Events in Devon
April

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Events in Devon during April herald the spring and summer season. Easter. the first holiday of the year. April showers and sunshine. It is a lovely month to be out and about.

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The River Exe at Tiverton

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Events

Powderham Castle is open for the summer season.

Exeter Race Course  Family Day  8th April 2018.

Devon Dirt Bike Ride  8th April 2018. Non competitive challenge. Between 55 and 70kms. Mixture of off road tracks and country lanes.

Budleigh Salterton Jazz Festival will be held on 13th to 21st April 2018.

Hartland Abbey Bluebell Day  15th and 22nd April April 2018   Such a picture, the bluebells stretch from the Walled Garden to the sea!!! Beautiful for the soul.

Exeter Racing  Afternoon Racing 17th April 2018.

The 25th Maltings Beer Festival will take place at this Victorian Malthouse in Newton Abbot on 19th to the April 21st 2018. Try out some of the 140 West Country ales! Needless to say a very popular festival!

Dawlish Walking Festival  20th April to 29th April 2018

Newton Abbot Races Totesport/Racegoers Club Raceday 23rd April 2018.

Exeter Racing  Spring Splendour 24th April 2018

Powderham Castle Garden Festival 27th and 28th April 2018. Possibly the foremost gardening event this month in  the southwest.

Brixham Pirate Festival Sadly there is no Festival in 2018 due to lack of funding.


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Places

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Hartland Abbey

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Powderham Castle has sat beside the River Exe for centuries and has been in the same family all that time! Apart from the Castle and grounds there is a lot to do. Doesn't really matter if it is a rainy day!

Exeter is the county town of Devon and a great place to live and to visit. Plenty of good shops, trips down the River Exe, the racecourse nearby, the Quay side to name a few!

Budleigh Salterton right on the Jurassic Coast at the western end. Lovely little place for a quiet, relaxing holiday. You can get on to the South West Coast Path for a stunning walk. The Esturary is a Site of Scientific Interest and the locality of Budleigh Salterton is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which just about sums up this delightful area!

Hartland Abbey Opens between the end of March and October. The house started life as a monastery and amazingly survived the Civil War because Henry VIII gave it away and it is still in the same family all these years later. The house, the walled garden and all the paths around make for a great day out.

Bampton is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. It is a pretty little town with lots of listed buildings. Has won the Britain in Bloom Event on several occasions and has also the distinction of winning the world one in 1999. Incredible.

Tiverton is a most attractive town in mid Devon. On the edge of Exmoor it is an ideal spot for exploring this scenic moor. The castle is open to the public during the summer. The town has two rivers the main one is the Exe which rises in Exmoor and flows down to Exeter.

Newton Abbot Tuckings Malthouse is open to the public and there are some good guided tours. The town itself igrew into q Victorian railway town from a little market town in the 1800's.  The Racecourse, a summer jump course, makes for some good days out.


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Other pages that may be of interest

Devon

Events in South West England

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire


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Anyone with events in Dorset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Dorset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here. Posting events on this page is free.

Our observations show that Travel Wessex's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for.

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Useful Information

Accommodation

Hotels can be found locally from Wessex Hotels

There are some delightful cottages around the county. Probably one near where you would love to stay.

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Car Rentals

Want a cute car? Large car? Small car? Whatever you need you will find it here. You will probably find your favourite car hire firm here and Car Rentals do not add a penny to their price for looking all over for you!


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Why not travel by Coach

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!


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Trains

Virgin Trains is an excellent main line railway.

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More Public Transport

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. There are other pages on Traveline for other parts of the country.


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