Activities & Things to Do in Honiton
Honiton is a market town in Devon, a popular UK tourist destination, and it’s a relatively small town of less than 12,000 residents. The high Street gives a taste of history with its Georgian shops.
Getting to Honiton
If you are travelling by car, you can access the junction for Honiton by following the A35, A30, or the A378. Alternatively you can access it via junction 28 on the M5.
If you are travelling by rail, the main station is Honiton rail station. London’s Waterloo offers a direct service and you can travel to Devon via train from other major UK rail stations.
There are also regular plane flights to Honiton from major airports such as Heathrow.
What’s on and When to Go?
Honiton really comes alive in the summer. The Honiton Festival is an annual event and offers classical music throughout May and June. If you’re a cider fan, then you’ll want to head to Honiton for the annual Cider and Sausage Festival. It is held in May and it’s a lively event with plenty of music. The festival offers camping facilities, too.
If you like events that are just a little bit quirky, then visit the Hot Pennies parade in July if you want to see the town crier carrying a floral pole while pennies are thrown out to the crowds. Honiton hosts an agricultural show in August.
If you are visiting later in the year, then November is time for the antiques festival and you can expect a Christmas Carnival in December.
When you have finished exploring the Allhallows Museum or visiting the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, there is plenty more to do in Honiton. If you are prepared to travel, then you can visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth or the Beer Quarry Caves in Beer. Exelement are a company that specialise in arranging experience days. You can choose from skydiving or Land Rover driving. Honiton also hosts several riding clubs, so if you want to experience horse riding in East Devon, try the Budleigh Riding School or the Stovar Riding Stables in Beer.
If you are looking for a more laidback teambuilding experience, then one option is the Honiton Pottery Workshop and Milkshake Bar. They host regular team building events for parties of up to sixteen.
The Honiton Wine Bar, Dominos and The Star Inn are all popular night spots. For restaurants, try The Taste of Bengal or The White Cottage.