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Easter Bonnet Parade 1st April 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade in Lyme Regis supported by Lyme Regis Majorettes and the Lyme Regis Junior Band. Easter Bonnet competition followed by a parade from the Baptist Church to the Jubilee Pavilion where the  Majorettes perform their display. Easter bonnets are judged at the Baptist Church at 2pm and the Parade leaves at 3pm.

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 4th May - 6th May 2018

The Fossil Festival starts on Friday the 4th May with events running until the 6th May. There will be guided fossil walks along the beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth and Rock Pool Rambles. Over the weekend there will be events with free entry in the Grand Marquee at the Fossil Festival. There are fossils of all shapes and sizes to admire and buy, as well as jewellery, fossil-based arts and crafts, Darwin, and dinosaurs toys and gifts. There will be lots of new hands-on activities - and the old favourites! - the streets and the Marine Theatre will be buzzing with artists and performers, and there will be a programme of talks at The Hub will once again host a full programme of talks.

Date: 4th - 6th May 2018
Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset
Cost: £ Various
For more information on the events, times and prices visit the website:Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Dorset Knob Throwing - 6th May 2018 - Kingston Marwaud

Kingston Marwaud, Dorset. DT2 8PY

Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, along with Dorset Tea and Dorset Food & Drink partnership all assist us in supporting the unique Dorset event.

 Beside Knob Throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid.  and other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference.

The Frome Valley Food Fest will run along side the Knob Throwing. There will be a the opportunity to sample, taste and purchase a fine range of foods including breads, cheeses, ciders, meats game & poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings in addition to chocolate, coffee and wine supplied by well respected local businesses. 

The aim of the festival is to raise much needed funds for Cattistock Cricket Club, Maiden Newton & Cattistock Football Club, Savill Hall and the Community PLayspace and other local organisations and services.

Free Parking

Date: Sunday, 6th May 2017
Location: Kingston Marwaud, Dorset
Cost: £ 5 – Under 12's free
For more information on the events, times and prices visit the website: Dorset Knob Throwing & the Frome Valley Food Festival

Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend 25th - 28th May 2018

Live music both new and traditional from Friday through to Monday.

A highlight of the weekend will be the annual Jazz Festival Umbrella Parade at 11.00am on Saturday 26th May - not to be missed!

We will also have local samples on offer during the Saturday and Sunday at the Marine Theatre.


Date: 25 May 2017 to 28 May 2018
Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset
Cost:£6 to £24 Various
For more information on the events, times and prices visit the website: Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend

B Sharp Busking Festival 26th May 2018

B Sharp Busking Festival, Play Me Piano & Drums 2018 - Saturday 26th May 11am - 8pm. 

Run in conjunction with Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival. 

Pitches located all around the town, along Marine Parade and The Cobb.  


Bridport Food Festival 10th - 16th June 2018

Bridport Food Festival is 6 days of exciting food events around the Bridport area. Starting on Sunday 10th June through to Saturday 16th June 2018.

Now in its 14th year the Festival is a much loved fixture in the local calendar. A week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area, finishing with the main event at Asker Meadows on 16th June when we join up with the Bridport Round Table Beer Festival.

Axe Vale Festival 23rd - 24th June 2018

A great day out for all the family with local craft and trade stands, food hall, children's entertainment, displays and demonstrations and live bands. Licenced bar and refreshments available.

Axminster Showground - Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th June 2018.

Takes place from 10am until 6pm on the Saturday and 10 am until 5.30pm on the Sunday.

Tickets available on the day or in advance from the local area. For more information and details about the prices and directions visit



A two day festival on Friday 13th July from 6pm-11pm and Saturday 14th July from 10am -11pm at Askers Meadows, Bridport

Jurassic Fields will be showcasing the best music, comedy, food and entertainment the local area has to offer as well as having some well known artists perform and little gems we have found around the country.




Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 2018 -14th -15th July 2018

The 10th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday 14th July 10.30 - 6pm and Sunday 15th July 11am - 5.30pm.  

With close to 100 stands situated around the historic harbourside in Weymouths selling succulent seafood and associated items.

Terrific line up of chefs, experts, fishermen and fishmongers. Foraging, filleting, competitions and much much more....


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 28th July - 3rd August 2018

A wide range of events for all the family held at various locations around Lyme Regis  
Lots of fun all week from the beach and harbour at Lyme Regis. Seven days of activities get under way on Saturday July 28th. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week is a week full of fun, from a Teddy Bears Picnic, Pavement Art to Swimming in the Bay. There will be various displays, music evenings, fireworks, RAF Displays and Duck race. Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week certainly has something for everyone!


