Archives: What's On

9th
Oct
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11th
Oct

South Devon Railway diesel gala

A selection of first-generation British Railways diesels from the sixties running an intensive service.
25th
Oct

Dartington Duathlon

A run bike run. The standard distance race begins with a 10 km road 2 lap run on tarmac & gravel. This is followed by a 2 lap 40K bike on rolling Devon roads. You finish with 2 laps of our NEW 2.5K run lap. We also have a sprint version (5K, 20K, 2.5K) for those who prefer a shorter race and a GO TRI Novice race which is 2.5K run, 10K bike and 2.5K final run.
29th
Oct

Pilgrim Brixham – open day

Pilgrim is the oldest surviving trawler built and rigged in Brixham. Come aboard on one of our Pilgrim Open Days and see how they did things in 1895 and explore Brixham’s unique fishing and sailing heritage.
2nd
Dec
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30th
Dec

Train of Lights

The Christmas Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and of course it will still capture the magic of our previous shows. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. Your festive illuminated journey starts at Queen's Park Station, Paignton, where our train with vintage carriages await you - decorated with thousands of lights, both inside and out. Fifteen minutes later, once you've had time to settle back into your seat, you will arrive at Churston Station where the show begins. After leaving Churston you will be propelled through the 450-metre Greenway tunnel that leads you to the enchanted forest which will be transformed by a multitude of lights and brand new feature displays. The stunning show ends as you leave the forest only to be greeted by the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflected on the river Dart. After a turnaround at Kingswear and with the opportunity to disembark and take photographs from the platform, you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from a different direction.​  For full terms and conditions please visit the Train of Lights website.  Please ensure you arrive at our Paignton station at least 30 minutes before your Train of Lights departure time. The Head of Steam café will be open serving tea, coffee, (fabulous!) hot chocolate and snacks. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes. Tickets are usually non-refundable however should we be unable to operate the service you will of course receive a refund of the full ticket price. Any passengers who are unable to attend due to a national or local lockdown will also receive a refund of the full ticket price. Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Current plan for Dates & Times: 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th,  16th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th* December Trains depart at  16:45, 18:45 & 20:45 on each of the above dates *There is no 20:45 service on 27th-30th December ​2020 Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £22.00 Child (aged 3-15) £13.50 Concession (aged 65+) £21.50 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £65.00
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