Seaton Youth Blog

Seaton is an up-and-coming town with lots going on, but amongst the toddler groups, kids clubs and OAP lunches, what is there for the teenagers?

Our aim is to find out all the opportunities, clubs and activities that young people can get involved in, and spread the word to get as many young people involved as possible, but we need your help!

Do you belong to a club, team or group that includes (or could include) young people aged from 11-18? If so, please get in touch, and we’ll do our best to put them in touch with you.

We will keep adding listings as we learn about them, so be sure to check back regularly, and follow us on social media to keep up to date with clubs, events and ideas to keep young people in Seaton entertained, inspired and active.

The Skate Park is a popular spot with all ages


Great Summer for Seaton

dino at jurassic golfSeaton saw  great line-up in the August summer holidays!

Great artisan gifts were available at Seaton Artisan Summer markets on August 5th. The spectacle of ancient Town Criers making a lot of noise with their shouts took place on Sat August 12th. Beautiful art was in Jubilee Gardens at Art@Jubilee August 20th. Watersports were available in the form of Paddle boarding out on Seaton beach or  taking part in all the events at Seaton Jurassic or Seaton Wetlands.

There was alsos plenty of family fun over the summer holidays – from exploring the labrynth, taking a ride on the Seaton Tramway, enjoying the Underfleet PlayPark, or Jurasic adventure Golf at Seafield Park, or taking a ride out on a vintage bus with the @Jurassic Mule.

Many great bands from pub gigs to the Gateway  as well as music and cinema were on offer

If wanted a bite to eat Seaton had plenty to offer from great cafes, eateries and restaurants or dining alfresco at the popular Seaton Eats Boutique  overlooking the sea.

There’s always more information  on our events pages and What’s On section


Seaton CycleFest is coming!

Seaton’s Town Development Team and Town Council are getting ready for the annual Seaton CycleFest .  This year the event is bigger and better than ever with two whole days of cycle events on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd July.

Saturday 1st July sees a brand new Vintage Cycle Day kicking off the weekend long Festival. Look out for over 100 vintage cyclists descending upon Seaton with #VeloVintage Everyone is welcome to come along and join them  up at Cliff Field Gardens from 1-6pm for a picnic. Food pitches, market stalls, bands, and vintage style entertainment will be on hand. Entrance is FREE to anyone dressing up in vintage costume.

Sunday July 2nd welcomes British Cycling back to Seaton with the town centre turning into a racing course for the day and featuring some of the best cyclists in the South West. The Town Development Team working with 1st Chard Wheelers will start the cycle races at 11am on our Criterium course which runs along the esplanade, up Castle Hill, down Seafield Hill Rd and onto Harbour Road before making its way to the Esplanade finish line via Beach Rd.

It promises to be an exciting day of cycling and entertainment for all so whether you are a race team member or just want to experience the thrill of seeing there’s plenty to see.  The official opening by Town mayor Jack Rowland takes place at 10.45am followed by the Youth races.

Alongside the cycling will be plenty of family entertainment at the Festival Village on Thury Harcourt Place with shopping, bouncy castles, martial arts demos, BMX displays and hands on sessions.  There will also be beachside activities including Seaton Bay Paddlesports plus refreshments from Seaton’s pubs, cafes, restaurants. The Cycle Fest closes with a beachside chillout with live onstage music from Simple Chaos. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own BBQ and enjoy.

Cycle Fest-2016 Women's Race Cycle Fest-1More information about the Festival can be found on

Seaton Artisan Market returns for Spring

The popular Seaton Artisan Marketgeneric artisan 2017 returns this weekend Saturday April 1st  from 10am -2pm. Beautiful arts and crafts will be on display from local artisans from Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Run at the lovely setting of Windsor Gardens in Seaton Town Centre this month the Market will have some lovely new products including ceramics and pottery, art, paintings, wood carvings and creations, clothing, scented gifts, artisan glasswork and yummy jams, chutneys and cakes.

The Smuggler’s ukulele band will be entertaining everyone from 10.30am and we’re hoping our Town Crier may make an appearance.

