Top Christmas days out in the South West

Make Christmas 2021 extra special by planning a festive visit at your favourite place in the South West. From spectacular winter illuminations to family trails and Christmas markets, there are lots of things to see and do near you this winter.

Winter illuminations

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail 

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Arlington Court, Avebury, Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Cotehele, Dunster Castle, Dyrham Park, Fyne Court, Godolphin, Greenway, Hidcote, Killerton Estate, Kingston Lacy, Knightshayes, Lacock, Lanhydrock, Montacute House, Newark Park, Parke, Prior Park, Saltram, Stourhead, Studland Bay, Trelissick, Trerice and Tyntesfield

Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand as you make your way around beautiful gardens and parks - who will you come across on the way?

Christmas highlights around Bath and Bristol

Christmas highlights from Cornwall

Volunteering hanging wreath on doorway

Christmas at Cotehele

Celebrate Christmas with a festive day out to Cotehele. Step back in time to see a recreation of how the garland tradition begun, see Cotehele Mill decorated for a family Christmas and head out on a frosty walk around the estate

Christmas highlights from Devon

Christmas highlights from Dorset

Christmas highlights from Somerset and Wiltshire

Spend time outdoors this Christmas

A couple walking their dog through a woodland at autumntime

Walks in the South West 

Explore the diverse landscape of the South West on foot. Here's a selection of great walks by county, taking in coastline, hillforts, woodland, countryside and more across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Navigate through these to find your local walk, perfect for exploring the great outdoors this autumn.

Christmas days out around the South West

Decorations on outdoor Christmas trees in the Stables Courtyard

Celebrate Christmas with us 

Although we know Christmas will be a bit different this year, there's lots to choose from to celebrate the festive season both at home and at the places that are open. Plan a local winter visit, find a gift, try a craft or two, discover how to make it a greener one and lots more.