Spring

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Easter cottages with hot tubs

Our cottages with hot tubs Easter selection to tempt you to bubble away your troubles this April.

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Holiday cottages with swimming pools for Easter

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, most people tend to make the school holidays a family occasion. Choose a holiday cottage with a pool as an added luxury to your holiday in the South and West.

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Easter country cottages with animals

Easter is all about spring lambs and fluffy chicks so base yourself on a working farm for a country cottage holiday this April.

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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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

St Piran's Day in Cornwall

Celebrate St Piran's Day and all things Cornwall by visiting our favourite St Piran-related places in the county. Now all you need is a cream tea and you'll be proper Cornish - jam then cream, please.

Stories & Characters 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

Easter activities in Cornwall

Give the kids an eggs-hilarating holiday this Easter with survival skill days and Easter egg hunts in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Easter activities on the Isle of Wight

With Easter not far away, it’s time to start planning what you’ll be doing with the kids. Make the most of the school holidays with some egg-citing events on the Isle of Wight.

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5 Family Easter Days out

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

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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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Gardens of Cornwall

Cornwall is heralded for it’s beautiful coast and countryside. Explore these Cornwall gardens for a lovely spring day out on your holiday.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

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

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

March events in Hampshire

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

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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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Beaches of the New Forest

We decided to work our way back along the beaches of the south coast despite it being a somewhat dreary looking February day

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New Forest Wildlife Park

The wolves and chatty giant otters were a big hit, the stories of their conservation making for heart-warming reading and the friendly deer that were free to roam around the park added a magical touch.

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Lyndhurst and the New Forest ponies

We had driven through the town of Lyndhurst earlier in the day and made a note to stop off on our way back to our holiday cottage in Lymington, not least because of the large number of New Forest ponies we had seen just on the outskirts of the town.

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Family fun day at Bucklers Hard

Considering it wasn't our location of choice we really surprised ourselves with how enjoyable it was and would highly recommend a visit.

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Our holiday in the New Forest

Do I really only get to stay here for the weekend? Perhaps I will call in sick on Monday and stay just a little longer.

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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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Where to find red squirrels on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a wildlife haven with several reserves and an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, there are plenty of animals to spot. Red squirrels have been homed on the Isle of Wight to protect the species, here are our top places to lay in wait for a glance or two.

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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.

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Arts cinemas in the South and West

Cinemas are everywhere. And can be a great way to dodge a rainy day while you’re on holiday. But if you like places with a dash of character and plenty of good films to go around, you might want to plan a special trip to one of these.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Caerhays Castle and Gardens

Explore one of the great gardens of Cornwall during it’s exclusive spring opening hours. Perfect for a family friendly day enjoying the fresh air.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Spring tide walk to St Helens Fort

A walk with a difference. This walk can only be attempted 4 times a year so plan your holiday for low tide and hope to strike lucky.

Things to do Liz Arnell

Cycling the Great Flat Lode

A holiday in Cornwall doesn't have to be all about the beaches. Grab a bike and get cycling along one of the county's most picturesque trails.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Brading Marshes circular walk

Join Liz Arnell and her Labrador Retriever, Nigel, on a circular walk on the east of the Isle of Wight. The walk takes in stunning sea views and magical woodland on the island.

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Family friendly walk around Fort Victoria

Get a breath of fresh air with a family walk along the beach and through the woods near Yarmouth. This dog friendly beach means every member of your clan can enjoy the Great Outdoors of the Isle of Wight.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Making the most of Cornwall's April showers

Don't forget your coat as spring brings April showers to Cornwall. But stay positive, there are plenty of things you can do when the skies turn grey.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Spring dog walk at Kilve Beach

With fields and fossils, Kilve beach is a prime location for keeping your furry friend entertained whilst enjoying the natural history of Somerset.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

10 best cosy country pubs in south Devon

The Danish have a word for the comfort and well-being of being inside by a fire while the weather outside is terrible. I’ve put together this list of South Devon’s best cosy country pubs for you to find your own Hygge.

Places to Go Philip Eley

South and west vineyards to visit with your valentine

If you're planning a little valentines getaway with your significant other, spend an afternoon strolling around a local vineyard before choosing your favourite bottle to take home and enjoy.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

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

Discovering Saltram House, Plymouth

The house itself is impressive with fantastic period furnishings and beautifully decorated rooms, but the grounds are the star of the show.

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A day in Kingsand and Cawsand

Kingsand and Cawsand are twin seafront villages on The Rame Peninsula in Cornwall. They have a rich fishing (and smuggling!) heritage and you can still spot the old fish cellars and stores along the coast.

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A Family Trip to Dartmoor Zoo

Famously remembered as the inspiration behind the Hollywood film ‘We Bought a Zoo’, Dartmoor Zoo has a charm all of its own.

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Dog walks in Paignton with Bailey

It’s very tempting to belt out a rendition of something from ‘The Sound of Music’, but all I can manage is ‘Bailey wait for me!’ as she disappears through some brambles.

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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

Distinctly Devon cycle path walk

Totnes to Ashprington is a perfect riverside walk. The path is easy to walk on and beautiful from beginning to end.

Things to do Philip Eley

Spring Glamping

The loveliest time to experience the beauty of nature, and all with the luxury of beds and en suites!

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