Topsham’s Spring Forward Saturday

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Topsham’s Spring Forward Saturday


Music, Food, Drink and Shopping:

Spring begins in Topsham



Spring isn’t just about daffodils and longer days – it’s also about one of the biggest events of the year in a glorious part of Devon.


Spring Forward Saturday on Saturday March 28 is a feel-good family-friendly day of music, shopping, food and drink taking place across the Exe estuary town of Topsham.


Almost all Topsham’s 50 shops, cafés and restaurants are involved with special offers for visitors and locals - one store offers 25% off everything, a restaurant is offering a free crepe dessert to every lunch guest, while another shop is giving a Marseille soap with purchases over £15.


All of these deals - and there are many, many more - are available for one day only. And if that’s not enough, there are even better offers for holders of the Love Topsham Card, a community initiative promoting the town.


Why not take in the pop-up art gallery, a special outdoor fair at the town’s Matthews Hall and the new exhibits at the Topsham Museum on the first day of the new season?


There are special treats for children, too. They can join the adults in awe at the work of Topsham fire station over the years, or get down and dirty at a Craft For Kids event.


And when you’ve shopped-til-you’ve-dropped, there’s the music to enjoy as highly-talented local musicians perform around the town.


The Liberty Sisters, a harmony singing trio, will transport us back in time with their tributes to 40s-era jazz and swing artists; Queen Biscuit, a folk duo with strong connections to Topsham, will play too; and don’t forget The Exmouth Shantymen - they call themselves the original buoy band! - who have performed all over the world including at the Olympics - they will be wandering the streets to entertain everyone.


Even more local are the choir from the town’s St Margaret’s Church and the Topsham Folk Club, both giving performances throughout the day.


“This is the perfect way to celebrate the start of Spring whilst giving the local shops a boost” explains Jo Berman of Love Topsham, the not-for-profit group behind the event.


“It’s a charming antidote to what can be a faceless shopping experience in city centre chain stores. Almost every Topsham business is local and unique, and it’s great fun to ramble through the streets of our beautiful waterside town. This is just one of the initiatives Love Topsham delivers to remind everyone to shop locally and support the businesses on our doorstep” she says. 


Spring Forward Saturday is a great example of the independent community of Topsham coming together and creating a showcase for the best in life, whether that’s artisan produce, one-off hand-made art and crafts, or live and local entertainment. 


This will be the third Spring Forward Saturday and it’s set to be the biggest and best yet. There will also be opportunities for visitors and residents to get their own Love Topsham Card giving reductions at many of the town’s shops, eateries and businesses throughout 2020.


All funds from the card enable activities to take place that promote the town such as Spring Forward Saturday, an upcoming VE Day Anniversary party-in-the-park, publicising Topsham across Exeter and beyond, and the Topsham’s spectacular Christmas lights at the end of the year.





What’s on – here’s a taste of some of the offers and activities on the day:


Spend over £50 and take part in our lucky dip with a guaranteed win of one of many prizes worth up to £50

Route 2 Café and Apartments
Free samples of Stapleton’s ice-cream. 100% natural with milk sourced locally from Awsland Farm

Sails & Canvas
25% off everything in-store, plus some chocolate surprises!

Revitalize Studios
Free tea and a voucher to try a free class for new members

The Wardrobe Dress Agency
Free Easter egg with every purchase.

The Galley Restaurant Topsham
Complimentary bread course and tea or coffee with the fixed-price 3-course lunch

Home-made sticky buns, lemonade and kiddie treats plus 5% discount for all Love Topsham Cardholders

The Boathouse
A free Lemon & Sugar crêpe with every lunch & drink.

Make a purchase on the day and you’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win fab prizes for your furry friends.

Cooks Aweigh
A free bar of Marseille soap with every purchase over £15

Salutation Inn
A complimentary glass of wine with a bowl of Moules Marinière


Free entry into a prize draw for a £50 Lark voucher with every purchase.

Peter Tosh Opticians
A free spring clean on your prescription glasses

Arthurs Butchers and Delicatessen
Sauces for Courses! A free condiment for every joint of meat purchased from Arthurs ie. horseradish with a joint of beef.

The Beauty Lounge
Purchase 2 or more DECLEOR products to receive a discovery facial absolutely FREE!

Rodney Spiller Wealth Management
Pop in, meet the team and enjoy a free glass of Prosecco.

Harbour Chiropractic
Chiropractic Initial Consultation and first treatment for £40 (normally £55) and 1 hour Sports Massage £35 (normally £40). Both for one week from 28th March



The Bridge Inn, Topsham
Enjoy a special ale called ‘Spring Forward’ from Yeovil ales, available until the barrels run out! The pub will donate 50p from every pint sold of ‘Spring Forward’ to the The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Geoff Bowen.

(All offers while stocks last. Individual business Ts & Cs apply)


Easy to reach by public transport or bike, Spring Forward Saturday promises to be a lovely day out with family and friends. Topsham is less than 20 minutes by train from Exeter, five minutes off the motorway and 15 minutes from Exeter airport.


For more information about Spring Forward Saturday and the Love Topsham card, visit or contact the Love Topsham team on 07967 376724. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @LoveTopsham.



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Season (26 Sept 2020)

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