Visit Sidmouth Blog

Welcome to the Visit Sidmouth blog! 

Whether you are a first time visitor to the East Devon area or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. Here you'll find news and features from Visit Sidmouth and our partners at Visit Budleigh Salterton, Visit Seaton, Visit Ottery St Mary and Visit Honiton. 

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New exhibition 'Paradise Found' at THG

The newly-opened exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) features the work of 36 artists walking in the footsteps of the Camden Town Group. For a moment, the Blackdown Hills were the focus for a few avant-garde painters of the Camden Town Group. Their bold Post-Impressionist paintings, dating…

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Jazz Fest a success

Sidmouth’s Jazz and Blues Festival which was held for the first time earlier this summer has been hailed as a success with organisers promising its return next year. Taking place from 2 nd – 5 th June with free live music held throughout the town, the first performances coincided with the town’s…

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Enjoy a summer of fun at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Have a summer of adventure at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary this school holiday with their two new activities. Open now is the sanctuary’s new play area, while an activity trail, which highlights all the work that goes into rehoming the resident donkeys, will launch in July. Located near the Kitchen…

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Oakdown welcome new life saving equipment

The team at Oakdown Holiday Park on the outskirts of Sidmouth are pleased to announce that they have recently installed a new defibrillator at the park, adding to the number of life saving devices in and around the town. At Oakdown, it is hoped that the device will never need to be used, but…

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Contemporary gift ideas for this Christmas

If you are looking for something special this Christmas, Present Makers 2021 features creative innovation across craft and design. You'll be buying handcrafted, one-off pieces from local designers and makers including textiles, prints, ceramics, homewares and jewellery, as well as unique Christmas…

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Follow the Glow at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Join our magical star on a journey of discovery, shining a light on the stories of donkeys all around the world. Find the 9 boards located around the sanctuary and using the clues to help you, spot the Christmas items hidden on each board to complete the Christmas crossword. When completed, the…

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Exmouth’s Winter Festival; live music, lanterns and light

On Saturday 4 th December there will be carol singing, live music, walk-about performers and the annual children’s lantern parade to celebrate the start of the festive season. This free, family-friendly mini-festival hopes to welcome the community back together with warmth and light to celebrate the…

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Thelma Hulbert Gallery: New Art History talks prove popular

The first in THG’s series of talks this week was well received by art lovers. Join them at the Honiton gallery next week for a fascinating insight into UK landscape painting from past to present: 15 September, 10.00– 12.00 : Landscape tradition Explore Gainsborough’s ‘Mr and Mrs Andrews’, then…

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