Category: Things to Do

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies
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Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies

The Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a great, enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Otter Sanctuary This sanctuary has been set up with both the intention to provide the otters with the best conditions to live in, but also in a way that visitors are able to see and enjoy the otters. You...

10th May 201817th May 2018by
House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass
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House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass

HOUSE OF MARBLES Leave Newton Abbot and head for Bovey Tracey (A382) and Pottery Road is where you will find House of Marbles. Admission and parking is free, so there’s a great start! See the largest collection of marbles in the world and visit the biggest marble run in the UK. Watch glass being blown...

10th May 201817th May 2018by
Dawlish, Teignmouth & Shaldon Beaches
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Dawlish, Teignmouth & Shaldon Beaches

Dawlish Warren Dawlish Warren prides itself on being one of South Devon’s top family beaches. Distinctive sand dunes and an internationally recognised nature reserve Dawlish Town Beach Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the hustle and bustle of the town. This long sandy beach is backed...

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Twin Towns Of Newton Abbot
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Twin Towns Of Newton Abbot

What are Twin Towns? Town-Twinning was developed in Europe after the Second World War. It was set up as a way to bring European people into a closer understanding of each other and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit. The idea is to twin towns and cities with similar demographic make-up in different countries....

10th May 201817th May 2018by
Living Coasts
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Living Coasts

Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you’ll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Living Coasts is open every day (except Christmas Day) from...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Orchid Paradise
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Orchid Paradise

Orchid Paradise is on the A382 between Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey, look for the brown tourist signs at Forches Cross. Run by the Rittershausen family for 3 generations, this is an award winning centre which attends shows all over the UK and has achieved 20 Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show over 52...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Torbay Beaches
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Torbay Beaches

The English Riviera The beaches of the English Riviera range from long stretches of golden sand to rocky inlets lapped by quiet waves. There are secluded coves away from the crowds, and the larger sociable beaches for families. Along the 22 miles of the English Riviera coastline there are no fewer than 24 beaches and...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
South Hams Beaches
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South Hams Beaches

Bantham Beach A long stretch of fine sand, especially at low tide, backed by impressive dunes. There are plenty of rock pools to explore; making this long, sandy beach is very popular with families and surfers. The beach forms a promontory into estuary of the River Avon and has magnificent panoramic views. Bantham is a...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Beach Safety
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Beach Safety

Watch the tides Every year people are caught out by rising tides. Most often they suffer no more than wet shoes and a nasty fright, but there are occasionally fatalities. If you are planning to be on the beach for a lengthy period then check what the tides are doing. Enjoy the sun safely BE...

9th May 20189th May 2018by
Jay’s Grave – Dartmoor
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Jay’s Grave – Dartmoor

It is said that in the late eighteenth century, 1790 some say, an orphaned baby was taken into the Poor House at Newton Abbot. The little girl was named, as was the custom, with a surname beginning with whatever letter the Poor House had progressed to, in this case ‘J’. As many of the commoner...

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