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20th
Nov
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23rd
Dec

The Polar Express Train Ride at South Devon Railway

This Christmas, for the first time ever, the South Devon Railway is thrilled to bring to you THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.  A truly magical experience for the whole family. The most iconic feature of The Polar Express is its sleek black steam engine. It’s even inscribed with the ‘1225’ signage to identify it as Santa’s own train. Your children will gasp with amazement as the Polar Express train pulls into the station. Billowing steam all the way, your authentic steam train ride will last around an hour. Even the tickets feature the beautiful train. Whether Grandad is a steam train fan, Dad wants to ride the footplate or the children love trains, there’s something for everyone. Make sure the whole family has their Polar Express tickets! Throughout your train ride you’ll be entertained, meeting the Conductor and his crew. All the while the train steams towards the North Pole. ! Here you’ll meet Santa and one of his friendly elves. He will climb on board the train to meet you all. The Conductor will even clip your Polar Express tickets just like in the film. Dates for 2021 ~ 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 28th November ~ and ~ 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 15th to 23rd December ~ Book here
24th
Nov
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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 the 2021 show will capture the magic of our previous shows - and then some!! After being unable to operate in 2020 we are raring to go for 2021 when we plan to be even bigger and better! Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear (and we have a surprise or two up our sleeves for 2021!). ​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 (check out our gallery). Fifteen minutes later, once you've had time to settle back into your seat, you will arrive at Churston Station where the show begins. As the anticipation builds and minutes 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 with brand new feature displays plus some old favourites! 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.​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential Dates & Times November 24th*, 26th*, 27th* & 28th* December 1st*, 2nd*, 3rd, 4th, 5th*, 8th*, 9th*, 10th, 11th, 12th*, 15th*, 16th*, 17th, 18th, 19th*, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th. Departure times : 16:45, 18:45 & 20:45 Note: * denotes no 20:45 service on these dates 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.  Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights.  
24th
Nov
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25th
Nov

November Pottery Evenings at China Blue

China Blue are taking bookings for their Pottery Evenings. Each class will include hand building and pot throwing.  You can return to paint the items once they've been fired. Our November events are on: Tuesday 23rd Wednesday 24th Thursday 25th Timing:  5pm - 8pm We have 8 spaces for each class.  Booking will be on a first come, first served basis.  The session costs £45 and a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Phone us to reserve a space on 01803 860905 Free onsite parking available
26th
Nov
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2nd
Jan

Christmas at Killerton 2021

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year when twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun at Killerton. Look forward to some together time and make everlasting memories as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath trees drenched in jewel-like colour. Get the festive feeling watching the flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the specially chosen illuminations and don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas along the way. Our  brand new, after-dark illuminated trail through festive gardens at Killerton. With over a million lights, this is a spectacular must see. Spend time together and create everlasting memories as you make your way through the sparkling trail. Tickets are on sale now. Book early to avoid disappointment here The illuminations run from 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2022* and will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day *Selected dates during the festive period
2nd
Dec

Christmas Party Sale event at China Blue

Join us for an evening of celebrations to kick start the Christmas Countdown!   30% Off All Christmas Stock & FREE Mulled Wine!   China Blue’s Christmas Party is back for 2021! Thursday 2nd December,  5:00pm – 8:00pm This huge in store discount means you can purchase quality gifts worth giving – without the high price tag! Free Mulled Wine! You will be greeted on arrival with a Free glass of mulled wine to get your evening started! There will be mince pies and other festive treats available from our café, Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen. Live Music! Hannah Souch will be joining us to provide live entertainment throughout the evening. There is no entry fee, and our large car park is available for all your friends and family! If you fancy a mulled wine or two, don’t forget the train station is just a 5-minute walk!    
27th
Dec
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28th
Dec

Cinderella

Get swept away by one of the most enchanting fairy tales of all time, as Wonder Pantomimes brings to the Civic Hall, Totnes, the most loved pantomime of them all - Cinderella. This classic rags to riches story tells us of a beautiful young girl who is cruelly treated by her jealous Ugly Step-Sisters. If she's to meet her Prince Charming and find true love before the clock strikes midnight, she'll need all the magic her Fairy Godmother can muster up along with the help from her best friend Buttons. Will Cinderella get her fairytale ending? Book your tickets before the clock strikes midnight to find out! Book early to avoid disappointment. Two shows daily 2pm and 6pm Book here  
26th
Jan

January Pottery Evening at China Blue

China Blue are taking bookings for their  January Pottery Evening. The class will include hand building and pot throwing.  You can return to paint the items once they've been fired. January event is on Wednesday 26th Timing:  5pm - 8pm We have 8 spaces.  Booking will be on a first come, first served basis.  The session costs £45 and a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Phone us to reserve a space on 01803 860905 Free onsite parking available
23rd
Feb

February Pottery Evening at China Blue

China Blue are taking bookings for their February Pottery Evening. The class will include hand building and pot throwing.  You can return to paint the items once they've been fired. February event is on Wednesday 23rd Timing:  5pm - 8pm We have 8 spaces.  Booking will be on a first come, first served basis.  The session costs £45 and a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Phone us to reserve a space on 01803 860905 Free onsite parking available
30th
Mar

March Pottery Evening at China Blue

China Blue are taking bookings for their March Pottery Evening. The class will include hand building and pot throwing.  You can return to paint the items once they've been fired. March event is on Wednesday 30th Timing:  5pm - 8pm We have 8 spaces.  Booking will be on a first come, first served basis.  The session costs £45 and a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. Phone us to reserve a space on 01803 860905 Free onsite parking available
8th
Jul
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10th
Jul

Dartmouth Tunes on the Sands 2022

 We are very pleased to announce the new dates for Tunes on the Sands will be 8th, 9th, 10th July 2022.
A festival, set on the beautiful golden Blackpool Sands in Devon, just 5 miles from Dartmouth. With a backdrop of scenic forests and hills, this will be a truly unique event where you can enjoy an ice-cold beverage with the ocean only a stone’s throw away.
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