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Outdoor

The Big Lunch

2nd-2nd June 2019

Venue: Fore Street

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

The Big Lunch encourages people to get together for a few hours. There will be food, fun, and music from talented local performers.

Outdoor events

Golden Carrot Hunt

24th April-11th July 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Follow the clues around the sanctuary to uncover the hidden treasure and claim a gold reward - just £3 per treasure hunt including prize and certificate on completion.

Outdoor Events

Bluebell Time

1st-31st May 2019

Time: 10am to 4.30pm

Venue: Buckland Abbey

Address: Yelverton, PL20 6EY

Each day throughout May. Take a walk to see the stunning carpet of bluebells in the Great North Wood, following one of the bluebell walks or by joining a guided walk with a ranger. Call 01822 853607.

Theatre & Cinema

The Three Musketeers

1st May-5th September 2019

Venue: Northcott Theatre

Address: Exeter, EX4 4QB

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

A hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he...

Outdoor Events

Plymouth History Festival 2019

4th-31st May 2019

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Plymouth, PL1

Website: www.plymhearts.org or https://historyfestival2019.wordpress.com

Plymouth’s History Festival is back to celebrate its seventh year. It will include around 180 individual events, guided walks, talks and tours and family activities. This year the main themes are of...

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International Donkey Week

7th May-14th September 2019

Venue: Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Activities on offer during Donkey Week include guest speakers, social events, wildlife walks, demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to meet and groom the donkeys throughout the week.

Outdoor events

Golden Carrot Hunt

13th May-11th July 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/Sidmouth

Celebrating 50 years, follow the clues around the sanctuary to uncover the hidden treasure and claim your gold reward - just £3 per treasure hunt including prize and certificate on completion.

Outdoor events

Exmouth Festival

24th-27th May 2019

Venue: Various venues in Exmouth

Address: Exmouth, EX8

Website: www.exmouthfestival.org.uk

Taking place at a variety of venues across Exmouth this lively festival includes live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, circus skills, an art trail and a fairground. The central hub is at...

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£15 May Mayhem

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Join Crealy this May half term for just £15. Choose from over 60 attractions such as the Tidal Wave Log Flume, the Twister, Maximus Rollercoaster, Aqua Blasters and much more. Plus, you'll be able to...

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Brilliant Butterflies and Magnificent Moths Trail

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Castle Drogo

Address: Drewsteignton, EX6 6PB

Follow the butterfly and moth trail through the garden and grounds, hunting out the clues to help you claim your prize. For more details call 01647 433306.

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Brixfest

25th-29th May 2019

Venue: Brixham Harbour

Address: Brixham, TQ5 8AJ

Website: www.brixfest.com

Celebrating Brixham’s colourful and lively past. With live music, the annual Brixfest Dragonboat challenge, craft marquee, free family activities, arts and crafts, street performers, a grand firework...

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Family Butterfly Trail

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Heddon Valley

Address: Near Barnstaple, EX31 4PY

The Heddon Valley attracts hundreds of butterflies. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful valley down to the beach following the family butterfly trail, with clues to find along the way. For details call...

Outdoor Events

Garden Party

25th-25th May 2019

Time: 5pm-8pm

Venue: Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Address: Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LX

Website: www.thelmahulbert.com

Featuring lots of fun free art activities, face painting, food and music. A party in the Wild Art Garden to celebrate Museums at Night festival. For details call 01404 45006.

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Geopark Festival

25th May-2nd June 2019

Venue: Various locations

Address: Torbay, TQ2 5JG

Website: www.englishriviera.co.uk

A celebration of Torbay’s UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark status.

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Get Set – Grow

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am to 6pm

Venue: RHS Garden Rosemoor

Address: Great Torrington, EX8 8PH

Website: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

This beautiful garden trail will give families a chance to explore RHS Garden Rosemoor in all its late-spring glory. Find fabulous flowers, enjoy creative play with free drop-in craft workshops and spot...

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Killerton May Half Term Trail

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Killerton

Address: Broadclyst, Near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Head out into the parkland and garden to take on the May half-term trail and see what you can discover. Pick up a trail leaflet from visitor reception. For details call 01392 881345.

