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What’s On Devon… October!

Octobers here! Whether you’re mourning the loss of t-shirt weather, or, rejoicing at the thought of digging out your beloved woolly accessories, there’s plenty of things to do in Devon in an Autumnal October! Here in the UK, patchworks of green quickly turn into fiery reds and coppers, and luckily for you, the South West is the best place to frolic in the fresh air with the falling leaves.

 

International Coffee Day

1st October

Contrary to belief, we’re pretty obsessed with coffee as well as tea here in the UK! So, on international coffee day why not raise a frothy mug to one of our local independent coffee shops which double up as perfect hang out spots, whether you’re looking for a familiar place to meet friends or catch up on some emails!

Some of our favourites include Coffee & Vinyl in Torquay, Caffé Tutto in Paignton and the Clipper Café in Shaldon!

 

Dartmouth Food Festival

18th – 20th October

Propelling into its 17th year, Dartmouth Food Festival is back for another weekend of feasting! Packed with workshops, demonstrations, seminars, tastings, competitions and much more, sail on down to Dartmouth to tester over 120 exhibitors, 70% of which are proudly Devon made! Head to the website to plan your day full of culinary treats: https://www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com/The-Festival

 

Half Term

21st – 25th October

As we reach another half term, there will be a burst of activity as kids are off school, and so Devon’s top attractions will be holding a range of activities to keep all ages entertained.

 

Spooktacular Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

19th October – 3rd November

 

Recognised worldwide for its contribution to saving and transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules, it may be a surprise to some that The Donkey Sanctuary is nestled in the nostalgic seaside town of Sidmouth! Never one to shy away from a seasonal celebration, Halloween at the sanctuary is set to be Spooktacular for all ages, from the Donkey Trick or Treat Trail to Pumpkin Carving!

 

Halloween Half Term Fun at Kents Cavern

19th October – 3rd November

 

What’s scarier than a pumpkin hunt overground? Try a pumpkin hunt 100 feet underground! Home to the oldest human fossil in north-western Europe, Kent’s Cavern is the perfect venue to hold frighteningly fun activities this Halloween! Head on down this half term for different activities throughout the week for all!

 

Halloween 2019

31st October

 

Whilst Halloween is an ancient festival, we still love to celebrate it here in the UK! This year it falls on a Thursday, but don’t let that deter you from rustling up a last-minute costume out of an old sheet! Whether you’re looking forward to handing out sweets to hopeful trickle treaters, or, hoping to get in on some apple bopping action, there’s something for every ghoul and witch!