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Family guide to what’s on in Devon June 2024

Family guide to what’s on in Devon June 2024

Looking for things to do in Devon in June 2024? Here’s your guide to family-friendly events, places to visit and what’s on in Devon.

Don’t forget, it’s also Father’s Day on 16 June.

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What’s on in Devon this June

Heres what’s on in Devon during June 2024:

Flow Art Exhibition at Cockington Court near Torquay – daily until 2 June 2024

Glass sculpture with different coloured waves curling over
Picture credit: Stax Glass

Dive into Cockington Court’s latest exhibition, Flow, which is inspired by water. See a wide range of mediums from glass to paintings.

The exhibition takes place in the Kitchen Gallery and is free to visit between 10.30am and 4.30pm daily.

Find out more on the Cockington Court website.

Wildflower trail at Heddon Valley near Barnstaple – daily until 7 June 2024

Learn about the wildflowers around the Heddon Valley by following this paperless trail through the woods to Heddon’s Mouth.

Find out more about visiting Heddon Valley.

Killerton Springs into Rhyme: Blossom poetry display – daily until 30 June 2024

Find poetry written by local community groups shared around the formal gardens of Killerton.

The poems have been inspired by the blossom of the estate, which you can also see as you wander through the emerging magnolias and cheerful cherry blossom.

This trail is included in the admission price.

Find out more about visiting Killerton.

Immersive screenings in Plymouth’s 360° dome – various dates

Legend of the Enchanted Reef projected on immersive dome at Market Hall

Did you know Plymouth is home to a state-of-the-art 360° dome where you can see immersive shows that will take you on a trip into outer space, or transport you back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth?

Market Hall’s immersive dome is one of a kind in Europe and a great place to head on a wet day.

Find out what’s on this month.

Wildflower trail at Arlington Court near Barnstaple – daily until 1 July 2024

The Wildflower meadow in May
© National Trust Images Annapurna Mellor

Explore the pleasure grounds of this National Trust house to find eight giant wildflowers. Along the way learn about the work of the grasslands project, the importance of pollinators and how you can make a difference.

This activity is included in the admission price.

Find out more about visiting Arlington Court.

Family Drumming Workshop at Teignmouth Pavilions – 1 June 2024

A boy sits in front of a tall drum
Photo credit: James Carr

Join in a rhythmic adventure for the whole family in this workshop at Teignmouth Pavilions.

This hands-on session promises fun, laughter, and plenty of beats to groove to. No experience is necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and get ready to make music memories.

Find out more and book your family’s places on the Teignmouth Pavilions website.

Chagford Summer Fete – 1 June 2024

St Michael the Archangel Church is organising its summer fete at Chagford House this Saturday.

Entry is free. Come along and enjoy live muscle from the Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band alongside plenty to traditional fete fun including lawn games, a bouncy castle and stalls.

Find out more about Changford Summer Fete.

English Riviera Airshow, Torbay – 1 to 2 June 2024

Red Arrows flying over Paignton Pier and beach in Devon
The Red Arrows performing over Paignton Pier

This free two-day airshow takes place in the natural amphitheatre provided by Torbay.

As well as plenty of action in the skies there’s stalls, entertainment and children’s activities on Paignton Green.

For the complete air display line up see the English Riviera Airshow website.

Dartmoor storytelling, two locations – 1 to 2 June 2024

Storyteller in bright red outfit stood performing in front of families in a marquee
Picture credit: Emily Appleton

Dartmoor has inspired countless stories and songs, folk tales, memories and personal connections over thousands of years. But what does Dartmoor mean to you?

Dartmoor based storytellers Lisa and Sara will be telling traditional Dartmoor tales that bring the magic of the moor to life, including wicked weavers, mischievous pixies and shapeshifting creatures.

There will be storytelling, crafts, and activities and a whole lot of Dartmoor fun to be had by children and parents alike.

On 1 June at Princetown Library come and hear the world premiere of a brand new story ‘The White Rock and The Black Dog’. On 2 June the event take place at Victoria Park in Buckfastleigh.

Find out more on the Villages in Action website.

Picnic in the Park at River Dart Country Park – 2 June

Devon’s largest picnic is back this half term with family activities and fun including music, dancing and a fun dog show.

This is a ticketed event, so please buy your family’s tickets in advance.