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Magical Unicorn Week

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Pennywell Farm

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

Website: www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

In addition to the usual attractions, there will be some special Unicorn themed activities throughout the week including unicorn hobby horse racing and a magical unicorn treasure trail. Additional entertainment...

Outdoor Events

May Half-Term Fun at Becky Falls

25th May-2nd June 2019

Venue: Becky Falls

Address: Manaton, Newton Abbot TQ13 9UG

Website: www.beckyfalls.com

This May half term discover what amazing plants and animals live at Becky Falls. Go to the Animal Discovery Zone to find out. Plus, Meet the Keeper sessions, a children’s stamp trail, and Explorer Backpacks...

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Meet Roary the Interactive Dinosaur

25th May-2nd June 2019

Venue: Woodlands Theme Park

Address: Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Also 26 May and 1 and 2 June. See Roary the new interactive dinosaur in Dino Trek. Roary will roam around, move his head, rock his tail and roar!

Outdoor events

Pirates A Hoy

25th May-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: World of Country Life

Address: Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth, EX8 5BY

Website: www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

With pirate themed activities galore. Twice daily through the week the Pirate Ship Play Area will host an amazing pirate sword fighting show. Plus, all the usual daily activities like goat walking, animal...

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Railway Rummage

25th-27th May 2019

Venue: Devon Railway Centre

Address: Bickleigh, Tiverton, EX16 8RG

Website: www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

Join Max Trax, the railway mad monkey, to investigate the railway rummage and solve the clues. For details call 01884 855671.

Outdoor events

River Cottage Spring Food Fair

25th-26th May 2019

Venue: River Cottage

Address: Trinity Square, Axminster, EX13 5AN

Website: www.rivercottage.net

This popular fair will be packed full of family activities such as wildway bush craft, play art, windrush willow weaving, meet the animals, fun and games, East Devon beekeepers, Rainbow gecko giant bubbles,...

Arts & Crafts

Strand Street Market and Family Funday

25th-25th May 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Lawn

Address: Dawlish, EX7 9PR

Website: www.dawlish.gov.uk

A day of a family fun - browse the stalls in the street market on the Strand, then go to the Lawn to enjoy the entertainment on the bandstand. With free face painting, Punch and Judy and lots more.

Outdoor Events

Tree Guardians Spotter Trail

25th-31st May 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Cockington

Address: Torquay, TQ2 6XA

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Grab a spotter sheet and head out in search of Cockington's tremendous trees. Look out for the tiny tree guardians hidden in the Arboretum to help you. Suitable for children aged 5 years+.

Outdoor events

Unicorn and Dragons Week

25th-31st May 2019

Venue: The Big Sheep

Address: Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 5AP

Website: www.thebigsheep.co.uk

See Dreckly the Dragon, a huge interactive walking Dragon and learn all the weird and wonderful facts from a brave knight. Plus, a magical unicorn hunt with prizes and see a magical unicorn in the stables,...

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Classic And Vintage Vehicle Rally

26th-26th May 2019

Venue: Pecorama

Address: Underleys, Beer, EX12 3NA

Website: www.pecorama.co.uk

See an outstanding display of vehicles from the last century. Call 01297 21542.

Outdoor events

Dartington Food Fair

26th-28th May 2019

Venue: Dartington

Address: Totnes, TQ9 6TQ

Website: www.dartington.org

Foodie fun for all the family. Cooking demonstrations, street food, magic shows, pot-throwing, storytelling, meet the animals, children’s entertainment, music and much more. For more details ring 01803...

Arts & Crafts

Dawlish Cycle and Heritage Day

26th-26th May 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Lawn

Address: Dawlish, EX7 9PR

Website: www.dawlish.gov.uk

With vintage bicycles touring the town, a motorbike on display in the Strand, live music, circus skills workshops and free face painting.

Outdoor events

May Day Celebrations

26th-26th May 2019

Venue: High Street

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

See the fun May Day parade in Ilfracombe, marking the start of summer. The parade will finish at the Clapping Circle above Wildersmouth Beach, where there will be a May Pole dance and celebrations to welcome...

