Holidays in Brixham

Torbay Steam Fair

Visitors to The English Riviera in early August can enjoy the Torbay Steam Fair; an annual gathering of traction engines of all shapes and sizes.  The 2011 event is the 25th anniversary of the event which takes place between Brixham and Paignton on the South Devon coast. Today’s visitor to the show will enjoy a […]

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Torbay Carnival

Previously known as children’s week, Torbay Carnival is a week-long series of events held around the Green in Paignton.  It is timed to coincide with the first week of the school summer holidays, so takes place around the last week in July. There are numerous events taking place throughout the 9 days, including: Fireworks A […]

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The Devon County Show (part 2 of 2)

The Devon County Show is big.  It’s a full pack your walking boots day out with something for everyone.  The show spans over acres and acres around the showground with such a wide range of sights and sounds, it’s difficult to convey in blog post.  So here we go… Animals After all, the Devon County […]

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The Devon County Show (part 1 of 2)

The Devon County Show takes place over three days in mid-May, typically a week before the Spring bank holiday weekend. There’s so much going on at the show it’s too much for one blog posting so here we are looking at visiting the show – everything you need to know before making it through the […]

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Paignton Views – The Pier

The Pier is the central focal point for Paignton where you will find amusements and rides for younger children, stalls selling seafood and ice cream and a cafe. The Green is host to a number of events throughout the year, from the BMAD bike festival to Torbay Children’s Week and smaller events in-between. There is […]

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Entertainment, Events and Activities in Dartmouth

The town of Dartmouth hosts a number of excellent events throughout the year which attract visitors from near and afar.  When the major events, some of which are detailed below, take place, access into Dartmouth can be tricky by car so it’s best to allow extra travel time or use the park and ride services […]

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