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  • Devon Sent for Burton-Race

    Devon Sent for Burton-Race

    It was announced today that Torquay hotelier, Keith Richardson, of Richardson Hotel Group has brought two Michelin starred chef John Burton-Race on-board to headline the new restaurant at Torquay icon The Grosvenor Hotel. Hoping to bring some ‘Michelin magic’ to his group, Mr. Richardson has said, “We’re very excited to be working with John. His […]



    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, Devon, 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Screen on the Green

    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 sea front. The 20 ft screen will be on Torre Abbey Meadows and will come with a bar and outside entertainment. Running from the 16th June right through to 10th […]

  • Torbay Airshow

    Torbay Airshow

    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 high quality aviation aerobatics, with both hi-tech aircraft and vintage war birds taking to the skies. Entry to the airshow is FREE with the best viewing area at Paignton Green! […]


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