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, and new for 2018 Fairy and Elf trail.  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 and will be weather dependant).

Places to Visit – some attractions you can order discounted  tickets online and print off –National Trust properties Killerton, Knightshayes, A la Ronde, all near by – floral gardens, railway, museum – Seaton tram – 3 miles along estuary of River Axe - birdwatching, drive a tram, halloween tours, polar express, dinosaur train, tribute shows etc – Sanctuary for 8,000 donkeys – free entry just donations on exit – Small and Big Boys ride on JCB diggers – adventure park for all ages – animals, rides, indoor arena – Model railways – Picturesque gardens overlooking Beer – International dancers from all over the world come to Sidmouth every August - Cruises around the Jurassic coast or Round Robin (Boat & train & bus)
Diary of Events  Please keep coming back as new dates are being added


12  to 5 Feb S W Academy at Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton

12 Whats that bird? Seaton Wetlands 11.00 till 13.00 Free

20 Racing at Exeter Races

24 Whats that bird? Seaton Wetlands 11.00 till 13.00 Free


10 Exeter Races Ladies Day

14 Round Robin Boat & Train depart Topsham 14.15 Stuartlinecruises

19 Nest building Various times £10 per child at Seaton Wetlands

20 Nest building Various times £10 per child at Seaton Wetlands

22 Exeter Races Devon National Raceday

28 Unibet Premier Darts Westpoint Exeter

MARCH 2019

5 Exeter Races

18 Exeter Races

24 Exeter Races Gentlemens day

29-31 Spring Quilt Festival Westpoint Exeter

30 – 31 Mothers Day cream tea £3 Seaton Wetlands 10.00 till 16.00

31 Cream Tea Cruises from Exmouth 11.00, 12.30, 14.15 Stuartlinecruises

APRIL 2019

9 Exeter Races Junior Jumpers

16 Exeter Races Superhero Family Fun Day

28 Jurassic Coast Cruise (2.5hrs) from Exmouth 14.15 Stuartlinecruises

MAY 2019

3-4 Toby Buckland Garden Festival Powderham Exeter

4-6 Exeter Food Festival

5-6 Lyme Regis Fossil Fest 10.00 – 16.00

7 Exeter Races

7-14 Donkey Sanctuary Week Sidmouth

10-12 Dartmouth Music Festival

16-18 Devon County Show Westpoint Exeter

18 Sea Fest Sidmouth 10.00 till late

19 Exeter Marathon starting St James Park

24-17 Exmouth Festival

30 Country Fair Salcombe Regis nr Sidmouth 14.00 – 17.00

31 Ottery St Mary Food and Families Free

JUNE 2019

1Ottery St Mary Food and Families Free

11 Canal Cruise Exmouth to Exeter 11.00

22 -23 Axe Vale Show Garden Festival Axminster

27 to 1.8.19 Secluded open Gardens of Sidmouth

JULY 2019

4-6  Exeter craft festival on the Cathedral Green 09.30to 17.30 free entry

13 Heart Fest Family Fun Day Sidmouth 10.00

21 Duck Derby The Byes Sidmouth 14.00


1 Honiton Agricultural Show 08.00 till 18.00

2-9 Sidmouth Folk Festival Dancersand performers from all over the world from early morning till late at night

3-4 Exmouth Kite festival

3 Bovey Tracey Illuminated Carnival procession 18.00

16-19 Beautiful Days Festival Fairmile Ottery St Mary

16 Dawlish Illuminated Carnival 19.00

17 Totnes Illuminated Carnival 18.00

23 Air display Sidmouth Sea front

24 – 25 Sidmouth Regatta

31 Seaton Illuminated Carnival 20.00


12-15 International Agatha Christie Festival torquay

14 Colyton Illuminated Carnival 20.00

18-22 Budleigh Salterton Literary Fest

21 Sidmouth Classic Car show – Sidmouth cricket club

21 Sidmouth Illuminated Carnival 19.30 procession starts

21-27 Walking Festival Sidmouth 01395 516441

28 Wellington Illuminated Carnival  19.00


4-13 Sidmouth Science Festival (

5 Ilminster Illuminated Carnival 19.15

12 Chard Illuminated Carnival 19.30

19 Taunton Illuminated Carnival 19.00

26 Honiton Illuminated Carnival 19.00


2 Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival 19.00

5th Ottery St Mary Tar Barrells

5th Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint, Exeter

16 Sidmouth Xmas lights switch on


6 Late night shopping in Sidmouth

26 Boxing Day swim The Esplanade 11.00