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Events Links

Princess Theatre

Cockington Court

Babbacombe Theatre

Newton Abbot Races

The Little Theatre

Berry Head

Occombe Farm

The Blue Walnut

Palace Theatre, Paignton
Apollo Cinema, Paignton

Powderham Castle

Some of Torbay's Forthcoming Events

All year round event - Treasure Trails

Treasure Trails are a fun, healthy and educational way to help you explore Devon’s hidden treats.
Solve either a murder mystery or find the location of hidden treasure! Great fun for all the family.
The trails cost £5 and are available to download from www.treasuretrails.co.uk
or from T.I.C.s.

13 April  - Susan BOYLE IN CONCERT - Princess Theatre, Torquay.


Mini illuminations with Fire & Light effects

25 April - CINDERELLA - VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET - Princess Theatre, Torquay.

31 May to 1 June - Miss Ivys Revival - Cockington

Miss Ivy's Revival will be in the Manor Rooms, hosting a two day festival style celebration of all things vintage, with stalls, a Brocante Market, entertainment, refreshments, workshops and more, so it promises to be a wonderful weekend of uniqueness in beautiful and magical surroundings.

24 May to 6 June - GEOPARK FESTIVAL - Across the English Riviera

The English Riviera is one of the world’s most fascinating geological and archaeological sites, celebrated and protected by UNESCO-recognised Geopark status and one of only 8 in the UK and Ireland.

The annual Geopark Festival offers holiday makers the chance to explore everything this very special area has to offer. There are events that will appeal to everyone, from artists to dedicated foodies. The Seashore Centre, Kents Cavern, Berry Head and Torquay Museum all have something going on for everyone during the festival, and at Occombe Farm there are exciting cookery classes available. Outdoor types might also like to explore the coastline through the Geopark Discovery Packages.

6 to 7 June - occombe annual beer festival

14 to 16 June - Miss & Mr England Finals - Riviera Centre, Torquay

14 to 22 June - Babbacombe Festival

The 2014 Babbacombe Festival promises to be as popular as ever! There will be a variety of different events taking place including: Rotary Proms Night on the 19th June; Ompah Night on the 20th June;
Armed Forces Day on the 21st June; David Hanburys Fish and Chip Day on the 22nd June.
So why not come along and enjoy the festival atmosphere in beautiful Babbacombe!

21 June - armed forces day - Babbacombe Downs

15 to 22 June - english riviera open bowls tournament

Following on from the success of previous tournaments, we are delighted to welcome all competitors, their families and friends to the English Riviera. We are sure the prospect of playing on the greens overlooking the delightful settings of Torbay is one of the reasons many competitors attend year after year. Entries have already been good for this years event so we are looking forward to a full programme and a competitive Tournament.

29 June -  torbay half marathon

This will be the 23rd running of this very popular seaside event. Demand for places has been steadily growing over the last few years so the race entry limit for 2013 will be 2500 runners. Early entry into this event is advised as it may well reach its limit before race day. The race takes a traffic free two lap route which starts and finishes on Paignton seafront, taking in the stunning coastal views across Torbay. It starts with one lap of Paignton Green before heading towards Torquay, where the course passes the historic Torre Abbey and the Princess Gardens before the return leg to Paignton begins.

20 July - pedal car grand prix - Torre Abbey Meadows, Torquay

Watch the very competitive pedal car teams all striving to win top trophies in this 2 hour endurance race using nothing but their own strength and fitness! Running along side this will be an arts and craft fayre, live music, demonstrations including Belly Dancing. Licenced bar and catering tent.

1 to 3 August - torbay steam fair - Churston Ferrers, Brixham

Torbay Steam Fair attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham this 3 day event is a must for all the family. Come and view the wonderful working steam engines, vintage, and classic cars, lorries, military displays, market stalls and so much more. Craft and Model Tent | Awning Displays and Charity Stalls| Catering Facilities| Beer and Tea Tents| Disabled Scooter Hire. A truly special day out, one not to be missed!

6 August - COCKINGTON FAYRE - Cockington

A traditional Old English Village fair in the beautiful and historical village of Cockington. 'A Great Family Day Out' in the grounds of the historical Cockington Court

22 to 27 August - torbay week

Torbay Week is fast proving to be one of the most popular regattas on the south coast. Sailors of all classes flock to the English Riviera, ready to pit their wits and skills against each other in exciting races, and the event regularly attracts national and international sailing championships. There are plenty of vantage points around the bay, giving everyone the chance to see seamanship at its best.

The great thing for visitors is that, whether you’re a boating fanatic or a real land-lubber, there’s as much going on onshore as there is on the waves, for Torbay Week coincides with the Torbay Royal Regatta.

23 to 27 August - Torbay Royal Regatta

The Torbay Royal Regatta Bi Centenary Celebrations will take place between Saturday 23rd August and Wednesday 27th August inclusive. Anderton & Rowland Fair will be on Torre Abbey Meadows and will be operating for the whole of the Regatta. The Fair are one of the Regattas oldest sponsors and a welcome addition to the already very full programme.

27 August 6.00pm - The red arrows

The Red Arrows will once again be giving their fantastic and exciting flying exhibition over the skies of Torbay

13 September - Fishstock Festival - Brixham

The annual Seafood and Music Festival in the beautiful seaside town of Brixham, Devon will be held on Saturday 13th September 2014

12 to 15 September - heritage open days - Torbay  


Each year, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country,
with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime,
who was born in Torquay in 1890.

The festival is a fabulous occasion for fans from all over the world to congregate and celebrate Dame Agatha Christie’s life and times. Round every corner there is a murder mystery: on steam trains, in spooky country inns, and in rambling seaside pubs. You’ll also find competitions, book launches, exclusive events
and even a birthday fireworks display.

The official Agatha Christie Theatre Company perform their latest production at the Princess Theatre -
Murder on the Nile, and Poirot is ever on-hand should there be a case or two to solve.



Over the years, Torbay Festival of Poetry has established itself as one of the friendliest Festivals around.
The whole atmosphere is based round the ethos of good poetry interspersed with sociable breaks when poet meets poet, audience meets poet and audience meets audience. The ambience is relaxing and geared to inspiring everyone, poets and non-poets alike, to enjoy offerings from some of the best poets around: from new talented writers to established and well-known and loved poets.

If, after you have made a secure reservation with us, you would like help in booking an event

please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that the information contained on this page is correct at the time of publishing.

Cloudlands cannot be held responsible for any alterations or cancellations made

to any of the events listed.

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