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Summer Events for Children in Devon

1st July-2nd September 2019

Venue: Across Devon

Website: https://www.primarytimes.co.uk/devon/news/2019/07/summer-activities-for-children-in-devon-

Long sunny days, light evenings and six whole weeks of play – what’s not to love about the summer? Here’s just a few suggestions to help make your summer supersonic! Top Ten Beach...

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The Adoption Donkey Guess Who Trail

13th July-1st September 2019

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/Sidmouth

Guess who is behind the stable doors? Use the clues, before following the trail around the sanctuary to solve the mystery and win a prize on completion. Just £3 per trail. Free entry and parking.

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Hydro High Dive

22nd July-1st September 2019

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Theme Park and Resort

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

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Direct from the USA, this High Dive show has a fireman theme. Be amazed watching the Crealy Brigade fight the fires and jump from heights of 80ft into the pool below. The show will be performed every Monday...

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Baggy Point Coastal Family Trail

26th July-1st September 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Baggy Point

Address: Croyde, Braunton, EX33 1PA

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Find all the clues on the Baggy Point Coastal Family Trail. Enjoy this self-led family trail along the beautiful headland and learn more about the amazing coastal creatures that live there.

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Fizzpop Science Workshop and Shows

26th July-30th August 2019

Venue: Woodlands Family Theme Park

Address: Near Dartmouth, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Also 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August. A practical and exciting science workshop. Fizz Pop will be getting very busy and creative with their gooey slime making workshop this summer.

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Meet the Animals

26th July-30th August 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm

Address: Preston Down Road, Preston, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

On 26, 29 July, 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30 August. Discover the farm animals at Occombe and get the chance to feed some of them. Booking essential. For children aged 3 years+.

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The Fairy Special

26th July-30th August 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Also 4, 9, 16, 23, 25 and 30 August. Embark on a spellbinding trip aboard this brand-new Fairy Tram Ride. Enjoy an enchanted tram ride and interactive show. Then tuck into a scrumptious tea party and get...

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Occombe Summer Activity Pack

27th July-30th August 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Explore Occombe Farm with your very own activity pack. Discover mega and mini beasts, brass rubbings and much more. Cost: £2.50 per pack.

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Summer Fun on the Farm

27th July-1st September 2019

Time: From 10am

Venue: Pennywell Farm

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

Website: www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

Celebrating 30 years! There are hundreds of friendly animals to meet and additional entertainment comes in the form of a ’Big Show’ at 1pm and 3pm, brought to you by Magic Martin, Mr Phil, Elfic the...

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The Dinosaur Tram Adventure

27th July-26th August 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Also 5, 11, 18 and 26 August. An interactive adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station.

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Captain Coconut and his Amazing Bubble Show

30th July-27th August 2019

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Address: Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

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

Also on 27 August. Captain Coconut takes his amazing Bubble Show to delight his many fans. There will also be face painting for everyone.

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Mammals and Moths

30th July-27th August 2019

Venue: Slapton Ley Field Centre

Address: Sands Road, Slapton, TQ7 2QP

Also 6, 13, 20 and 27 August. See what creatures are active whilst we all sleep. Discover the amazing shapes and colours of moths and go on the search for a mouse or vole. Booking essential. Call 01548...

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Happy Hooves Holiday Club

31st July-28th August 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Address: Coome Par, Littlehempston, Near Totnes, TQ9 6LW

Website: www.mareandfoal.org

Also 7, 14, 21 and 28 August. Fun activities include meeting and grooming the ponies, making hay nets, cleaning tack and pony themed games. For children aged 5 to 10 years. Spaces are limited so early...

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The Pirate Tram

31st July-28th August 2019

Time: 00:00

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2WD

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Also, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August. Join Captain Nick’s swashbuckling crew for an interactive adventure. Hoist the Jolly Roger, and walk, talk and look like a pirate!

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Horse Wise Holiday Club

1st-29th August 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Address: Coome Par, Littlehempston, Near Totnes, TQ9 6LW

Website: www.mareandfoal.org

Also 8, 15, 22 and 29 August. Fun activities include meeting and grooming ponies and learning about pony care. For children aged 11 years+. Spaces are limited so early booking advised.

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Magic Martin

7th-21st August 2019

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Address: Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

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

Also 21 August. Back by popular demand, Magic Martin is returning to RHS Garden Rosemoor to entertain visitors with his quirky array of tricks – a family show not to be missed.

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Wicked Wednesdays

7th-28th August 2019

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Killerton

Address: Broadclyst, Near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Also 14, 21 and 28 August. Set young imaginations free with different themed stories every week in the garden. For details call 01392 881345.

