There’s so much to do while you enjoy your stay at The Ashleigh Guest House

More details of all events below can be found at: Visit South Devon

BMAD MOTORBIKE FESTIVAL Paignton

During the May Bank Holiday weekend each year, Paignton Green is transformed into a thrilling mix of spectacles that will appeal to all ages, whether they have an interest in motorbikes or not.

3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019

1May 2020 to 3 May 2020

PIRATE FESTIVAL Brixham

A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns and cannons to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock

4 May 2019 to 6 May 2019

2 May 2020 to 4 May 2020

TORBAY AIRSHOW Paignton

Torbay Airshow is set to return this year for another full weekend of action packed displays and great activities. The two day show takes place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the air displays.

1 June 2019 to 2 June 2019

6 June 2020 to 7 June 2020

PAIGNTON FESTIVAL

Previously known as Torbay Carnival. After around 75 years of the same name, we feel that change is good, however Torbay Carnival is not gone and forgotten, as the procession night will keep this name.

27 July 2019 to 4 Aug 2019

27 July 2019

31 July 2019

4 Aug 2019

25 July 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

PAIGNTON HARBOUR FESTIVAL DAY

Established in the 18th Century, the local Council has managed the harbour since 1935. Paignton was a thriving fishing harbour for many years and some of the old traditions of seamanship are kept alive and passed on through.

27 July 2019

25 July 2020

TORBAY STEAM FAIR Brixham

Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must for all the family.

2 Aug 2019 to 4 Aug 2019

31 July 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

PAIGNTON REGATTA

Some things stay the same, other things change and the 172nd Paignton Regatta Community Fun Week is no different. We’ve been working hard over the last few years to mix our traditional events with an abundance of live entertainment on our stage.

10 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019 

8 Aug 2020 to 16 Aug 2020

INTERNATIONAL AGATHA CHRISTIE FESTIVAL Torquay

Agatha Christie is Torquay’s most well-known resident and the best selling author of all time. Each year we have a number of events on and around her birthday, which falls on 15 September. Agatha and literary fans rejoice and find the right event…

12 Sept 2019 to 15 Sept 2019

15 Sept 2020

SANTA IN THE CAVES – KENTS CAVERN Torquay

Come and spend Christmas with us, you won’t be disappointed! Join the fun this year for another incredible Santa Show with all our favourite friends.

Christmas at Kents Cavern

Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure – more than…

1 Dec 2019

7 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019

14 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

21 Dec 2019 to 24 Dec 2019

Beaches & other points of interest

  • Fairy Cove
  • Preston Sands
  • Paignton Sands
  • Goodrington Sands
  • Hollicombe Beach
  • Broadsands

Interested in bird watching?

Torbay has some interesting locations for bird watching; Goodrington and Clennon Valley, Berry Head, Exe Reserves, Slapton Ley and Beesands.

A holiday in Devon is one that is full of adventure, sandy beaches, activities and relaxation. There is something to do for everyone in Paignton.