Find out more on the River Dart Country Park website.

D-Day 80th Anniversary at Greenway – 6 June 2024

Military vehicle  parked in front of Greenway House
Picture credit: National Trust/Lauren Hutchinson

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and Greenway will be commemorating its connection to this key historic moment of the Second World War.

There will be a military display in front of Greenway House, with vehicles and re-enactors.

Volunteers will also be on hand in the house to share the story of Greenway at war, highlighting features in the house that relate to this time.

Normal admission prices apply. If travelling to Greenway by car, you’ll need to book a parking space in advance through the website.

Find out more on the National Trust website.

Beer Eats Boutique – 7 June 2024

Beer Eats promotional graphic

Enjoy an evening of street food looking out to sea. Beer Eats Boutique is a pop up street food market featuring a mouth-watering selection of global flavours and community feasting with something for all tastes.

As well as dinner with a view from the picturesque fishing village of Beer, there’s a playground right next door, no traffic and dogs are welcome.

There’s also a bar with great local beverages for the grown ups and soft drinks for the kids.

Reader offer: get 10% off at the bar when quoting ‘KIDSinDEVON’.

Find out more about Beer Eats Boutique.

Craft Festival Bovey Tracey – 7 to 9 June 2024

Family watching maker in marquee
Craft Festival – Picture credit: JimW

Craft Festival Bovey Tracey returns for its 20th annual event featuring 200 designer makers, plus more live craft demonstrations and activities than ever before.

New talks and wellbeing workshops include the ‘Out of the Woods’ Tent, the event’s popular woodworking showcase.

There will also be free, drop-in children’s activities on the Saturday and Sunday. Lead by Jim Parkyn, Make South West, Stover School, Devon Weavers, Brick Ideas and Pom Stitch Tassel, take part in workshops exploring the theme of Sea, Land and Sky.

Also expect film screenings, live music and delicious, artisan street food by local specialists all set in gorgeous parkland.

The festival takes place in Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey. Tickets cost from £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Accompanied children are free.

For more information and to buy tickets visit the Craft Festival website.

Turn the Tide Festival in Teignbridge – 7 to 9 June 2024

Stiltwalkers dresses as pirates at the Turn the Tide festival
Picture credit: Peter S

This marine environment, seaside, waterways and well-being festival is now in its third year and returns with three days of free activities.

The volunteer-run festival in Dawlish kicks off on the Friday with a family-friendly theatre production from Troubadour Theatre on Children under 12 go free.

On Saturday there’s circus skills and an 18m long whale from circus rum baba, Bristol, as well as storytelling on the lawn. The family-friendly fun concludes on Sunday with circus skills, craft stalls, stilt walkers.

Find out more on the Turn the Tide Festival website.

National Brick event at Plymouth Life Centre8 June 2024

Calling LEGO fans young and old. Your’e not going to want to miss the National Brick event coming to Plymouth this month.

There will be stalls selling rare and long retired LEGO sets, the latest releases, and dedicated mini figure stalls where you can pick up that missing piece.

Activities for children include a play area where you can sit and play with hundreds and hundreds of LEGO bricks. 

Find out more and get tickets from the National Brick website.

Bugalugs at Soapbox Theatre in Devonport – 8 and 15 June 2024

Dive into the captivating world of bugs with Bugalugs and the Stiltskin Theatre Company.

Experience a fantastical journey where little critters come to life through enchanting puppetry, original storytelling, and immersive theatre. This show is perfect for ages 18 months to seven years.

Find out more and book via the Soapbox theatre website.

Parent & Little One Sensory Screening at Market Hall, Plymouth – 13 June 2024

Market Hall is hosting special sensory film screenings in its Immersive Dome for parents of pre-schoolers.

Under fives go free with a paying adult at these Thursday lunch time sessions where there’s bean bags, plenty of space to move around and a chance to stay and have a coffee in the cafe at the end.

Find out more on the Market Hall website.

Exeter Street Food Festival – 14 to 16 June 2024

Chockshop traders stand in their street door stall with cakes

More than 25 unique street food traders will be setting up shop in Northernhay Gardens to bring tastes from around the globe to Exeter.

No two stalls will be selling the same cuisine so you can quite literally eat your way around the globe with dishes inspired by Vietnam, Thailand, Morocco and Afghanistan to serve up a few.

