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.
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.
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
-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 email@example.com for details.
Explore a different side to Dartmoor and delve into its folklore, history and landscape with a range of walks led by expert guides.
The Ramblers, National Trust and other walking providers such as “Spirit of Adventure” are keen to support the festival and full details can be found in the programme.
The Dartmoor National Park are fully supporting the week with Ranger-led walks as well as archaeological visits and events and are delighted to also have the support of those who live and work on Dartmoor within the Dartmoor Commoner’s Council.
The Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team is also supporting the week and if you have ever wondered what they do out in the dark when searching for missing walkers then come and join them on an evening exercise to find out more!
Various charges apply, please check individual listings
Regatta Week 2020 starts Saturday 22nd August incorporating the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta on 27th - 28th - 29th August.
Expect more of the same fun, competition and quality entertainment in 2020. The Regatta committee (all volunteers) have already started work on this year's event and hope to bring a Regatta to the town that is very similar to 2019 with activities including ice cream and fancy dress competitions for children, a steam boat rally, dog show and much more.
Twice a year the South Devon Railway celebrate with a feast of steam and diesel trains – and their famous beer and cider festival.
Trains will be running all day with departures from each end of the line (Buckfastleigh and Totnes) at frequent intervals throughout the day.
At Buckfastleigh, the London Transport Routemaster bus runs trips to Buckfast Abbey and along to Ashburton, the garden railway and all the usual attractions, from the museum to the gardens and gift shop, will be open.
At Staverton the beer and cider festival will be in full swing from approximately 11am until late offering a great selection of different ales, craft beers and ciders to enjoy from Devon Diesel Society’s award-winning bar.
The Staverton Buffet Coach opens to serve a variety of hot & cold snacks, teas, coffees and soft drinks.
Sunday evening is usually quiz night – a just for fun general knowledge quiz.
The Dart 10k was the first, and is arguably the finest, 10k swim on the open water calendar, growing from 200 to 1600 swimmers a year over ten years. The course of the Dart 10K is a unique journey punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boathouse and Bow Creek. It’s supported by volunteers from the local and swimming community, who make it one of the most special events in the swimming calendar. It’s a journey, not a race – we have some fast swimmers, skins swimmers, disabled swimmers, newbies, butterfly swimmers, leisurely swimmers – whatever the level, there’s room for everyone in the river.
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
The Dart 10k will take place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of September 2020. The swim starts around high tide, which in 2020 means swimmers will enter the water from 9 am on Saturday and 9.30 am on Sunday.
Those who aren't taking part can come and watch the swimmers from the warmth of the river bank!
Devon Open Studios is back from Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 September 2020!
The FREE event guide is available from Devon Libraries, Tourist Information Centres and arts and community venues across the county from the end of July 2020. Or download a copy from the Open Studios website.
Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.