May Bank Holiday: What's on

All the events and festivals happening in the South West this May Bank Holiday.

Latest ITV News reports

700 biscuit athletes take part in Dorset throwing competition

Thousands of people have turned out to watch more than 700 biscuit athletes in a throwing competition in Dorset.

It's the 6th Dorset Knob Throwing contest and Frome in Cattistock.

The games involve participants tossing underarm a locally made biscuit as far as they can.

The current Knob throwing records stand at a massive 29.4m for the Gents, 26.45m for the ladies and 22.5m for the under 12’s.


Dorset Troopers visits Sandworld in Weymouth to celebrate International Star Wars Day

Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Storm Troopers and a host of other characters from the Star Wars film franchise Credit: David Hicks, Sandworld
Darth Vader admires a sand sculpture of him Credit: David Hicks, Sandworld
Children enjoying the sand sculptures and having their photo taken with an Ewok Credit: David Hicks, Sandworld
A child having a photo with people dressed in Star Wars fancy dress Credit: David Hicks, Sandworld

The Prince of Wales to visit Wiltshire

Prince Charles Credit: Britta Pedersen/dpa

The Prince of Wales will attend a concert by the London Chamber Orchestra at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, this evening [Saturday].

Prince Charles is a patron of Music in Country Churches.

He will arrive at Malmesbury Abbey at 7pm.


Lido in Cheltenham opens gates to swimmers for first time in 2013

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham Credit:

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham is opening its gates to swimmers for the first time in 2013 today [Saturday].

The outdoor heated swimming facility is celebrating with its annual ‘Turning Back Time’ day with entrance thrown back to the 1935 price of 2 pence (equivalent of sixpence) and staff dressed in traditional navy white’s uniform.

500 seahorses to see at Bristol Aquarium

Big bellied seahorses Credit: Bristol Aquarium

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will have the chance to come face to face with hundreds of captive bred seahorses this weekend.

It's part of their Seahorse Extravaganza where you can see 500 seahorses including the Australian big bellied seahorse, which is one of the largest species in the world.

Since opening in 2009, the aquarium has been developing a captive breeding programme for seahorses.

Baby big belly seahorses on paperclip Credit: Bristol Aquarium
Seahorse babies Credit: Bristol Aquarium