We haven’t got long now until the summer holidays begin; filled with long summer days, lots of great family outings and of course, oodles of fun! Here in South Devon, the region is jam-packed with a diverse range of family events and activities for everyone to enjoy. From music festivals and carnivals to food festivals and regattas – whatever your taste or budget, South Devon has something for the whole party.

So, if you’re enjoying some or all of the summer holidays in South Devon, we thought we’d give you a helping hand with things to do whilst you’re in the region. Have a look at some of our highlighted family and summer holiday events that are taking place below. If you wish to view a full list of what’s on during the holidays, please click here.

(20th July – 2nd August) - The Big Butterfly Count – Greenway Estate, Galmpton & Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear

(21st – 28th July) - Kingsbridge Fair Week – Kingsbridge 

(21st – 29th July) - Paignton Festival (Carnival Week) – Paignton 

(21st July – 2nd September) - Beach Activity Trailer – Torcross on Slapton Sands, Kingsbridge

(23rd July – 31st August) - SeaSports Southwest SeaSports Holiday ClubTeignmouth

(23rd July – 2nd September) - Summer Holiday Fun at World of Country Life – Exmouth 

(24th – 28th July) - Dartmouth Shakespeare Week – Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth

(27th – 29th July)LauFest – Wembury

(27th July – 2nd September) - Summer Holidays at Pennywell Farm – Buckfastleigh

(28th July) - Mid Devon Show – Knightshayes, Tiverton

(28th July) - Paignton Harbour Festival Day – Paignton Harbour, Paignton 

(28th July – 4th August) - Teignmouth Carnival Week – Teignmouth

(28th July – 25th August) - Dartington International Summer School & Festival – Dartington Hall, Totnes

(28th July – 31st October) - Plymouth Treasure Hunt – Plymouth 

(29th July) Totnes & District Agricultural Show – Berry Pomeroy, Totnes

(2nd August)Honiton Show – Gittisham, Honiton

(3rd – 5th August)Torbay Steam Fair – Dartmouth Road, Brixham 

(3rd – 10th August)Sidmouth Folk Week – Sidmouth 

(4th August)Woofstock UK – Coronation Park, Dartmouth

(4th August)​​​​​​​Shaldon Water Carnival – Ferry Beach, Shaldon 

(4th – 5th August) - Exmouth Kite Festival – Exmouth 

(4th – 12th August) - Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week – Paignton Green, Paignton 

(5th – 12th August) - Teignmouth Regatta – Teignmouth

(8th – 9th August)​​​​​​​British Firework Championships – The Hoe, Plymouth 

(10th – 11th August) - Blackdown Hills Beer & Music Festival – Smeatharpe

(11th – 17th August) - Dawlish Carnival Week – Dawlish

(11th – 18th August)​​​​​​​Salcombe Regatta – Salcombe

(17th – 19th August) - Beautiful Days Festival – Escot Park, Ottery St Mary 

(19th – 27th August) - Shaldon Regatta – Shaldon 

(24th – 27th August) - Rails & Ales Gala at the South Devon Railway – Staverton Station, Buckfastleigh

(25th August) - Summer Nights Festival – Courtenay Street & St Leonards Clock Tower, Newton Abbot

(27th August) - August Bank Holiday BBQ – Riverford Field Kitchen, Buckfastleigh

(30th August – 1st September)​​​​​​​Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Dartmouth

(1st September)​​​​​​​Nourish Festival – Fore Street, Bovey Tracey

(1st September) - Totnes Pride – Totnes

(1st September) - Kingsbridge Show – Kingsbridge

(3rd September) - The Tour of Britain – East Devon/Mid Devon

Don’t forget, we love seeing you photos of South Devon, you can share them with us on Instagram by tagging @visitsouthdevon or #southdevon. We also have a photo competition running until 9am on the 17th of September 2018. You can enter via Instagram using #SDphotocomp2018 or email us your entries at enquiries@visitsouthdevon.co.uk. Prizes include a family ticket to enjoy a great day out courtesy of Devon Association of Tourist Attractions. To find out more about rules and terms and conditions of the photo competition, please click here.




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