Outdoor events

Seaweed Festival

26th-26th May 2019

Venue: Various venues

Address: Clovelly, EX39 5TA

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

A festival promoting seaweed for its health and nutritional benefits. Featuring live music, craft activities and workshops, talks and demonstrations and street entertainment.

Outdoor events

Spring Family Dog Show

26th-26th May 2019

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Show off your prized pooches and enjoy an action-packed day of good old family fun. Highlights include a fun dog show, doggy Olympics, live music, children’s activities, meet and greet the friendly donkeys...

Outdoor events

Half Term Activities at Haven Banks

27th-31st May 2019

Venue: Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Address: Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8DP

Website: www.haven-banks.co.uk

Action-packed days guaranteed to bring out your child’s adventurous side. One day and week-long courses and activity sessions for 8-14 year olds. To book call 01392 400150.

Arts & Crafts

Summertime Chill

27th-27th May 2019

Time: 12pm to 4pm

Venue: The Lawn

Address: Dawlish, EX7 9PR

Website: www.dawlish.gov.uk

Sit back and relax on the Lawn to the summer sounds of the Panatical Steel Band.

Theatre & Cinema

Aliens Love Underpants

28th-29th May 2019

Venue: Northcott Theatre

Address: Exeter, EX4 4QB

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action and original music, this fantastically...

Indoor activities

Marvellous May Kids Cookery

28th-30th May 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm Cookery School

Address: Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Join in with the fun in the kitchen to make a perfect picnic ready for the beach or countryside. For children aged 7 to 12 years. Booking essential as places go fast. For details call 01803 520022.

Indoor activities

Seeing is Believing

28th-29th May 2019

Venue: RAMM

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Drop into the Courtyard and give your brain a good workout. Try your skills at brainteaser puzzles and make a puzzle to take away and amaze your family and friends with.

Outdoor events

Titan the Robot

28th-28th May 2019

Venue: Woodlands Theme Park

Address: Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Titan is taking a break out from his busy schedule around the world to visit Woodlands and entertain everyone with his fantastic show.

Outdoor events

Family Wildlife Day

29th-29th May 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Honiton Bottom Community Nature Reserve

Address: Battishorne Way, EX14 2XD

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

A day of exploring and discovering wildlife. Wear wellies for fishing in the stream. Be creative in your local nature reserve. A free event.

Indoor activities

Kids Bake and Create Club

29th-29th May 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12 noon

Venue: Occombe Farm Cookery School

Address: Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Get busy in the kitchen, making a delicious bake and a creative craft for you to take home at lunch time. Suitable for children aged 8-13 years. Booking essential. For details call 01803 520022.

Outdoor events

Bird Watching for Children

30th-30th May 2019

Time: 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Borrow binoculars and discover the birds along the Axe estuary with an experienced guide to help spot different birds. Booking required – cost £2 per child.

Indoor activities

Exploring Your Senses

30th-30th May 2019

Venue: RAMM

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Explore how senses are enhanced when another is taken away. Identify artefacts while blindfolded, investigate ancient smells and listen to abstract sounds while discovering some of the incredible things...

Outdoor events

Family Explorers

30th-30th May 2019

Time: 2pm-4pm

Venue: Colyford Community Woodland Car Park

Address: Near Colyton, EX24 6HW

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

An afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the site, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative. Booking required - suggested donation of £5 per family group.

Arts & Crafts

Fiction and Art Family Day (F’Art Day)

30th-30th May 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: The Lawn

Address: Dawlish, EX7 9PR

Website: www.dawlish.gov.uk

Featuring lots of family fictional fun. With a storytelling tent, paint spinning, family art workshops, Miss C graffiti academy and a mini ramp - so take your scooters and skateboards

Arts & Crafts

All About the Art

31st-31st May 2019

Time: 12pm to 4pm

Venue: The Lawn

Address: Dawlish, EX7 9PR

Website: www.dawlish.gov.uk

Picnic in the traditional seaside town, see the famous Dawlish waterfowl and enjoy the giant inflatables and bungee trampolines on the lawn.

