pounds 155

hop across to the Netherlands for a three-night break and take two children under 16 free. You can stay at the four-star President Carlton Hotel, Utrecht with breakfast, or at the Holiday Inn, Mierlo with breakfast and dinner. Both deals include, per person, return crossing from Dover to Ostend. Gadabout (tel: 01582 402448).

pounds 359

you can be pelted with sun-ripened tomatoes. Every year on the last day in August, the town of Bunol near Valencia comes under fire from 100,000kg of tomatoes. This three-night break in Valencia includes three-star hotel accommodation with breakfast and return flights. Travelscene (tel: 0181- 427 4445).

pounds 429

take a last-minute break in the Italian Lakes. This 11-night holiday departs on 7 August and is based at a two- or three-star hotel, allocated on arrival. This per-person deal includes return flights from Glasgow, transfers and half-board hotel accommodation. Crystal Lakes & Mountains (tel: 0870 848 7000).

pounds 509

you and six friends can take a 10-night camping break in France. Departing on 13 August, the deal is based on a two-centre holiday, spending four nights on the Royan coast and six nights at the Lux St Sauveur in the Pyrenees. The price includes ferry/Eurotunnel crossing for car, passengers and tent accommodation. Canvas (tel: 08709 022022).

pounds 561

spend your holiday with the salmon of Sheen River, Ireland. During the summer this lodge in the heart of Co Kerry has exclusive rights for salmon fishing and professional ghillies will help you improve your fishing skills. Anything you catch can be smoked in the hotel's smoking house. This per- person price includes five nights' b&b at the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge, including dinner on three evenings. Sheen Falls Lodge (tel: 00353 64 41600).