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Fantastic South Devon Family Festivals to Enjoy in 2019

Art, culture, music, outdoor activities and more are thriving here in sunny South Devon. To see what we mean, just take a look at our guide to the region’s fun-packed festivals.

Festivals give families unique opportunities to create wonderful holiday memories – and there are certainly plenty of them planned for South Devon in 2019. What’s more, all of the festivals mentioned below are easily reached from our Dawlish Warren holiday park.

South Devon Festivals for Holidaymakers

You’ll be amazed by the diverse range of festivals in South Devon:

Glas-Denbury (5-6 July)

Glas-Denbury is all about the people and all about the South West. Featuring multiple stages of arts across a beautiful site in the midst of the rolling Devon hills, the festival is a colourful, happy, safe event suitable for all ages. The whole event is self-funded and uses 100% South West suppliers, our bars stock a fine selection of local real ales, ciders and lagers and the handpicked food stalls serve up a delicious array of amazing, local, quality foods including specialist foods – we truly champion our surroundings and the people of the South West in bucketfuls.

South Devon 1940’s Festival (6-7 July 2019)

This event at South Devon Railway’s Buckfastleigh Railway Station is a fascinating way to get up close with memorabilia from the 1940’s. With Military vehicles, live 1940s music, vintage vehicles and steam trains, this event is a firm favourite and a day out to remember. Come in 1940s clothing and remember to bring your ration book!

Snooky Fest  (13 July)

This Family Friendly music festival in Dawlish is now in its third year raises funds for the local charity ‘The Snooky Trust’.  The event takes place at Warren Farm, just up the hill from Dawlish Warren. In order to create a fully inclusive family day out,  not only is the day filled with wonderful live music on three stages, but there will be plenty of other activities for all to partake in.

Abbfest (20-22 September)

This food, music and beer festival on the outskirts of Newton Abbot is in it 14th year.  The main aim of the festival is to to raise funds for local charities and by doing so promote local drink, food, craft and entertainment. Every year Abbfest hosts a wonderful weekend full of live music, locally produced beer & cider, chef demonstrations and a food & craft market full of local artisan producers.  The are also lots of activities especially for the kids.

Our first-class South Devon holiday accommodation is the ideal base for trips to the region’s festivals. Simply book online or call us on 03451 656265 to discuss your plans.

Please check websites and details before travelling.

Updated 26/6/19