South Devon 1940s Festival

South Devon Railway, The Station, Dartbridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ

Tel: 01364 644370

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South Devon 1940s Festival


Each year, on the first weekend in July, the South Devon Railway is transported back in time to the 1940s as it lays host to the fantastic South Devon 1940s Festival!

The festival has grown and developed greatly over many years and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else!

Why not come and join us for a truly immersive and fantastic fourties day out?!



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    Road Directions

    Buckfastleigh station, where there is ample car parking is on the A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth.

    Public Transport Directions

    Rail - Totnes national rail station is a less than 500 yard walk from our station at Totnes, via a footpath link. Bus to Buckfastleigh - 88, X38, buses stop at Buckfastleigh station. Bus to Totnes - 88, X64, X80/81, 164, 606 buses stop at Totnes main line station.



    • Accept Children over 7
    • Gift Shop


    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Assistance Dogs
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for the Disabled
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - call for details
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe, for approximately 100 people at Buckfastleigh.
    • Picnic Site

    Children & Infants

    • Accept Children Over 3

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Tea / Coffee Shop
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • Max group size - call for details
    • No Smoking Attraction
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Coach Parking
    • On Bus Route
    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • Can be packages by 3rd parties
    • Delta accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size - call for details
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed towards children
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

    Opening Times

    Season (4 July 2020 - 5 July 2020)

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