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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

Swimming Against the Tide!

Swimming Against the Tide! Join Britain’s best loved funny man on his marathon swim as he resists the pull of the under-current of radical... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Sat 20 Jul, Sat 31 Aug

Chagford Community Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Chagford Community Gardens - Open Garden for NGS This is a community plot consisting of 'starter' beds for people on the waiting list for an allotment as... See more >
Chagford Community Gardens, Newton Abbot TQ13 8BG
Sat 3 Aug, Sun 4 Aug, Sat 10 Aug, Sun 11 Aug

Brendon Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Brendon Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Stunning part of Exmoor National Park. Excellent walking along river. Barn Farm: Stylish courtyard garden on two levels..... See more >
Brendon Gardens, Lynton EX35 6PU
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

Fantasy Festival

All of our most popular characters will be joining us for a large one day Festival at Greendale Farm Shop... See more >
Greendale Farm Shop,Sidmouth Rd, Farringdon, Exeter EX5 2JU
Sun 4 Aug

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
Sun 4 Aug

Barnstaple World Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Barnstaple World Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Explore 3 very different spaces in lovely N Devon. 31 Anne Crescent: N Devon's Little Elche a small urban..... See more >
Barnstaple World Gardens, Barnstaple EX31 3AF
Sun 4 Aug

Middle Well - Open Garden for NGS

Middle Well - Open Garden for NGS Tranquil 2 acre garden plus woodland and streams contain a wealth of interesting plants chosen for colour, form and... See more >
Middle Well, Totnes TQ9 6RL
Sun 4 Aug

The Guitar Experience - rock show paying tribute to guitar legends

The Guitar Experience - rock show paying tribute to guitar legends From Hank Marvin to Steve Val, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani, The Guitar Experience gives a jaw dropping show you will... See more >
Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
Fri 9 Aug

Rose Ash House - Open Garden for NGS

Rose Ash House - Open Garden for NGS Informal garden around old house, next to the village green and church, with views to Dartmoor and Exmoor... See more >
Rose Ash House, South Molton EX36 4RB
Sat 10 Aug and Sun 11 Aug

An Evening at the Taverna: Taste of Greece

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with our Greek Taverna night. Savour the fresh, aromatic flavours of Grecian..... See more >
The Pottery By Night Restaurant at House of Marbles, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, DEVON TQ13 9DS
Sat 10 Aug

Oh What a Night!

Oh What a Night! OH! WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four..... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Sat 10 Aug

Sidmouth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Sidmouth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS On the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Sidmouth has fine beaches, beautiful gardens and coastal views... See more >
Sidmouth Gardens, Sidmouth EX10 9JP
Sat 10 Aug and Sun 11 Aug

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 11 Aug, Sun 25 Aug, Mon 26 Aug, Sun 8 Sep, Sun 22 Sep

Killed in Action

A tour of the Higher Cemetery led by Michael Parrott to visit the graves of people remembered here who died on active... See more >
Higher Cemetery, St Marks Avenue, Exeter EX1 2PX
Wed 14 Aug
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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/.