The Whitehill Guide to: June 2017Published on 4th Jun, 2017
With bustling towns, beaches galore and a heap of great events happening on the English Rivera and beyond, Whitehill Country Park is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing early summer break in South Devon. From a Craft Festival to Crabbing, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite things to do this June - many of which are dog-friendly!
Meet The Makers
Perfect for craft lovers, the Contemporary Craft Festival is one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed craft events in the UK. Held in Bovey Tracy, the 2-day festival is sure to delight, with tents jammed packed with beautiful and unique handmade creations from over 200 of the UK's finest designer makers. The weekend event is packed with workshops and activities for all ages, craft demonstrations, children's activities and entertainment, live music and festival food. You can even take your four-legged friend - dogs are welcome on site, just not in the marquees.
Live For Adventure
There is no better way to explore our beautiful bay than from the water and Whitehill Country Park guests can enjoy an exclusive 50% discount off Kayak and Paddle board hire from our friends at Reach Outdoors. If you’re looking for adventure then look no further – these experts also offer a range of outdoor experiences – from Coasteering to Kayak Tours.
Reach Outdoors â€‹Kayak & Paddle Board hire from £6 (with voucher)
Roll Out The Red Carpet
The third English Riviera Film Festival comes to town this June with a packed line-up covering a broad range of film and film related events taking place at cultural venues right across the Bay. Highlights include the premiere of London based Mini Productions latest film Ellie Waits, tours of the Picture House Cinema in Paignton (one of the oldest purpose built cinemas in Europe) award ceremonies and more!
Father’s Day Weekend At Whitehill
Treat your dad to an unforgettable break at Whitehill Country Park this Father’s Day weekend. With Dad and Me Bushcraft sessions, live music, a barbeque, pool party and more the whole family is guaranteed a great time! Plus, all Dad’s get a pint of local Dartmoor Ale on us!
Fun On The Farm
Occombe Beer Festival is Back! Torbay’s only festival held on a working farm boasts a wealth of local beers, ales and ciders plus Pimms, wine and prosecco, not only does the festival offer great times but it also does good with 100% of the profits going to the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, to protect the local places we love! The fantastic line-up of live music includes Duke Johnson and the Scorchers, Mammoth, The Blues Brothers Collective, O'Marleys and Alex Dobson, Chris Thomas, the Travelling Blueberries, 3BF, Harbour, NUMB, Joker and Foo Fighters Tribute band - Something from Nothing.
Occombe Beer Festival 16th-17th June 2017 Tickets from £12.50
Ideal for families, join us for our free weekly crabbing trip. After a relaxed stroll down to the idyllic village of Stoke Gabriel on the Dart Estuary, expect a crabbing masterclass from our Chris at the weir, then explore the village (We love the River Shack Cafe!) wandering back to the park at your leisure! Dogs are welcome and we even supply all the equipment, all you need to bring is 50p for bait!
Crabbing in Stoke Gabriel Mondays at 2pm - free
Full Steam Ahead
From steam trains to river boats, explore in style with the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Running for seven miles along spectacular coastline and woodland from Paignton to the Dart Estuary at Kingswear, the line boasts superb scenery and offers a range of day trip including the circular Round Robin which includes a river cruise from Dartmouth to Totnes. Better still, dogs are welcome on all trips!
Dartmouth Steam Railway Round Robin Adult Tickets £26.50 plus £1 per dog.
With all this and more, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your pooch and head to South Devon for an unforgettable Summer Break - call our reservations team on 01803 782338 or book online.
Luxury Caravan Breaks in June start from just £199, and don’t forget - dogs go free this month!
Published on 4th Jun, 2017
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