After missing out on countdowns, singing Auld Lang Syne and watching fireworks light up the sky last year, this year we have to make New Year’s Eve celebrations count, so now is the time to start planning! Whether you have lots of resolutions or none at all, or maybe you just want to rejoice in getting through 2021, seeing in the New Year with your family and friends is a cause for celebration. We rounded up a selection of places where you can celebrate a sparkly New Years with a bang. If you haven’t decided what you’re doing yet, let this be some inspiration for you, and why not think about booking one of our cosy cottages nearby the celebrations?
Location: Deer Park Country House, Buckerell Village, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3PG
Celebrate New Year at this stylish and relaxed country house. This end-of-year blow out event invites you to indulge in a six-course tasting menu with champagne on arrival. There will also be the opportunity to get your dancing shoes on with a live band, and the night will end with a dazzling firework display. The evening costs £150pp and starts at 7.30pm. You don’t have to worry about dressing up if that’s not your thing, as this event invites you to dress up or down. You can get tickets here.
Stay nearby: Explore more of Devon’s countryside on a New Years break at Hatway Hideaway.
Location: Fishguard Town Hall Market Square, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9HE
Since 2000 Fishguard, the small coastal town in Pembrokeshire, has held a New Year’s Eve street party. They have since added more festivities and grown into a large annual event for the town. This event is suitable for all ages and has promised to be the biggest and best they’ve ever done. The headline act this year is THIS IS QUEEN, so you can sing along to some timeless tunes while you wait for the fireworks. The events starts at 8pm and you will need to buy a wristband from their website here, which costs £5. This also gives you one free entry to the raffle. This event has been listed in the top ten places to be for New Year in the past so is sure to be a must see if you’re in the Pembrokeshire area.
Stay nearby: Create memories for the whole family with a stay at Pink Door at 54.
Location: Roth Bar & Grill, Dropping Lane, Bruton, BA10 0NL
If you’re a foodie, Roth Bar & Grill’s New Year Extravaganza will be right up your street. The night includes a three-course meal serving beef and local produce from their very own sustainable farm. The restaurant interior combines an open kitchen with a wood fired grill & spit, for an intimate evening. There will be music and dancing, and the fireworks will be let off at midnight to round off the evening. Tickets cost £85pp which you can buy from their website.
Stay nearby: Check out Dairyman’s Cottage to make a week out of the festivities.
Location: Yeovil Showground, Two Tower Lane, Yeovil, BA22 9TA
This has been one of Somerset’s largest firework displays for a while, but this year with a ‘neon night theme’. Transport yourself back with the 80’s and 90’s music and when the clock strikes 12 enjoy a fabulous firework display. If you’re not all partied out by then, there will be silent disco into the night until late. This event is for adults and children, an adult ticket costs £15, which includes buffet food. Grab out your best neon leg warmers and head to Yeovil Showground at 7pm!
Stay nearby: Stay in the historic Ilminster at Hayloft.
Location: Seafront, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26
Hailed by some as the best New Year’s Eve party outside London, St Ives is the place to be. It is now the third biggest fancy dress party, behind London and Edinburgh. People come from far and wide to bring in the New Year here. It’s a chance to dress up and have some fun in some of St Ives’ delightful little pubs and bars. At midnight the harbour comes alive with people counting down into the New Year, ending with a bang when the clock strikes midnight and magnificent fireworks ignite the sky. This event is also free!
Stay nearby: A stone’s throw away from all the fun is Windjammer- Morwenstow 2.
Location: Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2EH
Leave this turbulent year behind and head to Lemon Quay for not one, but two firework displays! There will be a child friendly display at an earlier time of 7.30pm, so kids don’t get to miss out. The skies of Truro will then be a glow again at midnight. You can warm yourself on the wintry evening with a hot chocolate from local street traders. Both sets of fireworks will be let off at Truro School, making Lemon Quay the best view for them.
Want to have a snug winter getaway? Check out all our New Year cottages and have a sparkling night saying goodbye to 2021 in style at one these events!