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Children’s Week

20th-24th August 2019

Venue: Paignton Green

Address: Paignton, TQ4 6BG

Website: http://childrensweek.co.uk

A week of free fun. With arts and crafts, a children’s week quiz, a fun fair and plenty of children’s activities.

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Kids’ Summer Cookery School

20th-22nd August 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Perfect Party Food. Throw a wonderful party after going to Occombe kitchen and making a selection of party foods. Booking essential as places are limited.

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Seaton Wetlands Summer Holiday Club

20th-22nd August 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Adventurous outdoor holiday club for 7-11 year olds, based at Seaton Wetlands. Each day will be different: learn about wetlands wildlife, make natural crafts, use tools, cook on campfires and play. Morning...

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Urban Forest School

20th-22nd August 2019

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Exeter Cathedral

Address: The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Website: www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

An outdoor adventure, whatever the weather, in the large walled garden of the Dioceses. Learn safe ways to use equipment, play games then toast marshmallows around the campfire to finish. Suitable for...

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Rockpool Ramble

21st-21st August 2019

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: Jacob's Ladder Beach

Address: Sidmouth, EX10 8RZ

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Explore the mysterious world of Sidmouth's rockpools. Learn where to look and what to look out for.

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Crazy Crickets

22nd-22nd August 2019

Time: 10.30am - 12 noon

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk/greenspaces

Enter the chirpy world of crickets and grasshoppers. By the end of the session you will know the differences between them. For children aged 7 to 11 years. New members welcome. Call 01626 863980.

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Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show

22nd-22nd August 2019

Venue: The Showground

Address: Killatree Cross, Holsworthy, EX22 6LP

Website: www.holsworthystrattonshow.co.uk

A classic agricultural show with all day entertainment. Includes Magic Martin, falconry, a gun dog display, ferret world, a family dog show, bubble football, free children’s races, horse jumping, livestock...

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Hope Cove Weekend

23rd-26th August 2019

Venue: Hope Cove

Address: Near Kingsbridge, TQ7 3HP

Website: www.bythedart.co.uk

A lively weekend of old fashioned family fun with activities in the village and on the beach and in the water.

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Sidmouth Air Show

23rd-23rd August 2019

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Venue: Sidmouth Sea Front

Address: Sidmouth, EX10 9LD

Website: https://visitsidmouth.co.uk

Sidmouth will again host an air display in 2019. The RAF Chinook, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, BAC Strikemaster Pair aerobatic jet team and the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team are all...

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Cave Cinema: Underground Film Festival

24th-31st August 2019

Venue: Kents Cavern

Address: Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JF

Website: www.kents-cavern.co.uk

A pop-up underground cinema offering a unique experience. See some classic films and family favourites in the South West's only pop-up underground cinema.

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Exeter Street Arts Festival

24th-24th August 2019

Time: 10am - 7pm

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Exeter, EX1

Website: www.exeterstreetartsfestival.co.uk

A free celebration promoting the artistic talents of Exeter’s creative communities. The streets will be filled with music, theatre, street art, interactive workshops, orchestras, drumming and dance....

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Sidmouth Regatta

24th-25th August 2019

Time: From 10am

Venue: Sidmouth Sea Front

Address: Sidmouth, EX10

Website: https://visitsidmouth.co.uk

Traditional sea based activities take place on Saturday culminating with live music and a spectacular firework display. Sunday events are for the children and their families. The events are all free to...

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Sunset Festival

24th-24th August 2019

Time: 4pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Village Green

Address: Westward Ho!, EX39 1HQ

Website: www.westwardhodevon.com

A summer family get together with music, circus skills, Westward Ho’s Got Talent and free fun.

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Ilfracombe Carnival

25th-25th August 2019

Venue: Ilfracombe

Address: EX34

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

Watch the carnival procession weave its way through the streets of Ilfracombe. This spectacular event raises monies for local charities and is a fun night for all the family. For details call 01271 863001.

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Lustleigh Village Show

26th-26th August 2019

Venue: Lustleigh

Address: TQ13

Website: https://thelustleighshow.com

A quintessential English village show with ferret racing, animal encounters, Punch and Judy, circus skills workshops, fairground rides, a climbing wall from Adventure Okehampton, face painting, a dog show...

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Scorriton Country Show and Sports

26th-26th August 2019

Time: From 1.30pm

Venue: Stumpy Oak

Address: Scorriton, near Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JA

Website: https://www.scoritonshow.com

A fun sporty show with live music, a bouncy castle, pony rides, a cross country run, fun games and much more.

