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Medieval clapper bridge over the East Dart River at Postbridge on Dartmoor in West Country.



The landscape of the South West can change dramatically from season to season, and so too do the events that takes place throughout the year. In this section of the blog you will find information about what is happening at different times of the year such as Christmas light displays and New Year celebrations.

22nd November 2023

Where to Meet Santa in the West Country 2023

Santa loves the West Country! We know because we’ve spotted him on trams, trains and boats… At this time...

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3rd November 2023

Christmas Markets in the South West 2023

Check out these unmissable Christmas markets in the South West; buy locally made gifts, eat delicious festive food and...

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17th November 2022

Christmas Events in Somerset 2022

Prepare for festive fun at these Christmas events in Somerset! Celebrate Christmas in a Somerset holiday cottage and enjoy...

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Seasonal pumpkins in field
2 years ago

8 Things to Do in the October Half Term in Somerset 2022

Spend this October half term in Somerset and discover a host of Somerset Halloween events and activities to strike...

Seasonal A house made of sand on the beach.
2 years ago

Last minute cottages in the South West: Book your summer holiday today!

There’s still time to sort your summer staycation with Helpful Holidays! If you still haven’t booked a summer break...

Seasonal Christmas traditions
3 years ago

West Country Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a time for celebration and good old-fashioned tradition. There are a few Christmas traditions the West Country...

Seasonal pumpkin field at sunset.
3 years ago

October Half Term Events in Devon and Dorset

Make this October half term 2021 in Devon or Dorset special with some spooktacular Halloween family days out in...

5 years ago

Wassailing in West Country Apple Orchards

Come and join us in a riotous ancient tradition to put the wind up evil spirits and guarantee a...