Winter

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 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 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

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Dorset escapes

With the children back at school it is safe for the parents and grandparents to get out into the world unhindered; this might be the perfect time for a romantic getaway, just the two of you on a Dorset escape.

Places to Go Becky Bye

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

Remote cottages to get away from it all

A collection of some of our most remote properties. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all this Christmas and New Year.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Cornwall

The festivities have come to a close but there are still plenty of places to explore across Cornwall. Make the most of your stay in the county with some of our favourite activities to do at New Year.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Devon

Christmas and New Year in Devon is a wonderful time to get out and explore all that the county has to offer. Here are some of our favourite activities for that quiet time between partying and socialising.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Dorset

Explore Dorset during your down time over Christmas and New Year. A much better use of your holiday time than staying in and watching TV - that's what catch up is for.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

New Year in Somerset

See the sights of Somerset this Christmas and New Year by exploring some of the best bits the county has to offer in the winter.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Winter walks in Cornwall

Pull yourself out of hibernation. It will do you the world of good. Put that extra gear on – the wellies, the wool, the fleece, the waterproofs. Layer up. It’s time to brave the storm with these wonderful winter walks.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

New Year in Hampshire

Spend that time between Christmas and New Year making the most of your holiday in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to get you started on things to do to relax over the festive period.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Decorated cottages for Christmas and New Year

Still looking for a place to stay over Christmas and New Year? These cottages are still available and have the added bonus of Christmas decorations to keep your festive spirits high.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Top five Cornwall Christmas markets

Escape the chill in Cornwall this festive season with our top five Christmas markets to prepare for the big day.

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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.

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

December events in Dorset

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

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

December events in Cornwall

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

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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 Kayleigh Hardy

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 Kayleigh Hardy

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 Kayleigh Hardy

Geevor Tin Mine

For my family, day trips normally involve beaches or stately homes, but whilst holidaying in Cornwall this half-term the bad weather forced us to think creatively. And so feeling the Poldark effect, we found ourselves at Geevor Tin Mine.

Places to Go Philip Eley

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 Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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 Kayleigh Hardy

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 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.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

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

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

The Times Top 3 winter walks

Check out things to do and where to stay if you fancy following one of The Times' winter walks to celebrate all things outdoors.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

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.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Cosy pubs in Cornwall

Warm up after a winter walk in one of these cosy pubs in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Catering for Christmas with hampers

Food is always a tough one to get organised over Christmas. With most shops now delivering, go for something a little more local to add a touch of the west country to your festivities.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

New Year champagne cocktail recipes

Champagne - the king of New Year drinks. Here are two of my favourite cocktails to get your party started for the New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

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

Philleigh Way Cookery School venison recipe

A brief but beautiful recipe from Philleigh Way cookery school based in the Roseland in Cornwall. Perfect for making an impact on your guests for Christmas and New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Trerice by Candlelight - ghost hunting in Cornwall

I had never visited a stately home by candlelight before. So when I noticed that Trerice House in Cornwall was one of a handful of National Trust properties which organised night time ghost walks I was truly excited by the idea.

Visitors' Book Philip Eley

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

A wet hotel on the Somerset Levels

This year the elements have conspired more than even to provide a fabulous winter hotel on the Somerset Levels for the best of wild bird guests that you could hope for.

Things to do Anna H

New Year Walks in Dorset

What we need is some fresh air and exercise, and Dorset thankfully has scenic walking spots in abundance. Wrap up warm, bundle the kids and dogs into the back of the car and head down to any of these places on New Year's Day to brush off the cobwebs.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Winter walks in Dorset

Dorset has some of the finest countryside that the nation has to offer, including some absolutely breath-taking views. For beauty, views, and for a certain special something, here are some top winter walks around Dorset as the cold weather closes in around us.

Places to Go Becky Bye

10 reasons to Christmas in Cornwall

With temperature dropping and the nights drawing in, it’s easy to lust after summer. But our sights are set firmly on the good stuff: a return to decent telly, wintry comfort food (hello Shepherd’s Pie, we’ve missed you) and most exciting of all - Christmas!

Things to do Abby D

Top places to take tea

Warm your winter by taking tea at one of our top 5 places in the south west.

Places to Go Lizzie H