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Self-Catering Accommodation in Paignton for Local Festivals

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

If you have booked your Self-Catering Accommodation in Paignton over the Bank Holiday weekend or longer there are some spectacular events taking place that you might not want to miss. These include the Torbay Thai Festival 2015, the Geo Park Open Water Swimming Challenge and Fishstock, an annual seafood and music festival at Brixham Harbour. Here are some further details of the events which represent excellent value for money and all-round family entertainment

29 – 30 August 2015 – Torbay Thai Festival 2015

Taking place on the seafront at Paignton you can learn all about Thai culture with a full programme of activities. There will be Thai music, dancing and singing; freshly cooked food that can be purchased from the Thai themed stalls, Muay Thai Boxing show, a wedding ceremony performed Thai style as well as rides for the kids. You can enjoy a Thai massage which should suitably relax you for a beer or wine in the Thai beer garden.

The Festival begins at 11 am on Saturday through to 7 pm and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday. For more details call: Desi Thai Organisers on 07808 894719

30 August 2015 – GeoPark Bay Swimming

This competitive Open Water Swimming challenge is held at Torbay’s Global GeoPark. This course is a swimming enthusiast’s dream running along the sea wall off Goodrington Sands in calm waters. The cliffs on both sides of the shore provide perfect vantage points for you to cheer for your favourite swimmer, on the North or South Beaches. Participants can decide how far they want to swim with a choice of 1, 3 or 5 kilometres. All challenges begin at South Beach and swimmers will be expected to complete their chosen distance around Goodrington Sands Bay.

The entry cost starts at £15 and the event begins at 11 am sharp with all participants meeting up at Goodrington Sands, Paignton.  For more information call 07974243965 or email

5 September  2015 – Fishstock Festival

The English Riviera’s equivalent to Woodstock, this annual event is located in the pretty harbour of Brixham, on the new Fish Quay. Guaranteed to entertain the entire family, this Festival attracts thousands of tourists and locals every year. If you love seafood this is definitely the place to enjoy it, cooked by some of the best chefs in the area.

Fishing Trawler and Heritage Vessel Tours

You can take the opportunity of a tour around a fully functioning fishing trawler or visit some of the heritage vessels moored at the quay. There are plenty of fun activities for the kids with lots of stalls where you can buy food and drinks. Fresh fish will be in abundance caught my local fisherman, prepared by local fishmongers and cooked by local chefs.

The maritime quarter will fascinate children of all ages as well as adults and of course there will be live urban music performed throughout the Festival.

Fundraising for the Fisherman’s Mission

Fishstock Festival raises funds that are donated to the Fisherman’s Mission which is located close to the town’s Fish Market, so you can enjoy a great day out knowing it’s all for a good cause.

For more details call: 07860 542071 or email

Bedford Holiday Apartments prides itself on its self-catering accommodation in Paignton and we are within easy distance of all the events. Contact us to check for availability.

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