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How to amuse your kids at home this half term

If you haven’t got kids, there’s a good chance you won’t understand the relevance of February 15 - 19, but for many parents, it’s a week they've been simultaneously looking forward to and dreading. That’s right, it’s half term. Enemy of the commute, ally of the sweet shop, zoo and cinema. If yo... Read more

Education experts call for term time fines to be abolished

Just when parents were getting used to the idea of a fine if they take their children out of school, education experts have urged headteachers to look at each absence on a case-by-case basis.Until last September, heads could grant up to 10 days' leave a year for family holidays in 'special circumsta... Read more

Last-minute Autumn Half-Term Holidays, fit for your family

It wasn’t that long ago that we were all basking in the summer heatwave taking over the UK. But as fast as you can click your fingers, it’s all a distant memory, and the Autumn half-term is nearly upon us. But what better way to reduce the winter blues, than use the week-long October break to catch ... Read more

The best places to take your kids this October half term

October half-term is coming up (it's Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31, if you don't know the dates), and we bet you're worrying about what to do with your offspring. However, help is at hand, Londoners - here is a guide to keeping the smaller people entertained... Free museums: The V&A:... Read more

Short family breaks to go on during October half term

It seems like only last week that schools across the country opened their gates for the new academic year, but the first half term is already here. Many kids will be celebrating that a week off is just around the corner, while parents will be left wondering how to keep them entertained during the A... Read more

Airport lounge access made easier for families facing delays over half term

If you're travelling with your family, especially if you have small children, flight delays can put a dampener on what should be a cheerful start to your holiday. That's why we've decided to reduce the threshold for our airport delay benefit to just one hour, instead of the usual two hours, during ... Read more

Where's hot in October?

Whether you're booking a family break for half term or you're seeking a five-day getaway to escape the chill, here are the places you should be looking at. We can't guarantee sun, but there's a very good chance you'll encounter blue skies, beach-friendly weather and warm seas. Dubai, United Arab Em... Read more

The creepiest worldwide theme parks

There's a place where Thorpe Park meets Westworld and if you search a little harder, you can find entertainment dedicated to a rather well-known dictator of the former Soviet Union. You might think we're making this up; we're not. Here are a few of our favourite weird and wonderful theme park desti... Read more

Insurance fraudster ordered to pay back thousands of pounds

A former City insurance employee who made six sham insurance claims to fund jaunts around the world has been handed a suspended jail term and ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds to his victims at the Old Bailey. Jay Martin Solder, 28, had previously admitted making four fake travel insuran... Read more

Will low oil prices really lead to lower air fares?

Will reduced oil prices lead to cheaper flights? According to new research by Travelzoo, the answer’s a resounding 'no'. Last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the five year low cost of oil should be passed on to the consumer via lower flight prices, sparking much debate about potenti... Read more

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