Outside Devon is a community backed two acre site with a world class skate bowl, shaping bay, cafe, pottery studio and going space just outside of Bantham is celebrating three months of being open and at the heart of the local community.

Outside is a unique and magical space on the outskirts of Bantham in the South Hams and has been designed and built with community right at its heart. It’s providing a safe space for all walks for life, for sport, for local food, for wellbeing and social interacCon. One visit is not enough!

What started as idea of local Paddy Wellens and old friend, musician Ben Howard is now a reality – a feat that wouldn’t have been possible without the outpouring of support from the local community.

Officially opened in late July 2022, Outside is now firmly on the map. With its purpose built, concrete skate bowl hosting over 400 skaters so far, to its small Organic farm supplying about 60% of the produce that makes up the cafe’s international menu, this feels like it is only just the beginning.

The appeal for the destination doesn’t stop there though, Outside also hosts a ceramics studio running courses for both adults and children and a Surfboard shaping workshop, a place for renowned shapers and amateurs to hone their skills.

With one successful evening event under their belt, Outside are looking to create an eclectic mix of events through the calendar year from Food nights, comedy evenings, skate jams, exhibitions and film nights as well as creating an alternative space to watch this winters football World Cup.

In the near future it may be possible to hire Outside for private events, we can imagine their calendar is going to bursting soon because there really is something for everyone.

Paddy Wellens, Co-Founder of Outside said,

“Outside opened its doors in late July 2022. Our vision was to create a multi-generatoinal space, a stop off on the way to or from a surf that we would have loved had it been here when we were growing up!

“It has already become an important part of the local area, with its world class skate bowl, amazing healthy food and incredible coffee in the cafe! The workshops are taking off and the first surfboards are being shaped. We know that the future is very exciting at Outside and we look forward to welcoming you all in!”

Paddy’s daughter Sofia, age 11 who skates at Outside and helps run the girls skate club every Friday, agrees,

“Outside is a place for everyone to enjoy with their friends and family, the skate bowl is crazy and there’s always fun stuff going on, Lola T (Team GB Skater) skates at the bowl and that’s really exciting for me! And there’s great Burritos!’