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What’s On in South Devon : 14th – 20th August


Dawlish Carnival 12 – 19 August 

Carnival Parade - Friday 18th August 6 – 7.30pm

A week of family fun throughout Dawlish not to be missed – something for everyone – live music, bingo, fancy dress, pram racing, sand sculpting, workshops, activities, rides, food and drink and lots lots more. To make sure you don’t miss a thing pick a programme at various local stockists or online.

Totnes Carnival 14 – 19 August

Carnival Parade - Saturday 19th August 6- 7.30pm

Pirate Thursdays in Brixham Summer Holiday 2017

Pirate Thursdays are held during the Spring and Summer school holidays where the majority of shenanigans will be held under the Old Fish Market on Brixham harbour side.
 Piratical fun for the young and young at heart, engaging with locals and visitors alike. A great opportunity to join in the amusing antics and have a great free day out.
 Their naughty deeds include Soak the Pirate as well as Balloon modelling, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Fancy Dress competitions, Photo Shoots, Live Music, plus much more.

Gerry Cottles Magic Circus, Sea Front, Paignton, Devon, TQ2 6BW

Daily 15.00 and 22.00

You might think you've been to the circus and seen it all before, but this circus is like no other. It's no longer enough to have the same old acts, we constantly want to be more amazed and more surprised and with the rise of powerful TV magicians such as Dynamo, illusionists and contortionists competing for the top spot on Britain's Got Talent and the like – magic is back and it's better than ever.

Beer Regatta, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3LP

12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017

A week packed with different events to suit all ages.

From scavenger hunts and children’s fun to fireworks and late night dances – you’re sure to find something at Beer Regatta. The focus is fun, the mood is happy; hopefully the weather is fine, but even if rainy, the welcome will always be warm.

Traditional sea shanties start our week of events whilst avid anglers find their sea legs for the fishing competition. Get ready to trip the light fantastic at the Regatta Dance but save some energy for the Family Fun Day with land races for young and old. Talks, competitions and even arm wrestling pave the way to Regatta Day.

Living Coasts

Torquay Harbourside, Beacon Quay, Torquay TQ1 2BG ·

Living Coasts is a coastal zoo owned by Paignton Zoo as part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which includes Newquay Zoo. It is a registered charity, and is based around seabirds and other coastal wildlife. The site is covered by a giant aviary which includes several animal enclosures and habitats including an artificial tidal estuary, a penguin beach, a tropical mangrove swamp, and underwater viewing areas.

National Trust Parke Estate

Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9JQ

Walled garden

The unusually shaped walled garden is looked after by our staff and volunteers in partnership with members of the Bovey Tracey Climate Action group.

We now produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Read about the secret garden.


The orchard was planted up in the winter of 1999/2000 with 150 apple trees. A few of these have been replaced with damson trees, so we now have a mixed orchard.

In October 2014 about 6 tons of apples were picked and pressed into delicious apple juice and also made into cider.

The river

The River Bovey starts its journey on the moor above North Bovey 8 miles north-west of Parke. It continues on through Parke, into Bovey Tracey and eventually joins the River Teign.

Home Farm Cafe

We are open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm (10.00am to 4.00pm during the winter months). Lunch is served midday to 3.00pm, with drinks, cakes and scones continuing until close.