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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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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Free things to do in Seaton

Seaton has been a popular destination for holiday makers and day trippers for generations, so why not plan a visit for this year? There are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained in and around the town as well as the beach for paddling, sun-bathing and exploring. If you’re looking for some…

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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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Choose Sidmouth for a Christmas get away

Image: Kyle Baker Want to escape this Christmas season? Then look no further than Sidmouth! There are a host of wonderful hotels and other accommodation options offering a luxurious break to see out 2022 and with its incredible Georgian architecture, a stay here will truly be one to remember. The…

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Family-friendly things to do this summer in Sidmouth

Are you bringing the family to Sidmouth over the next couple of months? If so, here are some suggestions of things to do while you in town. Sidmouth might be small, but it is mighty, there are plenty of events, activities and attractions to keep you entertained, no matter what your age! Come to one…

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Get these dates in your diaries!

If you’re planning a trip to Sidmouth for October half term and beyond, there is plenty to get excited about from Christmas events to Halloween fun. Don’t miss out, get these dates in your diary now! Image: Donkey Sanctuary In October half term, the Donkey Sanctuary is hosting An Adorably Curious…

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