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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Dine alfresco this National Picnic Week

It’s June which means summer is here and it’s the perfect time for enjoying the great outdoors and some amazing seasonal flavours. Lucky then that National Picnic Week is taking place from 15 th to 21 st June! National Picnic Week is an annual event which aims to provide tips, hotspots and a host of…

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Great picnic spots in and around Sidmouth

As spring starts to take hold and the weather (hopefully!) starts to feel a little warmer, why not head outside and enjoy the spring flowers, the sound of bird song and the sight of frolicking lambs by dining al fresco? Sidmouth is a wonderful place to head with a picnic, there are incredible views…

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Enjoy a cream tea in Sidmouth

Did you know that the last Friday in June is National Cream Tea Day? Well, as the cream tea was invented by Devonians, Sidmouth is the perfect place for indulging in a traditional cream tea this year! If you didn’t know, the origin of the cream tea is said to have come from Tavistock Abbey in around…

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National Cream Tea Day in Ottery St Mary

June is a special month for Devon, with lots of National weeks & celebrations. From National Picnic Week, Father’s Day, and of course, Devon Day to National Cream Tea day, there are no shortage of ways to celebrate all things Devon here in Ottery St Mary. So, while there’s lots to talk about and…

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Spend picnic week in Sidmouth

Did you know National Picnic Week is returning this June? Taking place from 17 th -25 th June, National Picnic Week is a great opportunity to get out and about, exploring your local area and scouting some lovely places to enjoy a picnic or some refreshments when out for a walk. To help you make the…

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Delicious delicacies to try in 2023

Christmas might be the time for indulgence and January might be when we all start watching our diets and returning to normal, but if you’re planning a trip to East Devon this year, then you have to do a foodie tour of the area and sample some of the region’s best loved delicacies. Lucky for you…

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Celebrate National Cream Tea Day in Sidmouth

As Sidmouth is located within the county of Devon and Devon is famous for the traditional cream tea, this is the best place to be this June as the UK celebrates National Cream Tea Day! National Cream Tea Day is marked annually on the last Friday in June, with the Cream Tea Society hosting all their…

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Great picnic spots in Sidmouth

As National Picnic Week falls in June, we thought we’d recommend some local picnic spots, so you too can get involved! Just remember, to take your litter with you when you leave, so we can maintain the beauty of East Devon. The Byes Located between the Toll House in Sidmouth and the village of…

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National Fish and Chip Day returns this May

On Friday 27 th May, a week before the nation prepares for a special four day Bank Holiday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the country will come together to celebrate fish and chips! This year, the organisers aim to make National Fish and Chip Day the best yet. One of the organiser, Gary Lewis…

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Enjoy nine days of fabulous food and drink in East Devon

Taste East Devon is back for 2021, bringing a nine day food and drink festival like no other to the east Devon region. From the 11 th – 19 th September you can join in a series of events across the region where you can enjoy everything from brewery open days to farm visits, seafood tasting experiences…

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