Christmas in Dorset

The Festival of Winter Walks is happening over the festive period, and it’s the ideal opportunity to get out and about in the glorious Dorset countryside – and to blow away some of those post-Christmas cobwebs, too…

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Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shows us how to make locally inspired bakes that are the perfect Christmas gift – this week, we’re making cheese and walnut biscotti…

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In pictures: winter in Dorset

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

We’ve put together a selection of our favourite wintery photos of Dorset, which have all been taken by talented local photographers

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Dorset’s award-winning Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow, shares locally inspired bakes to make as gifts – this week, she shows us how to make a fantastically festive chutney

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Stepping into the role of Dame Trott, Peter Duncan has put a mega-green spin on his latest pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Lighthouse Poole, says Jeremy Miles

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It’s that time of the year again (oh no it isn’t…) so we’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly performances that are taking to stages across the county this month

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There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by heading to one of Dorset’s many Christmas markets, which are complete with everything from mulled wine to carol singing to visits from the man in red himself. Ho, ho, ho….

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Recipe: festive sausage rolls

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley show us how to give this classic Christmas treat a delicious new twist as part of their culinary journey around Dorset

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Give yourself a break from the cooking and washing up this Christmas, and head to one of Dorset’s many pubs and restaurants on the 25th – we’ve rounded up some of the best places to find excellent food and the atmosphere to match

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Carol concerts in Dorset

Monday, November 18, 2019

Whether it’s your best rendition of ‘Silent Night’ or an upbeat sing-along to ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’, there’s nothing like a bit of carolling to get you in the festive spirit. Here’s our round-up of concerts happening in Dorset…

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Christmas

A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

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We’re now into pantomime season where the sounds of hundreds of theatre-goers shouting ‘he’s behind you!’ will be heard at locations all around the county. Here are 16 great pantomimes and Christmas shows for you to try

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The A to Z of Christmas in Devon

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Devonian traditions, events, places to visit or things to do – David Clayton takes us through the Devon festive alphabet

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Seeing Santa surrounded by fake snow and several plastic elves is part and (gift-wrapped) parcel of the festive build-up. We’ve tracked down 19 of Devon’s greatest grottos and festive events guaranteed to delight all the family

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Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

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From cosy pubs galore to winter beach walks, there’s plenty to enjoy in Devon at Christmas. We list 19 reasons you should come visit us this December.

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It’s Christmas at Exeter’s RSPCA shelter and SIMONE STANBROOK-BYRNE goes behind the scenes to see what treats are in store

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With late-night shopping, fairs, Christmas markets and plenty of food and drink, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive offerings in Hampshire

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Magnificent architecture, rich in history and truly stunning, stately homes and gardens provide a delightful day out for visitors. Somerset boasts plenty, and we bring you 8 of the most special locations to visit this Christmas

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