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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 9 Jun, Sun 23 Jun, Sun 14 Jul, Sun 28 Jul

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
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 21 Jul, Sun 4 Aug, Sun 18 Aug

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 23 Jun, Sun 28 Jul

2 Middlewood - Open Garden for NGS

2 Middlewood - Open Garden for NGS Entered via a courtyard, a former market garden on a north facing slope, with steep, uneven paths. View over the Exe... See more >
2 Middlewood, Exeter EX6 8RN
Sat 29 Jun, Sun 30 Jun, Sat 6 Jul, Sun 7 Jul

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Seaton

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt THE GATEWAY THEATRE - Seaton Friday 5th July - 7.30pm Tickets £12... See more >
The Gateway Theatre Fore Street Seaton EX12 2LE
Fri 5 Jul

Springfield House - Open Garden for NGS

Springfield House - Open Garden for NGS 1 acre garden with mainly new planting. Numerous beds, majority of plants from cuttings and seed keeping cost to..... See more >
Springfield House, Colyford EX24 6QW
Sat 6 Jul

Backswood Farm - Open Garden for NGS

Backswood Farm - Open Garden for NGS Created with the natural environment at its heart, this evolving 2 acre nature garden provides uniquely designed homes... See more >
Backswood Farm, Tiverton EX16 8RA
Sat 6 Jul and Sun 7 Jul

Emilio Santoro as Elvis

Emilio Santoro as Elvis Internationally acclaimed, Emilio Santoro brings his award-winning ELVIS PRESLEY theatre show to the UK... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Sat 6 Jul

The Walled Garden - Open Garden for NGS

The Walled Garden - Open Garden for NGS A 1 acre historic walled garden and adjacent orchard undergoing re-imagination since 2018. Productive kitchen garden..... See more >
The Walled Garden, Totnes TQ9 6PA
Sun 7 Jul

Princesshay City Bee and Rooftop Garden Tours

Princesshay are inviting you to explore their hidden oasis for insects and plant life, giving access to the Princesshay... See more >
9 Catherine Street Exeter EX1 1EU
Sat 13 Jul

Spanish Night

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this evening, which will be a lively celebration of Spanish culture, from... See more >
The Pottery By Night Restaurant at House of Marbles, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, DEVON TQ13 9DS
Sat 13 Jul

Squirrels - Open Garden for NGS

Squirrels - Open Garden for NGS Plantsman's small town environmental garden, landscaped with small ponds and 7ft waterfall. Interlinked through..... See more >
Squirrels, Torquay TQ2 7NS
Sat 13 Jul and Sun 14 Jul

St.Leonard's Cemetery

A tour of the St.Leonard's section of the Higher Cemetery led by Michael Parrott. A Friends of Higher Cemetery..... See more >
Higher Cemetery, St Marks Avenue, Exeter EX1 2PX
Wed 17 Jul

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Exeter

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt MATTHEWS HALL - Topsham Exeter Friday 19th July - 7.30pm Tickets £12... See more >
Matthews Hall 3a Fore Street Topsham Exeter EX3 0HF
Fri 19 Jul

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 Jul to Sun 21 Jul
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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/.