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Haldon Grange - Open Garden for NGS

Haldon Grange - Open Garden for NGS Peaceful, well established 19 acre garden, parts dating back to 1770s. This hidden gem boasts one of the largest..... See more >
Haldon Grange, Exeter EX6 7YE
Sat 16 Mar, Sun 17 Mar, Sat 30 Mar, and more dates until Sun 12 May

Little Dinworthy - Open Garden for NGS

Little Dinworthy - Open Garden for NGS A wildlife garden and lake with young 20yr old woodland. A developing garden with magnolias, flowering cherries and a..... See more >
Little Dinworthy, Holsworthy EX22 7QX
Sat 23 Mar, Sun 24 Mar, Sat 13 Apr, Sun 21 Apr, Sat 18 May

Heathercombe - Open Garden for NGS

Heathercombe - Open Garden for NGS Enjoy our daffodils, extensive bluebells, large collection of colourful rhododendrons, azaleas and many unusual... See more >
Heathercombe, nr Bovey Tracey TQ13 9XE
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 5 May, Sat 11 May, Sun 12 May, Sat 18 May, Sun 19 May

Upper Gorwell House - Open Garden for NGS

Upper Gorwell House - Open Garden for NGS Created mostly since 1979, this 4 acre garden overlooking the Taw estuary has a benign microclimate which allows many... See more >
Upper Gorwell House, Barnstaple EX32 7JP
Sun 24 Mar, Sun 28 Apr, Sun 19 May

Bickham House - Open Garden for NGS

Bickham House - Open Garden for NGS 6 acres with lawns, borders, mature trees. Formal parterre with lily pond. Walled garden with colourful profusion of..... See more >
Bickham House, Exeter EX6 7XL
Sat 30 Mar, Sun 21 Apr, Sun 5 May, Sun 19 May

Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Charming, peaceful 10 acre garden with lawns, lakes and ponds. Water features with swans, ducks and other wildlife... See more >
Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens, Cullompton EX15 1PZ
Sun 31 Mar, Mon 1 Apr, Sun 21 Apr, Sun 5 May, Mon 6 May, Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May

Andrew's Corner - Open Garden for NGS

Andrew’s Corner - Open Garden for NGS Take a walk on the wild side in this tranquil moorland garden. April openings highlight magnolias, trillium and the..... See more >
Andrew’s Corner, Belstone EX20 1RD
Sun 7 Apr, Sun 21 Apr, Sun 5 May, Mon 6 May, Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May

Sherwood - Open Garden for NGS

Sherwood - Open Garden for NGS 23 acres, 2 steep wooded valleys. Wild flowers, spring bulbs, especially daffodils; extensive collections of magnolias,..... See more >
Sherwood, Exeter EX5 5BT
Sun 14 Apr, Sun 26 May

Musselbrook Cottage Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Musselbrook Cottage Garden - Open Garden for NGS 1 acre naturalistic/wildlife/ plantsman's/sensory garden on sloping site which is autism friendly... See more >
Musselbrook Cottage Garden, Beaworthy EX21 5PE
Fri 19 Apr to Sun 21 Apr, Fri 10 May to Sun 12 May, Fri 14 Jun to Sun 16 Jun

Pounds - Open Garden for NGS

Pounds - Open Garden for NGS Cottage garden of lawns, colourful borders and roses, set within low flint walls with distant views. Slate paths lead..... See more >
Pounds, Cullompton EX15 3QS
Fri 19 Apr, Sat 20 Apr, Fri 31 May, Sat 1 Jun, Fri 14 Jun, Sat 15 Jun

Join our choir in Exeter for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Exeter for a FREE taster session Are you looking to join a choir? The local Exeter choir is run by vocal teacher Carey Camel. The choir will be..... See more >
America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PX
Mon 22 Apr, Mon 20 May, Mon 3 Jun, Mon 17 Jun

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Combe Martin

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt COMBE MARTIN VILLAGE HALL - Ilfracombe Wednesday 1st May - 7.30pm Tickets..... See more >
Combe Martin Village Hall High Street Combe Martin Ilfracombe EX34 0HR
Wed 1 May

Talents Of Britain

Talents Of Britain Get ready to be swept off your feet by a spectacular showcase of unparalleled talent as the brand-new variety... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Fri 3 May

Magic Men

Worldwide sensation - the MAGIC MEN AUSTRALIA are finally coming your way! Australia’s most anticipated men are..... See more >
Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade Exmouth EX8 2AZ
Fri 3 May

Mediumship Evening with Nikki Kitt - Totnes

Mediumship Demonstration with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is... See more >
Totnes Civic Hall Market Square Totnes TQ9 5SF
Fri 3 May
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Things to do around Devon

If you're planning a day out in Devon, this beautiful county in South West England offers a plethora of activities to explore. From stunning beaches to historic landmarks, here are some delightful options for your day in Devon:

1. Bantham Beach: Start your day with a visit to Bantham Beach. This long sandy beach boasts shallow waters, making it perfect for families with young children. Water sports enthusiasts will also appreciate the surfing opportunities here. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as Bantham Beach was even featured in Lonely Planet's guide to the 10 Best Beaches in Europe. Don't miss the Gastrobus for beach snacks and picnic benches to enjoy your food. You can even kayak over to the exclusive Bigbury Beach on Burgh Island for a unique experience¹.

2. Beer Beach: Head to Beer Beach, a hotspot in North Devon. Surrounded by majestic limestone cliffs, this shingle beach is family-friendly and offers kayaks and boat rentals. It's also a great spot for fishing. Plus, the abundance of beaches in Devon means you can enjoy free days out by the coast¹.

3. Bygones Victorian Museum in Torquay: Beyond the beaches, explore the Bygones Victorian Museum in Torquay. This museum takes you back in time, showcasing Victorian life with fascinating exhibits. From vintage toys to period costumes, it's a nostalgic journey into the past¹.

4. Festivals in Devon: Check out any local festivals happening during your visit. Devon hosts various events throughout the year, celebrating music, food, arts, and culture. Join in the festivities and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere².

5. Blackpool Sands Beach: If you're looking for a relaxing spot, head to Blackpool Sands Beach. This Blue Flag beach offers golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Pack a picnic, soak up the sun, and enjoy the Great British seaside vibes¹.

6. Explore Clovelly: Wander around the charming village of Clovelly. Its cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages, and stunning coastal views create a picturesque setting. Don't forget to visit the famous Clovelly Harbour and learn about its fascinating history¹.

7. Dawlish Warren: Enjoy the classic British seaside experience at Dawlish Warren. This sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, building sandcastles, and paddling in the shallow waters. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade and treat yourself to ice cream or fish and chips¹.

8. Dartmoor Prison Museum: For something different, learn about the history of Dartmoor Prison. The museum provides insights into prison life, famous inmates, and the surrounding moorland. It's an intriguing and educational stop¹.

9. Hope Cove Beach: End your day by wandering from Hope Cove Beach to Hope Cove itself. This picturesque village offers stunning coastal walks, quaint pubs, and breathtaking views. It's a serene way to wrap up your Devon adventure¹.

Remember, Devon's diverse landscapes and attractions ensure a memorable day out – whether you're a beach lover, history enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation by the sea! 🌊🏖️🏰¹².

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 27 Best Days Out in Devon for 2023 (Free & Cheap Too!) - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/best-days-out-in-devon/.
(2) Things to do Devon | Best days out 2024 | Devon's Top Attractions. https://www.devonstopattractions.co.uk/.
(3) 17 Beautiful Places to Visit in Devon for a Great Day Out [2024]. https://www.farawaylucy.com/places-to-visit-in-devon/.