Thursday, 12 May 2011

Here comes another Bank Holiday!

Is your first full week back at work giving you Bank Holiday withdrawal? Luckily, the West Country is getting ready for the next one at the end of May, which coincides with Whitsun half term. We’ve still some lovely holiday cottages available over half term so it’s not too late to get away and enjoy some of these fabulous events.

The Fal River Festival runs from 27th May to 5th June in 2011, with over 150 events varying from music, drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking and lots more. The event gets underway when the St Mawes ferry leaves the King Harry/Trelissick pontoon on 27th with the festival beer. We’re sponsoring Day 2 with events including ‘3 Choirs and a Ferry’ in the middle of the river and ‘Them Beatles’ later in the evening. Join in the singing from S210.

Run to the Sun is a Mecca for Volkswagen lovers. The rarer and more outlandish VW cars and campers will head to Newquay for the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend to take part in this popular festival from 27th to 30th May. These spectacular cars compete for the 'show and shine' title while drivers and passengers make the most of four music arenas. Rest your engines at Q324.

The Royal Bath & West Show is one of the biggest events in the rural calendar. Taking place near Shepton Mallet in Somerset from 1st to 4th June, you might decide to go back more than once to make the most of the magnificent award winning food and drink (including 'The Beast' a prize sausage made by West Country firm Westaways), the livestock on show and the glamorous Ladies Day. Sizzle your sausages at E7.

If you’re heading to Exmouth, you can choose from a range of art, music and culture events spanning the nine days of this popular seaside town's festival. Enjoy the street performances, open house galleries, golden beaches, pubs, clubs and family entertainment at the main venue, Manor Gardens, from 26th May to 3rd June. Watch out for bands Souled and the ten-piece Joey and the Lips! Plenty of soul at G28.

Visit to search for holiday cottages in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset or give our bookings team a call on 01647 433593 for some friendly advice. Don't forget, you can check for other events, attractions and activities by using our Explore the Area map on each property details page.