Barcelona for £173

Take a three night break in the Catalan capital of cool, staying at the four-star HLG Sant, for £173 per person, including return flights. Departing 22 May:

15 per cent off ferry bookings

To mark National Ferry Fortnight, Stena Line ( is offering 15 per cent off bookings made 8-22 May, for travel up to 31 December 2010.

The flight

New flights from Manchester give England's north west a low-cost connection to the Portuguese island of Madeira; £70 one way with

The 'tent'

Book a Podpad ( for this year's festivals. Try new Luxpads, smarter versions of these heated, furnished beach huts. Sleeps two from £375.

The opening

Sanctum Soho founder opens country hotel, Sanctum on the Green, bringing urban gloss to rural Berkshire ( Doubles from £105.

The child seat

Holiday Autos and Bubble Bum team up to offer deals on portable, inflatable booster seats this summer. From £24.99 each;