Lyme Regis Mackerel Festival – Dorset from £90 pp at the Alexandra
Fresh seafood, fishing and family-friendly seaside activities are at the heart of the Lyme Regis Mackerel Festival (4-6 September).
Championed by local celebrity chef Mark Hix, the festival showcases the plentiful fish and seafood harvest of Lyme Bay. Aside from the obvious mouth-watering mackerel feasts, fishy-focused events include mackerel fishing competitions, cookery demonstrations and cook-offs between local chefs.
Tickets cost £25.
Stay overnight at the chic Alexandra hotel from £180 per room / £90 pp (two sharing) including full English breakfast. Call the Alexandra on 01297 442 010.