Last chance to book your holiday accommodation in Devon for this three day Bank Holiday weekend. Then you can relax and have fun and of course, enjoy the three days off work, if you’re lucky!
There are plenty of events happening over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in the South Devon area, so why not book yourself into our holiday apartments in Paignton for a long weekend break, and get yourself away from the DIY jobs and gardening that beckon you at home?
The weekend’s weather hints at a mix of showers and sunshine, so we have suggested a host of activities and places that you can visit, whatever the weather. These include fun things for people of all ages, from the older generation to babies and toddlers.
Party in the Town, Totnes – 27 to 28 May
Celebrating the cultural life and local music scene around Totnes – with a variety of musical performances, ranging from local school children accompanied by Adriano Adewale, a famous Brazilian composer and percussionist, to the British Jazz musician, Courtney Pine and his band. They will perform an exhilarating mix of Calypso, Mento, Ska, Big Band and Merengue music with dancing.
For more information visit the Big Noise Chorus website.
Arkoform Theatre Group, Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay – 28 May
This Theatre Company invites you on an exciting journey, with their performance of the show “Knock, Knock”, showcasing physical theatre, soundscapes, story-telling, puppetry and poetry.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Powderham Castle, Exeter – 28 to 29 May
The stunning Powderham Castle presents this extravaganza hosted by Radio 1 DJs, with some of the largest names in the music industry, including Coldplay. This event is a free ticketed festival, the largest in Europe.
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta, Brixham Yacht Club, Overgang Road, Brixham – 28 to 29 May
With its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been continued since the early 1800s in Torbay, this event continues after King George V first presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup in 1914. The race ceased during the WWII years, to be revived by sailing enthusiasts, some 40 years later, in 1997.
More details – click on Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta
Paignton Beach, Dinosaur Fossil Hunt – 29 May
This free entry event, for fossil hunters of all ages, takes place near the Pier in Paignton, from 11am until 3pm. Dig in the sand and excavate for bones, claws, teeth and the skulls of dinosaur fossils. Any intrepid explorers get the chance to keep and take home their 160-million-year-old fossils.
Car Boot Sale, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Kingsteignton – 29 May
With free entry for buyers into this treasure trove of antiques and flea market finds, you can search for bargains galore.
As the majority of school children are also on holiday for the week following Bank Holiday weekend, there are many events, most of them with free admission, being held in the Paignton area. Meet Rex the Dinosaur at Dartmouth; join the Mad Hatter for a Wonderland Tea Party at Powderham Castle; enjoy listening to the pirate tales of Captain Blackheart at Brixham; or join in the 6th birthday celebrations at Torquay’s Dinosaur World.