Events

December events in Cornwall

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

Things to do Hannah Denby

December events in Devon

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

Things to do Hannah Denby

Fireworks in Cornwall

Remember remember…it’s Bonfire Night soon! There are loads of fantastic fireworks events happening up and down Cornwall, so grab a toffee apple and a sparkler and get involved!

Places to Go Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

Fireworks in Somerset

Find your favourite firework display to celebrate Bonfire Night this November in Somerset.

Places to Go Hannah Denby

November events in Cornwall

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

Things to do Hannah Denby

November events in Devon

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

November events in Somerset

We round up events going on across Somerset in November. There are plenty of carnivals and celebrations to keep everyone busy, including some slightly weirder alternatives. Loofah harvest, anyone?

Things to do Hannah Denby

November events in Dorset

November is here. But if you're not feeling the fireworks whilst on holiday, there's plenty of alternatives in Dorset. From seashore scavenging to lanterns at Corfe Castle, we've found everything but firework displays in the county.

Things to do Hannah Denby

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 Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

October events in Devon

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

Things to do Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

October events in Somerset

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

Things to do Hannah Denby

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.

Things to do Hannah Denby

September events in Sussex

Sussex, the home of Beachy Head and Brighton Pier. There is so much to see and do. We have picked out a selection of the September events in Sussex for you.

Things to do Hannah Denby

September events on the Isle of Wight

Catch the end of the summer on the Isle of Wight this September. Embrace island life with garden fairs, cycling and food festivals.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

September events in Hampshire

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

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

September events in Cornwall

The children may go back to school but many entertainers come out to play in September; think harvest fairs and village fetes, a late summer is adorned with events in Cornwall.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

September events in Devon

Make the most of the late summer weather with one of these lovely festivals and events in Devon this September.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

September events in Dorset

Dive into Dorset and uncover lots of local events to pique your interest this September.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

August events in Devon

Devon is a big county packed full of things to do in August. Here’s our quick pick to keep you entertained while on holiday.

Things to do Katie Chown

August events in Somerset

Holidays in Somerset have even more appeal when you get under the skin of local communities and eke out all the events going on throughout the county this August. Fun fairs and train rides, secret gardens and outdoor activities, there’s fun for all the family including the four-legged variety.

Things to do Katie Chown

August events in Dorset

Dig beneath the surface of Dorset to unearth a host of entertainment and things to do in August.

Things to do Katie Chown

August events on the Isle of Wight

The height of summer calls for beach days, sailing lessons and adventures across the Isle of Wight. There’s plenty of events and activities for everyone to discover on the island this August.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

August events in Hampshire

August is here and school holidays mean one thing: time for summer fun. Whether you’re keen to squeeze in all the activities or prefer to take your break at a slower pace, you’ll find an event in Hampshire and the New Forest to whet your appetite this month.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

August events in Cornwall

It’s the height of summer in Cornwall and also the height of activities with so many things to do in August you won’t know where to start, so we’ve put a selection together for you.

Things to do Katie Chown

Falmouth Week festival

Falmouth Week is a family friendly festival in Cornwall with a full schedule of activities and entertainment carefully organised for every day of the week. Take the little ones, take the older ones, take everyone or just take the two of you in August and indulge in the true spirit of the town.

Things to do Katie Chown

River Cottage Food Festival

Celebrate River Cottage's 20th birthday this year with the annual food fair in May which is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Porthleven Food and Music Festival

With every taste you could think of, Porthleven Food and Music festival suits all palates. And there's plenty of extra fun thrown in for the weekend.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do at Easter

New-fangled ideas and old school fun for Easter in the South and West.

Things to do Katie Chown

Top five Isle of Wight Christmas Markets

Find your festive feelings in November and December. With a Christmas market filling most weekends in the lead up to Christmas, you’ll be fully prepared for the big day by the time you head home from your Isle of Wight holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Top four Dorset Christmas markets

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

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Autumn events on the Isle of Wight

As the leaves change colour and winter returns, the Isle of Wight continues to be a buzzing hub of activity for visitors and locals alike.

Things to do Anmarie Bowler

Dorset festivals 2018

Yet another reason to make sure that at least part of your summer holiday is spent in Dorset, there are festivals a-plenty to add excitement to your visit.

Places to Go Becky Bye

June events on the Isle of Wight

From the running festival to a jazz weekend, the Isle of Wight is buzzing this June. Just in time for an out of season break with friends and family.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Best Car Boot Sales in South Devon

When on holiday with my family I always like to visit a market or car boot sale if I can, to find that elusive treasure from a different part of the world to take home.

Places to Go Philip Eley

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

5 Family Easter Days out

Wherever you end up in the South West this Easter there are things to do that will entertain all.

Things to do Becky Bye

March events on the Isle of Wight

Escape from the mainland this March to explore the island while its free of half term visitors. Take your pick of events across the Isle of Wight to keep you busy on holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year holidays with a view

See in the New Year with something special to see - these holiday cottages have views to feast your eyes on.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Things to do in Shaldon

Shaldon is a fantastic village facing an attractive estuary with a small village charm but also a good range of shops, pubs and cafes. It lies in a sheltered valley and stares out at the larger town of Teignmouth which it is connected to by a bridge and a ferry.

