Now: Balearic late break

There's still chance to get away for the October half-term holiday. First Choice has a week in Ibiza, staying at the Hotel Anfora Playa in the eastern resort of Es Cana, for £2,496. The price is for a family of four, with full-board accommodation and flights from Stansted on 22 October. The hotel has a kids' club and two pools.

Soon: Food for thought

Could a spiky-haired celebrity chef make a Caribbean break more appealing? Western & Oriental has a week-long stay at The Calabash Hotel in Grenada, departing from Gatwick with BA on 17 November, for £1,295 per person, including a dinner at Rhodes Restaurant where Gary Rhodes will be in residence.

Later: Geography made simple

A simple solution for the 2012 school Easter holiday: P&O has a Mediterranean cruise departing from Southampton on 30 March, which stops at seven ports in four countries. The 16-night odyssey aboard the Azura costs £1,499 per person, taking you to Cadiz, Gibraltar, Venice, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Corfu and Cephalonia. Book by 30 Nov.