I love this time of year – events happening during May in Torbay


I love this time of the year, everything starts to come alive. There are flowers in the hedgerows and people start to appear in their gardens, with a broom or a paintbrush, making everything look fresh for the season ahead. I also enjoy attending the exciting events that happen during May in Torbay.

Did you attend any of the events this Bank holiday weekend?

The great thing about living here on the English Riviera is not only is beautiful but there are always plenty of events locally, meaning we don’t have to go far in search of entertainment.

The BMAD (Bikers make a difference) event took place on Paignton Green over the Bank Holiday. It first began in 2002 when a group of Bikers decided to arrange a social event while raising money for local charities. The event has gone from strength to strength and it’s a great weekend of bikes, music and fun.  Brixham Pirate Festival has also taken place this weekend, this is a pirate parade with music and entertainment on offer around the harbour.  Pirates really know how to throw a party, there was a lot of fun had here.

Over the Easter Weekend I took a trip to The World of Country Life in Exmouth, it really was a great family day out.  We took friends and a picnic and spent a day enjoying all the attraction has to offer. From goat walking, bottle feeding to birds of prey demonstrations, to bouncy castles, sandpits and a deer train, our day was jam packed from beginning to end. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and as the bonus, the children all slept well that night.

I’m really looking forward to the Devon County Show this year, it’s only a few weeks away!  I enjoy having a look around the craft stalls, my son enjoys the farm equipment and animal shows while my husband realistically probably prefers the cider tent!  Something for everyone I like to think!

While I think about it, we’re looking for some ideas for our Riviera Mortgages team day out! Have you any suggestions?

You may have seen photos of our past adventures, from segways to escape rooms, archery and even a pottery workshop. We’re always up for trying something new together!

If you have an idea or your business has something you think we could try, do let us know.