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Italian cookery school

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Italian cookery school

Pasta, gelato, pizza and wonderful wild garlic — what’s not to like about Italian food? This summer, kids can try their hand at becoming a carb-happy masterchef — before tucking into their well-earned feast

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Family travel: The Big 7

Smart Travel

Family travel: The Big 7

Crazy on big cats? Giddy for giraffes? We suggest some of the best child-friendly destinations in Africa to spot your favourite animal

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Costa Rica: 50 words for rain

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: 50 words for rain

An epic adventure in the teeny, tiny destination of Costa Rica, meeting sloths and watching turtles nest, plus a little monkeying around between rare wildlife sightings, zip-lining and volcanic lava trails. All this to find…

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Family travel: Ranua, Finland

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Family travel: Ranua, Finland

Sledding and snowballs, Father Christmas and the odd trip down a ‘hole’. What more can you ask for in a snowy Finnish adventure in Lapland?

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Family travel: Snow, ski and Santa

Travel Talk

Family travel: Snow, ski and Santa

Looking for an excuse to take the kids on the slopes this half-term? We’ve picked four great getaways, from a budget option in Les Deux Alpes to a bust-the-budget break in South Tyrol

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Stay at home: North Yorkshire

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Stay at home: North Yorkshire

Forest trails, woodland walks, mountain biking and the great, great outdoors? Or tea and scones, Yorkshire puddings, steam trains, Dracula and Vikings? You can have it all

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