Events

February events in Cornwall

Our round up of the places to be this February in Cornwall. Whether you're visiting for Valentines or just to enjoy the spring flowers, there's something going on to keep you busy.

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February events on the Isle of Wight

Stay in a holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight over February to celebrate valentines with your beau or hang out with the kids for half term. Whatever you choose, there's plenty to keep you busy on the island.

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February events in Dorset

Spend your February holiday enjoying all Dorset has to offer in one of our beautiful cottages and at some of these fun events.

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February events in Devon

Pack your bags and head to Devon for a fabulous February. From farmers' markets to comedy festivals, you'll find plenty to do on your cottage holiday.

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February events in Somerset

Escape to the country for your holiday and enjoy some fabulous events. From fireworks to festivals, Somerset is the place to be for a fun February things to do.

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January events in Cornwall

New Year is here and although it's still pretty chilly outside, Cornwall is gorgeous at this time of year. Our round up of events for January offers up a host of festive opportunities to keep your spirits high.

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January events in Devon

Now that the New Year is here, get out and about in Devon while on holiday. Make the most of the county's beautiful landscapes during a quieter time of the year.

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January events in Dorset

The New Year is here and if you're planning on staying in Dorset this January there are some lovely events to keep you busy.

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January events in Somerset

Take a break in Somerset this January and enjoy all that the county has to offer with our pick of events throughout the month.

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January events in Hampshire

After the crazy Christmas period, it's time to relax and unwind on your holiday. We round up some events to keep you busy during your stay in Hampshire this January.

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January events on the Isle of Wight

If you're heading to the Isle of Wight to beat the January blues, here are some events from across the island to keep you busy during your holiday.

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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

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.

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December events on the Isle of Wight

Our guide to events on the Isle of Wight this December. From Victorian Christmas to Christmas tree festivals, each of these December events are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

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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.

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Top four Dorset Christmas markets

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

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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.

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December events in Cornwall

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

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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.

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December events in Devon

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

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December events in Dorset

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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November events in Cornwall

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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October events in Somerset

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

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October events in Devon

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

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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 Sadie Phillips

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

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.

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September events in Hampshire

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

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September events in Dorset

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

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

July events in Devon

If you’ve been on holiday to Devon before but have never checked out the local shows or celebrations, or even if you’re new to the area, why not get involved this July?

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July events in Dorset

Festivals and celebrations in Dorset bring together both the local community and guests alike, and are brilliant for showcasing local produce, goods and traditions.

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July events in Somerset

From the seaside to the city, a summer in Somerset is packed full of culture, food and drink, entertainment and something to suit everyone.

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July events in Hampshire

Run away to Hampshire for a short break before the arrival of the school summer holidays this July. Experience all of these wonderful events and much more.

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July events on the Isle of Wight

Summer is just around the corner. Pack up the family and enjoy long July days and nights with the addition of some amazing events across the Isle of Wight.

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July events in Cornwall

With activities and entertainment all around, you can be sure there’ll be something just a stone’s throw from your cottage.

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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.

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June events in Dorset

With festivals galore in Dorset this June, you won't be stuck for something to do. Choose an event that piques your interest and get planning your break for something to look forward to this summer.

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June events in Hampshire

Make the most of the quieter part of the summer with a holiday to the New Forest in June. Check out our list of events to plan into your break in Hampshire.

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June events in Somerset

Enjoy your June holiday in Somerset with our pick of festivals, days out, events and much more across the county this month.

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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

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.

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June events in Cornwall

Enjoy the beaches all to yourself before the kids break up from school. There's plenty of things to do in June to keep earlybirds busy.

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June events in Devon

Escape the crowds this summer with a holiday to Devon in June. There's plenty going on to keep earlybird summer visitors busy this month.

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May events in Somerset

Spend May enjoying the spring time sights and sounds of Somerset. Make the most of your holiday with our list of events across the county this month.

