We need to mark the end of the summer holidays and our last bank holiday before Christmas in style, so here are some of the things you can get up to this August bank holiday in Devon.

Perhaps one of the biggest events in the East Devon region, Sidmouth’s Regatta and Airshow is on the 25th August, kicking off the bank holiday with plenty of awe-inspiring sights and fun activities.

That’s not the only place you can catch a Regatta in Devon, the Dartmouth Royal Regatta, which is often referred to the best in the west, also takes place over the weekend, ending with a spectacular fire work display.

Elsewhere in Devon, you can take part in the ultimate family adventure over the bank holiday at Powderham Castle’s Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls. With a host of amazing music, DJ sets and activities for the whole family to enjoy, this is one not to be missed. Didn’t get tickets this year? Make sure to keep an eye on their socials so you can’t grab some for the next adventure. 

Looking for something more relaxing? You could always try sleeping with sharks. Yes, you read that right, over the August bank holiday you can head to National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth where you can get involved with a sleepover with a difference! Alternatively, there are a host of ongoing events and activities that you can catch over the bank holiday, including Canonteign Falls’ unique alpaca experience. These sessions last around 45 minutes and gives you the chance to interact one on one with the beautiful alpacas – it’s certainly one not to be missed if you love alpacas! The National Trust’s Summer of Play will also be continuing over the bank holiday, with sites all over Devon taking part. If you are a member, you can take part at no additional cost and those that aren’t members will have one off payments to make on arrival. Each site has its own entry fees and activities, so check with each one before travelling.

Looking for more things to do over the bank holiday? You can check what’s on here or book an activity or visit an attraction by heading here.