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Things to do in Fowey

Set on the south coast, Fowey is a maritime lover’s paradise. The smart nautical town hugs the west side of the Fowey estuary, where deep waters attract sailing fans. The town itself is a mix of enchantingly narrow streets and a mix of architecture including historic medieval, grand Georgian and Victorian buildings.

May events on the Isle of Wight

Keep up with all the events taking place on the Isle of Wight this May. Get outdoors at the annual walking festival or step back in time at the spring steam gala. Escape to the island this May.

Top 6 spots for a sundowner on the Isle of Wight

You don’t need to scour the internet in search of the perfect pint with a spectacular sea view on the Isle of Wight. Just head to some of these handpicked places.

Making the most of Cornwall's April showers

Don't forget your coat as spring brings April showers to Cornwall. But stay positive, there are plenty of things you can do when the skies turn grey.

Easter activities in Devon

With plenty of Easter activities to choose from, Devon has a good mix of indoor and outdoor events to keep little ones busy over the school holidays, come rain or shine.

Easter activities in Dorset

While away the school holidays in Dorset with our pick of Easter events across the county to keep kids entertained and get them outside in the fresh air.

Easter activities in Hampshire

Keep all the family entertained with our choice of events in Hampshire and the New Forest this Easter. Our list of family friendly things to do will be sure to fill up your holiday itinerary.

How to take great holiday photos

Follow our simple hints and tips on how to capture your holiday memories. Including composition ideas, group photos and how to snap that all important sunset shot, we’ve got you covered on it all.

Easter activities on the Isle of Wight

With Easter not far away, it’s time to start planning what you’ll be doing with the kids. Make the most of the school holidays with some egg-citing events on the Isle of Wight.

Easter activities in Cornwall

Give the kids an eggs-hilarating holiday this Easter with survival skill days and Easter egg hunts in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Easter activities in Somerset

Planning a family holiday to Somerset over Easter? Cast your eyes over our eggcellent list of events that are perfect for keeping kids engaged. You might even enjoy a couple of them yourself.

Things to do in Seaview

On the east of the Isle of Wight, Seaview is a great spot for family holidays on the beach, romantic ocean vistas and maybe even an ice cream or two.

Things to do in Lymington

Quite simply, Lymington is an enchanting town for all seasons, for all the family. Situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, it offers the perfect springboard from which to explore the stunning national park.

Things to do in Totnes

In South Devon people usually describe anything which is a bit quirky and whacky as ‘a bit Totnes’, and for a long time, the town sign said ‘Welcome to Totnes - Twinned with Narnia.’ Totnes is an interesting, independent, beautiful, historical town. It’s a fabulous place to explore with many distracting turns up exciting alleyways.

Things to do in Weymouth

I wonder if Weymouth is actually rather overlooked and under-rated, with visitors flocking more to other Dorset locations such as Bournemouth, but Weymouth has some brilliant hidden gems that I want to share with you.

Things to do in Bath

If like me you love this incredible location, you may want to take a few days to experience the wonders it beholds and sample a slice of the region’s heritage on a longer stay.

Things to do in Wells

The beautiful medieval city of Wells offers a unique and charming day out for everyone looking to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and stunning architecture.