Christmas in the South West

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered: find out about all the fun we had with Christmas 2018.

Christmas wrapping

Nine handmade Christmas ideas 

Looking for handmade inspiration this Christmas? Here's a list of crafty things to made from our favourite bloggers, from ice lanterns to old fashioned wrapping paper.

A winter's day in a woodland

Top Boxing Day and New Year walks in the South West

Peaceful wide open spaces, far reaching views, crisp air and the crunch of frosty grass make walking at this time of year magical. After over-indulging on Christmas Day, a refreshing Boxing Day or new years walk is exactly what's needed.

From the festive period in 2018
Child at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Top Christmas days out in the South West in 2018 

Christmas is has been and it's landed in places across the South West. Take a look at the top places to go from 2018. From enchanted houses, to fairytale stories and handmade garlands, did you make one of these places part of your Christmas traditions?

Winter illuminations at Knightshayes Court

Winter illuminations 2018 

The upside of darker evening is that it allows the places we care for to be spectacularly illuminated and experienced in a different way.

Arlington Court Christmas tree

Decorations galore in 2018 

The Christmas decorations unpacked at places in 2018, the places we care for have were transformed with festive feeling.

Between Christmas and New Year in 2018