Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Crow's Nest Guide to 'What's On' in Dartmouth August 17th

 “What’s on” 17th-23rd August
190TH Anniversary Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 29th Aug-1st Sept
Fri 17th, Sat 18th and Sun 19th: SNAP! Monty Halls “Shark Weekend” Come and join us for a weekend of Shark Talks, Films and Dives Our aim is to raise awareness about the importance of these enigmatic creatures in British seas and around the world- Conquer your fear – we dare you! For details and tickets call 01803 431858 or
Throughout August National Trust Bring a Friend for Free: as a member treat a friend to a memorable day out in August - Use special vouchers available in the Tourist Information Centre
Also throughout August, National Trust Kids go Free in August : 50 Things to Do before You’re 11 & ¾ Download a Kids Go Free Voucher today at
Fri 17th, Mon 20th - The Flavel : Art Exhibition: David Barwick Art Exhibition Info: 01803 839530
Fri 17th, Sat 18th Tues 21st Thurs 23rd - The Flavel : Film – Ice Age 4, Continental Drift Info: 01803 839530
Fri 17th- Thurs 23rd - The Flavel : Film – The Dark Knight Rises Info: 01803 839530
Fri 17 - The Flavel: Speaker – Sharks in British Seas Part of Monty Halls Shark Weekend Info: 01803 839530
Sat 18th –The Flavel: Film Thresher Shark Film Part of Monty Halls Shark Weekend Info: 01803 839530
Sat 18th –The Flavel: Speaker – Filming Great Whites & Tiger Sharks Part of Monty Halls Shark Weekend Info: 01803 839530
Sun 19th, Mon 20th & Wed 22nd –The Flavel: Film Tortoise in Love Info: 01803 839530
Wed 22nd -- The Flavel : Free Workshops Dance with Kadus K Dot Smith Info: 01803 839530
Wed 22nd - 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 our rangers – Admission fee Meet NT Coleton Fishacre Reception, 2 -4pm
Fri 17th South Devon AONB When the Boats Come In- 6am – 8am get up early to see the days catch being auctioned off at Brixham Fish Market plus a hot breakfast at the Fisherman’s Mission Booking essential 01803 861384 £7.50 children £5.50
Sun 19th Discovery Surf School with South Devon AONB Learn to Surf! Try a half price surfing lesson for beginners. Special AONB price Call 01548 810535 or 07813 639622 or email martin
Mon 20th-23rd - The Flavel : Art Exhibition: Simon Dobbs, Abstract Landscape paintings of the South Hams Art Exhibition Info: 01803 839530
Fri 17th Torcross Boathouse, Torcross, Live Music : Alan Denbigh, Acoustic Guitar 7pm
Sat 18th Fri 17th Torcross Boathouse, Torcross, Live Music : Harri & Tim - Cool electric tunes to make your heart smile! 8.30pm
Sun 19th Torcross Boathouse, Torcross, Live Music : Danny Hibberd, Acoustic Guitar with talented local lad, Danny 7pm
Thurs 23rd Dartmouth Children’s Centre & The National Trust Outdoor Adventure 9.30-12.30 Join us for earth painting, exploring and campfire lunch in the beautiful Crown Ley Woods near Tuckenhay meet at Waterman’s Arms Car park Booking essential 01803 833164
Wed 22nd and Thurs 23rd Through the Ages at Dartmouth Castle Victorian Event 11-5pm adults £5.80 Children £3.60 English Heritage members FREE We bring the castle to life with our Victorian Explore the authentic encampment where you can get close up and discover what life was like for the people of the time. For details tel:01803 833588 or see
Thurs 23rd - Walk and Talk : Hoodown Woods, Kingswear via Higher or Lower ferries Meet Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens 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
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 29th Aug – 1st Sept – Official Programme for sale from TIC
Kingswear Regatta 8-9th Sept
Agatha Christie Week- 9-16th Sept:
Come and visit lovely Greenway House and Gardens, Agatha Christie’s summer house.

Thanks to Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre :

Dartmouth Information Centre, The Engine House, Mayor’s Avenue, Dartmouth TQ6 9YY
01803 834224
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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