Devon

Book a break with West Country Holidays in Devon and you’ll discover there’s no better way to enjoy this county’s blend of fabulous beach resorts, pretty villages and glorious countryside. And whether you’ve chosen one of our lively holiday parks or quieter holiday cottages, Devon’s top attractions are all easily accessible.

Beachhuts
Devon has some amazing beaches - from Plymouth and Bigbury Bay to the English Riviera towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay, and the quieter charms of Teignmouth, Exmouth and Sidmouth. Those with a penchant for sailing flock to Woolacombe, Saunton, Croyde and Ilfracombe, and windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and diving are all popular activities to enjoy when you stay in Devon.

Walkers are attracted to the numerous walks and spectacular views along Devon's coastal paths and Dartmoor’s rugged landscape where wild ponies graze and chocolate box villages nestle in hidden valleys.

Don't forget - all over Devon there are cafés and tearooms serving fresh, local produce – as well as the famous cream teas!


Whats on in Devon?

21st - 28th July
Teignmouth
Teignmouth Festival

Last year's carnival was an amzaing success, and we're planning on making this years even better!!!
Just to inform you all that this year the Carnival Procession is on THURSDAY 26TH JULY !!
21st - 29th July
Paignton
Torbay Carnival 2012
Lafrowda Day, St Just
Torbay has a long history of organising a Carnival procession and it is a fond part of many people's childhood memories. But Torbay Carnival today is a lot more than just a Carnival procession. The Carnival is now a 9 day event offering entertainment from 11 am and most evenings for over a week each year.
23rd - 28th July
Torquay
Chicago The Musical
Chicago The Musical
Tickets £15-£37.50 - Princess Theatre, Torquay
'Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts' so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago.
25th July
Yelverton
How to Garden at Garden House
Penzance Literary Festival
With David Miles. David is a Horticultural Trustee at The Garden House, and has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in a career spanning more than 50 years as a professional gardener. He is running 9 gardening sessions covering a wide range of gardening techniques.
26th July

Fish and Chip Supper on the Dartmouth Steam Railway
Leopallooza Festival, Bude

Locally sourced and delicious fresh fish and a glorious steam train journey through the heart of the beautiful South Devon countryside.

1st - 31st August
Paignton
Pennywell Farms Animal Roadshow
Pennywell Farm
The Pennywell Farm Roadshow will be visiting the railway every Monday morning in August from 9.30am. There will be different animals to come and meet every week with anything from miniature piglets and ferrets to giant rabbits and tortoises. The Pennywell team will also be handing out some goodies to all the children.
2nd & 16th August
Torquay
Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show
Scott May Daredevil Stunt Show
Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show, Europe‘s largest, independent, touring stunt show is performing in Torquay on the 2nd, 16th and 30th August
This is a fast moving, action packed show with Monster Truck destruction, Europe’s only monster ride-truck, car-crushing action from Thundertrax (a tank/monster truck hybrid), motorcycle, quad and all-terrain buggy jumps, car crashes, amazing fire stunts and much, much more.
5th - 10th August
Exeter
Robin Hood Week
Robin Hood Week

Maidens and Merry Men are invited to watch the swashbuckling action as our Robin Hood* battles the evil Sheriff of Powderham! Activities at set times throughout the day. Pick up your session ticket on arrival.

10th August
Sidmouth
Donkey Sanctuary Charity Ball
Donkey Sanctuary Ball

A Black Tie event to raise money for our assisted riding therapy Sidmouth Centre . Evening to include a glass of bubbly on arrival, dinner, live band, auction, raffle and more.

10th - 12th August
Okehampton
 Dartmoor Folk Festival
Dartmoor Folk Festival

The Dartmoor Folk Festival is a friendly traditional festival, with highlights including: song and music sessions, the Dartmoor Step Dance and Broom Dance Championships, the Dartmoor Fair, craft displays, dances, the Sunday ramble, folk services, pub sessions and children’s events.

11th - 19th August
Paignton
 Paignton Regatta
Paignton Regatta
Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on Paignton Green. The packed programme of events features rowing, athletics, cycling, cricket, tennis, rounders, live music, RNLI and coastguard demonstrations, the Veedub Car Festival, fireworks, a fairground and a whole host of other fun and games for all the family. Sailing events take place during Torbay Week (24th-29th August).
11th - 18th August
Dawlish
Dawlish Carnival Week
Dawlish Carnival Week

As August gets underway, it sees the start of the Dawlish Town Carnival and its Carnival Week. Run by the Dawlish Carnival Committee, the week is one of the, if not the biggest event of its kind in the Southwest of England.

15th - 18th August
Exeter
Big Screen in the Park
Big Screen in the park 

One of the most anticipated events on Exeter’s cultural calendar, Kitsons’ Big Screen in the Park invites locals and holiday-makers to sit back and enjoy films al fresco on a big 10m screen with an illuminated Cathedral city as a stunning backdrop.

19th - 24th August
Exeter
Pirate Week - Powderham Castle
Pirate Weekl
Ahoy me hearties – Capt Jack Sparrow* is back and looking for some more crew members to join him for some pirate fun and frolics.
20th August- 2nd September
Paignton
Gerry Cottles Circus
 Gerry Cottles Circusl
The circus comes to town!
Situated on Paignton Green. Come and experience all the thrills of a live circus, with no animals.
23rd August
Dawlish Warren
Summer Fireworks Spectacular
 Dawlish Fireworks Spectacular

Our annual Grand Firework display is on Thursday 25th August 2011 – get your Bank Holiday weekend off to a great start! Live Entertainment from 7pm - the display starts approx 9.15pm. Family Entertainment on the Green from 2pm - it's all FREE!!

24th - 27th August
Tiverton
Tiverton Balloon Festival
 Tiverton Balloon Festivall

The Tiverton Hot Air Balloon Festival 2012 is an exciting ballooning and aerial extravaganza taking place on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th of August .

26th August
Totnes
 Totnes and District Show
Totnes and District Showl
Wide variety of stock and horse classes, food tent, trade and craft stands.
Main ring entertainment and much more!
A great day out for all the family
29th August
Torquay
The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows are back for 2012 !!!
Wednesday 29th August at 6pm