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New Year in Dorset

Explore Dorset during your down time over Christmas and New Year. A much better use of your holiday time than staying in and watching TV - that's what catch up is for.

New Year in Hampshire

Spend that time between Christmas and New Year making the most of your holiday in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to get you started on things to do to relax over the festive period.

Best places to fish in Hampshire

Fishing can be a great day out for families, couples, parent and child, or even solo. Whether you are new to the activity, or you have brought all your gear on holiday with you, there is something for everyone here in Hampshire.

Bonfire night and firework displays in Hampshire

November 5th (and the days surrounding it) is a time for gloves and woolly hats under exploding skies of light - here's some favourite firework displays in Hampshire for Bonfire Night 2017.

Top three Hampshire Christmas markets

Start celebrating Christmas now at one of these festive Christmas markets in Hampshire. Each one is an amazing winter wonderland offering local crafts and produce to add a little but of Hampshire to your celebrations.

Crabbing competition in Totton

A fun, low cost holiday activity for all the family, crabbing in Hampshire makes for a great day out.

Film locations near Dorset

A TV and film location pilgrimage might be the perfect weekend of escapism for you and your other half. Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset are littered with both well-known and not so well-known film sets, with their period buildings and rolling countryside providing the perfect cinema backdrop.

New Forest Walking Festival

Explore the New Forest with or without the help of a local expert during October's New Forest Walking Festival, for young, old, two or four legs.

December events in Hampshire

From winter walks in the New Forest to lantern parades in Winchester, there's plenty of festive fun to be had in Hampshire this December.

November events in Hampshire

Stay in Hampshire and the New Forest in November for science, history and a dash of Christmas sparkle. We’ve put together a guide to Hampshire events in November just for you.

Best Dorset Woodland Dog Walking

Take a dog or two, an area of woodland and a picnic basket and enjoy some Dorset woodland dog walking. There are one or two dog-friendly pubs to discover along the way.

3 family friendly things to do in Southampton

When looking for a family day out, what is it you look for? I think of fun, food, and a little bit of education sprinkled in for good measure. To get just that, you need look no further than Southampton.

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 in Dorset

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

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.

September events in Hampshire

Take some time out in Hampshire this September. Experience the county’s rich culture at one of these wonderful events.