FREE to enter, the Artisan Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

More info at

Seaton Artisan Market feeling the Sting

Spring is in the air and Axe Valley Runners “Pearl’s a Stinger” is just around the corner.  It must mean Seaton Artisan Market is about to open its doors for the first market of the year.

From 10am on March 11th, Windsor Gardens will host the annual Grizfest Seaton Artisan Market opening the 2017 season.

This year the market will feature the best arts, crafts, upcycled and unique products from Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Everything from wood carvings, soft furnishings, tailor made clothing, handmade jewellery, artisan glass ware, delicious food and many more tempting local artisan products will be on display. There will also be music from ukulele band ‘Smugglers’ and from local melodeon player G.

Karin Frewin, Marketing Events specialist commented “We’re looking forward to the first Artisan Market of the year at Grizzly weekend.  It’s a great community day and we’ve got some amazing artisans at the market this year.”

The Artisan Market takes place on the 1st Saturday in every month, By the Sea10am-2pm in the heart of the Town Centre from April to September. The next one takes place on 1st April, Windsor Gardens.
More information about the Artisan Market is available at

Seaton Town Team plans for 2017

Seaton Town Development Team will be working hard this year to enliven Seaton. The team met recently to plan priorities for 2017. Amongst other things they will be looking at ways to ensure Seaton is ‘on the map’ as the home of outdoor adventure and natural environment. They also plan to keep developing Seaton as a  ‘vibrant town’ partnering with organisations such as the newly formed Seaton Traders Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town’s attractions, as well as sporting organisations. They are also working on better signage, creating opportunities for footfall, promoting culture, undertaking marketing and promotion of the town, as well as staging a number of events.

The first this year will be their annual Seaton Big Clean which takes place Sat March 4th from 11am when everyone is invited to come and join them to get out and about on the beach and streets of Seaton to clean up ahead of the main tourist season and the Grizzly.

During 2017, the team will also be working on Art@Jubilee, the Artisan Market, supporting a new Seaton Triathlon, continuing to support the Seaton Parkrun and helping with this year’s Seaton Cycle Fest which takes place July 1st-2nd and promised to be bigger and better than ever.

Seaton Town Development Team works under the remit of Seaton Town Council and was established in 2012 to increase awareness of Seaton, establish more events & attractive places for visitors and residents to enjoy, create an active town  and encourage pride in our community.


New Seaton Town Guide

The team working on the 2017 Seaton Town Guide is gearing up for an early release this year. The town’s official guide – the 2016 version of which can be viewed  on our homepage – was so popular last year that more copies will be printed this year by local company Seaton Print & Design.

Advertising rates have been held at 2016 prices and bookings are being taken now. Anyone interested should email file-page1


Seaton Artisan Market Christmas


Shoppers are in for a treat again in the run up to Christmas.  Alongside Seaton’s Xmas Light celebrations Seaton’s traditional Christmas Artisan Market will be back Saturday December 3rd from 10am on Windsor Gardens.

Beautiful hand-crafted Christmas gifts and products from high quality traders with everything from artisan glass work, wood carving and beautiful jewellery though to hand-made fudge and well as traditional mulled wine will be available. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance at the market. You’ll find him in his grotto in Sweet Heaven in Fore St.


On Saturday December 10th a royal visit will take place. Queen Victoria will be arriving at the Victorian Artisan Fayre on Windsor Gardens and the Town Square at 10am.

Victorian Artisan Fayre Dec 10

Victorian Artisan Fayre Dec 10

She will be accompanied by Scrooge – who is rumored to be on stilts! and Victorian characters on traders stands and roaming around. There will be a host of entertainment during the day including dancing characters courtesy of JMDancefit, music from Seaton Primary School Choir and Victorian musicians and more.

More information about the Christmas Markets and the Christmas Trail are available on


While you are at the market why not pick up a leaflet from local shops and enter the Seaton Christmas Trail for your chance to win over 100.00 of Christmas goodies and vouchers.

Pet Christmas is on it’s way

Pets won’t be forgotten in the plans for Seaton’s Christmas celebrations this year. On Friday Dec 2nd Animal Botanical in Queen Street will be holding their ever popular Pet Santa. Goodies gallore for your pooch and pets.  The fun starts at 5pm as part of Seaton’s Christmas Carnival Celebrations. seaton-town-guide-121