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Family Bushcraft Day

31st-31st May 2019

Time: 10am - 3pm

Venue: Holyford Woods LNR

Address: Near Colyton, EX12 2JA

Website: wildeastdevon.co.uk

Time for families to play together and learn outdoor skills. With shelter building, fire lighting, cooking and crafts. Children must be accompanied. Aimed at seven to 14 years. Booking required - £13...

Indoor activities

Fizz Pop

31st-31st May 2019

Venue: Woodlands Theme Park

Address: Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

A Fizz pop will be getting very busy and creative with their gooey slime making workshop.

Outdoor events

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

31st May-1st June 2019

Venue: Various venues

Address: Kingsbridge, TQ7

Website: www.kingsbridgefoodandmusic.org

A two day family-friendly festival with special kids entertainment. Includes a children’s disco on the Quay on Saturday morning with Crunchy Carrot!

Indoor activities

Step inside Your Brain

31st-31st May 2019

Venue: RAMM

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Enter the Explorer Dome, an acclaimed, interactive science show, to experience a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds to thrill your senses and find out what goes on inside your brain.

Outdoor events

Buckfast Abbey Garden Fayre

1st-1st June 2019

Time: 9.30am to 5pm

Venue: Buckfast Abbey

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE

Website: www.buckfast.org.uk

Entry is free to this fun event with over 120 stalls plus activities and displays. With live music, Morris Men, rural skills and talks. It promises to be a great family day out.

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Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

1st-1st June 2019

Venue: Various locations

Address: Ottery St Mary, EX11 1BW

Website: www.otteryfood.org

A fantastic day for all the family, celebrating everything that is great about local food and the community. Includes chef demonstrations and activities for children of all ages.

Outdoor events

Torbay Air Show

1st-2nd June 2019

Venue: Paignton Green

Address: Paignton, TQ4 6AG

Website: www.torbayairshow.com

A thrilling free two day event featuring two full afternoons of flying displays, plus an extensive ground display and family entertainment.

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Picnic at the Park

2nd-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: River Dart Country Park

Address: Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP

Website: www.riverdart.co.uk

This big family picnic includes live music, a fun assault course, a circus skills workshop, Dare Devil activities at reduced rates, a dog show, DJ, pony rides, Dartmoor Rangers, vehicle displays and much...

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The Contemporary Craft Festival

7th-9th June 2019

Venue: Marsh Mill Park

Address: Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AF

Website: www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

Showcasing over 200 of the UK’s best craft makers. The former Children's Craft Tent is now a Craft Lab with a lunar landings theme. Featuring craft workshops, children’s entertainment, face painting,...

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Otter Spotting and Bat Detecting Walk

8th-8th June 2019

Time: From 9.30pm

Venue: Heddon Valley

Address: Near Barnstaple, EX31 4PY

Join the rangers for a special two hour nightlife experience to explore the wildlife hiding in the Heddon Valley, using special detecting equipment. Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by a...

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Open Farm Sunday

9th-9th June 2019

Venue: Kenniford Farm

Address: Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1AQ

Website: https://kennifordfarm.co.uk

Meet the pigs, take a farm tour and learn about where food comes from. Plus, a Hog roast, live music, tractor rides, face painting, nature walks, inflatables and cream teas. Free entry.

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Scobbiscombe Open Farm Sunday

9th-9th June 2019

Time: 11am to 2pm

Venue: Scobbiscombe Farm

Address: Kingston, near Modbury, TQ7 4EU

Visit the farm, meet the animals, follow the farm trail and discover rich wildlife. Go pond dipping and see what amazing creatures you can find. Finish with some crafting and colouring. A free event. For...

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Charles Kingsley’s Bicentenary

12th June-16th May 2019

Venue: Various venues

Address: Clovelly, EX39 5TA

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

The great Victorian writer, Charles Kingsley, lived in Clovelly as a child. Enjoy the celebration of his life with a host of activities, talks, workshops, exhibitions plus live themed music and themed...

