There’s so much to do while you enjoy your stay at The Ashleigh Guest House
More details of all events below can be found at: Visit South Devon
BMAD MOTORBIKE FESTIVAL Paignton
During the May Bank Holiday weekend each year, Paignton Green is transformed into a thrilling mix of spectacles that will appeal to all ages, whether they have an interest in motorbikes or not.
3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019
1May 2020 to 3 May 2020
PIRATE FESTIVAL Brixham
A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns and cannons to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock
4 May 2019 to 6 May 2019
2 May 2020 to 4 May 2020
TORBAY AIRSHOW Paignton
Torbay Airshow is set to return this year for another full weekend of action packed displays and great activities. The two day show takes place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the air displays.
1 June 2019 to 2 June 2019
6 June 2020 to 7 June 2020
Previously known as Torbay Carnival. After around 75 years of the same name, we feel that change is good, however Torbay Carnival is not gone and forgotten, as the procession night will keep this name.
27 July 2019 to 4 Aug 2019
27 July 2019
31 July 2019
4 Aug 2019
25 July 2020 to 2 Aug 2020
PAIGNTON HARBOUR FESTIVAL DAY
Established in the 18th Century, the local Council has managed the harbour since 1935. Paignton was a thriving fishing harbour for many years and some of the old traditions of seamanship are kept alive and passed on through.
27 July 2019
25 July 2020
TORBAY STEAM FAIR Brixham
Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family.
2 Aug 2019 to 4 Aug 2019
31 July 2020 to 2 Aug 2020
Some things stay the same, other things change and the 172nd Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week is no different. We’ve been working hard over the last few years to mix our traditional events with an abundance of live entertainment on our stage.
10 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019
8 Aug 2020 to 16 Aug 2020
INTERNATIONAL AGATHA CHRISTIE FESTIVAL Torquay
Agatha Christie is Torquay’s most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Each year we have a number of events on and around her birthday, which falls on 15 September. Agatha and literary fans rejoice and find the right event…
12 Sept 2019 to 15 Sept 2019
15 Sept 2020
SANTA IN THE CAVES – KENTS CAVERN Torquay
Come and spend Christmas with us, you won’t be disappointed! Join the fun this year for another incredible Santa Show with all our favourite friends.
Christmas at Kents Cavern
Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure – more than…
1 Dec 2019
7 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019
Things to do in Paignton
- Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton
- Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton
- Living Coasts, Torquay
- Kents Caverns, Torquay
- South Devon Steam Railway
- Princess Theatre, Torquay, 08702 414 120
- Palace Theatre, Paignton, 01803 665 800
- River Rat, Ferry service and day trips on the river Dart, 07814 954 869
- Paignton Pier, Paignton
- Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall
Beaches & other points of interest
- Fairy Cove
- Preston Sands
- Paignton Sands
- Goodrington Sands
- Hollicombe Beach
Interested in bird watching?
Torbay has some interesting locations for bird watching; Goodrington and Clennon Valley, Berry Head, Exe Reserves, Slapton Ley and Beesands.
A holiday in Devon is one that is full of adventure, sandy beaches, activities and relaxation. There is something to do for everyone in Paignton.