Things to Do

What's on in Sidmouth

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth

The Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth, Devon is a historic working optical observatory and an educational centre for science, especially astronomy, meteorology, amateur radio and sciences of the coast and countryside. The Society promotes public awareness of and interest in science, and supports science education in schools, colleges and universities. It is operated by The Norman Lockyer Observatory Society, a registered charity.

Sidmouth Museum, Church St, Sidmouth EX10 8LY

Sidmouth Museum 19thC heritage centre conserving and displaying local artifacts of all kinds. Conducted walks in Regency Sidmouth and describing the importance of the World Heritage Coast. Situated in a regency cottage in the heart of Sidmouth,


Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth

International animal welfare charity, based in the UK, working to protect and care for donkeys and mules worldwide.

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England’s oldest family homes. Sir Philip Courtenay began building it in 1391 and it has remained in the same family to this day, currently home to the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon.

Exeter’s Underground Passages

Discover medieval passageways that stretch under the city’s streets at this visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre

Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.

Aerosaurus Balloon Rides, Southbrook House, Southbrook Lane, Whimple, Exeter EX5 2PG

Aerosaurus Balloons provide champagne hot air balloon rides throughout the South West of England, over some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the UK.

Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG

Set beside the River Otter and just a mile from East Devon’s world heritage Jurassic Coast, Otterton Mill is truly a haven.


Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park Stadium, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NN

A rugby fan? Why not try and catch a premiership rugby match and see the Exeter Chiefs, the West Country’s Premier Rugby Club

Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

The theatre seats 277 and is now open all year round. During the Summer, the venue is the home to the Charles Vance repertory company, presenting 14 different plays in 3 months. Other times of the year, local amateur and professional companies present weekly and one night productions covering all aspects of entertainment.