Outdoor events

Canoe Safari

13th-13th June 2019

Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

A guided paddle on the River Axe. Led by qualified instructors from the Axe Vale Canoe Club and a Countryside Ranger wildlife guide. No experience necessary, must be 8 years+ and able to swim 25m. Booking...

Outdoor events

Dawdle for Donkeys

15th-15th June 2019

Time: 9am to 3pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/Sidmouth

Take on The Donkey Sanctuary’s new family-friendly walking challenge and help raise funds for donkeys in need. Sign up at: bray.news/dawdle.

Outdoor

Decoy Community Primary School Summer Fete

15th June 2019

Time: 3pm - 8pm

Venue: Decoy Community Primary School

Address: 2 Deer Park Rd, Newton Abbot

Website: http://decoyschool.co.uk/

Loads of activities. Including face painting, glitter tattoos, Punch and Judy, Go Karts, BBQ using locally sourced food, Father’s Day Photobooth,  Raffle - for your chance to win a long...

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Grand Victorian and Steampunk Festival

15th-23rd June 2019

Venue: Ilfracombe Gig Regatta

Address: Fore Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

A lively event with a historical theme. Regular events include a Bake Off, a Suffragettes March, garden parties and an art competition.

Indoor activities

Saturday Science Club - Microbe Mania

15th-15th June 2019

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Barnstaple Library

Address: Barnstaple, EX31 1EL

Website: https://sciencedipity.co.uk/saturday-science-club

A workshop about the wonderful world of microbiology. Use microscopes and learn how bacteria are cultured in a lab. Find out about bad and good microbes and make a super-hero microbe. Plus, investigate...

Outdoor events

Saunton D-Day

15th-16th June 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Saunton Sands

Address: Saunton, EX33 1LG

Website: https://sauntondday.co.uk

The beach and dunes of Saunton will host a large living history event, marking the site where 10,000 American GIs trained for D-Day. Includes battle displays recreating the Normandy advance, involving...

Outdoor events

Father’s Day Special

16th-16th June 2019

Venue: Devon Railway Centre

Address: Bickleigh, Tiverton, EX16 8RG

Website: www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

Take Dad for a fun filled day out with the steam loco, model railways and miniature train. All Dads will be admitted free when accompanied by a full paying child. For details call 01884 855671.

Outdoor events

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Father's Day

16th-16th June 2019

Venue: Woody Bay Station

Address: Lynton, Devon, EX31 4RA

Website: www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Dads get to travel free and get to drive a diesel too on this day only.

Outdoor Events

North Devon Hospice National Sandcastle Competition

16th-16th June 2019

Time: 10.15am to 5pm

Venue: Westward Ho! Beach

Address: Westward Ho!, EX39 1GW

Website: www.northdevonhospice.org.uk

Includes a National Sandcastle competition and a separate Junior/Kids competition too in front of the slip way/promenade. The kids competition starts at 11.30am and judging will be at 1.15pm.

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Nightjar Night Walk

18th-18th June 2019

Venue: Trinity Hill LNR Car Park

Address: Trinity Hill Road, EX13 5SS

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Join the site Ranger and learn about these mythical nocturnal birds. Discover this wonderful bird that spends summer breeding on heathlands. Take a torch and warm clothes. Booking required -£4 per person.

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Goldcoast Oceanfest

21st-23rd June 2019

Venue: The Limekiln Field

Address: Moor Lane, Croyde, EX33 1NZ

Website: www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk

A three day summer festival including action packed sports, surf competitions, locally sourced food and family friendly fun.

Outdoor events

Axe Vale Festival

22nd-23rd June 2019

Venue: The Showground

Address: Trafalgar Way, Axminster, EX13 5SN

Website: www.axevalefestival.org.uk

A two-day rural show with exciting entertainment in the ring and around the Showground for all the family to enjoy. With live music, a dog show, a whole range of marquees and much more.

Sports

Children's Hospice South West Rainbow Run

22nd-22nd June 2019

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: Westpoint

Address: Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Website: www.chsw.org.uk

The brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Anyone aged 5 years and over can join the fun.

