Summer

School Holiday Dates

Whether you are looking for a small, quiet bolt hole during the holidays or a place for an extended family get-together, we have lots of lovely places in the South and West to choose from.

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September adventures in Cheddar Gorge

Spend your September outside enjoying the beauty of Cheddar Gorge and the surrounding Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Cowes Week

The beginning of August hails Cowes week on the Isle of Wight. The ultimate sailing regatta brings people from all over the world to the island in the summer.

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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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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.

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5 family friendly watersports to try instead of surfing

If you've tried surfing and found it's just not for you, take a look at our alternatives. You can still get in the water while you're on holiday, try a new activity and get all the family involved.

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A pretty walk to Steephill Cove

A hidden gem with calm waters and golden sands, perfect for a quiet afternoon out in the sunshine while on holiday on the Isle of Wight.

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Bude in September

Plan a September stay in north Cornwall to soak up the last of the summer sunshine before we head into the cosy nights of autumn.

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West Bay, Dorset

A winning day out with all the family, West Bay in Dorset has golden cliffs, beautiful beaches, award-worthy play areas and even a harbour for crabbing.

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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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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.

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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.

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The Royal Cornwall Show

Take a look at our latest pictures from the Royal Cornwall Show last weekend. From cows, sheep to all the fun of the fair, there's all sorts going on at Cornwall's annual county show.

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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.

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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.

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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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Life's a beach: June in Cornwall

Plan a holiday to Cornwall in June to make the most of the beaches while they're quiet. It really is the best time to visit the county if you love a good beach day.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Cottages with tennis courts

If you've been inspired by Andy Murray's recent ascent to the world number one title, why not book a cottage with a tennis court for spring or summer? Practice your backhand lob in the privacy of your own garden.

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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.

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WIN goodies for the kiddies this summer

NOW CLOSED Great summers make great childhood memories and our Great Little Trading Company competition gives you the chance to win the toys to play with.

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Classic Couch on Tour

The inflatable chesterfield has started it's tour of the West Country with Miracle Theatre...

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