Whats On - Summer Holidays
Published: 14th July, 2017
See South Devon from a new perspective, with some suggestions from those in the know at ‘Hello Kingsbridge & South Devon Information Centre’…
From Regattas to Vintage Machinery Rallies, Fair Weeks and Fireworks, there’s a whole heap of events on this Summer in South Devon to keep all the family amused.
The Summer Holidays kick off with Kingsbridge Fair Week, hire a boat and moor up right next to the dodgems, catch some live music on the town square and pick up some candy floss for the return journey back down the estuary to Salcombe. Running from the 15th – 22nd July contact the Kingsbridge Information Centre on 01548 853 195 for the times of the fireworks, 10k run, teddy bears picnic and more!
Salcombe Town Regatta (5th – 12th August) transforms everything into a carnival atmosphere, with sandcastle competitions, ice-cream eating contests, mud races and crab catching contests, there’ll be no reason to leave sunny Salcombe during this action-packed week.
If you’ve got a child into all things vehicular, there’ll be tractors galore at the South Hams Vintage Machine Rally on the 12th & 13th August. See working demonstrations of steam engines, tractors and displays of vintage cars, bikes and saw benches. There’s also a birds of prey, bouncy castles, and even some vintage fairground attractions.
Take a drive round to Start Point Lighthouse and take a breath of sea air, climb the tower and hear breathtaking stories about storms, shipwrecks and lighthouse living. Open for guided tours, check the website for times and dates.
Tried paddleboarding, a pro at kayaking? Try something different this year, get in touch with Adventure South who can offer coasteering, wakeboarding, donut rides, coastal tours and bubble football! Consider them your guide to the wet stuff this Summer and call them on 07930077205 to find your adventure.
If you want to experience nature on your holiday, both the National Trust and Slapton Ley Field Centre run free activities on the beach from seashore adventures to wild art, survival days to rockpooling there’s plenty to do so check our events pages and don’t miss out.
The village is transformed in the evenings with thousands of miniature lights - we really do have two attractions in one! Thousands of miniature lights enable you to see what goes on inside many of the models and, as dusk develops into darkness, the illuminations beautifully light up the gardens and models creating an enchanting atmosphere.