What's On

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Christmas Events

    Exeter Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Featuring a selection of crafts, fresh food and a bustling atmosphere helped by delicious food stalls and Bavarian-style bars, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets.

    With traditional wooden chalets it attracts in excess of 600,000 visitors each year over the 34 day period.

  • Christmas Events

    Plymouth Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Pick up a unique Christmas gift for that special someone from one of over 50 log cabin style stalls selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the south west.

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE ENTRY up until Christmas - Dartington Crystal

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    For more information on our upcoming events and Winter opening times, please visit our website www.visitdartington.co.uk.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Christmas Events

    Exeter Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Featuring a selection of crafts, fresh food and a bustling atmosphere helped by delicious food stalls and Bavarian-style bars, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets.

    With traditional wooden chalets it attracts in excess of 600,000 visitors each year over the 34 day period.

  • Christmas Events

    Plymouth Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Pick up a unique Christmas gift for that special someone from one of over 50 log cabin style stalls selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the south west.

  • Christmas Events

    Mayor's Carol Service and Christmas Street Fayre Newton Abbot - Christmas Events

    Market stalls throughout the town and visiting stalls in closed to traffic Queen Street. Street food, music and entertainment. Town Mayor and councillors invite you to join them around the Market Square Christmas tree at 7pm.

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE ENTRY up until Christmas - Dartington Crystal

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    For more information on our upcoming events and Winter opening times, please visit our website www.visitdartington.co.uk.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Christmas Events

    Exeter Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Featuring a selection of crafts, fresh food and a bustling atmosphere helped by delicious food stalls and Bavarian-style bars, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets.

    With traditional wooden chalets it attracts in excess of 600,000 visitors each year over the 34 day period.

  • Christmas Events

    Plymouth Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Pick up a unique Christmas gift for that special someone from one of over 50 log cabin style stalls selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the south west.

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE ENTRY up until Christmas - Dartington Crystal

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    For more information on our upcoming events and Winter opening times, please visit our website www.visitdartington.co.uk.

Friday, December 20, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Dartington Crystal

    FREE ENTRY up until Christmas - Dartington Crystal

    Take some time to browse the Visitor Centre as you learn about the fascinating Dartington history before meandering around the Factory Tour. Here you can gain a real insight into the art of glass making as you watch the skilled craftsmen hard at work. As an all-weather attraction with lots to see and do, a trip to Dartington Crystal will tick all the boxes for the whole family.

    For more information on our upcoming events and Winter opening times, please visit our website www.visitdartington.co.uk.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust

    Christmas at the Zoo - Shaldon Wildlife Trust

    Santa's Grotto

    £5 per child

    Open from 11am - 3pm

    Meet santa in his magical grotto & receive a christmas present

  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

    21 December is our special grand opening to the public with events beginning at 11:00am.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Winter Warmer Guided Walk; Heddon's Mouth - North Devon National Trust

    Warm up with our free, guided festive Winter Warmer Walk down to the beautiful Heddon's Mouth between 14:30 - 15:30. Please meet outside the National Trust Shop. For more information please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-Led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust

    Christmas at the Zoo - Shaldon Wildlife Trust

    Santa's Grotto

    £5 per child

    Open from 11am - 3pm

    Meet santa in his magical grotto & receive a christmas present

  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

    21 December is our special grand opening to the public with events beginning at 11:00am.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-Led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

    21 December is our special grand opening to the public with events beginning at 11:00am.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway Santa Express - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Santa Express 2019 Featuring Cinderella Book tickets for dates 7th-23rd December only BOOK NOW Book tickets for Christmas Eve only BOOK NOW

    We are offering a 25% discount on our Santa Express service when you purchase Train of Lights tickets.

    Calling all children - both young and old! You will arrive at Queen’s Park Station, Paignton (TQ4 6AF) for your return journey to Kingswear on the famous Santa Express. Each carriage is decorated for Christmas and during your trip you will be entertained by close-up magic and, of course, our famous two-part mini pantomime to get you in the festive spirit (part one on your outward journey and part two on your return journey - c.10 minutes in total). Santa Claus visits you at your seat accompanied by his elves pulling a gargantuan sleigh (Prancer and Dancer et al will have been given the day off!). All children receive a gift (up to 14 years of age only). ​ When the beautiful and kind-hearted Cinderella's ugly sisters, prevent her from attending a Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.​ Be prepared to come along and chase off the wicked Anastasia and Drizella for the sake of true love! ​Whilst on the Santa Express you will be offered a glass of mulled wine and festive mince pie (adults only). Close up magic and lineside I-Spy ensure that every member of the family is involved in this truly magical experience. ​ This is a fully ticketed event with allocated seating so pre-booking is essential. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your Santa Express 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.

