Summer Half Term 2024 in Dartmouth

Summer Half Term Events in Dartmouth

Summer half term in Dartmouth is a time of vibrant energy, filled with fun activities and events that cater to all ages. Nestled in the heart of South Devon, Dartmouth offers a blend of coastal charm, historical landmarks and family-friendly entertainment, making it an ideal destination for a half-term getaway.

Whether you’re exploring the picturesque streets of the town, enjoying the stunning river views or immersing yourself in the rich maritime heritage, there’s something for everyone. From unique outdoor adventures to captivating indoor experiences, Dartmouth ensures your half-term break is packed with memorable moments.

Whether you’re visiting Dartmouth for a day or the entire half-term week, there’s no shortage of events to keep the whole family entertained. Here’s a roundup of exciting activities in and around Dartmouth.

Magical Unicorn Month at Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

Dates: 4th May – 2nd June

Don’t miss out on the enchanting experience of Pennywell Farm’s Magical Unicorn Month! Perfect for unicorn enthusiasts, this event offers a unique, whimsical adventure.

In addition to the usual array of animals, activities, shows and displays, the farm features special unicorn-themed experiences. Meet Merlin, the resident unicorn, participate in Unicorn Hobby Horse racing, and explore fascinating unicorn facts on the Unicorn Farm Trail.

Each day during the half-term week, enjoy live entertainment with performances by Matt Pang, Elfic the Jester, Spangles the Clown, and Mr. Phil, alongside interactions with the charming Pennywell animals.

Magic Greg Chapman’s (Miniature) World Tour at Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay

Dates: 27th – 31st May

Located across the Dart in the scenic Torquay within the English Riviera, Babbacombe Model Village is home to over 400 miniature models.

This half-term, magician and entertainer Greg Chapman will bring his close-up performances to life at the village, providing a mesmerizing experience for visitors.

English Riviera Airshow, Paignton

Dates: 1st & 2nd June

The English Riviera Airshow returns with a weekend of thrilling displays and activities. Held on Paignton Green, this event boasts a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the air displays.

Expect to see performances from the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon Display Team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Grob Tutor across both days of the show.

Events at The Flavel Arts Centre

If the weather isn’t ideal or you’d prefer an indoor activity, The Flavel Arts Centre offers a variety of exciting events throughout the week:

The Fall Guy

Dates: 24th – 29th May

After a near career-ending accident, stuntman Colt Seavers embarks on a mission to find a missing movie star, unravel a conspiracy, and reclaim the love of his life. This film is rated 12A.

ROH: Message In a Bottle

Date: Thursday 30th May, from 7:15pm

Enjoy a new dance-theatre show by five-time Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince, set to Sting’s iconic hits like “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” and “Walking On The Moon.”


Dates: 31st May – 6th June

Starring Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, this film follows a former tennis prodigy turned coach navigating personal and professional challenges. This film is rated 15.

Soundtracks of the Heroes & Villains: The Concert Band of Britannia Royal Naval College

Date: Saturday 1st June, from 7:30pm

Experience soundtracks from blockbuster movies such as Batman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and James Bond, performed by the Concert Band of Britannia Royal Naval College.

There’s also a pre-show supper available at The Flavel Bistro, find out more here.


We’re certain that something here catches your eye, but why not take a look at our ‘Family Friendly Things To Do’ page for even more options for fun days out.

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