It won’t be long until half term arrives for the little ones and the Spring Bank Holiday brings joy to all of us across the nation! At this time of year we welcome celebrations of all kinds, whether it be listening to music on long summer days, exploring new tastes at food festivals or heading to a popular attraction to check out the exciting activities on offer, whatever your tastes, South Devon has something for everyone. So if you’re planning on being in the region for the Spring Bank holiday or even the whole half term, there are plenty of fantastic events taking place that are ready to welcome you. Read on to find out about Spring Bank Holiday events in South Devon as well as half term events in South Devon.

Exmouth Festival (24th – 27th May)

Live music, arts, crafts, food, drink and even a fairground come together for this family friendly festival in Exmouth over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. With free entry and plenty of entertainment it’s sure to be a hit! Find out more about Exmouth Festival here.

Spring Beer Festival at South Devon Railway (24th – 27th May)

Steam and heritage diesel rail services will be in operation all weekend between Buckfastleigh and Totnes for this great event at South Devon Railway. Stop off in Staverton for their real ale festival too on this great family day out. Please click here for further details about the Spring Beer Festival at South Devon Railway.

Dinosaur Birthday Half Term Celebration (24th May – 2nd June)

The 24th of May will mark 9 years since Torquay’s Dinosaur World opened in Torquay and to celebrate they’re holding a special half term event. Little ones can enjoy the Explorer Quiz and even get a little birthday treat of their own. More information about the Dinosaur Birthday Half Term Celebration is available here.

Dawlish Street Market & Funday (25th May)

Enjoy lots of fantastic stalls as well as great entertainment throughout the day in Dawlish. From face painting to circus skills workshops, there’s plenty for those of all ages to join in with. Please click here to find out more about Dawlish Street Market & Funday.

River Cottage Food Fair 2019 (25th & 26th May)

Live music and chef demos mixed with children’s workshops and foraging tours make for a great family day out at this food fair near Axminster. Tickets are £15 per person and under 16’s go free. Additional details about the River Cottage Food Fair 2019 can be found here

BrixFest (25th – 29th May)

Set in the gorgeous fishing town of Brixham, this amazing festival takes place every year and brings chefs, artists, charities and more together to deliver an exceptional weekend of fun. Learn more about BrixFest by clicking here.

Killerton May Half Term Trail (25th May – 2nd June)

Get stuck in at National Trust’s Killerton with their half term trail to see what you and the little ones can discover. Free event, but admission applies. Please click here for further information about the Killerton May Half Term Trail.

£15 May Half Term Tickets at Crealy Theme Park & Resort (25th May – 2nd June)

Join Crealy Theme Park & Resort this May half term for absolute Mayhem! With the most theme park rides in Devon and over 60 attractions to choose from, it’s the place to be for the whole family this May! Find out more about Crealy Theme Park & Resort here.

Greenway Literary Festival (25th May – 9th June)

Celebrate the wonderful world of literature at Agatha Christie’s holiday home Greenway over the half term. Different activities will be taking place daily including workshops and talks. Discover additional details about Greenway Literary Festival here.

Prawle Fair 2019 (26th May)

A traditional family event in East Prawle with live music, swingboats, refreshments and more. Entry to the fair is free, parking £2. The Aftershow Event at The Pigs Nose Inn is £15 plus booking fee. Find out more about Prawle Fair 2019 here.

SeaSports Holiday Club (27th – 31st May)

SeaSports Southwest are offering two or five-day courses for youngsters to have a go at a variety of watersports, including stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking and more. Prices start from £70. Learn further information about the SeaSports Holiday Club here.

May Half Term Pirate Week at World of Country Life (27th – 31st May)

Enjoy pirate themed activities and even a pirate sword fighting show (twice daily) at World of Country Life in Exmouth as well as all the usual fun too! Please click here for more details about May Half Term Pirate Week at World of Country Life.

May Medieval Madness at Powderham Castle (29th – 31st May)

Be amazed by a fantastic jousting display by The Knights of Royal England at Powderham Castle this half term alongside other medieval-themed activities. To learn more about May Half Term Medieval Madness at Powderham Castle, please click here.

Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival (31st May – 2nd June)

Discover local foodie treats whilst you listen to some of the best musical acts the South West has to offer in the beautiful town of Kingsbridge. Free to attend, more details about Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival are available here.

Flavour Fest (31st May – 2nd June)

Cookery demos with a celebrity chef or two, great live music and over 100 amazing stalls see the Piazza in Plymouth turn into a food lover’s paradise. For additional information about Flavour Fest, please click here.

Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival (1st June)

A wonderful family day out, this vibrant event combines fabulous entertainment with local food stalls and chef demonstrations in the gorgeous village of Ottery St Mary. More details about Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival can be found here.

Torbay Airshow (1st & 2nd June)

Returning to Torbay for its fourth event, this incredible airshow sees spectacular flights from world famous aircrafts across the natural amphitheatre of Torbay with the event village on Paignton Green. Discover more about Torbay Airshow here

‘Colours of the Wind’ Flower Festival (1st – 6th June)

A fundraising event for Crediton Parish Church, the festival displays are simply a work of art and show flowers in all their beauty. Admission and parking is free. To learn further information about the ‘Colours of the Wind’ Flower Festival, please click here.

Lyneham Classic Car Show (2nd June)

A classic car show held within the grounds of the Grade II listed Lyneham House in Yealmpton. Supporting Devon Air Ambulance with refreshments, entertainment and even a bouncy castle. Please click here to find out more about Lyneham Classic Car Show

Picnic at the Park (2nd June)

Summer's biggest family picnic is back at the River Dart Country Park. Enjoy an array of family activities and displays including; live music, circus skills workshop, fun assault course, dog show and much more! Tickets available now! Discover more about Picnic at the Park here.

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