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October events in Hampshire

With October half term and Halloween activities, a Hampshire holiday in October is set to be a busy one. There’s also a few weekend festivals in the county throughout the month. More than enough to keep everyone busy on your break.

October events on the Isle of Wight

With Diwali celebrations and spooky Halloween goings-on, there’s loads of Autumnal fun on the Isle of Wight this October.

October events in Dorset

Check out the autumnal festivals and events in Dorset this October. There are plenty of exhibitions and activities to keep you busy.

October events in Somerset

As the weather cools down, find some spectacular Somerset events to make the most of your October.

October events in Devon

Make the most of October's crisp autumn weather with food festivals, carnivals, and more across Devon.

October events in Cornwall

Wild food walks in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the county’s best brews at Falmouth Beer Festival, feast nights to tantalise the tastebuds and some frighteningly good Halloween events – it’s all happening in Cornwall this October.

Top 6 dog friendly cafes on the Isle of Wight

A selection of dog friendly cafes to stop for a brew with a four legged friend in tow. Go for a long coastal walk and then call in at one of these lovely locations.

September adventures in Cheddar Gorge

Spend your September outside enjoying the beauty of Cheddar Gorge and the surrounding Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Food vans of Cornwall

Peckish? Stuck in the beautiful wilderness of Cornwall? Don’t panic. There may be a fantastic food truck just around the corner. 

Isle of Wight holiday competition

WIN a week on the island, staying in 6 St Josephs, the perfect family-friendly holiday home in Ventnor with views of the shimmering blue sea and sample a Royal Tea at the Royal Hotel in our holiday competition.

Woodfired at West

St Ives is home to some of the greats. It’s currently the home of one of my personal greats; the Woodfired Canteen team. Find out what the fuss is about at their latest pop up on Porthmeor beach.

Cowes Week

The beginning of August hails Cowes week on the Isle of Wight. The ultimate sailing regatta brings people from all over the world to the island in the summer.

A Beer Lover’s Day Out in Hampshire

Hampshire has a lot to offer, but one of the lesser known things is the fact it is a brilliant day out for an ale lover. With its own brewery, an ale train, and some great real ale pubs, a boy’s day out is just waiting to be had!

Top tips for a UK beach holiday

We know beach holidays pretty well so we’ve gathered together some of our best hints and tips and put them in one handy blog for you.

Agatha Christie places to go

It is a real treat to visit the English Riviera on the trail of Agatha Christie’s life and work - she was born in Torquay, and this area of South Devon is full of places which inspired her. From houses where she lived, to places which feature in some of her most famous works, you are surrounded by her presence in Torbay.