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  • Halloween Afternoon Tea

    Halloween Afternoon Tea

    It’s all treats at the Grand Hotel this Halloween, with our fiendishly frightful Halloween themed Afternoon Tea.  A 3 tier triumph of terrifyingly delicious treats! Our spooky sweet offering consists of ghostly macarons, sticky glazed crab apple pops and scary eyeball cheesecakes, fresh homemade scones, with or without squashed flies. Accompanied by fresh clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve, […]

  • Torbay Airshow 2017 Announced

    Torbay Airshow 2017 Announced

    The Torbay Airshow for 2017 has been confirmed! The inaugural Torbay Airshow was incredibly successful. It combined the best flying displays with the stunning locality of the Torbay. The Bay’s unique curvature lent itself to high quality aviation aerobatics, with both hi-tech aircraft and vintage war birds taking to the skies. This free family event, […]

  • Santa Sunday Lunch

    Santa Sunday Lunch

    Meet Father Christmas! Santa Sunday Lunch – December 18th. Although he’s very busy indeed preparing for a very important day, The Grand Hotel has managed to book a very special guest in December. The Grand Hotel’s Santa Sunday lunch is the perfect way for families to get together for some pre-festive fun. Sit down to […]

  • The Holly Ball, Torquay

    The Holly Ball, Torquay

    The Holly Ball is the perfect way to start the Christmas celebrations Friday 16th December 2016 – 21:00 – 02:00 On the Night Guests at The Holly Ball will be greeted with a complimentary Glass of Fizz on your arrival (before 10:30pm). Professional photographers will be on hand to photograph the evening. Photographs will be […]

  • 5 Tips For Rainy Day Activities In Torquay

    5 Tips For Rainy Day Activities In Torquay

    We think Torquay is a fascinating place whatever the weather; come rain or shine there is always something to do and see here. On a sunny day, it’s easy to decide what to do, of course, this is Britain, so the occasional rainy day is not unheard of. Fortunately, there’s no reason for the rain […]

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning | 30th September

    Macmillan Coffee Morning | 30th September

    The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £25 million and this year we are aiming to raise even more. The Richardson Group is […]

  • Churston Steam Fair

    Churston Steam Fair

    Churston Steam Fair three day festival celebrates its 30th year this year! The Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from all over the country, with good reason! Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must […]

  • Paignton Festival 2016 – Torbay Carnival

    Paignton Festival 2016 – Torbay Carnival

    Paignton Festival – 23rd-31st July 2016 Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival) has been running for over 100 years. It started out as a one night carnival – a procession of local organisation through the streets of Torbay. The carnival then grew by popular demand and now runs over nine days; it’s full of entertainment for all ages […]


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    Dubs at the Beach | VW Torbay

    Dubs at the Beach, Torbay 2016! VW lovers, are you ready? Dubs at the Beach is back for 2016. The VW packed show consists of…

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    South Devon | Lego Show

    A one day show of LEGO creations is coming to Devon. The event, West Country Brick Show, on Saturday 30 July at The Phoenix promises…

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    Paignton Zoo | Baby Giraffe

    Paignton Zoo’s having a baby boom! Not only has there been an arrival of three tiger cubs but a baby Giraffe has also been born.…

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    Paignton Zoo | Tiger Cubs

    Paignton Zoo's rare Sumatran tigers have had cubs! Paignton Zoo is a member of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for Sumatran tigers, which means…

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    Screen on the Green

    Adding to this years packed social calendar in Torquay is Screen on the Green! A giant screen will be installed on the green on Torquay…

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    Torbay Airshow | June 2016

    The inaugural Torbay Airshow will combine the best possible flying displays with the stunning locality of the Bay. The Bay’s unique curvature lends itself to…

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    National Fish and Chip Day

    Friday the 3rd of June is National Fish & Chip Day! What better reason to head to the coast this weekend! Its set to be…

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    Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best ..

    We have long since known that Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches, but now it is official! The Blue Flag scheme  criteria includes standards…

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    The Horse and Carriage Returns

    We are delighted to confirm that Cockington's famous horse drawn carriages return this summer! The stables have been leased by Hannah, 32 and Kirk Petrakis, 38,…

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    The English Riviera Wheel

    It has been confirmed that the English Riviera Wheel (or the Torquay Eye as the locals call it!) will return to its position next to…