Outdoor events

Pink Flamingo Day

23rd-23rd June 2019

Venue: Paignton Zoo

Address: Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EU

Website: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Enjoy all the usual fun at the zoo and also take part in some flamingo festivities for Pink Flamingo Day.

Outdoor events

South Molton Olde English Fayre

23rd-23rd June 2019

Venue: South Molton Square

Address: South Molton, EX36 3DJ

Website: www.visitsouthmolton.co.uk

A free traditional English fayre featuring a brass band, colourful bunting, children’s dancing, Maypole dancing and much more.

Outdoor events

Goren Festival

28th-30th June 2019

Venue: Goren Farm

Address: Stockland, Honiton, EX14 9EN

Website: www.goren.co.uk/festival

A friendly family festival set amid beautiful meadows. With moth trapping, bat walks, star-gazing, storytelling around the lime tree, bird spotting, butterfly counting, a kids’ disco, bumblebee safari,...

Outdoor events

Ilfracombe Gig Regatta

29th-29th June 2019

Venue: Fore Street

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

Wander down to the harbour to watch the racing in action. The water will be buzzing with teams of gig-rowers competing for the coveted title. Fun for all the family.

Outdoor events

Thomas II’s 40th Birthday Gala

29th-30th June 2019

Venue: Pecorama

Address: Underleys, Beer, EX12 3NA

Website: www.pecorama.co.uk

Thomas has put in nearly 40 years of service and has covered many thousands of miles. Celebrate its birthday at this special event. Call 01297 21542.

Arts & Crafts

Exeter Craft Festival

4th-6th July 2019

Venue: Exeter Cathedral Green

Address: Exeter, EX1 1HS

A 3-day festival combining art, craft and free entertainment. There will be over 100 stalls in a unique tented village. Call 01392 431521.

Outdoor events

Exeter Festival

5th-7th July 2019

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Exeter, EX4 3SA

Website: www.visitexeter.com/exeterfestival

A new and exciting three day fun-filled, summer extravaganza with bucket loads of family friendly activities. Dance the night away with the Hoosiers on Saturday 6 and join the free family day on Sunday...

Outdoor Events

Glas-Denbury Music and Arts Festival

5th-6th July 2019

Venue: Denbury

Address: Near Newton Abbot, TQ12 6DQ

Website: www.glas-denbury.co.uk

An authentic, accessible family friendly festival full of music, entertainment, workshops, crafts, activities and more. Featuring Basil Brush, a silent disco, a butterfly bazaar, street market and much...

Outdoor events

Buckfast Abbey Summer Food and Craft Fair

6th-6th July 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Buckfast Abbey

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE

Website: www.buckfast.org.uk

Includes live cookery demonstrations, a free fun kitchen for children with free high energy ‘hands-on’ cookery workshops throughout the day. Workshops for up to 30 children will run at 10:30am, 11.45am,...

Sports

Planet Earth Games

6th-6th July 2019

Venue: Exwick Sports Hub and Flowerpot Playing Fields

Address: Exeter EX4 1DH

Website: www.planetearthgames.org

There will be free activities for all the family from 9am. With sports tournaments, a Plogathon, paddle boarding, raft building and canoeing with Haven Banks, street sports with Boarding House, trail walking...

Outdoor events

Car Show

7th-7th July 2019

Time: 10am – 3pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/Sidmouth

One for motor enthusiasts and their families, enjoy a chilled day of car conversation, live music, delicious street food and children’s activities. Entry is £3 for adults, under 12s free.

Outdoor events

Newton Abbot Carnival

8th-14th July 2019

Venue: Various locations

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 1LG

Website: www.newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk

All the carnival celebrations will run over the week. Fun activities include children’s fun games, a carnival procession and fairground.

Indoor activities

Spring Foodie Gift Making for Families

30th-30th March 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm Community Kitchen

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Get ready for spring with a morning or afternoon of edible gift making. Make and bake a batch of hot cross buns and create hatching chick cupcakes just in time for Easter. Booking essential.

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