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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Top five Cornwall Christmas markets

Escape the chill in Cornwall this festive season with our top five Christmas markets to prepare for the big day.

Top five Devon Christmas markets

Our top five Christmas markets and festivals in Devon. Perfect for getting started on finding ideas and gifts for the big day.

Top four Dorset Christmas markets

Get into the festive spirit in Dorset this Christmas with our top four Christmas markets from across the county.

Top four Somerset Christmas markets

Soak up everything Somerset has to offer in the festive season with our top pick of Christmas markets and fairs from across the county.

December events in Cornwall

Enjoy the magic of December in Cornwall with a whole host of festive events across the county.

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.

December events in Devon

Enjoy festive events across Devon this December with my pick of some of the best for all the family.

December events in Dorset

A round up of what's going on in Dorset to keep you busy this December.

December events in Somerset

Bask in the glow of Christmas lights whilst you take in all the festive sights and sounds of Somerset this December.

Things to do in Bembridge

Bembridge is on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. With a working harbour, plenty of beaches and a plethora of countryside walks, there's plenty to do in this East Wight hot spot.

Top 4 Isle of Wight theatres

Try something a little more cultural on your Isle of Wight holiday with a visit to one of these theatres. See amateur dramatics, live screenings, comedy or a Christmas pantomime at these venues throughout the year.

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.

November events on the Isle of Wight

Check out our round up of what’s on the Isle of Wight this November. Whether you’re in Ventnor or Cowes, there’ll be a special Isle of Wight event taking place near you.

Things to do in Tiverton

You can explore the whole of Devon from Tiverton, visit the contrasting coastlines of north and south Devon, as well as seeing the two varied moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor, so there are lots of things to do.

Things to do in Beer

Beer may be small but there are lots of things to do to keep everyone entertained. From beach days to places to eat and entertainment, it makes a great day out in Dorset or Devon.

November events in Cornwall

A round up of November events in Cornwall to make the most of your trip to the county.

November events in Devon

From markets to music, there's plenty going on in Devon this November. These are my top picks for alternatives to do instead of (or as well as) the usual fireworks displays.