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Free Events and Activities in South Devon this September

Are you thinking of taking a September break in Devon?  A holiday in Devon doesn’t have to break the bank, with beautiful coast and countryside scenery and picture postcard villages there’s always somewhere new to visit, even if you’ve stay here countless times before.

Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the free events and activities for you and you family to enjoy while on your September break in Devon. From nature trails, to car shows, to crafts, we’ve something for everyone…

Free events and activities throughout September:

Go to Haldon Forest and look out for Zog

There’s a whole host of activities at Haldon Forest Park including a the trail through the woods to find familiar characters from the story of Zog the dragon.

Visit a Craft Market at Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Every Thursday until 17th October , Widecombe-in-the-Moor Craft Market  takes place in the National Trust’s 16th Century Church House with wooden beams and even stocks for those who misbehave!   The Market features an array of hand-made products all created by Devon crafters. There is also a produce market on the fourth Saturday of the month in the same venue.

Explore Occombe Farm and walk the nature trail!

There are vegetable gardens and a bunker to explore, as well as animals including alpaca, ducks, lambs and chickens to say hello to on this 2km nature trail.

Try a new craft in Bovey Tracy

Throughout September Devon Guild are showcasing local crafts at the Riverside Gallery in Bovey Tracey. Interactive free events where you can have a go yourself include felting and print making.

See a Band Concert

On 8th September 2019 Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Concert Band is playing at The Band Stand, Courtney Park in Newton Abbot from 2.30 to 4.30pm.

Go behind the scenes at Sandy Park – home of Exeter Chiefs Rugby Team

Exeter Chiefs supporters will be able to get a rare insight into day-to-day life at Sandy Park when the club offers access all areas at their Open Day on Saturday September 14th.  The event is free and features Meet & Greet with the players, a behind the scenes tour, live music, Gin Festival, inflatable fun and face painting.

Visit Plymouth Seafood Festival

On 14th & 15th September 2019 the Barbican and Sutton Harbour in Plymouth will come alive with a celebration of locally sourced and sustainably caught, high quality seafood.  Plymouth Seafood Festival will be offering a weekend full of delicious dishes for all the family to enjoy as well as hands-on activities, including children’s cookery fun, where they can touch and taste local produce.

See Classic Cars while you shop

On 28th September 2019 why not take a trip down memory lane and see some Classic Cars whilst enjoying some of the best shopping in the region.  The pedestrianised centre of Newton Abbot will be filled with vehicles from 9am to 4pm and St Leonards Tower will be open for guided tours on the day.

Welcome Family Holiday Park in Dawlish Warren offers first class accommodation and is in an ideal location for visiting all the delights of South Devon and Exeter.  Simply book online or call 03451 656265.