Five things to do in North Devon on Boxing Day

There is lots to see and do in North Devon this Boxing Day.

There is lots to see and do in North Devon this Boxing Day. - Credit: Archant

If you’re sick of turkey and suffering from Christmas cabin fever, why not get out and enjoy one of these great events this Boxing Day?

Braunton's 2018 Boxing Day Tug-ofWar will be taking place at Church Street, with food and live music

Braunton's 2018 Boxing Day Tug-ofWar will be taking place at Church Street, with food and live music too. Picture: Tony Howells. - Credit: Tony Howells

Take the seasonal strain away at Church Street in Braunton with the annual Boxing Day Tug-of-War, an afternoon out for the whole family.

Men, ladies and children can all compete as The Black Horse and The Aggi contest the title once again.

Plus there is live music, an outside bar and hog roast to ward off the chill.

Catch Peter Pan at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: J&A Cameras/Andy Robinson

Catch Peter Pan at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple. Picture: J&A Cameras/Andy Robinson - Credit: Archant

This year the event is raising money for the Leonard Cheshire home at Braunton and hopes to purchase technology for the residents to use.


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Can you Beat the Fox in Fremington this Boxing Day?

Can you Beat the Fox in Fremington this Boxing Day? - Credit: Archant

Join ‘Nasty Nick’ Cotton and former EastEnders actor John Altman as Captain Hook plus a talented cast ready to sing, dance and joke their way through a festive panto favourite packed with special effects.

For tickets and box office information call 01271 316063 or visit thequeenstheatre.co.uk .

There will be a Boxing Day 2018 barbecue plus live music on the quay at Clovelly. Picture: Tony Guss

There will be a Boxing Day 2018 barbecue plus live music on the quay at Clovelly. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

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Can you Beat the Fox? The popular Fremington 5k fun run is now in its fifth year and invites people of all ages to don fancy dress and try and cross the finish line before the ‘fox’, who sets off two minutes after everyone else.

Prizes and spot prizes will be given and there’s a nip of port for all finishers and sweets for the children. Hot drinks and bacon rolls will be available and the bar at the Fox will be open from 11am.

It starts at 10.30am and entrants can register on the day at The Fox pub between 9-10.15am.

Enjoy the Winter Scul;pture Exhibition at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Torrington. Picture: RHS Rosemoor

Enjoy the Winter Scul;pture Exhibition at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Torrington. Picture: RHS Rosemoor - Credit: RHS Rosemoor

What better way to spend Boxing Day but with a barbecue on the beach at Clovelly?

Entry to the village is free all day and visitors can enjoy food from midday plus live music from 1-3pm, as well as mulled wine at The Red Lion.

For more information go to https://www.clovelly.co.uk/events/boxing-day-barbecue/ .

If you love gardens and want to escape the house, why not head to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Torrington?

It is open from 10am-4.30pm and visitors can stroll around the magnificent gardens and enjoy the current Winter Sculpture Exhibition too.

Find out more at https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor .

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