What's On

Saturday, November 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

  • 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

    The Old Market, Dartmouth CHSW Christmas Fair - Christmas Events

    An early chance to get those Christmas gifts sorted – then you can relax and enjoy the festive season! Lovely crafts, cards, jewellery, cakes, woven and felted gifts, children's clothes and much, much more, all ideal for Christmas presents!

  • Christmas Events

    Totnes Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Join us in Totnes Civic Hall for stalls with a wide selection of crafts and gifts, from stocking fillers to that special unique gift. Free entry to all guests and visitors, this will be a fun day out with plenty of wonderful stands to browse at Totnes Civic Hall.

    10am to 4pm

  • Christmas Events

    The Triangle and Wellington Street, Teignmouth - Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Christmas lights switch-on event including a Christmas market and a range of entertainment and lantern parade. 10am to 7pm.

  • Christmas Events

    Pavilions, Teignmouth Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre - Christmas Events

    A fantastic opportunity to make those festive purchase. 10am to 4pm (3pm Sunday)

  • Christmas Events

    Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Over 40 unique exhibitors, live music throughout the day, mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the Christmas spirit.

  • 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.

Sunday, November 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

  • 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

    Pavilions, Teignmouth Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre - Christmas Events

    A fantastic opportunity to make those festive purchase. 10am to 4pm (3pm Sunday)

  • Christmas Events

    Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay Christmas Market - Christmas Events

    Over 40 unique exhibitors, live music throughout the day, mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the Christmas spirit.

  • 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.

Monday, November 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, November 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

  • 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.

  • 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, November 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

  • 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.

  • 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, November 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

  • 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.

  • 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, November 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

  • 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.

  • Westpoint Arena

    Christmas Shopping Fayre - Westpoint Arena

    Every year our exhibitors come from far and wide to transform Westpoint into an Aladdin's cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items. It's a magical few days and we know they enjoy the Shopping Fayre as much as our many thousands of regular visitors. 

  • 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, November 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

  • 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

    North Devon Christmas Market Affinity Outlet, Bideford - Christmas Events

    Showcasing approximately 100 stalls, including the very best of local arts and crafts, visitors will be able to take advantage of late night shopping at the Outlet as well as a unique shopping experience at the Christmas Market. There will be games, rides, bars with mulled wine & cider and lots of street food! 12pm to 8pm.

  • Christmas Events

    Cullompton Christmas Festival Cullompton High Street - Christmas Events

    Join us for the Cullompton Christmas Festival, a family event to welcome Christmas to Cullompton. Music, Market, Santa, Samba and much much more.

  • Christmas Events

    Cullompton Christmas Festival Cullompton High Street - Christmas Events

    Join us for the Cullompton Christmas Festival, a family event to welcome Christmas to Cullompton. Music, Market, Santa, Samba and much much more.

  • Christmas Events

    Ilfracombe Christmas Market Ropery Road Car Park, Ilfracombe - Christmas Events

    A whole host of artisan stalls, gift ideas, music, childrens entertainment and yummy food. Santa will also be making an appearance on both days.

  • Christmas Events

    The Lawn, Dawlish Christmas Markets and Family Fundays - Christmas Events

    Come along and browse the stalls at the annual Dawlish Christmas Market. Pick up some unusual gifts and sample some local products.

    Lots and lots of entertainment for all the family, free rides, free face painting, free activities and Father Christmas will be there on Sunday. 11am to 4pm.

  • Torre Abbey

    Winter Fest - Torre Abbey

    Torre Abbey will be filled with stalls selling truly unique crafts and Christmas gifts. This promises to be a charming event in the heart of Torquay and the perfect opportunity to dig out those Christmas jumpers and get into the Winter Fest spirit. 10am to 5pm.

  • Westpoint Arena

    Christmas Shopping Fayre - Westpoint Arena

    Every year our exhibitors come from far and wide to transform Westpoint into an Aladdin's cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items. It's a magical few days and we know they enjoy the Shopping Fayre as much as our many thousands of regular visitors. 

  • 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.

Sunday, December 01, 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

    Ilfracombe Christmas Market Ropery Road Car Park, Ilfracombe - Christmas Events

    A whole host of artisan stalls, gift ideas, music, childrens entertainment and yummy food. Santa will also be making an appearance on both days.

  • Christmas Events

    The Lawn, Dawlish Christmas Markets and Family Fundays - Christmas Events

    Come along and browse the stalls at the annual Dawlish Christmas Market. Pick up some unusual gifts and sample some local products.

    Lots and lots of entertainment for all the family, free rides, free face painting, free activities and Father Christmas will be there on Sunday. 11am to 4pm.

  • Christmas Events

    Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plympton Christmas Crafts & Gift Fayre - Christmas Events

    A family-fun festive day out, featuring a variety of gift and craft stalls and Santa's Grotto. Treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine or a delicious hot chocolate, some yummy mince pies, and enjoy browsing the stalls for the perfect gifts for your family and friends this Christmas.

  • Torre Abbey

    Winter Fest - Torre Abbey

    Torre Abbey will be filled with stalls selling truly unique crafts and Christmas gifts. This promises to be a charming event in the heart of Torquay and the perfect opportunity to dig out those Christmas jumpers and get into the Winter Fest spirit. 10am to 5pm.

  • Westpoint Arena

    Christmas Shopping Fayre - Westpoint Arena

    Every year our exhibitors come from far and wide to transform Westpoint into an Aladdin's cave of wonderful gift ideas and essential Christmas items. It's a magical few days and we know they enjoy the Shopping Fayre as much as our many thousands of regular visitors. 

  • 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

  • Clovelly

    Christmas Lights - Clovelly

    Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly.  

    A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir.  A hog roast, grog and mince pies follow, and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit.

    At 5 pm the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up.  It's a fantastic sight and there's a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.

    In aid of the R.N.L.I.

  • 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.

Monday, December 02, 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.

Tuesday, December 03, 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 04, 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.

Thursday, December 05, 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

    Ashburton Christmas Fayre - Christmas Events

    Once again, Christmas comes to Ashburton and the town will be celebrating in North St with stalls, lights and music as usual. The fun starts at 4pm and everyone is welcome to come and have a good time to start the season of Goodwill!

  • 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.

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  • 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 ​

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  • 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 06, 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.

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  • 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.