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Saturday 10th November 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018


Murder Mystery at Torquay Museum - The Curse of Amenhotep



Torquay Museum is the unique setting for an exciting and unusual fully interactive Ancient Egyptian Murder Mystery evening. A priceless Egyptian artefact has been stolen - the Stone of Amenhotep. A murder has been committed. Is this the infamous Curse of Amenhotep or is it a robbery gone wrong?

Teams of guests will work against the clock to sift through the evidence and clues scattered across the Museum's dimly-lit galleries, piece them together and solve the mystery. All against the backdrop of galleries full of a fascinating assortment of Ancient Egyptian artefacts, including a human mummy, Agatha Christie manuscripts, sabre-toothed tiger skulls, and much more.

The curse of Amenhotep murder mystery at Torquay Museum Murder Mystery

Thursday 15th November to Sunday 16th December 2018


Exeter Christmas Market - Exeter, Cathedral Green


With the backdrop of the city’s stunning cathedral, there aren’t many places prettier places to hold a Christmas market than the Exeter Cathedral Green. From November 15 to December 16, stalls will showcase the best of local and continental Christmas crafts, gifts and tasty foodie treats. This year local bands, carol singers and choirs will also be entertaining the crowds while they shop.

Heathcliff Housse Exeter Christmas Market Torquay in Devon Exeter Christmas Market

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018


Westpoint Christmas Shopping Fayre - Exeter


The Westpoint Centre, just outside the city centre, will once again be transformed into a magical winter wonderland from Friday 24th November – Sunday 26th November. The Christmas Shopping Fayre is the perfect place to pick up decorations, something special or perhaps even a gift for yourself!

Heathcliff House Westpoint Christmas Shopping Fayre Exeter Torquay in Devon Wetspoint Christmas Shopping Fayre

Saturday 24th November 2018


Lanterns, Lights 'luminations - Brixham


Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade.

Saturday 24th November 2018


Christmas Craft Fayre - Lupton House, Churston Ferrers


Our famous Christmas Craft Fayre is back on the 24th November 2018

10 am to 4 pm.

Heathcliff House Lupton House Christmas Fayre Torquay in Devon The Lupton Trust

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018


Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre - Pavilions, Teignmouth

Heathcliff House Teignmouth Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre Pavilions Torquay in Devon Teignmouth Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018


Christmas Market - Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay


Why not pop along to the lovely Livermead Cliff Hotel for this years Christmas Market. With over 40 exhibitors you will be spoilt for choice, We will also have live music throughout the day


Heathcliff House Christmas Market Torquay in Devon Christmas Market Livermead Clif Hotel

Sunday 25th November 2018


Exeter Phoenix - Exeter


A celebration of all things chocolate with demonstrations, tastings and much more

Heathcliff House Exeter Phoenix All things Chocolate Torquay in Devon Exeter Phoenix - Chocolate

Thursday 29th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018


Wonderland - Dartington Estate


Objects of desire, fire, poets, fables, music, carnival, song, street food, gin palace – and over 30 of the finest local contemporary craft makers will be selling unique Christmas gifts.

Wonderland is a must for the style and design conscious and provides a great opportunity to buy unique, handmade, local Christmas gifts.

There will also be demonstrations from local and resident makers including a blacksmith’s forge. During this special weekend at Dartington you’ll find over 30 of the finest, local contemporary craft makers, selling everything from furniture, toys, fine jewellery, preserves and ferments, chocolates and cakes, home spun yarns, to ceramics, honey, candles, textiles, glass and woodwork.

Heathcliff House Wonderland at Dartington Torquay in Devon Wonderland at Dartington

Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 2018


Candlelit Dartmouth - Dartmouth


Live entertainment, carol singing, Christmas light switch-on, an appearance from Santa Claus and ‘Candlelit Kids’ seasonal workshops can all be expected at Dartmouth’s much-loved Candlelit Dartmouth

Heathcliff House Candlelit Dartmouth Torquay in Devon Candlelit Dartmouth

Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th December 2018

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th December 2018

Wednesday 19th to Sunday 24th December 2018

Thursday 27th to Monday 31st December 2018 


Coleton Aglow - Coleton Fishacre


Discover Coleton Fishacre in a new light; the house and garden are lit for an opulent 1920s Christmas party. The illuminated route leads you around the garden and inside to see the festivities of the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party.

You'll be able to try on your party outfit in the handling room, listen to party music playing in the Saloon, and soak up the opulent atmosphere. In the garden you'll be able to see the house, trees and exotic features bathed in festive light as you follow the circular route.

Please dress warmly as there is so much to see in the garden. Don't forget to bring a torch as the car parks will be dark. The garden is steep in places, but a shorter accessible route is available if you're not up for the full 45 minute walk.



Heathcliff House Coleton Fishacre Coleton Aglow National Trust Torquay in Devon Coleton Fishacre

1st, 2nd, 4th, 11th, 18th & 27th-31st December trains depart at  17:00  &  19:00

8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 20th-23rd December trains depart at 19:00 only


Devon Train of Lights


For the very first time in the UK, and possibly the world, you are invited to take a trip on our brand new, magical Christmas Train of Lights!

​This truly spectacular illuminated journey starts at Queen's Park Station, Paignton, where our train with vintage carriages await you - decorated with thousands of lights. Fifteen minutes later, once you've had time to settle back into your seat, you will arrive at Churston Station where the dazzling show begins. As the anticipation builds and mere moments after leaving Churston, you will be propelled through the 450-metre technicolour Greenway tunnel that leads you onto the enchanted forest which is transformed by a multitude of lights and feature displays into a nocturnal extravaganza. The breath-taking show ends as you leave the forest only to be greeted by the twinkling lights of Dartmouth reflected on the river Dart. After a quick turnaround at Kingswear you will be on your way back to Paignton to experience the spectacle from a different direction - be sure to swap sides of the carriage to gain the best views of both sides of the stunning light show.​ You also have the opportunity to upgrade and experience the Train of Lights in the Devon Belle observation carriage. These tickets will be on sale on the train, strictly on a first come first served basis and priced at £7.50 per person (cash only on board).