Alongside the delicious grab and go food will be bars, live entertainment and fun for all the family.

Tickets can be booked online. Under 18s go free!

Find out more on the Street Food Warehouse website.

Seaton Summer Celebration – 15 June 2024

Seaton is getting set for summer with a day of free live entertainment and community fun at Cliff Field Gardens.

There will be dancing, circus skills, bands and creative workshops from 1pm to 10am.

Find out more about what’s on at Seaton Summer Festival.

Father’s Day – 16 June 2024

Three generations of a family play with paper planes. Father, Son and Grandson concept

Father’s Day falls on 16 June this year and Devon businesses attractions are rolling out the red carpet for dads.

Take a look at my big round up of where to celebrate this Father’s Day in Devon including places to eat, events and special offers.

Music on the Green at Made-Well CIC, West Devon – 16 June 2024

Families enjoying music on the green in a previous year

There will be live music, an open mic session, a licensed bar, BBQ and games at this fundraising event at West Fishleigh Farm in Hatherleigh.

Made-Well CIC provides support and enabling young people and adults. This event is held on Made-Well’s green with marquees, is a short walking distance from the organisation’s facilities including a Changing Places toilet.

All are welcome including well behaved dogs on leads. The entrance charge is £5 per person and under 14s go free.

Find out more and book tickets on the Made-Well CIC website.

Happy Circus Funday in Okehampton – 16 June 2024

Okehampton Primary PTA is hosting a community fun day in Simmons Park.

The day starts at 11am with family activities, food and drink vendors and a bar. Happy Circus will be performing in their big top at 2pm.

Find out more on Facebook.

Exeter Summer Comic Con and Gaming Festival – 16 June 2024

Props, gaming and cosplay will be taking over Westpoint Exeter for a special summer edition Comic Con this weekend.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket for the popular dinosaur and dragon picnic.

Find out more and book tickets.

Classic Car Show at Darts Farm – 16 June 2024

Head to darts Farm near Topsham for its annual Classic Car Show with a range of locally owned vintage vehicles on display.

You can also tuck into delicious farm produce while you browse. Tickets cost £5 for adults and teens, and children aged under 12 go free.

Find out more about what’s on at Darts Farm.

Miracle Theatre presents Love Riot at various locations – 19, 28 and 29 June 2024

Love Riot Miracle Touring show poster

Love Riot is a rom-com for the whole family with plenty of wit, twists and laughter as the protagonist Letty defies her father and dodges an arranged marriage.

This theatre experience is reimagining of Hannah Cowley’s classic play, The Belle’s Stratagem, and will be staged outdoors at Bedeck Gardens in Holsworthy on 19 June, at Goran Farm in Honiton on 28 June and Tiverton High School on 29 June 2024.

Find out more and get tickets on the Miracle Theatre website.

American Car Show at Cofton Holidays – 21 to 23 June 2024

Visitors to the Cofton American Car Show looking at classic cars on a sunny day
Photo credit: Cofton Holidays

Cruise down to Cofton Holidays near Dawlish for its annual American Car Show where there will be more than 200 different classic American cars on show alongside loads of family entertainment.

You don’t have to be staying at Cofton to enjoy a whole weekend of entertainment. There will be live music from a lineup of talented performers, children’s entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night. Don’t miss the cars cruising through Dawlish town and back to Dawlish Warren Green on Saturday morning.

Even furry friends are welcome, with the ‘Crofts’ dog show taking place on Saturday afternoon.

Find out more about the American Car Show at Cofton.

Teignmouth Folk Festival, Teignmouth – 21 to 23 June 2024

This lively folk festival takes place across several venues in Teignmouth.

Throughout the festival there’s a heady mix of music performances and Morris dancing at venues around the town.

Tickets are available for camping and night time concerts.

Check the festival’s Facebook group for announcements about acts and what’s on about town.

Armed Forces Day in Exeter – 22 June 2024

This annual event is being held a week early in Exeter with a military village on Cathedral Green and a parade through the city centre.

The Freedom of the City Parade will be led by Barnstaple Youth Band followed by the Armed Forces Day Parade at 11am.

Find out more about what’s planned for Armed Forces Day in Exeter.

