Charmouth Challenge 2019

The Charmouth Challenge is a chip timed 8-mile fell run through some of the finest coastal scenery in the South West on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast, overlooking Charmouth’s famous fossil hunting beaches with views to historic Lyme Regis. It includes an ascent of Golden Cap, which at 191 metres is the highest point on the South West Coast of England.

There is also a 2 mile fun run, also chip timed for running novices and children over the age of 8, or for any younger children taking part with a grown up. If you don’t want to run but still want to join in, no problem – there will be refreshments and things to do at Charmouth Primary School which is the start and finish point – and it’s a short walk to the beach to enjoy those views!


More information can be found at: 

Jazz Jurassica - 24th - 27th May 2019

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

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


Date: 24th May 2019 to 27th May 2019
Location: various venues in Lyme Regis, Dorset

For more information on the events, times and prices visit the website:

B Sharp Busking Festival 25th May 2019

B Sharp Busking Festival, Play Me Piano & Drums 2019 - Saturday 25th May 11am - 6pm. 

Run in conjunction with Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival. 

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


Donkey sanctuary Spring family dog show

Show off your prized pooches and enjoy an action-packed day of family fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.

26th May 10:00-16:00

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

The Spring Family Dog Show kicks-off our exciting programme of events in our 50th Anniversary year, so expect it to be even bigger and better!
2019 Dog Show highlights include:
Fun dog show with 15 different classes, from perfect puppy and prettiest pooch to best junior handler and best biscuit catcher. 
Doggy Olympics: dog agility, hoopers, bale jumping, fun dog scurry, rally obedience and temptation alley. 
Dog and donkey demonstrations.
Live music from Vine & Dandy, an acoustic duo who bring together great songs and also perform some of their own, catchy original material - all done in their own style.
Children’s activities: go-karts, bouncy castles, kik off, face painting, welly wanging and flip the frog. 
Donkey corner, an opportunity to meet some of our friendly residents.
Fantastic local food and refreshments from The Big Kebabski (vegan), Flaming Good Pizza Co, Good Game, Pancake Pod, WunderBAR and Divine Ices. 
Pop-up shopping village with treats for you and your pooches.
Prize draw. 

Admission: £2.50 per adult including prize draw entry, under 12s free.
Dog show entry: £1.50 per class. 

Free parking and dogs welcome on leads - please do not leave them in your car.

For more information call 01395 573156

Bridport Food Festival 9th - 15th June 2019

Bridport Food Festival is 6 days of exciting food events around the Bridport area. Starting on Sunday 9th June through to Saturday 15th June 2019.

Now in its 15th year the Festival is a much loved fixture in the local calendar. A week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area.

Guitars on the Beach - 15th June 2019


Geoff Bakers Guitars on the Beach 


Guitars On The Beach is the UK’s largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists of all ages and abilities come together to simultaneously play together a selection of well-known songs and form Britain’s biggest band, performing on the beach in Lyme Regis in Dorset. This year the event, at which bands will perform from 10 am to 10 pm, will be held on June 15th, and the highlight of the day will be a giant tribute to guitar greats at around 4 pm, when the massive band on the sand plays hits by legendary guitarists who sadly died last year – including Chuck Berry, Tom Petty, Malcolm Young of AC/DC and Glen Campbell. The sand band – who play along to the songs performed by a house band of local musicians performing on a stage on the beach, like playing along to a record – will also be invited to play along to a tribute to Rory Gallagher and, as is done every year, join in on Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” [GOTB’s signature song], which this year marks its 60th anniversary. 

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

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Special Offers

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Pod 1 Night Stay!

Fancy a break camping without the tent? Try our wooden Pods @ £56 per night. Sleeps 4 people.

Available Thursday 30th May for one night stay.

Normally 3 night minimum stay.

Call to book 01297 560259 - limited availability.    

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Get £75 off a week an £40 off a break. Excludes en suite rooms.

Call for full details. Excluding School Holidays.

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