This is a fully ticketed event so pre-booking is essential.  Please ensure you arrive 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 90minutes and onboard refreshments will also be available.



Heathcliff House Train of Lights Torquay in Devon Devon Train of Lights

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018


Winter Fest - Torre Abbey, Torquay


Following the huge success of last year's inaugural Winter Fest, we will be again hosting this craft and gift fair in the historic setting of the Abbey.

Torre Abbey will be filled with stalls (thirty!) selling truly unique crafts and Christmas gifts. You can expect seasonal music, a Christmas trail and some indulgent nibbles and beverages. This promises to be a charming event in the heart of Torquay and the perfect opportunity to dig out those Christmas jumpers and get into the Winter Fest spirit. 
Entry price includes entry to the Abbey.
10:00 to 17:00

Heathcliff House Winter Fest Torre Abbey Torquay in Devon Torre Abbey

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018


Christmas Food and Craft Fair - Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh


Come and join in our first ever Christmas Fair, rounding off a year of Millenium celebrations for Buckfast Abbey niceley.  Attending will be Devons best food producers, amazing craft and gift producers, workshops of the food and craft variety,  carols by our very own choir, festive mulled wine, chestnuts, mince pies and more. There will also be a Christmas cocktail making workshop. Free event with Free Parking, running from 10-4pm on both days.

Heathcliff House Buckfast Abbey Christmas Food and Craft Fair Torquay in Devon Buckfast Abbey

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 2018

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018


Christmas at Cockington - Cockington Court


In the lead up to Christmas, every weekend in December there will be pop-up family activities.  Music and craft activities to enjoy and all while you browse our galleries and craft studios to find unique, handmade gifts from our quality makers and enjoy delicious treats in our tea rooms. 



Heathcliff House Christmas at Cockington Court Torquay in Devon Christmas at Cockington Court

Tuesday 4th, 11th, and 18th December 2018


Late Night Christmas Shopping - Totnes


Totnes market square will once again play host to its diverse and eclectic mix of Christmas stalls this year. 

With performances from local schools, community choirs, local bands, drummers, lantern parades and a Santa's grotto, you will be charmed and entertained. Delicious food, local cider and mulled treats will wine and dine you as you Christmas shop in these unique Christmas markets, which can only belong to Totnes!!


Heathcliff House Late Night Christmas Shopping Totnes Torquay in Devon Late Night Christmas Shopping Totnes

Thursday 6th and Wednesday 12th December 2018


Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre


You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas.

Booking essential

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 Book and delicious canapés, before your take a tour of the house with Lady Dorothy.


What to bring and wear - Come dressed in your 1920s best or smart casual attire. Please don't wear stiletto heels, to avoid damaging the delicate flooring.

Heathcliff House Christmas Carols Cocktails and Canapes at Coleton Fishacre Torquay in Devon Coleton Fishacre Christmas Carols

Saturday 8th December 2018


Christmas Fayre - Newton Abbot Racecourse


Save the date for what’s set to be one of the must-visit Christmas Fayres in South Devon this December. You’ll find a selection of indoor stalls selling all sorts of Christmas crafts, Christmas gifts and, of course, some delicious Christmas treats.

We’ll have lots of Christmas food available and delicious warm drinks to enjoy including yummy hot chocolate and, of course, mulled wine.

The Fayre will be open from 10am-4pm. Admission is FREE (additional charges for Christmas Craft activities).

Heathcliff House Newton Abbot Racecourse Christmas Fayre Torquay in Devon Newton Abbot Racecourse Christmas Fayre

Saturday 8th December 2018


Torquay United vs Wellington United - Plainmoor


KO 3pm


30 minute walk or 

Public Transport Directions

Bus number 32 from The Strand, Torquay to St.Marychurch or 34 from Cary Parade to St.Marychurch Road, Plainmoor.

heathcliff House Torquay United vs Wellington United Torquay in Devon Plainmoor

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December 2018

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th December 2018


1950s pop-up cinema - Greenway House


A pop-up 1950s cinema is returning to Greenway. A collection of crime films curated by Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of crime fiction, will be screened in a cosy vintage-style cinema marquee at Agatha Christie's holiday home.

The films to be screened will be announced on the website nearer the time. Popcorn, sweet and hot and cold drinks are available to buy from the uniformed cinema ushers, along with mementos of Greenway. The 1950s-styled marquee is fully heated, and there are fleecy blankets available to snuggle up under.

Heathcliff House 1950s pop-up cinema Greenway House Torquay in Devon Greenway House

Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th December 2018


Christmas Street Fayre - Newton Abbot


Newton Abbot Town Council and Born Hectic bring you two evenings filled with festive cheer, street entertainment and stalls. The events take place in the pedestrianised area of Courtenay St. and Queen St. with shops staying open late, a Lantern Parade and Santa in his Clock tower grotto, this is an event not to be missed.

Heathcliff House Newton Abbot Christmas Street Fayre Torquay in Devon Newton Abbot Christmas Street Fayre

Friday 28th and Sunday 30th June 2019


English Bridge Union Convention - Riviera International Centre, Torquay


If you are attending the annual convention we are located just 1/2 a mile from the Riviera Centre.

Heathcliff House English Bridge Union Annual Convention Torquay in Devon English Bridge Union Annual Convention
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