Archives: What's On

27th
May
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28th
May

David Walliams’ Mr Stink at Dartington

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink. Join Heartbreak Productions (creators of the sell-out Gangsta Granny production at Dartington Hall last year) for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment. On Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May at 3pm. Price: £16 | U16 and Concessions £12 Book tickets online here or contact the Dartington Box Office.
7th
Jun

Open Farm Sunday Dartington Estate

Explore a goat and cow dairy, discover different veg growing enterprises, and enjoy great food and drink at this family-friend event, as Dartington’s farms throw open their doors. Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2.2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide. More information at farmsunday.org
4th
Jul
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5th
Jul

South Devon Railway 1940s Festival

Each year, on the first weekend in July, the South Devon Railway is transported back in time to the 1940s as it lays host to the fantastic South Devon 1940s Festival! The festival has grown and developed greatly over many years and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, food & drink, entertainment and atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else! Why not come and join them for a truly immersive and fantastic fourties day out?!
4th
Jul

Totnes Carnival

The Grand Procession will this year be a 'green' walking procession with street entertainers, lanterns and more to be confirmed.
5th
Jul

Summer Open Day at Sharpham

Join Sharpham Estate for a packed day of activities and the chance to enjoy the splendour of Sharpham House and Gardens at their Summer Celebration Open Day. The Summer Open Day also includes a host of activities for all the family including arts and crafts, music, storytelling, nature walks, talks & tours, mindfulness workshops and a beer tent. The historic Grade 1-listed Sharpham House and Gardens will be open for people to explore. Activities to be confirmed nearer the day - check the website for more information. Free entry. Cost per car for parking and entry into Sharpham House to be confirmed. All other activities free.
10th
Jul
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20th
Jul

Ways With Words Festival

Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas at Dartington Hall - a vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas. Dates for the 2020 Ways With Words at Dartington Hall are 10-20 July, the programme will be available in May.
26th
Jul

Piggy Pilates

Pilates teacher Faith Taylor will be leading the Piggy Pilates sessions at Pennywell followed by coffee, continental breakfast and piggy cuddles. While there will be plenty of fun to be had, Pilates has many benefits including improving posture, movement quality, mobility, flexibility, mental cognition and core strength. The fitness Pilates classes are relaxed, non-intimidating and accessible to all. The experience begins at 9am and includes: -50 minutes of Piggy Pilates in the Farmyard (there is an undercover area if it's wet). -Coffee and continental breakfast in the Coffee Cabin -Piggy cuddles -Full admission into the Farm to stay and enjoy the rest of the day. Normal loose clothing will be fine - recommended that you bring a warm layer for afterwards. Please bring a mat or a towel. Tickets £35. Limited to 15 places per session. Private sessions can be arranged for a minimum of 6 people. Email info@pennywellfarm.co.uk for details.
2nd
Aug

Totnes 10k

10k run, fun run and refreshments for all those who watch. Check out the website for details about how to enter and for more information.
4th
Aug
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25th
Aug

Breakfast with Pippa at Pennywell – Tuesdays in August

Planning a family day out at Pennywell? Why not arrive before the farm opens for the day and enjoy breakfast with Pippa, the Pennywell pig. Pippa will ready to greet you from 8.45am. You will then be taken to the Café for a buffet breakfast where Pippa will join you. You will then be taken over to the farmyard for your own piggy cuddles with the Pennywell Miniature piglets and then enjoy a full day of Pennywell fun when the visitors start arriving at 10am. This special experience is only on Tuesdays in August, so book early to avoid disappointment.
18th
Aug

Orange Races

The quirky Totnes Orange Races are held to mark an incident that is thought to have taken place in the 1580s. The story goes that while visiting the town, Drake bumped into a delivery boy on the high street, sending the boy's basket of oranges tumbling down the hill. Today you can join in or watch one of the races with categories for all ages from toddlers to 100. Competitors must kick or throw their fruit along the course from either The Narrows or the Market Square but can’t pick it up and carry it; at least part of the orange must be intact by the finish. Races are arranged by age group with trophies for winners and runners-up. The youngest children race on the flat and end at the market whereas the other competitors begin at that point and race all the way down the hill to the Seven Stars Hotel. Following the races there’s a brief charity auction and then the prizes are handed out. All are welcome and there’s a great atmosphere.