What's on Guide
Here is just a small selection of some of the things happening on and around the English Riviera over the coming months. There is always something to see and do, these are just some of our favourites!
Horse Racing - Newton Abbot Race Course, Newton Abbot
Experience the excitement of an action-packed day at the races and make lasting memories at Newton Abbot Racecourse.
Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing.com priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be available at the gates on the day.
1st to 19th October
The Hidden View - Artisan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay
Just five minutes walk from us
Three accomplished Devon artists, Rosemary Bonney, Ann Chester King and Diana Booth, come together to show their latest work of contrasting, harmonising and distinctive styles featuring the Devon landscape. Painting together for a number of years and the three have become close friends through their shared passion for the natural world. Though each has exhibited widely, this exhibition will uniquely be the first time they have brought their work together in a single show.
18th to 20th October
Dartmouth Food Festival - Dartmouth
The Dartmouth Food Festival is back for 2019 with a tempting mix of delicious regional food and drink, chef demonstrations, workshops, lively food debates and fun for all the family. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October the 3-day event is a foodie’s heaven, celebrating the very best food, drink and culinary skills from the South West.
18th to 20th October
Teignmouth Jazz Festival - Teignmouth
Annual jazz festival in and around the seaside resort of Teignmouth on the South Devon coast.
Various local and national artists featuring Traditional, Latin, Blues, Funk, Modern, Cool, Swing, Be-bop, Contemporary and New Orleans jazz. Held in venues around the picturesque town. Workshops also available.
Cockington Apple Festival - Cockington Court
After 25 years of Apple Day we are introducing Cockington Apple Festival, a bite-size version celebrating the history, wildlife and produce of our local orchards.
Along with the tradition of the day there will be walks, games, craft, cider and apples galore. The stalls will focus on all things apple.
There will be Apple Sculptures and Workshops along with the traditional Apple Press demonstrations.
Come along and join the fun!
4th to 9th November
The Tempest, Shakespeare Underground - Kents Cavern, Torquay
Delve underground into Shakespeare’s tantalizing tale as it unfolds around you in a world of stalagmites and stalactites through limestone passageways.
Shakespeare Underground returns with The Tempest from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th November. Kents Cavern has teamed up with The Festival Players Theatre Company which is a professional theatre company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare providing an accessible and enjoyable evening for all types of audiences. The Festival Players's patron is Dame Judi Dench, and the company is committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre.
16th to 24th November
Mattel World Scrabble Championships - Riviera Conference Centre, Torquay
Just five minutes walk from us.
The event will start with the Junior World Scrabble Championships on the 16th - 18th followed by the Main event 19th – 24th. The format will be the same as previous years with the quarter and semi finals on the 23rd and the final on the 24th.
29th November to 30th December - Various dates
Train of Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton
In 2018 we proudly presented the world's first steam Train of Lights - and it was a huge success!! A total sell out with extra dates and services added to meet the demand. Plans for our 2019 Train of Lights are well underway and we promise you will see an even bigger and better light show!!
29th November to 31st December - Various dates
Coleton Aglow - Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton
Wrap up warm and explore Coleton Fishacre this Christmas. The garden is merry and bright with illuminations and a festive glow. Inside, the house beckons to Christmases past, with a 1920’s festive party in full swing.
17:30 - 20:00
30th November to 1st December
Winter Fest - Torre Abbey, Torquay
Join us for our third Winter Fest event.
Our indoor Christmas craft and gift fair is growing in popularity every year.
This charming event offers you the chance to buy a range of unique handmade Christmas gifts, as well as enjoy some festive music and a glass of mulled wine.
The event will run from 10am until 5pm on both days.
Entry includes entry to the Abbey to view all of the wonderful exhibitions.
Entry price £2.00
Christmas at Cockington Court - Cockington, Torquay
Listen to festive music, follow our wintry trail, and enjoy a range of craft workshops and activities.
Visit the studios to watch the crafts makers at work and select a truly magical gift. Find more gifts in our Christmas exhibition and galleries.
Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy festive food and drinks from stalls in the Cob Barn and in The Seven Dials café.
12th and 16th December
Christmas Carols, Cocktails, and Canapes - Coleton Fishacre
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail menu, followed by a behind the scenes house tour guided by Lady Dorothy. A festive, fun evening with a 1920s twist with music, singing, cocktails and canapés.