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May events in Hampshire

Stay in Hampshire this May to make the most of the bank holiday weekends or relax with the kids over the school holidays. There’s plenty to do in the county to keep everyone busy.

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May events in Dorset

Run away to Dorset this May to enjoy festivals, a spot of sailing and even a cruise out of the harbour. Whether you’re planning on visiting for a bank holiday or packing up for the school holidays, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained in Dorset.

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May events in Cornwall

Take some time out this May to enjoy a break in breezy, sunny Cornwall. From May Day events to school holiday activities, we've got plenty to keep you busy.

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May events in Devon

Take your pick of festivals, food fairs and school holiday activities across Devon this May and make the most of the glorious spring weather.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April events in Dorset

Step into spring this April with the help of an exciting holiday to Dorset. Whether you’re away with the family for Easter or planning a May Day Bank Holiday bonanza, there’s plenty of things to do on your visit.

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April events in Devon

Enjoy the Easter school holidays with some special events that will be perfect for the kids. Make for an early bank holiday getaway and visit one of the incredible festivals in Devon. Whatever you choose, there’s plenty to do in the county this April.

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April events in Cornwall

If April brings it’s supposed showers while you’re on holiday in Cornwall, head to one of these events. There’s something going on in every corner of the county to celebrate Easter, spring and the approaching May Bank Holiday.

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April events in Hampshire

From canoeing egg hunts to a classic car rally, soak up the spring sunshine with Easter holiday activities and early bank holiday fun in Hampshire this April.

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April events in Somerset

From den building to war re-enactment, Somerset has plenty to keep visitors busy this April. Check out our pick of events across the county this month.

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April events on the Isle of Wight

Head to the Isle of Wight for a belated Mother’s Day trip, an Easter family holiday or an early bank holiday break. Whatever you choose, you’ll find plenty of spring events to keep you busy over April.

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March events in Somerset

Staying in a Somerset holiday cottage? There's plenty going on in March to keep you busy whether you're away with friends, on a family holiday or taking a romantic short break with your other half.

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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.

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March events in Hampshire

Add something extra special to your holiday by enjoying one of these hand picked events from across Hampshire.

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March events in Dorset

Spring is here and Dorset is in full bloom. Spend your March holiday enjoying some of these exciting events across the county.

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March events in Devon

Plan a March holiday in Devon to enjoy quiet beaches, fields and forests. Here's our pick of things to do to make the most of your time in the South West.

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March events in Cornwall

Choose a traditional Cornwall this March with classic flower shows and walking or go off road and head to the World Pasty Championships for an added twist to your cottage holiday.

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Things to do in February Half Term in Cornwall

From rescuing aliens to terrific tudors, Cornwall has plenty to do this February half term. Make the most of the county with our selection of events worth visiting while you're away.

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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.

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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

Six Somerset fireworks displays

This year, Somerset is holding some of the best and most spectacular firework displays in the South West. So it’s the perfect time to wrap up warm and head to your nearest display for some family fun.

Places to Go Tasha H

Fireworks in Cornwall

Remember remember…it’s Bonfire Night soon! And guess what? This year it falls on a Saturday, so why not make a weekend of it? 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 Abby D

Remember Remember Dorset fireworks displays

Autumn is the time of year to get excited about; the amazing colours whispering through the trees, the cold crisp mornings, the hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows over open fires, the country walks through crunchy leaves, and perhaps most importantly of all, bonfire night and fireworks.

Things to do Becky Bye

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

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

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

Things to do at Easter

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

Things to do Katie Chown

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

Tamar Bridge 50th Anniversary

Linking Devon and Cornwall, this feat of engineering makes it an easier journey when coming on holiday in Cornwall!

News & Offers Katie Chown

Firework celebrations 2011

Bonfires, sparklers, marshmallows on sticks. It only happens once a year so go to as many as you can!

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

2011 International Guitar Festival in Cornwall

Some of the best in acoustic world music culture comes to Cornwall this October with the Third Tolmen International Guitar Festival being held in Constantine near Falmouth.

News & Offers Katie Chown