Family holidays

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2016 Best Places For Family Holidays – London Wetland Centre, Barnes

November 9, 2016

These wild acres are an oasis in busy south-west London – and even kids left cold by the many migrating birds will love the otters and adventure playground   In a nutshell A watery world of lakes, lagoons and marsh linked by flat paths, where 180 species of birds have been seen. It’s vibrant in […]

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Andalucía’s 10 best budget beach hotels

April 11, 2013

Hotel California, Malaga This old gem is just east of Malaga’s town centre, beyond the bullring, in an avenue of once-grand villas. Playa Caleta, the main city beach, swings around the bay, a block in front, though modern high-rises cause you to play hide and seek with sea views. Behind the bottle-green facade of the […]

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Brittany’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

July 18, 2012

Villa Tri Men/Hôtel du Bac, Sainte-Marine Originally a grand holiday home and now a boutique hotel, the Villa Tri Men sits elegantly on a leafy peninsula in the pretty fishing village of Sainte-Marine, 16 miles from Quimper. Most of its 20 bedrooms look across the harbour and the Odet estuary towards the fashionable resort of […]

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