    Dates & Departure times 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th*, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December : departure times 11:00 & 14:15 Christmas Eve 24th December : departure times 10:30 & 13:00 Note: 20th December 14:15 service only​ Prices to be confirmed Per adult (aged 15+) £20.50 Per child (aged 19 months to 14 years) £13.50 Per adult Christmas Eve only £22.00 Per child Christmas Eve only £15.00 Children aged 0-18 months are free of charge but no seat is provided. ​ Terms and Conditions apply to this event.

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

    21 December is our special grand opening to the public with events beginning at 11:00am.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Clovelly

    Boxing Day Barbecue - Clovelly

    Enjoy a lunch barbecue and hog roast on the quay with live music and FREE entrance into the village all day.  It should make the perfect follow-up to your Christmas Day!

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

Friday, December 27, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.

Monday, December 30, 2019

  • Haldon Forest Park

    Zog Activity Trail - Haldon Forest Park

    Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses!

    Children are invited to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

    As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack

     Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

    Find out more

  • Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Open every day from Saturday 21ST December to Sunday 5th January (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day). 11am – last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

    Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing creatures, and be a Palaeontologist to discover fascinating fossils. And as we have given presents to all our dinosaurs take the Santa Claws Christmas Quiz to win your own presents – a special edition Christmas Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE bag of 160-million-year-old fossils!! Plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils with our Christmas Card Competition in our craft room.

    We are perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot. There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. Come and see the world of dinosaurs brought to life.

    Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or big ones, there’s something for everyone to their teeth into over the Christmas holidays! Only £6.95 per visitor plus get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months. All activities included. Now that’s rooaarsome!

    Find out more

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    Train og Lights - Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company

    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. Our Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and, as the saying goes, this year will be bigger and better! It will still capture the magic of the 2018 show, but will also offer a unique experience for 2019 with brand new, fantastic installations for an after dark glittering transformation of the line. Don't forget, the show can only be viewed from the train as you travel the line from Paignton to Kingswear. ​ 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. 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 and brand new feature displays. 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. If you wish to travel with another party please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our utmost to accommodate you all together.

    We can offer a wheelchair specific carriage that means the whole family can sit together in comfort to enjoy this unique experience (please book a wheelchair space via the telephone or in person at our Paignton station only - online bookings not available). Sorry, only registered disability assistance dogs allowed.

    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. Toilets are available at the station and on the train. The experience lasts for c.80 minutes.

    Please be aware there is no Santa on the Train of Lights. Dates & Times: 29th & 30th November 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th-23rd and 27th-30th December Trains depart at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on each of the above dates. Note: ​Subject to demand, more dates/times may be added. Please check back regularly. ​Prices: Adult (aged 16+) £19.25 Child (aged 3-15) £12.00 Concession (aged 65+) £18.75 Family (2A, 2-3Ch) £54.00 ​

    Find out more

  • Dartington Crystal

    Winter Sale - Dartington Crystal

    Grab a bargain in our winter sale, which kicks off on the 18th November!

    Just in time for Christmas, our Winter Sale features up to 75% off selected lines of Dartington Crystal; (Slightly imperfect – while stocks last)

    There will also be special offers on other brands such as Portmeirion, Price’s Candles, Heathcote & Ivory, Sophie Allport and our selection of books & toys.

    Keep up to date with all our events across Winter by visiting www.visitdartington.co.uk

  • Orchid Paradise

    Orchid clinic - Orchid Paradise

    Our Orchid clinic is available on the first Wednesday of every month.

    • Bring in your plants for expert help.
    • Free advice
    • Re-potting from £5 
  • North Devon National Trust

    Magical Gingerbread Town in the Heddon Valley - North Devon National Trust

    We welcome you to come explore North Devon’s first Gingerbread Town this Christmas in the Heddon Valley. 

    With so many illuminated gingerbread houses baked by local community groups and businesses, you’ll feel amazed under our festively decorated and sparkling tipi.

    Be warmed with hot chocolate, mulled wine and marshmallows to toast, and decorate your own gingerbread men, all at a small price. For more information, click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Heddon Valley Shop or the festive tipee. For more information click here

  • North Devon National Trust

    Brownsham Christmas Cracker Trail - North Devon National Trust

    It's a cracker! Find the terrible cracker jokes in Brownsham woodlands on this self led trail. For more information, please click here.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Heddon Valley History Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Discover more about the hidden history of Heddon Valley with this informative self-led walking trail for adults. From Roman forts to Victorian industry, the Heddon Valley has a rich and varied history. Learn more about its intriguing past with this self-led walking trail and discover some secrets spots along the way. Pick up your free trail map from the National Trust shop. Donations welcomed.

  • North Devon National Trust

    Watersmeet Self-led Christmas Trail - North Devon National Trust

    Explore in the outdoors and learn about nature over the Christmas holidays on this Christmas themed self-led trail. Trail maps are available from the Watersmeet Café. For more information, click here.