Things to do Philip Eley

Things to do in Looe

Want bucket loads of seaside charm? Head to Looe! Whether you decide to base yourself here, or pop over for a day trip, there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy here.

Things to do Abby D

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.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Exmoor Explorer

On the first Sunday of August each year a bunch of mad mountain bikers descend on the quiet villages and open moorland of Exmoor for a 30+ mile challenge. Sign up early as it’s always over-subscribed.

Things to do Liz Arnell

Nancarrow Farm Midsummer Feast

Join us for a sneak peak into the feast nights at Nancarrow Farm in Cornwall. A truly special experience to enjoy while on holiday in the county.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is an attractive market town in its own right, but it is most often seen as a good base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding area of South Hams.

Things to do Philip Eley

Christmas and New Year celebrations in Somerset

It's time to pop the champagne and pour yourself a glass of fizz after all your hard work this year. Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Somerset with these events.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Christmas in Devon

As the winter evenings draw near, Christmas is just around the corner. With bright lights, entertainment, festive fun and cheer, we have chosen five of the best ways to enjoy that magical Christmas atmosphere in Devon.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Christmas in Cornwall

Take our advice, wrap up warm and make the most of the long nights, chilly weather and cosy Christmas lights. We have Christmas in Cornwall all wrapped up.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Bonfire night fireworks in Devon

Visiting Devon in November? Remember, remember the 5th of November with one of these great firework displays.

Things to do Philip Eley

Things to do in October half term in Cornwall

There's a fun-filled week of activities planned if you're looking for things to do this Autumn halfterm in Cornwall - pumpkins feature quite a lot and there are plenty of Halloween plans.

Things to do Katie Chown

Life's A Dream with Miracle Theatre

By the time the lights dimmed in the sky and the play drew to a close, the cast’s energy had filled every minute with a visual and auditory feast, which was appreciated by all ages in the audience.

Things to do Lizzie H

Black Prince Flower Boat Procession

The historic Black Prince Flower Boat Procession traditionally took place to bid farewell to the winter cold and welcome spring sunshine – little wonder it’s so popular!

Things to do Lizzie H

Cornish Hurling in St Ives

At half past ten the mayor 'throws up' the silver ball, blessed in the holy well of St Eia, and the games begin...

Things to do Lizzie H

Feast your eyes on the Hidden Hut

Finally, we are given the signal and – in true British fashion – the hordes of hardcore carnivores form an orderly queue: mouths watering, plates in hand.

Places to Go Sadie Phillips

Open Air Theatre in Cornwall

Theatre really comes into its own when it’s performed on the road. Each summer in Cornwall, a myriad of makeshift stages spring up all over the county – some providing seating, but many simply on the beach or a patch of grass on which to spread your blanket. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Velo Vintage Cycling in the South West

Velo Vintage sees hundreds of vintage and cycling enthusiasts come together and take time to ‘cycle, take tea, converse, and dress with style’. Forget lycra and hi-vis cycling wear, this is all about old-fashioned British style.

Visitors' Book Molly and the Princess

Miracle Theatre: The Tempest

Live music, beautiful singing and puppetry, costume and trickery are all part of the watery journey that Miracle are inviting you to join this summer.

Things to do Rachel Wilson-Couch

Sampling the River Cottage Food Festival

Itʼs not what you would call a ʻhugeʼ festival, but itʼs all the more special because of that. If anything it feels like a huge family garden party, if only I had that garden!

Things to do James Chubb

An American in Cornwall: The Minack in the rain

It began to rain, and then it began to pour. The wind started gusting. Backdrops blew over and props flew away. The players had to grip their costumes to themselves and shout to be heard over the whistle of wind in their mics. But there can be no better place in the world to experience Shakespeare.

Visitors' Book Danielle Charles-Davies

Christmas ideas for all the family

Here’s a fistful of Christmassey ideas for all the family to enjoy - events, lights, markets and much more in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Things to do Liz C

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Falmouth is making history with a joint event that sees over 30 tall ships between Cornwall and London.

Things to do Katie Chown

The Great Cornish Coast Path Run

Classic Property Owner, Andy Jukes, is taking on 290 miles of coastal path running over just ten days to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Cult Experience 1, Bolster Day

Experience: Some ideas just seem to stick and, before you know it, you have a festival. Here is one of our favourites from north Cornwall. 3rd to 6th May 2013

Things to do Peter Kirby

Occasion Locations

The best places through Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset to hold a special occasion with friends and family. We're thinking wedding party venues, but any special occasion is worthy of such a location.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Halloween half-term in the South West 2011

There's nothing worse than being stuck inside during the school holidays, so here is some inspiration for Halloween themed things to do in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset during October half-term.

Things to do Katie Chown