and New Year

Bored between Christmas and New Year? There’s no need to be with this selection of family-focused events, performances, tours and walks

50 of the best UK cottages for Christmas and New Year

Sorry to mention it just as the long, hot summer draws to a close, but unless you hurry it will be too late to bag a festive cottage. Here are our choices for romance, partying, winter walks and great pubs

New Year’s Traditions from around the World

Here are some strange New Year’s Traditions. I hope you can find the time to witness one of these events in 2014.