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3rd
Jun

Circus of Horrors Exeter

Alternative Circus with Bizarre & unbelievable acts from an almighty cast & performed to live rock music. 4PM ADDAMS FAMILY FRIENDLY MATINEE 7.30PM REVAMPED AND ROCKIN ADULT SHOW* *The show is not suitable for children, it is adult based with language and some nudity. ​If you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult.
3rd
Jun

Family Wildlife Explorers

This day is for you if you are: Adults and children of any age and experience looking to learn more about the natural world A fan of the Great Outdoors Looking for a fascinating, family event Join our wildlife leaders on a friendly nature stroll looking for butterflies, crickets, grasshoppers and more. This is a Heritage Lottery funded event. Starting at the farmyard, we will head out onto the meadows alongside the Sharpham Drive cycle path and down to the reed marsh by the River Dart with sweep nets, pooters and picture ID guides in hand! Maximum distance 1–1.5 miles, some uneven ground, mud tracks, sloping grassland paths and gentle up-and-down hills. This event is FREE but we still need you to book in order to reserve your place. The maximum number of children will be 12, aged from 5-12. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Babes in arms are welcome too but parents must be able to carry them for the walk. The route is only suitable for all-terrain pushchairs. Meet at Lower Sharpham Barton Farm 10am - 12.30pm
4th
Jun

Circus of Horrors Paignton

Alternative Circus with Bizarre & unbelievable acts from an almighty cast & performed to live rock music. 5PM ADDAMS FAMILY FRIENDLY MATINEE 8PM REVAMPED AND ROCKIN ADULT SHOW* *The show is not suitable for children, it is adult based with language and some nudity. ​If you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult.
6th
Jun

Mama Tokus & the King Tut Trio in the Woods

Door time: 1:45pm, Start time: 2:00pm All ages OUTDOOR GIG! Mama Tokus joins the King Tut Trio for an afternoon gig at The Glade. Expect a marriage of soul-jazz, soulful improvisations, unexpected cover versions, electric keyboard grooves, verbal riffery and some hard-funkin’ fun too. The King Tut Trio is led by jazz composer and piano-man Tom Unwin and features drummer Ric Byer and double-bassist Marcus Vergette. Non-booze refreshments & delicious snacks courtesy of The Kitchen Table available. Bring your own hipflask... Covid-secure and social distancing precautions in place.
2nd
Jul
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5th
Jul

Day Out With Thomas (TM)

Peep peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun on the South Devon Railway. Take a ride behind Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and say hello to Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty and Dusty. They will be at South Devon Railway on 2nd , 3rd & 5th July 2021. Thomas and his friends are currently working hard to plan the activities for our July “Days Out With Thomas” event which may have to be slightly different this year to make sure everybody stays safe with social distancing. Very soon, we hope to be announcing what activities will be taking place and how everything will work, so keep an eye on our website for updates from Thomas.  
2nd
Jul
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4th
Jul

Devon County Show

There’s only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory! We’re looking forward to treating our visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment all in one day.
Farming is at the very heart of the Show – stockmen and women from the county and beyond will be competing in the show ring and agricultural machinery and suppliers will be out in force.
There’ll be literally thousands of animals – from exceptional livestock to dazzling Arab horses, family ponies, canine superstars competing in the pedigree Dog Show, lofty alpacas and pigeons, poultry and guinea pigs.
We’re putting together a thrilling programme of day-long entertainment. Get ready to buckle up for a monster ride with the UK’s number one
Monster Truck team in the Mole Valley Farmers Main Arena. And have a go at driving a tractor and doing a BMX bike stunt!
When it comes to food and drink, we’re going large! Our fabulous Food & Drink Pavilion will be even bigger – and it’ll have a seating area where visitors can tuck into what they’ve just bought. And we’re delighted that top chef Michael Caines will be cooking up some incredible dishes in our cookery demonstration theatre (on Thursday).
There’ll be lots of hands-on activities for children. At the Children’s Farm they can get involved in the milking, experience hands-on baking, plant seeds and see the Sheep Show. Get the buzz in the Bees & Honey marquee- where they can spot the queen bee and make a candle. Plus, lots more!
9th
Jul
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19th
Jul

Ways With Words Festival

Dartington Hall in Devon is where Ways With Words began and 2021 will be our 29th festival here. Ways With Words at Dartington is a special event. The surroundings are beautiful, and arguably at their best in the peak of summer (assuming the weather isn’t too British). Each year over one hundred events are held in either the medieval Great Hall or the more intimate Barn Theatre. You’ll find workshops and more specialist talks in smaller venues on-site too. A burst of activity follows each event as festival-goers gather in the courtyard to buy books, meet authors, chat with friends over freshly made coffee and relax in a deck chair. Or you may prefer to explore the Dartington gardens and wider estate. Accommodation You can build your own festival experience, and there are a variety of options depending on your budget. Dartington Hall offers hotel accommodation in the East and West Wing of the courtyard where the festival happens. There are simpler single rooms in Higher Close just a two-minute walk away from the festival venues, as well as camping options in the estate. Totnes, a bustling market town, is three miles from the estate offering hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and AirBnB.  
17th
Jul
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24th
Jul

Kingsbridge Fair Week

Kingsbridge Fair Week is a week of events in July, including live music, fireworks, a carnival and many more events for all ages.
24th
Jul
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21st
Aug

Dartington Music Summer School & Festival

Four weeks of shared music-making, learning and listening, from early music to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by a festival of concerts and events, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.
18th
Aug
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19th
Aug

British Firework Championships

Each year six professional display companies are selected by draw to take part – three on each evening of the event -and every sixth year there is a Champions event when winners from the previous five years (plus the previous Champion-of-Champions winner) return to battle it out for the overall title Champion-of-Champions.
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