The best winter light festivals across the UK

Switch on the Christmas spirit at one of these illuminated spectacles taking place up and down the country this season

Winter town and city breaks: readers’ travel tips

A party vibe, sunshine, snow, shopping … our tipsters look beyond the major capitals to recommend idyllic seasonal breaks from Madeira to Romania. And yes, of course there’ll be glühwein

Water worlds: top 10 marine adventure holidays worldwide

Ahead of the BBC’s new David Attenborough series Planet Blue II, we pick 10 trips that explore the oceans, from diving the Pacific’s ‘underwater Serengeti’ to reef conservation in Belize and kayaking in Komodo

Bilbao city guide: what to see plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

In the 20 years since the Guggenheim opened, the Basque port city has not looked back – the museum acting as a magnet for great art and architecture as well as buzzing nightlife and restaurants

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Big-name attractions are heaving over the spring break but the UK has a wealth of spectacular, less-well-known days out.

Seville city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars

Rich in culture and sizzling with energy, this Andalucían city is a feast for the senses. Here are our picks of the best places to eat, drink and party with the Sevillanos

10 of the best British farm attractions

Easter’s not complete without lambs and chicks, and the UK’s family-friendly farm attractions are geared up for the school holidays, with events from rides and races to bottle feeding