Jousting and Medieval Festival at Powderham Castle – 22 to 23 June 2024

Step back in time for a weekend of living history and skirmishes at Powderham Castle in Kenton.

Cheer for your favourite knights as they battle it out in a jousting tournament. See sword fighting, battles, jesters and falconry displays. You can also get involved with axe throwing, archery and fort building,

Children will also be able to have a go at shield waiting and needlework in the medieval craft workshops.

Find out more on the Powderham Castle website.

Darts Farm Sculpture Trail – from 22 June 2024

The free Darts Farm Sculpture Trail is back this summer. Visit the farm walk, nature trail and bird hid to see handmade, sustainable pieces by some of the country’s best sculptors

Find out more about what’s on at Darts Farm near Topsham.

Kids Fest at The Big Sheep – 23 June 2024

The family-first Devon festival designed for five to 13-year-olds is a packed ay out with live music, stunt shows, animal encounters, assault courses, dancing and even a foam party.

All this and more takes place alongside access to the Big Sheep theme park.

Find out more and get tickets for Kids Fest.

Axminster Eats Boutique – 28 June 2024

Head to Minster Green for an evening street food market in the heart of this historic market town.

There will be global flavours with something for all tastes in this large grassy space set back from the traffic. Families and dogs are most definitely welcome.

The event includes the Axminster Big Dinner and the end of the town’s annual Cherry Fayre. Expect entertainment on Minster Green and community stalls as well as our delicious street food traders.

Reader offer: get 10% off at the bar when quoting ‘KIDSinDEVON’.

Find out more about Axminster Eats Boutique.

The Coldridge Fete, Mid Devon – 29 June 2024

This traditional village fete celebrate the best of life in Coldridge and Mid-Devon with a selection of traditional village fete stalls, a children’s entertainer, activities and games, along with live music performed by local artists and singing groups.

There will also be local traders and craft demonstrations, an impressive display of classic and vintage vehicles, a flower show, dog show, and plenty of food and drink.

Entrance for teens and children age 16 and under is free.

Find out more on the Mid Devon Parish website.

Dunsford Show in Dartmoor – 29 June 2024

Motor bike stunt rider Dangerous Steve is headlining this year’s Dunsford Show in the Teignmouth Valley alongside live music, a bubble show, classic cars, stalls, vintage games and country dancing.

Tickets are available on the gate and there’s a family ticket option of £12 for to adults and up to three children. Under fives are free.

Find our more about what’s on by visiting the Dunsford Show website.

Armed Forces Day in Plymouth – 29 June 2024

Head to Plymouth Hoe for a free day of family entertainment celebrating the Armed Forces that play such an important role in the local community and beyond.

There will be opportunity’s to exploring military vehicles and equipment, take part in activities with the Royal Marines, and see displays in the arena.

Find out more about what’s happening on Armed Forces Day in Plymouth.

Green Phoenix Festival at Exeter Phoenix Theatre – 30 June 2024

Green Phoenix Festival promo logo and photo - Exeter Phoenix

Join Exeter Phoenix Threatre for a free day celebrating sustainability, community and the arts.

There will be sustainable crafting, opportunities to learn more about ecological issues such as how renewable energy works, and be inspired to protect our environment through art and creative performances including song, dance and film.

Find out more about what’s planned at the Green Phoenix Festival.

Do you know of an event happening in June that’s not on this list? Drop me a line or comment below.

More things to do in Devon this June

There’s never a dull moment here in the West Country and with plenty of places to visit and things to do – it won’t be hard to fill your days with fun.

Here’s some of my top picks for the best days out in Devon for families this month:

Crabbing in Devon

Child holding crab in South Devon

Summer is nearly here and the crabs are biting. Find all the top spots to drop a line in my guide to crabbing in Devon.

Visit an outdoor pool or splash park in Devon 

Fingers crossed we’ll be enjoying some glorious sunshine in Devon in June – perfect for visiting an outdoor pool or splash park.

Find out where they are in my guide to outdoor pools in Devon.

Things to do on wet days in Devon

Child with rainbow umbrella standing in the rain

Let’s get real, some times we experience a touch of ‘liquid sunshine’ here in Devon. When the clouds gather check out my post to things to do when it rains.

Planning ahead? Here’s what’s on in Devon in July!

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