Twenty million things can spur a holiday…fatigue, romance, boredom, freedom, stress, curiosity and denial to name but one for each day of the week. Once you’re away though, the agenda is beautifully blank. Here we offer up ways of milking your time.

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Things to do in Salisbury

Set in the heart of Wiltshire and boasting a wealth of history, Salisbury is the perfect stop off point, either to explore nearby Dorset and Hampshire, or to spend a couple of days soaking up some culture before heading further on down the country to your holiday destination.

Things to do in Watchet

The pretty harbour village of Watchet offers a charming holiday experience in West Somerset. During the summer it is a hive of activity with the winter months in contrast proving a quiet and tranquil ambiance. For a little town, there’s plenty going on, so I’ve picked some of my highlights for a day out in Watchet.

Things to do in Southampton

On a glorious spring day last year, we did two things of note. We looked at the sky. Then we gazed at the sea. Then we enjoyed many of the things to do in Southampton that make for a great family holiday.

Visit Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the few places in the UK where you could get away with a relaxed approach to holidaymaking. From the centre of the Island you are never more than half an hour from the sea, and you'll find family friendly bays, beaches and coves scattered all over. There are lots of things to do on a visit to the Isle of Wight.

Things to do in Torquay

Torquay has been a fashionable seaside resort since the early 19th century with some fabulous beaches and many interesting historical houses alongside its shops and cafes.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.