Family holidays

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On our family holidays, we like to dress up as ghouls and scare the life out of each other | Patrick Marlborough
It can be hard to explain to friends and strangers, but the tradition goes back decades

Patrick Marlborough

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tim Dowling: The family is in Morocco, and I’m refusing to haggle
I’m mortified by the idea of quibbling over prices – though my wife is unimpressed by my principled profligacy

Tim Dowling

14, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Far and away my best Christmas trip: a cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast
Going away for the festivities can raise issues from sleeping to catering to whether Santa will still find you. But get it right and it can be a yuletide miracle

Kevin Rushby

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The plot thickens: why murder mystery weekends are on the rise
Gory getaways are all the rage, thanks to glamorous extras, contemporary themes and a taste for escapism. Our writer heads to Berkshire to visit an ‘unhinged heiress’

Sally Howard

01, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Happy holly days: 10 of the best Christmas outings across the UK
Light trails, sparkly castles, pantos, vintage cinema and even a solar-powered ice rink … We pick dozens of events to get you into the spirit of Christmas

Phoebe Taplin

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Our honeymoon in Mallorca – with a screaming toddler, dodgy stomachs and no loo roll
It wasn’t the romantic getaway this couple had planned but could Mallorca still work its magic on them?

James Wallace and Victoria Wallace

16, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Witch hunt: a Halloween trail through Scotland’s haunty past
Combining hard-hitting history and hands-on adventures, a new trail reveals stories of sorcery and the healing powers of nature

Rachel Dixon

31, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Steam trains, shipwrecks and Peter Pan’s garden: 10 great UK family days out for half-term and autumn
Exploring ice tunnels, apple pressing and dolphin spotting are just a few of our ideas to keep kids happy

Rhiannon Batten

20, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dig in: a family adventure in the caves of North Yorkshire
The caves near How Stean Gorge are particularly suited to young explorers – especially when a day of gorge-scrambling is topped off with an underground feast and chalet stay

Lorna Parkes

19, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘What a place – it made us all laugh’: readers’ favourite October half-term trips
Awesome night skies, richly coloured woods bursting with life, waterfalls and follies lure our tipsters outdoors, even as the weather turns

Guardian readers

13, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Just keep those margaritas coming: why the all-inclusive holiday is making a comeback
Families are booking into resorts in huge numbers next year, according to easyJet – and it is all to do with the cost of living crisis

12, Oct, 2022 @3:23 PM

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What a summer!: readers’ favourite holiday discoveries of 2022
From chilling out in Lübeck to climbing Norwegian mountains, our tipsters are delighted with their high season escapades. Scroll to the bottom for the winning tip

Guardian readers

01, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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