Spending time outside is the top priority for British children when abroad, a new survey has revealed.
In contrast to mum and dad who like to relax and enjoy fine food, research by Eurocamp has revealed that children's priorities include playing outside and finding a good swimming pool.
Of the children surveyed, 31 per cent said a good beach was a must, as well as "lots to do and see".
Commenting on the findings, Eurocamp spokesman Chris Hilton said: "It seems that today's so-called cotton-wool kids look to their holiday to give them the independence and adventure they crave at home where they are increasingly deprived of the freedom to play outside.
Those holidaying at La Manga Club this month may wish to consider hiring a car and taking a drive down the coast to Malaga.
From now until February 22nd the city will host a series of exciting events as part of the 2009 Malaga Carnival.
There will be musical performances from street bands, along with plenty of dancing and a main carnival parade, which will take place on February 15th, WhatsonWhen reports.
Local venues will also be holding a number of special events of their own throughout the month, so there has never been a better time to explore this stunning city.
Dining out and enjoying fine food is part and parcel of any good holiday experience and Britons visiting La Manga Club will not be disappointed.
Home to over 20 bars and restaurants, there is something on offer to suit every palette and with a range of cuisine to suit all tastes, there is no reason to set foot out of the resort.
Holidaymakers looking to dine in elegant and distinguished surroundings can head to the Amapola Restaurant, which specialises in top-quality Mediterranean cuisine.
The resort is also home to a stylish Indian restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of La Manga's spa building and offers panoramic views and an extensive menu.
Spain and Portugal are reportedly planning to enter a joint bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Football associations in both countries have signed an agreement and plans are in place to enter another bid for 2022 should this one fail, Typically Spanish reports.
The two countries believe that a joint proposal has a better chance of success than an individual one.
Tourism chiefs estimate that Spain's economy could benefit from a 1.
The Irish women's hockey team will be heading to southern Spain next month to take part in a training camp.
In preparation for the European Championships in Amsterdam this August, the squad will be put through their paces in Alicante during the first week of February, the Irish Independent reports.
As the scores of sportsmen and sportswomen who have trained at La Manga Club will testify, Spain's south coast offers a perfect climate for a sporting break.
Ireland's national coach Gene Muller said of the excursion: "This extended training camp signals the start of the preparation cycle for the Europeans in August.
Home to some of Europe's best sporting facilities, La Manga Club is a one-stop shop for those looking to boost their fitness and stay in shape. However, the resort also caters for those looking to relax and unwind in stylish surroundings.
With its superb range of treatment packages and relaxation facilities, Spa La Manga Club is an ideal choice both for those seeking a dedicated spa break and those simply looking for a relaxing one-off treatment.
Located on a hillside, overlooking the resort, the spa is set over two floors and boasts 13 elegant treatment rooms, including two specially designed couples' rooms.
Brits looking to shift some excess pounds this year may wish to consider holidaying at La Manga Club, after new research revealed that people exercise more when overseas.
A study carried out by sunshine.co.uk found that 60 per cent of people engage in more physical activity during a weeks' holiday than they do during the rest of the year.
Cutting back on holidays is not an option for most people, despite the credit crunch.
That is the opinion of the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), which suggested that even amid the economic downturn, British consumers will continue to travel.
People would rather cut back on new sofas and cars than give up their annual two weeks in the sun.
Frances Tuke, a spokesperson for Abta, said there have been reports suggesting that almost 90 per cent of people would rather give up something else before their holidays in Spain and other destinations.
The Andalucia region of Spain was recently named as Europe's best golf destination and with resorts such as La Manga Club, it's little wonder.
La Manga is home to three championship golf courses, as well as an impressive range of practice facilities and with the gloomy weather set to continue at home, it's the ideal place to work on your technique and soak up some sunshine.
Countless international tournaments have been held at the resort and it is widely regarded to be one of the best in Europe.
Those looking to develop their skills will find expert coaching on offer at La Manga's Golf Academy, with instructors combining state-of-the-art video analysis with traditional teaching methods.
The season of over-indulgence is well and truly over now and it's time to shape up and get fit for 2009.
That may be easier said than done; however, guests at La Manga Club will find plenty of sports and leisure activities on offer to give them a helping hand.
Home to three championship golf courses, 28 multi-surface tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, La Manga Club has everything you need to get into shape.
Meanwhile, those looking to detox in a more relaxing fashion can head over to Spa La Manga Club, where all manner of sumptuous treatments are on offer, with everything from body wraps to deep tissue massages.