Heading off with heavy scepticism and believing a pre-packaged Center Parcs holiday is for people who don't want to experience the REAL outdoors, Michael Alexander soon finds Whinfell Forest offers a perfect family retreat within easy reach of home.
If you are considering venturing outside the UK for your next family holiday, the picturesque Sunparks Limburgse Peel resort in The Netherlands could be just what you're looking for. Charlene Wilson spent a week there finding out exactly what the area had to offer.
Haunting and magnificent in equal measure is the best description for one of Aberdeenshire's most visited attractions.
Lisbon is an established favourite with holidaymakers, and Stewart Lloyd-Jones took a trip there to check out the Portuguese capital's delights.