Sidmouth and its surrounding area boast a rich variety of attractions and events, many offering visitors a unique experience you won't find anywhere else.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley. The timeless beauty of these historic gardens combined with modern amenities, make Bicton Park a perfect place for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season. For more information, visit www.bictongardens.co.uk.
Crealy Adventure Parks
The South West's favourite family attractions! Crealy Great Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall are a great day out that everyone will enjoy; with plenty of fun slides, rides and huge all-weather play areas. For more information, visit www.crealy.co.uk.
Folk Festival Week
The famous annual Folk Festival Week takes place this year from Friday 3rd to Friday 10th August inclusive, in a week which will see Sidmouth brought to life by thousands of musicians, dancers, artists and folk music fans. For more information on this year's event, visit www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk.
The Sidmouth Regatta
Another annual event, the Sidmouth Regatta, is due to take place at the end of August, where spectators can expect boat races, competitions, firework displays and more.
Tar Barrel Rolling
Close by, the historic village of Ottery St. Mary in the beautiful Otter Valley hosts the world famous tar barrel rolling event. Every year on 5th November, locals and visitors alike enjoy the spectacle as flaming tar barrels, increasing in size throughout the day, are rolled through the village's picturesque streets. For more information on this ancient tradition, visit www.otterytarbarrels.co.uk.