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The English Riviera which comprises of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham offers something for everyone all year round, whatever their age or taste so it’s little wonder people flock there year after year to have a Torbay Holiday.

August of course, will not let you down on the events front. First up, there’s a chance to go onboard a vintage 1940’s bus which will take you on a nostalgic trip from Devon to Agatha Christies Greenway House and Banks on the River Dart. This takes place on various dates across the whole of August and buses leave from Belgrave Road and Cary Place at 10am and 2pm.

For all you bike enthusiasts there is a Bike Festival which you can come and visit. Bikes of all shapes, sizes, speeds and ages will take over Paignton Green along with live entertainment and other things to keep you occupied. This is great fun for all the family, especially those who happen to be having their South Devon Breaks. The BMAD Bike Nights take place on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August. Money is raised for various charities so dig deep into your pockets.

In Brixham, there’s the Brixham Pirate Days where the Brixham Buccaneers invite you to experience their swashbuckling antics. There will be face painting, puppets, crafts, stocks, balloon modelling and storytelling to name just a few. This event takes place on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August.

If you are lucky enough to get out for the evening and you happen to be an Elvis fan, then make sure you don’t miss the Elvis Rocks night being held at the Babbacombe Theatre on 7th August. The show encompasses Elvis’s fantastic journey from the beginning to the end.

Here’s just a taster of things to do and see, there are many more events taking place so make sure you check online before you go so you can make the most of your holiday.

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