Step into summer with these activities and events throughout the South West

Penned on the 2nd May 2017

Step into summer with these activities and events throughout the South West

The summer's nearly here, the sun is (hopefully) shining - the perfect time to get out and about

Cornwall
Open Studios Cornwall - 26th May to 4th June 
A one-of-a-kind event where 293 artists, craftsmen and designers open their studios and workshops to the public. 

Fal River Festival - 26th May to 4th June
Established in 2006, this fantastic festival includes over 150 events such as music and drama, the arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming, walking and more.

Game On at the Eden Project - 27 May to 4th June
A fun-filled event celebrating game playing including retro classics, traditional playground favourites and the latest tech.

Wadebridge Good Food and Craft Day - 29th May
Some of the tastiest food from around the region is on offer at this colourful and bustling all-day food market. There's an arts and crafts market and an array of entertainment on show too.

The Great Estate Festival at Scorrier House - 2nd to 4th June
From major headline acts to camel racing, secret gin gardens and woodland silent discos and much more, there is lots to do at this exciting festival

Looe Festival of the Sea - 4th June
There's something for everyone at this action-packed event - from a raft face and crabbing competition to fishing and seal spotting boat trips.

Devon
River Cottage Spring Food Fair - 27th to 29th May
This is a must for foodies and gardeners alike, chock-full of activities and family fun from chef demos to live music and foraging tours.

BrixFest, Brixham - 27th to 31st May
One of Brixham's top festivals, there is something for everyone here, including a grand fireworks display not to be missed!

Smugglers and Sea Dogs at Dartmouth Castle - 28th May to 2nd June
There is plenty to keep the kids entertained at this swashbuckling event.

Poltimore Festival - 28th May
This festival at the gorgeous Potimore House is back for its second year, showcasing the best music, theatre, art, film and spoken word from the South West.

Pirates and Mermaids at Powderham Castle - 28th May to 2nd June
Perfect for the kids, join Captain Jack and his crew to see if they have managed to capture a mermaid!

Axe Vale Wildlife Day - 4th June
A chance to explore the wetlands at Seaton and more with the East Devon Countryside Rangers.

Somerset
Cadillacs and 'Copters at The Helicopter Museum - from 14th May
A must-see for any classic car enthusiasts, the display includes an array of classic American cars.

Half-term trail at Hestercombe Gardens - 27th May to 4th June
Follow the trail and find out what has been done over the past 20 years to change an overgrown landscape into the beautiful garden it is today.

Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Grand Peir - 28th May
Perfect for the little ones - they can enjoy a disco and party games before setting out their picnic blankets for a delicious lunch.

Bank Holiday BBQ at Hestercombe Gardens - 29th May
Enjoy sizzling hot food and an array of delicious sides as well as garden games on the Marquee Lawn.

Steam and Cream Tea on the West Somerset Railway - 2nd June
An enchanting ride on a steam train through the delightful coast and countryside whilst enjoying a traditional West Country cream tea - bliss!

Mendip Challenge - 4th June
A great event to challenge yourself and raise money for charity at the same time.

Dorset
Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Festival - 26th to 29th May
A must for any jazz and blues fans alike, this lively festival aims to deliver the best of live music, both new and traditional.

Blanford Forum Camera Club exhibition - 27th to 28th May
T
here will be over 300 images on display but which one will get the prize?

Sherborne Castle County Fair - 29th May
With a range of things to see and do, from music and dance to dog shows and dragon boat racing, you won't want to miss out.

Story Boat Project, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis - from 1st June
This interesting project includes people's maritime memories recorded and preserved in an upturned boat.

Isle of Wight
Butterfly ID trail at Bembridge Windmill - 27th May to 4th June
S
pend time in the great outdoors following trails and learning about some of the butterflies found nearby.

Spring Gala at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway - 27th to 29th May
A rare opportunity to see a large variety of railway vehicles as well as a chance to take a ride round the sidings.

Guided walk from St Helens to Seagrove Bay and back - 28th May
What could be better than a leisurely walk with gorgeous scenery? 

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