Things to do & Places to Visit on Your Devon Holiday

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Something For Everyone – Locally & Just a Short Drive

Below are some useful ideas for you to do whilst on your holiday in Devon. There are also many public footpaths, bridleways, coastal paths and cycle routes. Many circular walks start in village centres of the surrounding area.

Honiton has a public swimming pool, sports centre, golf course, famous lace museum and on the third Thursday of each month there is a Farmers market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, Honiton has a street market on the high street. Historic thatched villages such as Broadhembury and Gittisham, both just 3 miles away.

For a small donation to this years chosen charity (Devon Freewheeers), you can borrow kits for fossil hunting, bat listening and bugs safari.  Reserving an Educational Activity Kit can be done on the booking page for extras.  (please note that bat listening is only available between April and October).

Places to Visit

www.nationaltrust.org.uk –National Trust properties Killerton, Knightshayes, A la Ronde, all near by
www.bictongardens.co.uk – floral gardens, railway, museum
www.tram.co.uk – Seaton tram – 3 miles along estuary of River Axe - birdwatching, drive a tram, halloween tours, polar express, dinosaur train, tribute shows etc
www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk – Sanctuary for 8,000 donkeys – free entry just donations on exit
www.diggerland.com – Small and Big Boys ride on JCB diggers
www.crealy.co.uk – adventure park for all ages – animals, rides, indoor arena
www.peco-uk.com – Model railways – Picturesque gardens overlooking Beer
www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk – International dancers from all over the world come to Sidmouth every August 
www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk - Cruises around the Jurassic coast or Round Robin (Boat & train & bus)
 

General Informational Websites

www.jurassiccoast.com – World famous heritage coastline on our doorstep
www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk – Area of Outstanding Natural beauty information
www.blackdown-hills.net – Designated area of outstanding natural beauty
www.visitdevon.co.uk – site full of information about visiting Devon
www.eastdevon.net/tourism – Information for visitors of East Devon
www.sidmouth.gov.uk – what is on in Sidmouth
www.exmouth-guide.co.uk – what is on in Exmouth
www.lymeregistourism.co.uk – what is on in Lyme Regis

Diary of Events  (compiled 01/01/2018 please check nearer date that event is still running)

March

1st Unibet Premier League Darts at Westpoint, Exeter

3rd Exeter Chiefs -v- Saracens

10th and 11th Mothers Day treats at Seaton Wetlands

11th Afternoon in the Orangery at Bicton Gardens, with gift for every mum!

30th to 2nd April Easter Special events at Pecorama, Beer

April

1st & 2nd Bunny Hunt at Bicton Gardens

6th to 8th Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint, Exeter

8th  Exeter Racecourse Family Fun Day 12.20pm

15th Pirate Day at Pecorama, Beer

24th Stuart Line Cruises Canal Cruise Exmouth to Exeter 11.00am

May

5th – 6th May Exeter Festival of SW Food and Drink

8th – 15th Donkey Week at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

17th – 19th Devon County Show at Westpoint, Exeter

26th – 27th River Cottage Food Fair

25th – 3rd June Exmouth Festival

27th Pecorama Classic Vintage Vehicle Rally

June

2nd Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

7th Hermitage open day at Bicton Gardens

9th June Rainbow Run 5K Westpoint, Exeter in aid of Childrens Hospiscare SW

16th – 17th Vintage weekend – boats, cars and steam engines Bicton Gardens

17th Fathers Day Pecorama, Beer Dads have free entry

23rd – 24th Axe Valley Festival – Horticulture, Arts and Crafts, Antigues etc

July

5th – 7th Exeter Craft Festival on the Cathedral Green

13th – 21st Budleigh Salterton  Music Festical

19th Picnic Concert at Bicton Gardens

21st – 22nd Race for Life  Westpoint, Exeter

August

2nd Honiton Agricultural Show

3rd – 10th Sidmouth Folk Festival – Dancers and musicians from all over the world

4th – 5th Exmouth Kite Festival

9th Picnic Concert “A night of Queen” Bicton Gardens

10th – 11th Blackdown hills Beer and Musical Festival

11th – 17th Dawlish Carnival Week

11th Exe Trail Cycle Festival

16th Hermitage Open Day at Bicton Gardens

20th Stuart Line Cruises Exmouth to Exeter Canal Cruise 11.00am

24th – 27th River Cottage Summer Food Festival

September

8th – 23rd Devon Open Studios

22nd – 23rd Great Food and Drink show, Westpoint, Exeter

22nd – 28th Sidmouth Walking festival

October

13th Cullompton Food and Drink Festival

12th – 14th Beer R & B Music Festival

20th – 27th Halloween at Bicton Gardens, pumpkin trail and colouring competition

31st Taunton Races

November

5th Ottery St Mary Tar Barrells

5th Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint, Exeter

10th Glow in the Park, nighttime 5K race  westpoint, exeter

15th and 29th Taunton Races

December

13th and 30th Taunton Races

14th Late night Shopping & Craft Fair at Bicton Gardens