Honiton Show 2nd August 2018

Honiton Show is a showcase for the best of local farming, crafts and rural skills. It draws exhibitors and visitors from all walks of life. Over 20,000 people attend the show and in the region of 1500 livestock entries are received.

The show is proud to host The West Of England Hound Show - a show within a show - which attracts entries from more working packs of hounds than any other event of its kind in the country. There are more than 350 trade exhibitors, which makes the show one of East Devon’s biggest business events. Pedigree and Fun Dog show, Donkey rides and Alpacas make the show fun for the whole family.

Candles on the Cobb 2018

Candles on the Cobb - 26th August 2018

"A magical, stunning event when 5000 tea lights candles are placed at thirty centimetre intervals around the historic Cobb and North Wall of the harbour at Lyme Regis and lit".

Lyme Regis Youth Causes have received 50% of all funds raised and Help for Heroes, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Diabetes Research, Cancer Research & CLIC/Sergeant and the Devon & Cornwall & Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulances have all received significant donations from the remaining 50% of the proceeds raised.


2018 Melplash Show - Thursday 23rd August

2FM_5917The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 23rd August. Attracting around 16,000 visitors a year from town and country, it is no surprise that it is regarded as the South West’s Premier one day Agricultural Show, and is known by regular visitors as the ‘friendly’ Show. Show includes many Agricultural exhibitions, heavy horse display, trade stands, food hall, By the sea stand and much much more.... details to follow.

Lyme Folk Weekend 31st August - 2nd September 2018

Lyme Regis is aiming to become a top annual folk destination so come along to the seaside and enjoy music, dancing, storytelling, shanty singing, workshops and entertainment for all the family.

The Summer Festival is starting on Friday 31st August and finishing Sunday 2nd September 2018 and there are events and sessions around Lyme Regis - see their website for full details.

Expect more than 30 acts appearing over the weekend at multiple venues.

Festival goers can also expect Morris dancing, music workshops, shanty singing, stone balancing, circus workshops, story-telling and performers in pubs, cafes and on the sea-front.
Festival goers can also expect Morris dancing, music workshops, shanty singing, stone balancing, circus workshops, story-telling and performers in pubs, cafes and on the sea-front.

Bridport Hat Festival 1st September 2018

Fun competitions, millinery displays and live music. 
For more details see

Eggardon Kite Festival - September 2018

Eggardon Kite Festival 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 10:30am - 16.30pm

Date to be confirmed

Spooky goings on and Halloween Party - 21st - 28th October 2018

Come and join us for the finale to our spooky Halloween week with the end of season Halloween Party in Dorset.

  • 7 days of Halloween fun including;
  • The Feely Box Challenge
  • Spooky story Telling & Writing
  • Creepy Kids Club Games & Crafts
  • The Haunted House Experience (Thursday and Friday Evenings)
  • Children’s & Family Fancy Dress Competitions
  • and much much more...

Then be part of the best Halloween Party on the Jurassic Coast (Friday 27th October).  There will be; 

  • Halloween Haunted House
  • Halloween Disco
  • Halloween Games
  • Fancy Dress – optional

River Cottage day courses and evening events

River Cottage day courses and evening events run throughout the year. Including a four day cookery course at Park Farm. All four days are completely hands on and you will learn all the essential skills based around Bread & Pastry, Meat, Fish, and Vegetables. You will learn about home smoking, cooking offal, marinating fish and some outdoor cooking. There are also events at the Store and Canteen which was featured in the chicken out programme with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and filmed in nearby Axminster.

Upcoming Events and Courses

Click Here to see forthcoming events

River Cottage

2018 Fifa World Cup Russia

Come and enjoy the world class football on the large screen tv's in The Tow Bar at Newlands. 

14 June 2018 – 15 July 2018.


Special Offers

Easter Weekend Offers

Easter Weekend special offers for accommodation. 

£95 off a weeks holiday or £45 off a short break in hired accommodation on holidays starting on the 30th March - 9th April.

Call today to book this limited offer - must be quoted at time of booking and cannot be used with any other offer.  

2 night special 24th - 26th March 2018

2 nights for £149 in a fully equipped 6 berth caravan or 4 berth apartment. Available for 24th to 26th March 2018.


Call now to book your seasonal pitch. Pitches available for caravans newer than 2003 and up to 24ft long.  

Please call for further details. 

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