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  • Bristol Lido

    This September, make like you're still on holiday: wine and dine in the glass-fronted poolside restaurant and bar/cafe, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, laze in the hot tub and sauna or have a massage in the spa

  • If you go down to the woods today…

    You really are in for a big surprise. At the Hidden Woods outdoor activity centre there's 80 acres of forest to explore, with rope swings, dens, mud kitchens, bushcraft, campfires – and a Treebog loo

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

  • The dreamiest new hotels to book now

    In need of an indulgent weekend away? Er, ALWAYS. Here's our pick of the best brand new - and downright desirable - hotels to book pronto. Breakfast in bed and late check-outs all round!

  • London calling!

    Love the idea of going into London but find it all just a leetle bit daunting? Make life easy on yourself with our Top 10 tips on how to have a cracking time in the city this Easter.

  • 22 Fab Family Day Trips

    Fancy a trip beyond the borders? We've scoured the best things to do in Wilts, Glos and beyond this Autumn, plus a little cheeky jaunt or two into London.

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    West End Kids

    Heading to the big smoke this summer hols? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town.

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    Need a seaside fix?

    Feel the sand between your toes within a couple of hours – hurray for Muddy's ten best beach day trips!

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      Lock down Mother’s Day

      Treating your mum? Hope to be treated yourself? (some chance). Either way we have ideas aplenty to spoil the most important lady in your life.

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      Country Kids en France

      Looking for a holiday with a heated pool, a wine cellar (on an honesty policy), a kids' club and winter sunshine? Viens avec moi!

      • Get ’em out and about

        Worried about how to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays? No fear, I come armed with ideas.

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