Charmouth Beach


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 27th July - 3rd August 2019

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 27th. 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 1st August 2019

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.

Bridport Carnival 17th - 18th August 2019

The main weekend for 2019 is on Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th August 2019

Each year Bridport Carnival is a highlight of the town's calendar. The fun packed extravaganza includes a grand procession held on the third Saturday of August each year. This procession of floats travels up West Street, then down South Street. Other activities include carnival darts, carnival golf, a grand car boot sale, carnival fete and a fun fair at Asker Meadows as well as the traditional Sunday evening torchlight parade from Bridport to West Bay. This awesome spectacle involves 1,500 blazing torches being carried by families as they snake their way to the Bay for a celebration with live music and fireworks on East Beach.


Sunday August 18th. The torchlight procession is the grande finale – and one of the high points of Bridport Carnival. The river of fire leaves the Town Hall at 9pm but people can buy their torches in Bucky Doo Square from 6:30pm on wards. There is a bonfire and live band on the beach, and fireworks a bit later (weather permitting).



Melplash Show 2019

2FM_5917The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 22nd 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! 

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

Thursday 22nd August - Monday 26th August 2019

This major annual event showcases our national industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Last year hosted stunt displays from The Royal Signals Motorbike Display Team and The International Bug Pete Monster Truck Display Team. There was also Steam Exhibitions, Vintage and Classic vehicles and Rural displays.

The Steam fair takes place in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset. More information about what's on and the event prices can be found at



Bridport Hat Festival 8th September 2019

Saturday 7th September 2019

Fun competitions, millinery displays and live music. 

Bridport Hat Festival ! The 10th Bridport Hat Festival will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019.Bridport Hat Festival is a celebration of hats, a fundraiser for head-related charities and a giant summer-ending party for the town and its visitors – all run by volunteers. The most creative, quirky, stylish and inventive head wear combines with live music, multiple competitions, demonstrations, talks, displays, shows, a hat auction, games, hatted dogs (yes, hatted dogs) and much, much more, all ‘topped’ off by a HUGE mass hat-wearing photoshoot in Bucky Doo Square on ‘Haturday’. 

And all you need is a hat!To find out more you can visit their website at…

Axminster Illuminated Carnival 14th September 2019

Axminster Illuminated Carnival

14th September 2019 from 8pm around the town centre and on the Axminster Showground.


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

Super Summer Savings

Check out our last minute offers to get your summer holidays of to a flying start. 

Savings of up to £200!

Call 01297 560259 to book. Booking office is open from 8am-7pm daily.  

Pod 1 Night Stay!

Fancy a break camping without the tent? Try our wooden Pods @ £67 per night. Sleeps 4 people.

Available Sunday 11th August for one night stay.

Normally 3 night minimum stay.

Call to book 01297 560259 - limited availability.    

Over 55's get £10 off if just 2 in a unit

In hired accommodation for breaks of 2 days or more.

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