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

32 Allenstyle Drive - Open Garden for NGS

32 Allenstyle Drive - Open Garden for NGS Our garden is 30m x 15m and is packed full of all our favourite plants. See our huge bananas, cannas, colocasias,..... See more >
32 Allenstyle Drive, Barnstaple EX31 3DZ
Sun 25 Aug, Sun 8 Sep

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 1 Sep

Theatre Fire Connections

On the anniversary of the Exeter Theatre fire of 1887 Michael Parrott will lead a tour of the Higher Cemetery visiting... See more >
Higher Cemetery, St Marks Avenue, Exeter EX1 2PX
Thu 5 Sep

Sutton Mead - Open Garden for NGS

Sutton Mead - Open Garden for NGS A large garden with splendid views of Dartmoor. Remote yet only a dozen miles from Exeter, Okehampton and Newton Abbot... See more >
Sutton Mead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8PW
Fri 6 Sep to Sun 8 Sep

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 6 Sep and Sat 7 Sep

Meat Loud

Meat Loud The UK’s Most Authentic Tribute to Meat Loaf Meat Loud was founded in 2015 by classically trained vocalist Andy... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Fri 6 Sep

A Night From The Smoker

Step into a world of rich, smoky flavours with our Night from The Smoker. This unique event showcases the art of smoked..... See more >
The Pottery By Night Restaurant at House of Marbles, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, DEVON TQ13 9DS
Sat 7 Sep

This Carpenters Masquerade

This Carpenters Masquerade Wyrley Music and Promotions, in conjunction with Rob Norman Music brings you “This Carpenters Masquerade”... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Sat 7 Sep

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 8 Sep

Littlefield - Open Garden for NGS

Littlefield - Open Garden for NGS Opening for the first time in late summer. ½ acre eco-garden. Rescued from derelict land in 2009/10, only 13m wide,..... See more >
Littlefield, Exeter EX5 1HY
Sun 8 Sep

Ash Park - Open Garden for NGS

Ash Park - Open Garden for NGS In a stunning location, with 180 view of the sea, Ash Park nestles at the foot of the escarpment, in 3½ acres of... See more >
Ash Park, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BX
Sat 14 Sep and Sun 15 Sep

Money For Nothing - The Music of Dire Straits

“Undoubtedly the best Dire Straits tribute in Europe” Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of... See more >
Exmouth Pavilion Esplanade Exmouth EX8 2AZ
Sat 14 Sep

Celebrating Celine The Ultimate Céline Dion Tribute Concert

Celebrating Celine The Ultimate Céline Dion Tribute Concert The Ultimate with an incredible full live band and starring the highly acclaimed vocalist, January Butler... See more >
Babbacombe Theatre , Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LU
Sat 14 Sep

South Wood Farm - Open Garden for NGS

South Wood Farm - Open Garden for NGS Designed by renowned Arne Maynard around C17 thatched farmhouse, country garden exemplifying how contemporary design... See more >
South Wood Farm, Honiton EX14 9HU
Sat 14 Sep and Sun 15 Sep
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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/.