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News from the Geopark
Fun for everyone to celebrate the Bay's great outdoors and plans revealed to make the popular event even bigger in future years.
To kick off the first May Bank Holiday 2013 the famous seaside resort of Torquay in South Devon will be holding TorqEat, a brand-new FREE Food and Drink festival on Saturday 4th May.
A range of fun and exciting family activities will take place at Torquay Museum on April 6,
THE Geoplay Park in Paignton has been given a five star award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The first ever Ceramics Festival at Cockington Court celebrates the best in national and regional contemporary ceramic practice.
A FACT-FINDING trip to Torbay to promote a higher international profile for Britain's Geoparks has been hailed a success.
A TWO-DAY half-term event in Torquay's Union Square was held to introduce the public to the exciting geology of Torbay.
The Coastal Communities funding bid for a new Geopark Cycle Trail has been successful.
The latest Torbay Council residents survey has revealed some great results for the Geopark
THE future of museums in the Bay has been secured following a £141,000 grant from the Arts Council England.
ARTS Council England has announced a £141,000 financial boost for museums across Torbay.
A £600,000 new cycle trail could link up key Geopark sites across Torbay and help boost tourism in the resort.
An exciting new project called 'over the horizon' is taking place in Brixham this summer.
NEW exhibition created to celebrate the Bay's Geopark status has opened at the Kitchen Gallery, Cockington Court.
PAIGNTON'S £500,000 Geoplay park has been such a success it has been invited to bid for more cash.
PAIGNTON'S fantastic new Geoplay park will be officially opened as part the jubilee weekend celebrations.
THE line-up for the English Riviera Geopark Festival has been announced
The play park has been a real community effort.
TV'S 'Mister Rocks' geologist Iain Stewart was bowled over by his sneak preview of Torbay's new Geoplay park.
The English Riviera Tourism Company has launched a state-of-the-art new website to draw in more visitors over 2012.
A PIECE of old bone has earned the English Riviera an estimated £1million of free publicity around the world.
High profile spot for the English Riviera Geopark at the 36 UNESCO conference alongside great result for the Global Geoparks Network.
Kents Cavern Jawbone is Britain’s oldest human fossil
THE way the English Riviera is promoting and enhancing the quality of its great outdoors has secured an international accolade for another four years.
The wonders of the English Riviera Global Geopark were revealed in their full glory when Torbay's tourism industry took to the water.
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Cockington Court Craft Centre will host the world premiere of Henry Bruce's Horizon Cube exhibition from Friday 22 July to Monday 29 August.
Principals visit Royal Terrace Gardens
TWO international experts are putting progress on the English Riviera's Geopark under the spotlight.
Representatives from Unesco and the Global Geopark Network arrive on the English Riviera for a three-day inspection visit from Sunday, June 19.
The English Riviera Geopark Festival is building on its firm foundations.
Two inspirational new guides to walks along the South West Coast Path National Trail will be launched at the English Riviera Geopark Festival on Sunday 5th June.
Hidden treasures of the English Riviera Geopark can be traced with the help of technology this week.
THE English Riviera Geopark Festival which picks up steam this week may hold the key to success in retaining the Bay's global Geopark status.
Nick Powe, owner of Kents Cavern and chairman of English Riviera Geopark Organisation, recently hosted an industry awareness evening.
Visitors to Occombe Farm over the Bank Holiday weekend on 28 and 29 May will be able to broadcast live from Paignton all over the world.
David Ayres has just set up a magnificent display of photographs at Brixham Adult & Community Learning Centre reflecting his interest in Geology.
The English Riviera has scooped a record-breaking 16 awards for its beaches, landing the title as the clean beach capital of England.
This month sees the start of the annual Geopark Festival on the English Riviera
Those seeking adventure, exploration and a taste of the sea will have a treat in store this summer with the introduction of a series of brand new Geopark Discovery Packages on the English Riviera Global Geopark.
On Sunday 5 June the English Riviera Geopark will be taking on its neighbours, The Jurassic Coast, in a unique cricket match and Torbay Council is encouraging local residents to take part.
SINCE its creation ten years ago, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust has taken care of about 1,700 acres of rural and coastal open spaces and woodland on the English Riviera. The trust has an impressive track record of delivering ambitious projects with limited funding. But probably what we will look back on in years to come as the trust's most significant achievement is the creation of the Global Geopark for the English Riviera, an international accreditation endorsed by UNESCO...
Torquay's ambitious £3million garden and cliff staircase was packed with walkers on Saturday afternoon.
GIANT standing stones and tiny ancient monuments are among the artworks unveiled at Royal Terrace gardens this weekend.
From Geopark fun to a performance by The Quails, street performers to a digital light show this week's Royal Terrace Gardens Festival (Saturday 2 October) promises to be a day packed with fun activities for all the family.
A brand new guidebook, showcasing the English Rivera's unique, natural landscape has just been published and is now available for purchase.
A day of celebrations and a spectacular light show using Torquay's Rock Walk as its backdrop will mark the official opening of the £3million restoration project.
The English Riviera is pleased to announce that it is hosting a brand new exhibition featuring Damien Hirst's Mother and Child, Divided (Exhibition Copy). This will be the first time the piece has been seen in the UK outside of London
The English Riviera Global Geopark film, We Love Our Geopark, will be shown every day at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival...
A seal's-eye view of Torquay's Thatcher Rock has won the first English Riviera Geopark photographic competition...
We have just had the great pleasure of participating in the GeoQuest journey...
Beery Head is putting in another star appearance at this weekend's Occombe Farm Beer Festival...
One of Torbay's gateway sites, which helps residents and visitors discover the wonders of the resort's Geopark, has re-opened following a facelift...
Don't miss the Mystery Mammoth Day today at the Seashore Centre, Goodrington...
Events in the Geopark
4 - 5 May
Join over 2000 pirates and celebrate the maritime heritage of the world renowned historic fishing...
25 May - 2 Jun
A one hour cruise that will show the wildlife as well as the Geopark with Greenway Ferries....
Come and make sculptures exploring the marine animals which lived in the warm shallow seas of...
Come to Occombe Garden for a tour of our veg patch and discover how we grow vegetables from plot...
Four miles of ever-changing , unforgettable experiences, Paignton to Broadsands. Spectacular views,...
27 - 29 May
Come along for fun and music with the Geoparks own Geo-Collective in the Geoplay Park. Hugh...
A special day for the whole family to celebrate the incredible heritage of Berry Head National...
Come and join our Marine Rangers in exploring the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay's...
Join Flint Knapping expert Karl Lee for a hands on workshop to learn about and make prehistoric...
Would you have survived in the stone age? Can you create a campfire with wood and natural tinder...
Come to Kents Cavern to hear exciting stories in the caves where people shared stories long, long...
Travel back in an imaginary time machine to the Stone Age. Try your hand at making a fire with...
Kids – want to impress your family with the best Summer picnic hamper ever! Make delicious...
Come along to this family event and find out about 400 million years of earth’s history in...
A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head. We will begin by...
Join scientists to look into the world of crustaceans and rockpools and make your own rockpool to...
Children can participate in rope-making, card weaving, knot tying and traditional games. For...
This is a family fun afternoon with a walk to Anstey’s Cove and then up to the Walls Hill...
Are your thoughts turning to hot Mediterranean days, blue skies, sparkling seas and the sound of...
7 - 8 Jun
Sample from a menu of over 70 Westcountry beers at Occombe’s annual festival, plus local...
Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
Hong Kong GeoparkIn November 2009, the English Riviera Geopark signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Geopark, allowing both Geoparks to strengthen their international relationship. Click here to find out more about our sister Geopark