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Updated: 11th May 2020

24 FREE Things To Do in and around Dawlish Warren

 

IMPORTANT! 11 May 2020: The events list below is published in good faith based on the respective events' media output - it will be updated over the next couple of months as other dates are confirmed, etc.  VERY IMPORTANT!  Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.


 

Shown below are some of the many events you can expect to find taking place within 30 minutes drive of Leadstone Camping. Every care has been taken to ensure it’s accuracy so hopefully it is!  As new events become publicised we will try and keep this list up to date – if in doubt please contact the local Tourist Information Centres:

Dawlish (T) 01626 215665 Email: dawtic@teignbridge.gov.uk

Teignmouth (T) 01626 215666 Email: teigntic@teignbridge.gov.uk

VisitSouthDevon.co.uk also has a list of events you may wish to visit (Opens a new window)

Steam Train fans!! They will be running again this summer.

June - July - August - September

Nature Reserve
::  Powderham Castle

Newton Abbot Racecourse (home to many events):: UK Steam Trains


MAY 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.

  "NR" = Nature Reserve/Ranger Events

  • 23 – 25 – Saturday/Monday -Totnes – South Devon Railway "Day out with Thomas" weekend
  • 23 – Saturday - Newton Abbot – Boat Jumble at the Racecourse
  • 24 - Sunday - Newton Abbot - Car Boot sale at the Racecourse
  • 27 - Wednesday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 25 – 29 – Mon/Fri - Powderham – Wonderland Week!
JUNE 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.

  "NR" = Nature Reserve

  • 3 - Wednesday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 3 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 4 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 6 - Saturday - Newton Abbot - Wellbeing Show at the Racecourse
  • 6 - Saturday - Steam train passes through
  • 10 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 11 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 12 - Friday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse.
  • 14 – Sunday – Newton Abbot - Racecourse car boot sale
  • 17 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 18 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 19 - 21 - Fri / Sun – Teignmouth folk festival
  • 20 - 21 – Sat/Sun - Newton Abbot – Dartmoor Classic cycle race
  • 23 – Tuesday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse (EVENING)
  • 24 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 25 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 25 - 28 – Thurs / Sun – Shaldon festival (Classical)
  • 27 – Saturday – Powderham – Lets Rock Exeter concert (80s themed)
  • 27 – Saturday - Newton Abbot – Antiques & Collectables at the Racecourse
  • 28 – Sunday - Newton Abbot – Toy & Train fair at the Racecourse
JULY 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.

 

    "NR" = Nature Reserve

  • 1 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 2 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 3 - Friday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 4 - Saturday - Teignmouth - Airshow weekend
  • 4 - 5 –Sat/Sun - Totnes - South Devon Railway 1940s Festival
  • 8 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til eveningl
  • 9 - Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 11 - 12 – Sat/Sun – Powderham Castle – Historic Vehicle gathering
  • 11 - Saturday - SnookyFest live music festival at Warren Farm, 10am - 10pm
  • 12 - Saturday - Newton Abbot - Car Boot Sale at the Racecourse
  • 15 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 16 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 19 - Sunday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 19 – Sunday – Steam train passes through (Dawlish Warren)
  • 22 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 23 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 25 - 1 Aug – Teignmouth Carnival Week
  • 26 – Sunday – Totnes - a great 1 day country show
  • 27 - Monday - Newton Abbot - National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 27 - 31 – Mon/Fri – Powderham Castle – Myths & Legends Week
  • 29 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 30 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
AUGUST 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.

 

    "NR" = Nature Reserve

  • 1 – Saturday – Shaldon – Water Carnival
  • 1 - Saturday - Newton Abbot - Antiques and Collectables at the Racecourse
  • 2 - 9 – Teignmouth regatta, events based on the Beach and Water (TBC)
  • 3 - 7 - Mon/Fri - Powderham - Fairytale Week
  • 4 - Tuesday - Powderham - An Evening With Michael Buble
  • 5 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 6 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 8 – Saturday - Newton Abbot - Country Show at the Racecourse
  • 10 - 14 - Mon/Fri - Powderham - Robin Hood Week
  • 12 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 13 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 13 – Thursday - Newton Abbot – The Greatest Showman Sing-along - outdoor cinema
  • 14 – Thursday - Newton Abbot – Grease Sing-along - outdoor cinema
  • 15 – 21 - DAWLISH CELEBRATES CARNIVAL WEEK - Facebook HERE
  • 16 – Sunday - Newton Abbot – Car boot sale at the Racecourse
  • 17 - 21 - Mon/Fri - Powderham - Night in the Museum week
  • 19 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 20 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 20 - Thursday - Fireworks spectacular - free to attend on the Green
  • 21 – Friday – Dawlish Carnival Procession
  • 22 – Saturday - Newton Abbot – National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse
  • 23 - 27 - Sun/Thurs - Powderham - Knight School
  • 23 – 31 – Shaldon Regatta – fun on the beach and water
  • 26 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 27 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 28 - 31 – Fri/Mon - Totnes - South Devon Railway "Rails and Ales" weekend
  • 28 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 29 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
  • 30 – Sunday – Steam train passes through (Dawlish Warren)
  • 30 - Saturday - Newton Abbot – Torbay Amateur Radio Show at the Racecourse
  • 31 – Monday – Lustleigh – excellent traditional 1 day village show
SEPTEMBER 2020 - VERY IMPORTANT! Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic nearly everything on this page is POSTPONED or CANCELLED - please check by "Googling" the event to see if it is still going ahead.
  • 1 - Tuesday - Newton Abbot – National Hunt Racing at the Racecourse EVENING
  • 2 – Wednesday - Shaldon "1785" themed craft day from 10am til evening
  • 3 – Thursday – Car boot sale at Warren Farm, Warren Road. 3-6pm
Additional Events

Charity Fetes/Displays

In addition to the above list of events there is usually a charity Fete or display on the "Lawn" in Dawlish, or on "The Den" in Teignmouth every Saturday or Sunday during July and August.

Car Boot Sales

In addition to the "Big One" at the Racecourse in Newton Abbot there is a "local "Boot":

Every Thursday at 3pm-6pm or thereabouts, just around the corner from us - 5 minutes walk towards Dawlish!

Dawlish Airshow 2008 - video highlights


Guided Walks on the Warren Nature Reserve

Phone  01626 863980 or see the Ranger Events page, for further details (Look for Dawlish Warren events)

Enjoy a walk along this beautiful coastal Nature Reserve. All walks are led by Reserve Wardens who will tell you about the Warren’s wildlife and history, and help you to see the estuary’s famous bird life.

2020 DATES

Listed above as "NR" - when published

More info:

Teignbridge District Council website - look for Dawlish warren events

Dawlish Warren Tourism website

Call 01626 863980 or call in at he Nature Reserve Visitor centre for details.

Essential Information!
No need to book – just turn up on the day
Fees: Some are FREE, some are a small charge up to £4
Walks last up to 2h 30minutes
Sorry, no dogs
Some binoculars are available to borrow
Wear stout footwear and suitable clothing for the weather – some walking on soft sand.

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