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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What’s on this half term in East Devon

Planning to visit East Devon and the Jurassic Coast this half term? Well if you’re looking for things to fill your days, here are some suggestions across the East Devon area. In Sidmouth, head to the Donkey Sanctuary to join in their Haunted Hay Bales event – head to the gift shop on arrival and…

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Free Things to Do in Honiton this Summer

Honiton offers a range of free activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're looking to explore the town's history, immerse yourself in nature, or simply relax and take in the local atmosphere, Honiton has something for everyone without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best…

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Mother’s Day the Sidmouth way

It’s March which means Mother’s Day is almost here, if you celebrate, you might be looking for some ideas to make sure that the mother figure in your life has the best day she possibly can – so why not plan her a day out in Sidmouth? With an eclectic high street, plenty of eateries, beautiful…

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Visit an East Devon Nature Reserve this February

Now we’re in February, you might start to notice the first signs of spring appearing - which is why now is the perfect time to watch the seasons change at one of the region’s nature reserves. East Devon is a beautiful part of the UK, much of it falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and…

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Half term in Sidmouth

Spending half term in East Devon? With an abundance of attractions and incredible places to stay across the region, you’re sure to have a fun week away. Here are a couple of the things you can get up to while in Sidmouth and the surrounding area. Go exploring With the Blue Plaque Trail, loads of…

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Family fun day at Ottery Parish Church

Image: John Green On Saturday 14 th January, families can enjoy a farm day at Ottery St Mary Parish Church. The Old Macdonald Had a Farm family fun day will involve two real sheep visiting the church, as well as a meet the pig experience. Children will be able to play with farm toys and take part in…

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Follow the snowman trail at Seaton Wetlands

The whole family can have fun at Seaton Wetlands over the Christmas period. During the school holidays, there will be 12 wooden snowmen, like the ones above, hiding around the reserve. Seaton Wetlands is made up of four main sites: Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh, Colyford Common and Stafford…

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Christmas markets in East Devon

Want to pick up some gifts or maybe you just want to smell the mince pies and grab a mulled wine? Whether you’re shopping or not, Christmas markets are a great way to feel festive and get into the spirit, so take a look at what is planned across East Devon here. 24 th November 3pm – 8pm Bumble and…

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