The latest travel news from CHARLOTTE CIVIL.
Are you game to undertake a different Olympic experience?
Discover Adventure (01722 718444/www.discoveradventure.com) has launched a fascinating one-day tour which takes in the many areas being transformed into venues.
The 26-mile London Stadia Trekathon will set off from the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and head to iconic sites such as Lord's cricket ground, host to archery events; Hyde Park, where the triathlon and marathon swimming will take place; and Horse Guards Parade, which will host the beach volleyball.
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On its final leg the Trekathon will head towards Greenwich Park, the location for the equestrian and modern pentathlon. £49pp.
Dates include May 13 and September 1.
Enjoy Easter at Butlin's (0845 070 4730/www.butlins.com), Bognor Regis.
The resort on the West Sussex coast has introduced butler service at its Ocean Hotel.
Six smartly dressed butlers in pink and navy attire will assist guests with breakfast in bed for mum or by arranging daily activities to keep the children amused.
They will also give guided tours around the complex highlighting the many attractions, including the new Wave Hotel and Apartments which is nearing completion.
And point out the many places to eat, including celebrity chef Brian Turner's restaurant which opened last year.
A three-night break at the Ocean Hotel from £565 (family of four sharing), room only.
If you have fond memories of a city break in London, Paris or Venice, Prada's (0207 647 5000/www.prada.com) new collection of silk scarves (above left) are the perfect keepsakes.
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The stylish squares of fabric depict postcard scenes with beautiful illustrations of iconic cityscapes such as gondolas on the canals of Venice and a view of the Houses of Parliament. Others available feature Milan and Shanghai.
Available in two sizes 60x60cms or 90x90cms, from £200.