Deals Of The Week: From Perthshire to the Med

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The Aviemore Highland Resort (0845-125 5455; www.aviemorehighlandresort.com) in the Cairngorms National Park is offering special Christmas packages. Highlights include reindeer-feeding on the village green to the strains of Highland pipes, a Christmas Eve parade and carol singing, and a visit from Santa. The price includes three nights' full board from 24 December and all activities, based on four sharing. The price for a child is £90.

£395...

Spend Christmas at the Carlton Tower (020-7235 1234; www.carltontower.com) in Chelsea. Luxury comes as standard, with goodies from Harrods, milk, biscuits and bathrobes for children, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries for parents and an assortment of board games and films for all the family. The price is based on a family of four staying in a garden suite, and it includes breakfast. A five-course Christmas lunch will cost an extra £127 for adults and £75 for children under 12.

£525...

The Woolacombe Bay Hotel (01271 870388; www.woolacombe-bay-hotel.co.uk) on the north Devon coast is offering a Christmas package. The price is for four nights' accommodation, half board on three nights and full board on Christmas Day, a Christmas Eve cocktail party, a visit from Father Christmas, gifts, a quiz night and entertainment. The price for children aged under 14 is £160.

£540...

Stay in the stately Rhinefield House (0845-458 0901; www.handpicked.co.uk/rhinefieldhouse) in the middle of the New Forest over Christmas. The hotel is offering full-board accommodation from 24-27 December, including a canapé reception on Christmas Eve, carols, midnight Mass, mulled wine and chestnuts and a visit from Father Christmas. Children under 12 sharing their parents' room pay £225 or, if two children share their own room, it's £330 per child.

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Make a last-minute dash for the Med with Neilson (0870- 33 33 358). It still has limited availability at its activity centre, The Retreat in Sivota, Greece, for departures on 24 October. The price includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers and accommodation with most meals and activities. Children aged two-11 pay from £499.

£771...

Spend half-term in Umbria with Parker Villas (0800-032 1704). It still has availability for Cottage Catullo, which sleeps four to six, close to the Tuscan border. This is the price for a week's rental from 23 October. Flights extra.

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Celebrate Christmas in Perthshire at the Gleneagles Hotel (0800-389 3737; www.gleneagles.com). Its three-night Christmas package, from 24-27 December, includes full-board accommodation, activities in the Space Odyssey children's area, ice skating, dancing, a visit from Father Christmas, a Boxing Day performance by guests, mince pies, whisky tastings and a gourmet Christmas dinner. Children aged six-14 years pay £430 if sharing their parents' room, or £645 each for their own room.

Prices correct at time of going to press and are per person based on two sharing, unless stated. Subject to availability

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