What's on in Paignton, Devon
Local Tourist Guide
Welcome to Paignton in the beautiful county of Devon. Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Paignton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.
Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Paignton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.
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Handy Local Guide
Taxis in Paignton
If you're out on the tiles in Paignton then please don't drink and drive - our list of taxis in Paignton will help you get from A to B quickly and safely so you can fully enjoy the delights of Paignton.
Tourist Information Centres
If you're stuck and don't know what to do, then pop in to your local Tourist Information Centre in Paignton (TIC) for friendly help and advice for tourists and locals alike.
Enjoy some of the wide choice of restaurants in Paignton for a gourmet feast of fresh local produce. You're sure of a warm welcome from budget diners to highly acclaimed restaurants.
Local Hotel Accommodation
Whether you're staying in Paignton for the night or you're staying for a few days or more, you'll love the choice of hotel accommodation available in the area.
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Forthcoming Events Diary
|Ultimate Elton and the Rocket BandSome tribute artists' look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won't believe your ears, open your eyes and you won't believe them either! You simpl…||TomorrowBabbacombe TheatreTorquayMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Royal Marine Band ConcertThis concert will be a Viennese New Year Gala Concert. We will be playing a mix Viennese favourites (The Beautiful Blue Danube, Champagne Polka, Radetzky March) and some classical pieces and of course some surprises! …||12 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Comedy CafeThis months comedy Café features Sean Aldredge, included in the ticket price is a light meal …||13 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthLifestyle|
|Spring flower walks15, 22 and 29 March. Join the gardeners at Greenway for a walk through the glorious woodland gardens filled with spring flowers. Greenway's romantic woodland garden is renowned for its spring flowers - from camellias to …||15 - 29 Mar 2014GreenwayGalmptonHistoric/Heritage|
|Woodland craftsJoin the rangers for a two day introduction to woodland crafts. Learn old crafts and new skills, such as making gate hurdles, trellis, woodturning and cleaving. All equipment and tuition is included. Call 01803 842382 or…||15 - 16 Mar 2014National Trust BradleyNewton AbbotHistoric/Heritage|
|Charlie Dimmock - A Passion for GardensLove your garden? Or do you wish you could love it more? Here's your chance to be inspired in this special evening with TV gardening guru Charlie Dimmock, hosted by BBC Radio's Paul Harris* Charlie is one of Britain's be…||16 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthLifestyle|
|Spring artists dayCalling all springtime sketchers and fabulous photographers… ever wanted to capture that perfect moment with nobody else around? Come along to Greenway to enjoy a day exclusively for you. Local artist, Emma Carter, wil…||17 Mar 2014GreenwayGalmptonLifestyle|
|John Lewis Fashion ShowExmouth Raleigh Rotary Club are proud to present a fashion show in association with John Lewis in aid of Hospiscare Exmouth & Lympstone and Rotary Charities. The evening will also feature a demonstration by the internati…||20 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthMiscellaneous|
|Exmouth Craft & Design FairsRegular craft fair at the Exmouth Pavilion - right on Exmouth Seafront. Over 40 stalls at every event with exhibitors ranging from artists, woodturners, jewellers, glass engraving, sewing, knitting, jams, bears, heraldr…||23 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthArts / Craft|
|1940s black-out tourCome along and discover Greenway’s wartime past, when the house was requisitioned by the US Coastguard. Take this tour with a 1940s twist and learn about Greenway's interesting wartime history, including the library fr…||27 Mar 2014GreenwayGalmptonHistoric/Heritage|
|Formby‘Formby’ follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved i…||27 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthMiscellaneous|
|Re-Take ThatHailing from all corners of the industry, the individual performers who make up Re-Take That each bring their own unique qualities. Playing at sold-out venues to audiences of hundreds, Re-Take That has enjoyed phenom…||28 Mar 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthMusic/Gigs/Concerts|
|Strictly MurderIts the Kick Ball Change annual party. This group of avid ballroom dancers are obsessed by all things ballroom, particularly the BBC programe Strictly Come Dancing. The group are hoping to raise money to buy tickets to g…||28 Mar 2014No 10s Torquay United Football GroundTorquayTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Mother's daySpoil your mum with a two course meal in the heart of Greenway; the House Kitchen. Give your mum a unique gift this year; two courses of delicious seasonal food in Agatha Christie's beloved holiday home. Your mum will ge…||30 Mar 2014GreenwayGalmptonFamily Days Out|
|Alison MoyetAlison Moyet performs live at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay, Devon on Monday, 31 March 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Alison Moyet at Princess Theatre Torquay now.…||31 Mar 2014Princess Theatre TorquayTorquayMiscellaneous|
|Cafe Coleton jazz clubJoin us on the first Friday of every month for a relaxing evening with friends. Enjoy a delicious two course supper accompanied by a local jazz band in Café Coleton. The classic tunes and elegant performance is in perfe…||4 Apr - 5 Sep 2014Coleton Fishacre House and GardenKingswearLifestyle|
|Cheese And Wine EveningCome and enjoy an evening of sampling our fine local cheeses and wines in great surroundings…||4 Apr 2014No 10s Torquay United Football GroundTorquayLifestyle|
|Centre Stage presents Whistle Down The WindAward-winning Centre Stage presents its latest musical, based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between t…||8 - 12 Apr 2014Exmouth PavilionExmouthTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Stick chair makingJoin our countryside Rangers to create your very own rustic piece of furniture to take home. Learn old crafts and new skills, and at the end of the day you will have a stunning piece of hand crafted furniture to take hom…||13 Apr 2014GreenwayGalmptonHistoric/Heritage|
|Susan BoyleSusan Boyle performs live at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay, Devon on Sunday, 13 April 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Susan Boyle at Princess Theatre Torquay now.…||13 Apr 2014Princess Theatre TorquayTorquayMiscellaneous|
Easter in Paignton
Easter activities in Paignton
Enjoy a fun-filled family Easter holiday with our list of events taking place over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend in Paignton.
Wedding fairs in Paignton
Get married in style by visiting wedding fairs in Paignton. From the bride's dress, to the wedding cake, venues and photographers, plan your special day with our list of local wedding exhibitions.