How is it summer already? Apart from the many beach days and the beautiful river walks and paddles, then here is a round up of the other awesome things that we can enjoy this month. For the events that we go to, PR tickets or not, I will share our thoughts on socials so do give me a follow on both Instagram and Facebook if you don’t already as I sometimes share different things.
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What’s on this July
All Summer long. Strawberry & Raspberry picking. I absolutely love going with my littlies. Older babies in slings love to munch on the strawberries (dripping the juice everywhere) and toddlers, little ones and parents alike can all reach and enjoy picking the freshest, yummiest fruit there is. Check out my post for all the different PYO farms in Devon along with all the details you need to know.
30th June – 2nd July. Devon County Show. Westpoint Exeter. Always loads to do, watch and wander round.
30th June – 2nd July. Shrek the Musical. Princess Theatre Torquay. Oh a musical Shrek on stage – this sounds ace!
1-3rd July. Zog and the Flying Doctors. Exeter Northcott Theatre. 60 mins. Wow your children when their favourite Julia Donalson story comes to life! We have now been to a couple of these theatre adaptations and have really loved them.
1-3rd July. Goren Festival. Honiton. Go Wild in the Meadows. A Nature oriented family festival where there is a heavy bias for young children between 5 and 15 and the area is quite safe to let your children explore the meadows, hedgerows and streams. alongside the live music performances the children are fully entertained with sound garden, circus skills, forest school, The Popera House, Bumblebee safaris, bat walks and butterfly spotting. Camping for 2 nights and music for Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon.
1st July. The Story Tram. All aboard the Story Tram! Every month take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton with your little ones and inspire big imaginations with themed stories and action songs along the way. There will be an exciting new theme every month, brought to life by puppets and props and through fun games and activities on arrival at Colyton.
1-3rd July. Teignmouth Airshow. Loads on and thanks to the team it’s a ‘A Once Impossible Dream, That Became Reality In 2019.’
2nd July. Dunsford Show. 12-5pm. I’ve been promised it’s a quintessential village show at it’s very best. Entertainment includes M.A.D Team – Mountain Bike Aerial Display Team, Street Motion Parkour Workshops, Kryton Archers, Dartmoor Hawking display on horseback, Bouncy Castle, children’s tent, vintage games, artisan stalls as well as a Dog and Horse Show.
2nd July. Word Play. 10 – 3pm. A one-day event for children celebrating storytelling and
the beauty of the written word. This free, family friendly event, celebrates literacy in all its forms, inspiring young minds to engage with reading and writing outside school through a range of workshops and activities designed to encourage creative writing and drawing. At Positive Lights Project.
2nd July. An evening with Sarah Turner aka The Unmumsy Mum. Positive Light Projects. 6:30pm. Organised by InExeter and The Bookery, expect honest insights, hilarious anecdotes, and plenty of emotional moments at this intimate gig.
3rd July. Princess School at Bear Town. Join the Frozen Queen and Princess Belle who will be hosting this Princess School including singing, dancing, perfecting the royal wave and more! All children with receive a graduation certificate from a Princess with lots of great photo opportunities and attend a royal tea party.
7-24th July. Paulos Circus. ‘One Clowns Dream’ Show Darts Farm. We went last year with PR tickets and the show was genuinely fabulous. Great entertainment – such enormous talent mixed with slapstick clown funny acts too. Take cash for snacks and plastic lights.
9th July. Open Air Theatre – A Tale of Peter Rabbit. The Garden House. 3-5pm
10th July. Fore Street Flea Exeter. 12-4pm.
22-23rd July. Chagstock. A Devon festival. Chagstock has many activities to keep kids busy and safe during the festival to make sure that all children have a great time, allowing their respective adults to have a brilliant and worry-free festival.
23rd July. The Mid Devon Show. They say ‘Experience a true celebration of rural Mid Devon with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life.’
23-24th July. The Great Cullompton Festival. In the Children’s zone you will find rides, face painters and entertainment to keep your little ones amused.
27th July. Yealmpton Agricultural Show. Another agricultural show – always lots for little ones to see.
29th – 5th August. Sidmouth Folk Festival. A week-long celebration of music, dance and song in a stunning seaside location in East Devon. They have an enormous amount of fun things on for children over the week which can be seen at The Children’s Festival here.
30th July. The Exeter Independent Market. Cathedral Green. 11-4pm. Free. Supported by the Cathedral itself, the market will host over sixty stalls and will showcase the best and the brightest the Southwest has to offer.
Other ideas include visiting the splash pools, Parke for a walk and paddle in the river beach, outdoor swimming at Topsham Lido or for a list of different places to go then see my Days out in Devon post.