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Saturday 25th – Friday 31st May


 Saturday 25th May – Greenway Literary Festival

We can’t think of a better place to celebrate books, reading and writing, than the holiday home of Agatha Christie. A changing daily programme of workshops, talks and activities will explore the literary heritage of Greenway, with a children's book week in the May half term, followed by a week exploring crime writing and other genres. Booking not needed, free event. Normal admissions apply

Saturday 25th May – Dawlish street Market and Fun Day

The Strand Street Market & Lawn Fun day. The Strand will be filled with an array of stall and there will be entertainment throughout the day on the Lawn and in the Strand lots of free activities including face painting and circus skills workshops.

Saturday 25th May & Sunday 26th May – Brixham Heritage sailing regatta

The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the 'King George V Cup.

Sunday 26th May – Spring Family Dog Show

Show off your prized pooches and enjoy an action-packed day of family fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.
 The Spring Family Dog Show kicks-off the sanctuary's exciting programme of events for its 50th Anniversary year, so expect it to be even bigger and better!

Monday 27th May – Kitley’s May Bank Holiday Garden Party

As Kitley House near Yealmpton prepares to throw opens its gates for a celebratory Garden Party this May Bank Holiday, the hotel is delighted to have won Best Event Venue in the South West in the prestigious Event Entertainment Awards 2019.

Tuesday 28st May – Exeter Canal Cruise 

Join us travelling at a relaxing pace as we sail along Exeter Canal, sit back and soak up the scenery, watch the locks come to life, the swing bridge majestically open, before enjoying the seaside town of Exmouth or Exeter's Historic Quayside.


Wednesday 29th May – May Medieval Madness at Powderham Castle

Get swept up in medieval mayhem this May half-term at Powderham Castle. From the 29-31 May, witness the Knights of Royal England, back by popular demand, at Powderham for their spectacular jousting displays! Plus, the brilliant Pocket watch Theatre.


 Wednesday 29th May – Newton Abbot Markets

In the Market Hall you’ll find Newton Abbot Indoor Market and Food Hall which is open every day from 9 – 4. As well as being home to a wide range of stalls it’s also home to Newton Abbot TIC.

The Indoor Market and Food Halls; Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm.
 The Outdoor Market; Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 4pm
 The Produce Market; every Friday, 9am to 3pm.

Wednesday 29th May – Newton Abbot races at the racecourse 

Enjoy all the fun of a day at the races this year at Newton Abbot Racecourse. Tickets are on sale now, from just £10 for Course Admission on weekdays and great money-saving discounts available on Paddock Admission when booking online in advance...

Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May – Exmouth fishing trips 

Here at Exe Fishing we provide fun and friendly fishing trips for everyone!
 Suitable for all ages and abilities these trips are a great way to get out on the water and spend time together away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life.
 If you would prefer not to fish you are more than welcome to join us as a spectator and just sit back and enjoy the views! Sailing on the Southern Angler, our traditional wooden fishing boat, we offer fishing trips from Exmouth seafront that everyone can enjoy!