Jurassic Coast holidays and days out

95 miles of Devon and Dorset coast with great walks, beaches, cliffs, hills and villages

Places to visit

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Christmas in the outdoors

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A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Walks and wildlife

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events

Corfe Castle

Tudor Christmas

Sat 10 Dec 2016
10:00-19:00
Join our lord of misrule and walk through the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, find out about the rich history of Tudor traditions and maybe participate in a play or a game or two.
Corfe Castle

Winter Lights

Sat 10 Dec 2016
10:00-19:00
Christmas is a magical time at Corfe Castle. Take in the festive atmosphere with our contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and lighting as you explore the castle grounds. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.
Branscombe

Countryside Ranger day: Coppicing

Tue 13 Dec 2016
09:30-15:00
Join us as a Countryside Volunteer Ranger for the day at Combe Woods in Honiton.
Studland Bay

Winter Solstice

Wed 21 Dec 2016
07:15-09:15
Watch the sunrise on the shortest day of the year with a walk to Old Harry Rocks followed by a full English breakfast at Knoll Beach Café.
Corfe Castle

Winter Solstice

Wed 21 Dec 2016
07:15-09:00
Experience the rare opportunity to watch the sun rise on the shortest day of the year from the castle ruins. Castle opens 7.15am - 9am. Tickets £10, including a voucher for a hot drink and breakfast bap (vegetarian sausage, sausage or bacon)...
Exmouth

Countryside Ranger day: Hedgelaying

Sat 07 Jan 2017
10:00-15:00
Join us as a Countryside Volunteer Ranger for the day at Lower Halsdon Farm in Exmouth.

Devon

Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.

Dorset

Home to everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle and Italian palace.