Friday, 3 August 2012

The Crow's Nest Guide to What's On in Dartmouth in August

“What’s on” 3rd - 9th August

Fri 3rd Slapton Ley Field Centre and National Nature Reserve Slapton Summer Safari 8-11 year olds explore new places in a week of discovery and adventure. Lots of fun , games and team challenges. Come for the week or just for one day 9.30-3pm tel 01548 580466
All summer holidays: Slapton Ley Field Centre and National Nature Reserve: Beach Activities Sun – Thurs in school holidays; Bat Watch every Wed in Summer Holidays; Bush Craft Wed 1st, 8th and 15th, 10-12pm Wildlife Canoe Tours with Singing Paddles Thursdays in August £20 Tel 01548 580466 for details of this and other courses here at Slapton Ley Field Centre.
All week Large Screen Sport at Blackpool Sands: 27 July – 12 Aug enjoy the beach, Venus Café , bar and restaurant and see the Olympics with no extra charge. Free parking after 6pm call 01803 770209 or:
Fri 3rd to Thurs 9th- The Flavel: Film Ice Age, Continental Drift 01803 839530
Fri 3rd,Sun 5th, Wed 8th - The Flavel: Film Fast Girls 01803 839530
Fri 3rd to 9th Aug - The Flavel: Arts Café Suppers Info: 01803 839530
Fri 3rd - 9th - The Flavel : Art Exhibition, David Barwick 01803 839530
Fri 3rd, 4th & 5th Aug Torbay Steam Fair info:
Sun 5th SRS Training Totnes Riding School Open Day 11-3pm Enjoy pony rides (U12s FREE) mini dog show, dancing horses show, competitions, jumping and gymkhana games displays plus Adopt a retired pony and win 16 mini lessons on the day - food and cream teas Come to SRS Training, Pease Park, Staverton near Totnes TQ9 6AR contact 01803 762750
Sun 5th South Devon Crab Festival Crab Party 12-4pm on the Quay in Dartmouth- crab is well and truly on the menu for this fantastic street party plus music and entertainment for all. See renowned chefs Nathan Outlaw and Mitch Tonks pitching their crab dressing skills against each other
Mon 6th- The Flavel: Messy Monday Art Workshop 10-12 midday tickets 7-11’s £7.50 Info: 01803 839530
Mon 6th - The Flavel: Contact for info: 01803 839530
Tues 7th & 16th Aug: The Flavel, Filmshow with South Devon AONB “Evacuation” 7.30pm Back by popular demand Rare footage, old photos and new interviews about the evacuation of Slapton Sands in Nov 1943 in preparation for the D-Day Landings. Tickets £7 (concessions £6.00) from or 01803 839530
Wed 8th and 22nd Aug - South Devon AONB Pondemonium with the National Trust at Coleton Fishacre pond dipping to explore the underwater world of Coleton Fishacre helped by one of our Gardens team or one of our intrepid rangers – Admission fee applies, Meet NT Coleton Fishacre Reception, 2 -4pm
Wed 8th- Thurs 9th Through the Ages at Dartmouth Castle Civil War Event 11-5pm adults £5.80 Children £3.60 English Heritage members FREE weaponry displays, children’s drills and an action packed skirmish! For details tel:01803 833588 or look at
Thurs 9th Coffee Morning Fundraising Coffee Morning for Dartmouth and District Indoor Pool to be held at at Stoke Lodge Hotel, Stoke Fleming 10am- 12noon. Raffle and Stalls
Thurs 9th - Walk and Talk : Dittisham and The Dart Valley Trail Level 3 walk Meet Sandquay Wood car park Old Mill Lane, Townstal, Dartmouth 10.15am. Contact Griselda Guthrie, Dartmouth Volunteer Walk leader 01803 834762
Regular Events in Dartmouth
DIAMOND JUBILEE WAY Dartmouth – Created to commemorate the 60th anniversary in 2012 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. This 6km (3¾ mile) way-marked circular walk, in the shape of a diamond, takes you through some of the most glorious coastal countryside in the West Country. Call in the TIC for the free Diamond Jubilee Walk map.
DARTMOUTH SHIP VISITS Big and small ships moor up in Dartmouth see
DARTMOUTH CHILDREN’S CENTRE Every Wednesday 1.30-3pm Stay and Play children 0-5 drop in play centre at Dartmouth Children’s Centre, Milton Lane, Dartmouth Tel 01803 833164 for details of this and other children’s activities.
DARTMOUTH LIBRARY SUMMER BOUNCE & RHYME Every Tues 11-11.30 stories and song for Under 5’s
SINGERS & STOMPERS CHILDREN’S GROUP The Flavel Every Friday, 10-11am Call Sarah on 01803 835229 or 07875 813348
PARK & RIDE - Dartmouth Park & Ride service runs until Sunday 4th November 2012 More info 01803 861234 – Weekly Parking Tickets available from Dartmouth TIC £32
NATIONAL TRUST Greenway Open daily except Monday 10.30-5pm extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of Agatha Christie. Romantic woodland garden drifts down to the river Dart. Advance Booking for car park essential on 01803 842382 or arrive by ferry Whatever the weather come and join us for an indoor picnic in the yurt, grab your wellies and wander the woodland and explore the house.
NATIONAL TRUST - Coleton Fishacre Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the evocative holiday home of the D’Oyly Carte family on the Devon‘s south coast . Open daily except Friday 10.30-5pm or call 01803 752466
