Being parents is the best and most fulfilling thing in the world. But as most other parents will probably attest, it can be quite a ride sometimes.

Having kids ourselves, and at different ages, we know how wonderful and important it is to enjoy every minute together as a family. And at the same time, how important it is for a family to investigate the occasional time just for themselves. And, at the same time, occasionally for each other.

That's why we've put together a selection of our favourite options here, which we use ourselves as whole families, just as a couple or in a group with other parents - so more like groups of mums or dads.