With the final bank holiday of the summer almost upon us, you might be thinking of ways to make the most of it. If you happen to be in Devon, there are a host of fun family friendly activities to enjoy, so to help you plan your weekend, here are some of the events and activities you can expect to find in Devon over the August bank holiday.
One of the biggest events of the Bank Holiday is the Sidmouth Airshow. Taking place from around 5pm on Friday, 27th August, the airshow welcomes visitors from all over the UK and offers some of the most beautiful views for watching the aerobatic displays. Find out more here.
This time of year is known for having perfect Regatta weather and the Sidmouth Airshow is often the culmination of the town’s Regatta. For those of you who want to enjoy the races, there are several chances to enjoy some boat racing across the Bank Holiday weekend. At Clovelly in North Devon, you can get involved in Gig Racing, an exciting and strenuous activity that is sure to be entertaining for those who want to watch from the sidelines and those who want to give it a try. Find out more here.
Alternatively, Stuart Line Cruises are offering you the chance to get into the heart of the Dartmouth Regatta. Their all day cruise on 27th August sails into Dartmouth where you can enjoy the regatta which is full of sailing, sports, music and street food. Book your trip here.
If you’re on the hunt for things the whole family can get involved with, head to Seaton Tramway. Taking place on Sunday, 28th August is the finale of the Tramway’s Dinosaur Tram Adventure activities. Departing from the station at Seaton, the whole family will love this trip along to Colyton where you can get involved in a fossil dig and other dino themed activities. Find out more here.
Another great option for the whole family is a visit to Ilfracombe Aquarium. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, they are holding quiet sessions allowing those with sensory needs to enjoy the exhibits without the noise and distractions of a normal day. Find out more here. The summer holidays may be in session, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn something new. On the Bank Holiday Monday, Coldharbour Mill, one of the best loved working museums in the county are hosting an activity day teaching you all about the story of water and steam power and how it helps the factory run. Tours of the factory are also available – find out more here.
This is just a selection of the events and activities available over the Bank Holiday weekend. Find out more here.