Events

Festivals in Cornwall 2024

From foodie explorations that tour the world to musical delights that attract visitors from all over, Cornwall’s festivals are not to be missed.

Annie Cowen

A guide to Christmas in Dorset 2023

Make the most of your festive escape in Dorset with this comprehensive guide to all things festive, from light displays and Santa soirees to Christmas Day swims.

Stef Parr

Christmas markets in Dorset 2023

The holidays are well and truly coming and with them Dorset’s seasonal slew of Christmas markets where you can lose yourself in some Christmas shopping.

Annie Cowen

Christmas markets in Somerset 2023

With mulled cider and copious amounts of cheese, nowhere quite does Christmas markets like Somerset. Here are some of our favourites…

Annie Cowen

Guide to Lewes bonfire night

Promising raucous processions throughout the town, lively displays, and an iconic barrel run, Lewes Bonfire Night is the bonfire capital of the world.

Silvia Lowe

A guide to Christmas in Devon 2023

Dazzling displays of colour, epic portions of festive foods, and endless opportunities for new traditions… Here’s our guide to Christmas in Devon 2023.

Annie Cowen

A guide to Christmas in Sussex 2023

Make the most of Christmas in Sussex with our complete guide to the festive season, from dazzling displays of light to roaring fires and Christmas dinners.

Annie Cowen

A guide to Christmas in Cornwall 2023

From twinkling lights reflected in glassy harbours to festive markets full of seasonal trinkets and treats, here’s our guide to Christmas in Cornwall.

Abby Driver

Top ways to celebrate the Bank Holiday

From bluebell walks and cream teas to garden parties and picnics, here are some of our favourite ways to celebrate a bank holiday weekend.

Annie Cowen

Best literary festivals in the UK

Gather round bookworms, the UK has a whole host of literary festivals in 2023 that are ready and waiting to enlighten and entertain.

Annie Cowen

Isle of Wight festivals 2023

Festival fun on the Isle of Wight in 2023, including Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight Walking Festival, Cowes Week and the Chale Show.

Robbie Lane

Food festivals in Dorset 2023

Are you ready to taste your way around all manner of delicious stalls and vendors? Find out why Dorset is the place to be for food festivals in 2023.

Annie Cowen

Best markets in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has always been famous for its award-winning local produce, and there aren’t many better places to sample it than at one of the area’s charming local markets.

Joe Morgan

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.

Hannah Denby

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.

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.

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.

Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Becky Bye

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.

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.

Kayleigh Hardy

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.

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.

Abby Driver

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.

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.

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.

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.

Philip Eley

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.

Sadie Phillips

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!

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.

Danielle Charles-Davies