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5 things to do in Devon this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:55 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 09 December 2019

Arlington Court (c) Pete Edgeler, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Arlington Court (c) Pete Edgeler, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Devon

Santa Specials with the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - December 14 - 15

Enjoy a thrilling festive journey and meet Father Christmas himself who will have an individually named present for each child attending. The journeys run hourly from 11am to 3pm each day.

Tickets are £15.

Open Air Cinema at World of Wonder Amphitheatre, Bideford - December 14

Wrap up very warm this Saturday and head out for this showing of the Will Ferrell festive classic Elf. There will be lots of seasonal treats available for purchase including mulled wine, hot chocolate and much more.

Arrival is advised for 4.45pm at the latest.

Humbug! at St Nicholas Priory, Exeter - December 12 - 24

Taking place throughout Exeter's oldest building, this immersive theatrical experience takes a fresh angle to Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. The show features live music, video projections and lots of festive cheer.

Tickets are £14 for adults and £10 for children.

Christmas Trail at Arlington Court - December 14 - 15

Explore the grounds of this historic National Trust site with this family-friendly trail. Learn about Christmas Carols and their meaning throughout the route that will show you the best of the area in winter.

Trail maps are £1.

Pantomimes across Devon

Some pantomimes and Christmas shows have already started their run through the festive period while others will be opening up this weekend.

Check out our listing of 16 top shows through the link above to find the nearest performance to you.


To stay up to date with Devon's weekend events keep this page bookmarked as we update the article every Monday!

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