Families looking for a resort that caters for everyone from toddlers to adults may wish to consider a break at La Manga Club in Spain.
The complex has something to suit holidaymakers of all ages and tastes, with its unrivalled sporting facilities and range of children's clubs.
Under-12s can make new friends and stay active by joining the Junior Club, which offers them a specially devised programme featuring everything from football to crazy golf competitions.
Teenagers are also well catered for and can take part in a range of exciting activities, such as windsurfing, go-karting and quad bike excursions.
Those booking flights to Spain from December can escape Ryanair's transaction charge by paying with a Mastercard prepaid card, it has been announced.
The airline revealed earlier this week that the card will be the only free form of payment for bookings made using its website.
Ryanair currently has a similar deal with Visa Electron however, this will end on December 31st.
Commenting on the plans, the airline's spokesman Stephen McNamara said: "Ryanair encourages all passengers to sign up to the widely available Mastercard Prepaid so that they can continue to snap up unbeatable fares such as the 250,000 5 (£4.
Children should be allowed to take time off school to enjoy holidays to Spain and other destinations, it has been claimed.
Travel site Take The Family has launched a campaign calling for all pupils to be given a legal ten-day holiday allocation a move which the company claims will help to tackle truancy.
At the moment days off can only be granted at the discretion of individual headteachers. Those who travel without permission risk being fined up to £100.
If the thought of battling through wind and rain to play golf in the UK this December sends a cold shiver down your spine, it could be time to pack up your clubs and head for sunny Spain.
Situated in the stunning region of Murcia, the La Torre Golf Resort basks in warm temperatures all year round and is the ideal place to practise during the winter months.
Guests have access to four golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, including those at the nearby Mar Menor Resort and El Valle Golf Resort.
What is more, courtesy transport is provided for those travelling between courses.
Those planning to escape the chilly weather in the UK and book flights to Spain may be interested to learn that easyJet has launched a new online check-in service for passengers carrying hold baggage.
Travellers using the airline's website to check in can then deposit their suitcase at the luggage drop area once they reach the airport helping to reduce queuing time.
According to easyJet, the system will help to ensure that travellers enjoy a faster and less stressful experience when they take holidays to Spain and other destinations.
Dana Dune, the carrier's chief commercial officer, commented: "Most customers with hold bags can now pre-print their boarding passes for both outward and return journeys before leaving home - and get through the airport quicker too.
With the chilly season well and truly underway in the UK, it could be time to pack your suitcase and take a relaxing holiday in Spain.
Located in the stunning region of Murcia, La Manga Club is the ideal place to banish the winter blues and enjoy a break over the festive season.
One of the best ways to get into the holiday mood is to unwind with a luxury spa treatment and guests will find no shortage of options on offer at the resort.
Spa La Manga Club offers a wide range of facials, massages and other beauty therapies, with signature treatments including the Hawaiian Lomi Juma and the Mexican Mineral a circulation-boosting hot and cold stone massage.
Spain will always be a popular destination for British families, it has been claimed.
Paco Gutierrez, promotions executive at the Spanish Tourist Office, said that the most popular destinations for UK travellers include sunshine hotspots such as Malaga and Andalusia.
"The thing about Spain is that most people know and love it because they have been there before and [as a result it will] suffer less than other eurozone countries. It is less of a gamble for Brits to travel to Spain," he commented.
Those taking holidays to Spain and other popular destinations are keen to try new activities and develop their skills, it has been claimed.
Sharron Livingston, editor at thetravelmagazine.net, suggested that since the culture for regular travel emerged, people are no longer satisfied with simply lying on the beach and topping up their tan.
"Travellers look for something a little different.
Brits taking holidays at La Manga Club will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of water activities on offer.
The resort, which is based in the stunning Murcia area of Spain, is situated beside Europe's largest saltwater lagoon and is an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts.
Some of the activities on offer include sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing and escorted jet-ski rides.
Meanwhile, those who prefer to explore the Mar Menor lagoon at a more leisurely pace can take a boat excursion and let someone else so the hard work.
For those who enjoy dining as much as they do playing sport, La Manga Club is the ideal destination.
The resort boasts more than 20 bars and restaurants, with something to suit all tastes.
For a delicious Mediterranean meal in stylish surroundings guests can head to the Amapola Restaurant, which has a stunning terrace offering views of the golf course.
Those looking for something a little more exotic can treat themselves to dinner in the Asia Restaurant or enjoy Mexican cuisine at the Andale, while Uncle Sam's American Restaurant is ideal for a casual family dinner.