The 10th Geopark Festival will be held between Sunday 27 May and Sunday 4 June and will allow all the family to get creative, go exploring and gain knowledge on all things Geopark.

This year the Geopark celebrates 10 years of festival fun and also marks the fifth anniversary of the Geoplay Park at Paignton seafront, which many residents and visitors have enjoyed over the years. Everyone is invited to join the celebrations at the park kindly put on by Paignton Town Community Partnership on Sunday 27 May.

The programme this year has something for everyone including kayaking, rock pooling, cooking and crafts. You also have the chance to watch the fantastic production of Alice in wonderland underground at Kents cavern or experience the Geopark from the sea with a boat trip, with commentary provided by Professor Malcolm Hart of Plymouth University.

Some of these events will need to be booked in advance due to a limited amount of spaces. Many of the programme events are free or have a small fee and standard entry prices may apply.

To see the full list of activities that are on offer, pick up a leaflet from any of the participating partners or visit the website at English Riviera Geopark  Opens in a new window .

For more information about the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, take a trip to visit the fabulous Geopark Ambassadors who will be on hand at the locations below to provide everything there is to know about Torbay’s beautiful Geopark. The Ambassadors originally volunteered during the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks last year and the programme is now being continued. The Geopark Ambassadors are residents of Torbay who have a passion and understanding of what the Geopark is and does for the local area.

The 10th Geopark Festival event venues are:

  • Kents Cavern
  • Torbay Museum
  • Brixham Museum
  • Paignton Library
  • Torre Abbey
  • Cockington
  • Occombe Farm
  • Goodrington
  • and many more

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