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Sports Events

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. Horse and Carriage Rides

    Add Horse and Carriage Rides to your Itinerary

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    TQ2 6XA, Torquay

    The Cockington Carriage Company is based in the historic village of Cockington, Torquay. This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from the bustle of Torquay. Cockington is easily accessible from the seafront by bus or car.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2014To1 Dec 2014
  2. Easter Hockey Festival 2014

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    Once again we welcome to the English Riviera , the Torbay Easter Hockey Festival.
    Taking place at various pitches across the English Riviera this yearly event is a great way to dust of those winter cobwebs and get out in the fresh air !

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2014To21 Apr 2014
  3. Easter at Living Coasts

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Torquay

    Easter at Living Coasts
    Good Friday - Easter Monday 2014
    Visit Living Coasts this Easter Weekend and meet our cute little chicks, take part in our Easter egg trail, games, craft activities and much more.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2014To21 Apr 2014
  4. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures

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    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:
    25 Apr 2014To25 Apr 2014
  5. K2 Team Racing Regatta

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    Type

    Competition/Game

    Location

    Brixham

    K2 Team Racing Regatta (keel dinghies)
    The K2 combines a low chine hull with lifting bulb keel to ensure high
    stability and great sailing performance in a modern user friendly design

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2014To26 Apr 2014
  6. South Devon 10k and Fun Run

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    The South Devon 10k is a feel good, community event promoting health, learning and raising money for local charities. Organised by students and staff at South Devon College in association with South Devon Athletic Club.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2014To26 Apr 2014
  7. Stavros S Niarchos - Tall Ship

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Location

    Brixham

    Tal Ship Visiting Brixham

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2014To5 May 2014
  8. BMAD Motorbike Festival 2014

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    Type

    Festival

    Location

    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.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2014To4 May 2014
  9. South West Fletcher Boat Rally

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    This rally is " ... an introduction to other like-minded Fletcher owners and an excuse for a social gathering plus getting out on the water of course! An enjoyable opportunity to see other Fletchers in action and share knowledge."

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2014To5 May 2014
  10. South Devon Fitness Festival

    Add South Devon Fitness Festival to your Itinerary

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    ake part in various fitness events led by top instructors across the South West; Zumba, Hi/Lo aerobics, Shadow Boxing, High Intensity Interval training, Fit steps and more. Free health checks, free sports massage and yoga chill out zone.

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2014To3 May 2014
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