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The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, plays host to thousands of visitors, all of whom come for different reasons. With a variety of sporting events taking place throughout the year, it’s no surprise that many come to this spectacular setting to watch or take part in the sports they love.

From Hockey to Bowls

When it comes to sports events, Torquay and Paignton have well-facilitated venues that accommodate events on both land and sea. The regatta season is the high point of the maritime calendar, but there are plenty of events on land too. Every year Paignton hosts the Easter Hockey Festival where thousands of players descend to Goodrington to take part, and the popular English Riviera Dance Festival takes place at Paignton’s Palace Theatre. Torquay is the venue for the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament., while June’s Torbay Half Marathon is a much more gruelling event that sees competitors race between Torquay and Paignton along the iconic seafront.

Football

Torquay United Football Club, a Football League 2 team, play their home matches at Plainmoor and the Devon Sharks, Torquay’s rugby league team, compete in the South Devon League.

For fun that the whole family can get involved in, check out the Babbacombe Festival. There you’ll find bowls matches, a display from the local cricket team and a traditional tug of war – all capped off with award-winning fish and chips from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant.

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  1. Sky Ride Local - Weekly Free led bike rides

    Sky Ride Local - Weekly Free led bike rides

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    Participatory Event

    Discover the beauty of Torbay on our weekly FREE Sunday bike rides led by British Cycling qualified ride leaders. Quiet scenic routes at a steady pace. Fun and social.

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2015To11 Oct 2015
  2. Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Feed Time on the Farm

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Feed Time on the Farm

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    Every Sunday in August join our ranger on the daily feed, with the opportunity to feed our goats, ducks, chickens and pigs and learn more about the animals at Occombe Farm!
    Meet: Occombe Farm Icecream Kiosk

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jul 2015To30 Aug 2015
  3. Cadet National Championships

    Cadet National Championships

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    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Cadet National Championships
    (awaiting further details)

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2015To31 Aug 2015
  4. GeoSwim

    GeoSwim

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    Sunday 30th August 2015
    Geopark Bay Swimming. This challenging event takes place in the beautiful Global Geopark of Torbay, the perfect location for Open Water Swimming!

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2015To30 Aug 2015
  5. Enjoy an evening of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Tuesday 1st September

    Enjoy an evening of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Tuesday 1st September

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Join Newton Abbot Racecourse on Tuesday 1st September and enjoy a thrilling evening of racing at their last evening fixture of the season.
    Racing starts at 16:45 with gates opening at 14:45. The last race is at 19:45.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2015To1 Sep 2015
  6. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2015

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2015To1 Sep 2015
  7. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2015

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham


    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually, more than £25 million of fish is landed...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2015To2 Sep 2015
  8. Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2015

    Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2015

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    English Riviera,

    Torbay Sea Angling Festival 2015 Annual Shore and Boat Event. The 47th Annual Festival.
    From 8pm Friday 4th September to 8pm Sunday 13th September.
    Adult, Ladies, Visitors. Free entry for Juniors (under 16s)
    Many prize categories.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Sep 2015To13 Sep 2015
  9. Contender National Championships

    Contender National Championships

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    Sporting

    Location

    Brixham

    Contender National Championships
    (awaiting further details).

    Dates

    From:
    4 Sep 2015To4 Sep 2015
  10. Torquay United FC Home Fixtures 2015/16

    Torquay United FC Home Fixtures 2015/16

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Plainmoor, Torquay

    Come on down to the English Riviera and support your team. Or ours!
    If you need accommodation, call us on 01803 211211 or book online at www.englishriviera.co.uk

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2015To5 Sep 2015
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