AVON MILL GARDEN CENTRE Art Exhibition Professional and amateur art, Loddiswell, near Kingsbridge 01548 550066
MONTY HALLS GREAT ESCAPES Having completed filming the BBC series "The Fisherman's Apprentice" Monty Halls has now settled in Dartmouth. His shop - Monty Halls Great Escapes - next to the Dolphin Pub opposite the Old Market. The shop stocks all his books & DVD's of his other TV series including The Great Escapes, Great Barrier Reef, and Great Ocean Adventures. Enjoy RIB trips along the coast, seashore walks for families, wildlife lectures, and training courses for wildlife photography and natural history film making. 01803 431858
DARTMOUTH See for all the latest events, attractions & accommodation!
DARTMOUTH MUSEUM Dartmouth’s Story, ship models, paintings, costumes open every day
DARTMOUTH STEAM RAILWAY AND RIVER BOAT COMPANY - Dartmouth River Cruises & Dartmouth – Totnes Cruise - Boats are heated and undercover Timetables at kiosks on Embankment or in TIC 01803 555872
GREENWAY FERRY COMPANY - Agatha Christie Experiences by Greenway Ferry & Vintage Bus. Regular sailings to Greenway from Dartmouth, Totnes & Dittisham 01803 882811
UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month @10am in the Flavel 832449/839530
ST CLEMENTS CHURCH Holy Communion Thursdays 9.00am, followed by 10.00 – 4.00 coffees, light lunches and teas tel 01803 835540
DARTMOUTH CASTLE Open daily 10am – 5pm 01803 833588
CASTLE TEA ROOMS –Stunning views -Tea rooms open every day 10am- 5pm.01803 833897
DITTISHAM FERRY- To book please ring 07818 001108.
THE FLAVEL - Check Programme for regular Film/Theatre listings. 01803 839530
DARTMOUTH OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL Milton Lane– Open until Sept 07779935970
DARTMOUTH BOAT HIRE – explore the enchanting River Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes - 01803 834600 or see our website
AFRICAN QUEEN – Fishing trips out to sea, (weather permitting) 07885 246061.
CANOE ADVENTURES – for all ages – Canoes range over all the river and on spring ebbs we offer trips from our base at Tuckenhay downriver to Dartmouth, returning on the flood. 01803 865301
THE PICNIC BOAT – The perfect English river picnic from 2 to 12 guests every day until end Dec please contact us on 07968 752625
SALTWIND OF DART Mackerel Fishing on weekdays 1.30pm3.30pm plus Sightseeing and Wildlife cruises. Up to 12 passengers Call Owner Skipper Dave 07854 051266
777 TRIPLE SEVEN – Corporate Hospitality, Private Charters etc. Tel 07855 232438
FAST RABBIT FARM Ash Cross, Dartmouth TQ6 0NR – 12 acres of beautiful woodland gardens only 3 miles from Dartmouth in the South Devon countryside 078135044
Regular Events near Dartmouth
START POINT LIGHTHOUSE Open every day except Sat 11-5pm 01803 771 802
AVON MILL GARDEN CENTRE, Loddiswell, Nr Kingsbridge Beautiful garden plants, stylish accessories, restaurant & deli Tel- 01548 550066
SHARPHAM WINES & CHEESE – Tours are available which include wine tasting 01803 732203
BLACKPOOL SANDS and VENUS CAFÉ – Please call 01803 770209(No dogs)
WATERSPORTS AT BLACKPOOL SANDS – Windsurfing, Stand up paddle boarding, Kayaks etc – 07540 580150
PAIGNTON ZOO – committed to the conservation of plants and animals throughout the world. 01803 697500
TORQUAY’S COASTAL ZOO – the best place to ‘sea life up close’. On the sea front at Torquay Tel. 01803 202470
NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM at the top of Plymouth’s historic Barbican Tel. 0844 8937938 or www.national–
THE GOLDEN HIND – Explore the world of Sir Francis Drake in the harbour at Brixham Contact Tel. 01803 856223 –
SOUTH WEST COAST PATH – Wonderful walks along the Coast Path – Call in at the TIC for more information
STAVERTON RIDING SCHOOL- Rides in the countryside & Lesson, please call 01803 762750 or look at our website
PENNYWELL FARM– Hands on activities, rides, shows & display, please call 01803 642023 for more information
WOODLANDS FAMILY THEME PARK– Open every day 9.30am to 5pm all weather fun guaranteed! 01803 712598 Discount vouchers available from the TIC
CHINA BLUE TOTNES – Ceramics Studio, Lifestyle Store 01803 860908 or visit
TOTNES RARE BREEDS FARM – 01803 840387 –
SAILING SCHOOLS AT DITTISHAM – 07973 520515 OR 0845 8810110
SEA KAYAK – Day-trips and coaching for all abilities 01392 580535
KAYAK HIRE & ACADEMY Experience the Best of South Devon 07799 403788
DART ADVENTURES Mountain Biking, Kayaking,Trekking, Coasteering and much more! 0845 8810110
DISCOVER SURFSCHOOL – Surf lessons for all ages and levels – Tel. 07813 639622
* Shakespeare Week 7th – 11th August Twelfth Night - Tickets selling fast from Dartmouth TIC!
* Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 30th Aug – 1st Sept (Red Arrows confirmed for Friday!)
*Kingswear Regatta 8 – 9 Sept

All information given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of going to print
Dartmouth TIC cannot be held responsible for any errors

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