April is a great time to book a holiday cottage in Devon and there’s loads of fabulous things to do that are not available later in the year. Fancy a scenic traffic-free bicycle ride or a walk on a deserted sandy beach with your dog? How about a nature walk amid acres of surreal bluebells or daffodils, or spotting flocks of rare waterbirds?
Our Top 10 things to do in Devon in April also covers a beer festival, Brixham Pirate Festival, and where to find the best Easter egg hunt (you’re never too old for that!) If that’s not enough, we discover the best places to bottle-feed newborn lambs and where to enjoy the best vintage fairground rides. It’s all right here in Devon in April!
Shake off winter by spending a few days in Cornwall in spring. We’ve listed the Top 10 things to do in Cornwall in April that you might not have heard of. From Green Man sightings and banks of bluebells to steam engines and bottle-fed lambs, there’s something for every curious visitor.
We also give a mention to a top food festival, explore a smuggler’s museum and suggest where to join a traditional Easter egg hunt. So head on down on a vicarious trip to Cornwall with our fact-filled article of handpicked events and activities.
Is it the remote location, the inspirational natural beauty or the Celtic roots that make Cornwall famous for the arts, music and literature? Each year the county celebrates a broad spectrum of music, drama, literature and film-making by hosting a range of arts festivals that attract participants from all over the UK, and beyond.
Check out what’s happening this year with these Cornwall arts festivals and events, from Lafrowda to du Maurier. It’s a great time to visit and join in the fun free and ticketed entertainment that makes up each event. As well as celebrating the best of British visual arts, music, literature and culture, it’s a time to relax, laugh and have fun while indulging in your chosen passion.
Think you know Torquay? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Devon resident we think you’ll be surprised at what’s available in this lively coastal resort. We cover historic and cultural attractions, provide bags of ideas for free things to do with kids in Torquay, and sample the best places for breakfast, casual dining and more. Further afield, discover new places to visit in South Devon and tips on where to find the best cream tea – you’ll be surprised!
From hidden gardens and sandy coves to upscale restaurants, festivals and events, Torquay has something for everyone. After all, it’s had decades of practise, welcoming generations of tourists. You’ll find it’s still got what it takes to keep millions visitors coming back for more.
Devon is delightful in summer, but it’s outstanding when for pre-Christmas winter breaks. Top 10 things to do in Devon in December include visiting a Dartmoor pub with a remarkable fireplace, Exeter’s RAMM Museum, Christmas markets and top performances at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal. Rent a cosy holiday cottage in Devon and enjoy all these winter activities and events, and more!
Christmas preparations are in full swing when you visit Cornwall in December. Things to do include woodland walks, foodie Christmas markets, cultural festivals, ice skating and more. Come on down and see for yourself. The crowds are gone and the scenery is stunning!
Here’s our top 10 things to do in Cornwall in December.
Cornwall is a prolific producer of seafood, agriculture and dairy produce for the rest of the country. Of course, these long-standing local businesses are widely celebrated in a range of tasty food and drink festivals throughout the year.
Why not pop down to the Westcountry for a short getaway and attend some of these fun foodie festivals? Go beyond clotted cream scones and sample local honey, crab, oysters and pasties along with beer, wine and scrumpy at these entertaining events. We’ve covered some of the oldest and best food & drink festivals in Cornwall in this comprehensive guide. Pick up snippets of local history and awesome facts as a light “sorbet” between courses! Bon appetit!
Kids love wildlife attractions, so enjoying a day at a wildlife park, zoo or animal sanctuary in Cornwall is a sure winner. Most attractions now operate as a sanctuary or conservation habitat, providing shelter and breeding programs for injured or rare breeds. You never know what you’ll see when you pop into the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary, Porfell Wildfire Park or Screech Owl Sanctuary as animals are frequently brought in for care and then reintroduced back into their native habitat.
Supporting these sanctuaries though admission, adoption programs, cafe and gift shop spending provides an immense feel-good factor as well as enjoying an educational fun-filled day out. We’ve picked out 8 of the best animal attractions in Cornwall that are family-friendly, so drop in and say hello to the local residents!
Cornwall, the “toe” of England, is on the way to nowhere. A tiny rural county of mining, fishing and farming, it is the last bastion of ancient traditions and Celtic heritage. Much of its ancient history, culture, superstitions and traditions are celebrated in deep-rooted festivals, unlike anywhere else.
We’ve assembled a full year of festivals and events that provide insight into Cornwall’s unique culture and way of life. Discover more about its fishing and mining past, the Cornish language, the sport of hurling, St Piran’s flag, patron saints and ancient superstitions. You won’t believe what goes on!
Most counties would give their eye teeth to have as many beaches and attractions as Cornwall. Whether it’s an enforced staycation or the chance to revisit childhood haunts, you’ll find some quirky places to visit and amazing things to do.
Our bloggers cover the best of the best, but these are just a taster of what Cornwall’s all about.