Days out

Afternoon racing at Newton Abbot

Event Date: 
07/05/2015 - 12:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Start the weekend early and enjoy an afternoon at the races with Newton Abbot Racecourse this Thursday 7th May.

Racing starts at 14:00 with gates opening at 12:00. The last race will be at 17:15.

Tickets can be bought online until 17:00 on Wednesday 6th May. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day.

Children aged 16 and under and students with a valid photographic student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry.

The racecourse also offers entry to disabled racegoers...

Newton Abbot set for second evening fixture

It’s the second evening meeting of the summer at Newton Abbot on Thursday 30th April with the first race, the Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Maiden Hurdle, due off at 16.45.

With 132 horses having been entered across the seven races, including fifteen in the feature £10,000 Handicap Chase over three and a quarter miles, a good turnout is expected.

The race is for horses rated up to 135 and course winner Prince Tom, trained near Taunton by Alexandra Dunn, and Bertie Boru, twice successful last season for Philip Hobbs, are both on the maximum handicap mark...

First evening fixture at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Event Date: 
20/04/2015 - 3:00pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Enjoy the longer days and lighter evenings at the first evening fixture of the season at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Racing starts at 17:05 and gates open at 15:05. The last race will be at 20:05.

Once again, children aged 16 and under and students with a valid student ID / NUS card can enjoy free entry.

The racecourse also offers entry to all disabled racegoers and one carer for just £12 each with a free transfer to the Paddock Enclosure.

Tickets are priced at £12 for the Course Enclosure and £18 for the Paddock Enclosure. Tickets can be bought online until 17...

Your essential guide to Easter family fun

From Easter egg hunts to eggtastic activities, there's loads going on in and around Exeter to keep the family entertained this Easter...

Daily, until 12 April:

Exe Egg Chase Exe Estuary Trail, Exeter A special Easter egg hunt inspired by Rugby World Cup 2015. Participants have to find small, Rugby-ball shaped chocolate eggs which are hidden at a number of businesses along the estuary trail route including, Saddles & Paddles, Toby Buckland Plant Centre, Stuart Line Cruises, Darts Farm, the Salutation Inn and Double Locks. The Rugby eggs can be found by following clues...

Families set to flock to Newton Abbot for popular Easter fixture

After a hugely successful season opener, Newton Abbot Racecourse is expecting bumper crowds at their second fixture of the season on Easter Saturday 4th April.

As one of the most popular fixtures of the season for families, the racecourse will again be welcoming the first 200 children through the gates with a free chocolate Easter egg to celebrate the extended weekend.

The racecourse will also continue with its commitment of making a day at the races affordable for all with its continued money-saving offer of free entry for children aged 16 and under, plus students with a...

Killerton classic car day

Event Date: 
17/05/2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter

Admire a huge variety of classic cars on display in the historic parkland. Enjoy live music, delicious food, bouncy castles and visit lots of stalls. A fun day out for all the family.

If you'd like to exhibit your classic car, drop us a line: .

Normal admission fees apply. Visit

Season opener looms for Newton Abbot

Hot on the heels of the Cheltenham Festival, jumps racing is set to return to Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 25th March as the racecourse make their final preparations for the start of the new season.

Following a five month winter break, the course is promising an improved experience for all with the unveiling of a number of developments at the course over the winter for the benefit of racegoers, owners, trainers and jockeys.

As part of its annual plan of improvements, the racecourse has spent over £200,000 through the winter months enhancing facilities and the racing...

Your guide to What's On this weekend

Your guide to the best music, events and activities taking place in and around Exeter this weekend.


After the Accident Friday & Saturday, Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter Highly accessible and utterly engrossing, this award winning drama takes you on a highly charged journey where forgiveness and redemption are set against guilt, rage and despair. Through brilliant storytelling and recognisable characters, experience a fascinating insight into Restorative Justice; a process which tries to repair something of the harmful consequences of crime. This riveting production...

Silverton Hunt Point to Point Steeplechase

Event Date: 
18/01/2015 - 12:00pm
Black Forest Lodge, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon EX6 8HR

The eagerly awaited Silverton Hunt Point to Point takes place on Sunday January 18th at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton near Exeter off the A380 starting at 12 noon with the first race.

Entrance is £10 a head, maximum £30 per car and children free.

For more information, visit .

Celebrate the end of the racing season

Event Date: 
10/10/2014 - 12:15pm
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Celebrate the end of a great summer of racing and join Newton Abbot Racecourse for their last fixture of the year on Friday 10th October.

The gates will open at 12:20pm and the first race will be at 2:20pm. The last race is at 5:30pm.

Tickets are available to buy online until 5pm on Thursday 9th October. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will be available to buy at the gate on the day.

Why not make it an afternoon out with friends? There’s no better way to start the weekend than with a day of racing in...