Summer holiday fun in the South West

There's lots to do during the summer holidays in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Read on to find out all of the family fun that took place in the summer of 2019, and check back here soon to find out the things you can get up to as a family in the summer of 2020.

Family play in the parkland at Trelissick, Cornwall

Summer holiday ideas in Cornwall 2019 

There are family trails, walks, hands on activities, and open spaces for picnics and play, as well as great rainy day options. Take your pick for your family’s summer adventure.

Girls running through a field of yellow flowers at Knightshayes

Summer holiday days out in Devon 

There was plenty to keep everyone busy over the summer holidays in 2019. Here's a taste of what went on, from rock pooling on beautiful beaches to ranger days and garden trails.

Summer family wildlife spotting

Summer family fun in and around Dorset  

Summer days in Dorset are perfect for family fun, for adventure, for sport, for creating memories and for getting close to nature.

People picnicking on the lawn in front of Tyntesfield house

Summer holidays in and around Somerset 

Somerset is full of possibilities for summer fun, adventure, sport and getting closer to nature.

A boy climbs a tree

Summer fun in Wiltshire 

For a little extra fun, there are a host of different activities around Wiltshire - here's just a couple of suggestions.

Snowshill Manor

Summer holidays in Gloucestershire 

Whether it is summer gardens full of flower, cool houses packed with history or a roman villa, Gloucestershire had lots to offer just now.