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  • 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 […]

  • Dubs at the Beach | VW Torbay

    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 2 nights camping in Churston (in between Paignton and Brixham). Then on the Sunday all the vans cruise down to Paignton Seafront for the usual ‘Show and Shine’ events. It’s […]

  • South Devon | Lego Show

    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 a creative family day out in the summer holidays. The event organisers, ‘West Country Bricks’ are made up of LEGO fan builders and traders who will be proudly displaying their […]

  • Paignton Zoo | Baby Giraffe

    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. Statham (named after tough-guy actor Jason Statham), the male calf was born to mother Janica on the morning of Thursday 19th May. Sadly, he was rejected by his mother, so […]

  • Paignton Zoo | Tiger Cubs

    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 it is part of the global effort to save this endangered species from extinction. Shakira the Sumatran tiger gave birth to three adorable cubs at Paignton Zoo on May 31st. […]


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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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    Rosetti Brides Wedding Dress Sale | ..

    The Grand Hotel is proud to host Rosetti Brides designer wedding dress sale on the 15th May 2016 This is a 1 Day Event only!…

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    Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    As a dog friendly hotel, one of the questions we are offten get asked is ' which beach can I walk my dog on?' Well…

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    Meet the Team at the Spa

    Meet the new team at the Spa at the Grand! There has been a bit of a change here at The Spa at the Grand…

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    Gourmet Guides | Torquay & South ..

    Happy to help new ventures in Torquay and surrounding areas, we met up with the guys running the new Gourmet Guides tours in Torquay and…

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    5 Small Reasons you Need a Holiday

    The commute is dire, road works are getting you down 2. You really need a good nights sleep 3. You tried a new make up…