Take advantage of the heatwave and holiday in the UK. Hoseasons is offering discounts on a range of its holiday parks in the summer holidays. A week in a timber-clad cottage at Queenshill Lodges in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, commencing 27 July costs £399 for a family of four. The beaches of Dumfries and Galloway are as little as eight miles away (hoseasons.co.uk).
Anna Maria Island lies south-west of Tampa, connected to the mainland by the Manatee Avenue causeway. Vacations to America is offering 11 nights on this Gulf Island for £1,449pp. The price includes flights from Gatwick on 22 August, car hire and accommodation for a family of four in a three-bedroom villa (vacationstoamerica.com).
For something altogether cooler, head to the Italian Dolomites, where Bailey Robinson is offering a five-night stay at the design-driven Vigilius Mountain Resort for £1,240pp. Flights from Gatwick on 3 August are included, as well as transfers, cable car access (Vigiljoch is a car-free resort) and breakfast. The hotel also has an extensive spa (baileyrobinson.com).
Get your Côte!
Spend a week on the French Riviera with Esprit Sun for £2,096 later this month. The price is for a family of four (two under-12s) departing 27 July on a self-drive holiday to the Riviera Beach Club on the Bay of Hyères and includes return ferry crossings from Dover to Calais, breakfast, dinner and access to the resort's facilities – pools, tennis courts, a boat trip, volleyball, and fitness classes as well as kids' clubs (espritsun.com).
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