Head out on the highway on Route 66
If you are aged over 21 and have a motorcycle licence then how about a guided tour on the famous Route 66?
This 14-night tour starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, following as much as possible of the original "mother road".
The tour travels to Springfield, St Louis, Joplin, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Gallup, Grand Canyon, Laughlin, Las Vegas, Victorville and Los Angeles.
A Harley-Davidson, Honda or BMW motorcycle is provided, as is fuel, professional tour leaders and a support vehicle with tools and spares, so all eventualities are covered.
There are various departure dates in May, June and September.
School holiday Ideas:
Theme Parks – Thorpe Park's newest rollercoaster, The Swarm, has added two rows of backwards-facing seats to give the ride an extra stomach-churning dimension this year.
The Surrey park has also opened the doors to the Crash Pad Hotel, a minute's walk from the gates. Doubles start from £135, including two days' park admission for two guests and breakfast. Visit www.thorpepark.com
In Staffordshire, Drayton Manor has just opened a new family-friendly monorail in Thomas Land. Winston, the Fat Controller's inspection vehicle, will take groups of four around the park on his Whistle Stop Tour, with views of Knapford Station and the rest of the Thomas-themed attractions. Visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk
Cornwall – The Eden Project has opened the first segment of its Rainforest Aerial Walkway, which takes visitors from the Rainforest base camp through the canopy of its steamy indoor jungle to the Nest lookout.
Along the way, you'll learn about the Baka indigenous people of the rainforests in Cameroon, the Congo basin and Gabon. Visit edenproject. com
Edinburgh – There is a free music festival from August 3-24 during the Edinburgh Festival and after-hours experience on August 17 and 24.