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The Secret Garden

26th-26th August 2019

Venue: Powderham Castle

Address: Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ

Website: www.powderham.co.uk

Join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk around every corner. Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity...

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Bushcraft Canoe Day

27th-27th August 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: River Shack

Address: Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6RD

A day of foraging and learning bushcraft skills on the River Dart. Learn how to identify edible plants, track animals and light a fire without matches. Booking essential. Call 07789 113738.

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Family Explorers

28th-28th August 2019

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: Holyford Woods LNR

Address: Near Colyton, EX12 2JA

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

An afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the site, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative.

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Family Pollinator Event

28th-28th August 2019

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish, EX7 0NF

Find out about the most important insects of all - the pollinators! Follow a brass rubbing trail with a ranger and decorate a shopping bag as you go. Booking essential. Call 01626 863980.

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Exe Estuary Mud Walk

29th-29th August 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Exmouth LNR

Address: Imperial Road Rec, Exmouth, EX8 1 1DQ

Website: wildeastdevon.co.uk

Discover what is living in the mud of the Exe Estuary. Dig for worms, search for crabs and shells and fish for shrimps.

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Falconry Display

29th-29th August 2019

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Address: Great Torrington, EX38 8PH

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

Marvel at the speed and hunting skill of some amazing birds of prey as they are put through their paces.

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Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

29th-31st August 2019

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Dartmouth, TQ6 9YY

Website: www.bythedart.co.uk

A three-day festival with air displays, a Kon-Tiki raft race, trade stalls, a fairground, competitions, a Regatta 175 celebration, entertainment and fun events for all the family.

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Rocky Shore Ramble

30th-30th August 2019

Venue: Slapton Ley Viewpoint

Address: Torcross, TQ7 2TQ

Website: www.slnnr.org.uk

Enjoy a rocktastic experience - search through rock pools and find adorable anemones, brave barnacles, lazy limpets and more. A free event – booking essential.

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Bray and Stay

31st August-1st September 2019

Time: 3pm to 1pm

Venue: Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Enjoy the ultimate overnight experience! Make friends with the donkeys, tuck into a fish and chip supper around the campfire, go wild on the dusk nature walk and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning....

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Colyton Carnival Week

31st August-7th September 2019

Venue: Market Place

Address: Colyton, EX24 6JR

Website: http://colyton.co.uk

This annual carnival week promises a fun filled programme of events including a car treasure hunt, an arts and craft show, a Petticoat Lane Street Market followed by the Illuminated Parade.

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Pazaz Circus at Amazing Cornish Maize Maze

31st-31st August 2019

Venue: Smeaton Farm

Address: Near Saltash, PL12 6RZ

Website: www.amazingcornishmaizemaze.co.uk

The Big Top will be arriving on Saturday 31 August but it'll disappear again the next day. Visit Circus Pazaz for some additional entertainment. Plus: Torchlight Night in the maze – also on 7 September....

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Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival

31st August-1st September 2019

Venue: Various Locations

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

An annual celebration of Ilfracombe’s unique character and coastal life. There’s plenty of family fun with street entertainers and a hive of harbour activities including sailing lessons, historic lifeboat...

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Lobster and Crab Feast

1st-1st September 2019

Venue: Clovelly Village

Address: Clovelly, EX39 5TA

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

Celebrating Clovelly’s famous crabs and lobsters. With live folk music, cookery demonstrations and craft stalls. Children will be kept entertained by street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling...

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Rural Skills and Craft Fair

1st-1st September 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Finch Foundry

Address: Sticklepath, Okehampton, EX20 2NW

Get an idea of the historical crafts and skills which used to frequent the landscape of Dartmoor and meet the people who keep the skills alive for all to see. Call 01837 840046.

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Ashburton Food and Drink Festival

7th-7th September 2019

Venue: St Lawrence Lane

Address: North St, Ashburton, TQ13 7AZ

Website: www.bornhecticevents.co.uk

Now in its ninth year, this festival will fill the streets of Ashburton with a market, musicians and performers.

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Autumn Fayre

7th-7th September 2019

Venue: Town Centre

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 2DT

Website: www.newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk

Enjoy local craft stalls, live music, face painting, town centre games, balloon modelling and much more.

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Kingsbridge Show

7th-7th September 2019

Venue: Borough Farm

Address: Kingsbridge, TQ9 7QP

Website: www.kingsbridgeshow.co.uk

A traditional rural show with main ring attractions featuring Horsemen of the Knight and an Xtreme stunt team. Plus, over 100 trade stands, a children’s pets’ corner, bouncy castle and display of vintage...

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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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