Find the right short break for you

 By Annabelle Thorpe, The Times travel writer and Editor of 101 Short Breaks.

Whether you want an exciting city break, a few days in the sun or a weekend exploring the UK, this site will help you find the perfect short holiday. You can search by season – spring, summer, autumn or winter – or by month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

You can also find the best short breaks at Christmas or over Valentine’s Day.

Our editors have put together travel recommendations for the best UK holiday ideas and the best short breaks in the Mediterranean as well as tips if you want to travel by ferry from the UK. You’ll find suggestions for foodies, as well as cycling holidays, walking holidays, cruises and healthy short breaks.

Is age a factor? You’ll find holidays for young couples, and older couples. Maybe you plan to celebrate an anniversary or an exciting treat for a big birthday: 18th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or even 70th. If you’re on a budget, you can find cheap holidays in July and August.

If you’re chasing the sun, find out where’s hot in January, FebruaryMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

– Annabelle