With the weather better and brighter, it’s time to see what is on offer around Devon in May. Take a look and see what you can get up to with friends and family, especially during the Bank Holiday!
Food & Drink
Tapas in the Atrium – Woodbury Park, Exeter, Thursday 17th of May
Come and join us for an early summers night of great food and great company. Be presented with a full tapas menu and a cocktail to accompany it!
Gin Festival at Boringdon Hall – Boringdon Hill, Plymouth, Sunday 27th of May
2017 saw Gin stands to include Tarquins Gin, Pinkster Gin, Beefeater Gin, Plymouth Gin, Sipsmith Gin, Curio Spirits, Chase Distillery and many more, and 2018 won’t disappoint.
Foodies can enjoy a range of dishes on offer such as traditional paella, locally sourced Devonshire burgers, hot dogs, Seafood prawn cocktail, potted Cornish crab and smoked mackerel, vegetarian dishes, veggie burgers and a crepe stand. Includes a Boringdon Gin & Tonic (instead of Salcombe Gin & Tonic).
Pippa Pig’s Birthday Bash – Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Saturday 19th of May
Pippa Pig, Pennywell’s own mascot, is turning 2 today and you’re invited to her party. Celebrate with games, bouncy castle, disco, photos with the birthday girl and party bags to take home. This is in addition to the usual Pennywell full day of fun, packed with hands on animal action, 4 FREE rides and top notch entertainment from Poco Drom.
Unicorn Week – Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, starts Saturday 26th of May
Pennywell Farm Devon Tourist Attraction will be visited by Unicorns this week to put some extra sparkle into May Half Term. They can’t wait to meet visitors for a wonderful week of unicorn magic!
As well as your full day of Pennywell fun with all the farm animals, half hourly activities, 4 FREE Rides and Big Shows twice a day during Half Term we have some extra special activities planned for our unicorn themed week.
May Artizan Acoustic – Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, Monday 21st of May
Curated by the fabulous Robert Spence, the Artizan Acoustic Sessions are, an unplugged, open-mic evening of laidback music and melody featuring talented local performers and exciting guest sets!
3 Day Live Irish Music Event – Riverside Caravan and Camping park, South Molton, Friday 25h of May to Sunday 27th of May
Do not miss a fantastic weekend of Irish music in South Molton this month! Black Jack Davey, Gruig and The Wild Murphys will all be there playing your favourite Irish folk tunes.
The Long Mirror – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton
Cygnet Theatre, is pleased to be coming to the Palace Theatre in Paignton with one of J. B. Priestley’s fascinating ‘time plays’. Set in a Welsh guest house, over a few hours, the lives of three young people are radically changed as time plays its supernatural tricks. The Long Mirror is a powerful combination of strained personal relationships caught up in Priestley’s own fascination with the seeming tricks that time can play.
Devon County Show 2018 – Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter
Billed as Devon’s Big Day Out, the County Show is a showcase for aspects of life and work in the county as well as entertainment, shopping and good food.
Lots to see and do for all the family, with guest performances in the show arena. Watch website for early bird discounted admission tickets. Car parking is Free and Children under 5 also Free.