The late May Bank Holiday (also known as Whitsun and Spring Bank Holiday) is fast approaching us and with the first May Bank Holiday gracing us with such beautiful weather it’s got us very much looking forward to it! There are lots of fantastic events happening across the region during the half term break and plenty going on over the bank holiday weekend in South Devon for you to get excited about. Below is a list of some of the top events going on throughout South Devon to help you plan your break.

Spring Beer Festival at South Devon Railway (25th May – 28th May)

A fun-filled family day out with a real ale festival at South Devon Railway's Staverton Station. Steam and heritage diesel services will be running throughout the three days between Buckfastleigh Station and Totnes Station. For more information about the Spring Beer Festival at South Devon Railway, please click here.

Exmouth Festival (25th May – 3rd June)

Taking place across the town of Exmouth in various locations, Exmouth Festival starts with a bang over the bank holiday weekend and the fun continues on until the 3rd of June. With music, arts and crafts, exhibitions and more it’s a family favourite. To find out more about Exmouth Festival, please click here.

The Enchanted Woodland Day (26th May)

Held at Greenway Estate, a National Trust property in Galmpton, near Brixham. Join the woodland folk in games, animal-themed crafts and activities between 2pm and 4pm amongst the captivating scenery. If you would like to learn more about The Enchanted Woodland Day, please click here.

BrixFest (26th May – 30th May)

BrixFest returns to Brixham in Torbay over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and continues for a couple of days afterwards. Visitors can expect music and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can find out more about BrixFest in their guest blog post here.

Dawlish Arts Festival (26th May – 2nd June)

Dawlish Arts Festival is a weeklong festival taking place in Dawlish with lots for all to get involved in. From poetry to flower displays, crafts to music, be sure to make sure you stop by and join in with the excitement. If you would like to find out more about Dawlish Arts Festival, please click here.

Dinosaur Birthday Half Term Celebration (26th May – 3rd June)

Head to Torquay’s Dinosaur World with your little explorers this half term and join in with their 8 year anniversary celebrations. There will be presents for the young ones and a birthday card competition for them to enter as well as all the great full size and scale dinosaurs! For more information about Dinosaur Birthday Half Term Celebration, please click here.

Zooper Pooper Week (26th May – 3rd June)

During May half term at Paignton Zoo you can discover all about poo at the zoo with Zooper Pooper Week! There will be a ‘poo-dunnit?’ trail, ‘plop trumps’ and the chance to learn about how poo helps the keepers asses animal health and how wildlife experts use it to track animals. To learn more about Zooper Pooper Week, please click here.

Unicorn Week & Summer Half Term at Pennywell Farm (26th May – 3rd June)

Summer Half Term at Pennywell Farm will see performances from Elfic the Juggler, Mr. Phil and Poco Drom as well as Fizz Pop Science Shows on the Thursday. Alongside this, it will be Unicorn Week at Pennywell where some magical creatures will be paying a visit and there will be plenty of unicorn themed fun! To find out more about Summer Half Term at Pennywell Farm please click here and for more information about Unicorn Week, please click here.

Beach Activity Trailer (26th May – 3rd June)

Spend some time during the summer half term to learn more about Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve with their Beach Activity Trailer. The trailer can be found in the middle car park on Slapton Sands and offers activities, crafts and trails. Find out more about the Beach Activity Trailer by clicking here.

Spring Family Fun Day & Dog Show (27th May)

Make your way to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth of the 27th of May for their Spring Family Fun Day and Dog Show. It will be action packed day of events with demonstrations, bouncy castles, live music, refreshments and of course the adorable donkeys! If you would like to learn more about the Spring Family Day and Dog Show, please click here.

Prawle Fair (27th May)

Prawle Fair takes place in East Prawle, Kingsbridge on the 27th of May. It is a real community village event with lots of traditional attractions such as swing boats and raffles. The day will present plenty of live music and wonderful food and drink. For further details about Prawle Fair, please click here.

Dartington Food Fair (27th May – 28th May)

The Dartington Food Fair will be the eighth year this year and promises to be a fantastic event. Guests can look forward to workshops, and of course lots of Devon food and drink to try and buy! Click here if you would like to find out more information about Dartington Food Fair.

Brick Kingdom at Powderham Castle (27th May – 3rd June)

Powderham Castle near Exeter welcomes LEGO® Brick Kingdom this half term where you can make ‘magical, medieval memories’. You will even have the chance to make a souvenir to take home with you (session not included in admission price). To discover more about Brick Kingdom at Powderham Castle, please click here.

Family Fun Beach Day at Dawlish Warren (28th May)

Between 11am and 3pm on the 28th of May there will be a Family Fun Beach Day at Dawlish Warren. Get stuck in with a sandcastle competition, games, face painting and a beach clean. If you would like to know more about the Family Fun Beach Day at Dawlish Warren, please click here.

Bank Holiday BBQ at Riverford Field Kitchen (28th May)

Head to Riverford Field Kitchen on Bank holiday Monday to indulge in a delicious BBQ prepared by the very talented chefs. Showcasing local, organic food and drink and even includes live music. To find out more about the Bank Holiday BBQ at Riverford Field Kitchen, please follow the link here.

May Half Term Pirate Week at World of Country Life (28th May – 1st June)

World of Country Life in Exmouth will be taken over by pirates during May half term! The event will see pirate themed activities, a sword fighting show and more. If you would like to discover more about May Half Term Pirate Week at World of Country Life, please click here.

Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival (1st June – 3rd June)

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival is a three day event celebrating the best local food and sounds. Kingsbridge’s beautiful estuary location provides a stunning backdrop for visitors to enjoy the wide range of locally produced food and superbly talented acts performing. To find further information about the free and family friendly Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival, please click here.

Torbay Air Show (2nd June – 3rd June)

Returning once again to the English Riviera, Torbay Air Show promises spectacular displays from the Red Arrows and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight marks the centenary of the RAF. Based on Paignton Green, the wonderful event is one not to be missed this summer! Find out about Torbay Air Show by clicking here.

Picnic at the Park (3rd June)

River Dart Country Park’s annual event, Picnic in the Park is back on Sunday the 3rd of June. A family friendly day out with a bunch of exciting activities and entertainment such as; a dog show, assault course, static vehicle display and so much more. Follow the link here to discover more details about Picnic in the Park.

With so much going on over the Spring Bank Holiday and Half Term we’re sure you’ll all agree it may be difficult to choose what to get up to, but one thing for sure is that wherever you go in South Devon and to whichever event, you’re bound to have an amazing time! To view all of the amazing events happening during Half Term and over the Spring Bank Holiday in South Devon, please click here.

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