There’s so much to do and so much to see throughout this huge county, you and the kids will be spoilt for choice during your family break! When you have decided which of these exciting attractions you simply have to visit during your family holiday, we’ve chosen a few of our top family-friendly cottages in Devon for you to investigate.
Enjoy an evening browsing the Christmas markets that take place throughout Devon. Check out the gifts and craft stalls and enjoy food and drink in the run-up to Christmas.
Out with the old and in with the new – make this New Year’s Eve the year you do something different.
The South West, with its rolling hills, cosy country pubs and stunning coastline is often associated with romance. In fact, the region is the most popular place to tie the knot in the UK, with 21% more marriages than the British average. Therefore, it's unsurprising that our beautiful county offers a fantastic selection of romantic activities to keep love's flame burning strong.
Coming to South Devon for your next holiday? Here's a guide to all the fantastic things that you can do. From water parks and sailing, to food festivals and wonderful walking, you'll never be stuck for things to keep the whole family busy throughout your stay.
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With the whole world on a health-kick, why not flex your desire for outdoor adventure on your next holiday home break? Devon has some exceptional activity centres across the county for you to choose from.
If you’re heading off on a Devon holiday this season, here are the places we highly recommend testing out your SUP skills!
Mile upon mile of rolling green countryside, charming little fishing villages and two incredible unspoilt coastlines; we are lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful scenery here in Devon. But if you need to take a break from exploring this vast landscape, then you might like to visit some of our top attractions in Devon. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, a family day out or a bit of culture, you’ll find it here.
Throughout the year, the calendar in Devon is packed with a variety of unique events, and these are a few of the food-themed extravaganzas that we most recommend.
Looking for a tasty treat but you don't eat meat (or eggs or dairy or fish)? We've got you covered.
Be it a coastal or countryside location, Devon is home to some of the finest sunset watching spots in the UK.
North and South Devon’s coastal locations naturally make them great for water sports; paired with the countryside bliss of gentle rivers and lakes and you’re spoilt for choice.
Want a great Devon day out that the whole family will enjoy? You'll love the Tarka Trail.
Woolacombe is one of the premier beaches in England. It’s unbeatable for views, size, sandiness, surfing prospects and sandcastle building potential. Small yet sweet, the town is a superb resort at the top western corner of the North Devon coastline – with views across Bideford Bay out to Lundy.
Our partner brand, Tobooka, should be your first stop when planning things to do on your holiday to the South West. They offer experiences in Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and, most importantly, right here in Devon.
Take a look at our Ultimate Devon Bucket List and see what you can do during your holiday in Devon.
Exmouth is a Victorian-era holiday resort with a long beach and promenade. As the name suggests, it sits at the mouth of the River Exe. Ever since the late 18th century, the town has enjoyed its status as a popular seaside destination drawing in sunseekers from far and wide.
There are so many things to do in Devon throughout the year, no matter the weather, that you’ll be spoilt for choice wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday. From great outdoor activities to days out for the entire family, you certainly won't get bored.
Tavistock is a Mid-Devon town close to border of Cornwall that also acts as the gateway town to Dartmoor. Read more...
A picturesque village tucked away in a secluded area of South Devon, Noss Mayo is hidden on the southern bank of the Yealm Estuary and is a great holiday destination if you love boating and coastal walks.
Cycling alone, cycling with friends, cycling with your family; it’s a pure pleasure where you can accomplish speeds met through your own strength and efforts. With the help of a bike you can cover vast distances in an environmentally clean, safe and healthy fashion. Bikes can also get you to parts of the countryside that a car cannot get to, and Devon is a place that has some great off-road trails.
The historical town of Tiverton in mid Devon is the perfect base to discover the fascinating heritage of the area - its beautiful castles, historic houses and horse-drawn barges will transport you back to another era.
With endless posts listing things to do with children, we thought it was time someone put together a post for adults looking for new ways we can push boundaries and rediscover our adventurous side.
There are so many things to do in Devon that you’ll be spoilt for choice wherever you choose to base yourself during your holiday. From great outdoor activities to days out for the entire family, there are plenty of things to do in Devon.
Our insider’s guide to Devon is packed with top tips that only the locals will know because, well, we’re local! Our team have lived in, worked in and loved Devon for years, meaning we’re experts when it comes to all you need to know about our beloved county. So sit back and let us intrigue you with enthralling information, leading you to write a whole new Bucket List dedicated to the county of Devon.
There are so many different ways to see in the New Year it can often be tough to decide where to go to celebrate the clock striking midnight. Whether you want to indulge in lavish luxury at a top hotel, take to the streets to join the fancily-dressed masses with your mates or dance the night away to a live band in an edgy venue, there are plenty of options on how to enjoy New Year's Eve in Devon.
Spend a lazy Sunday in one of Devon's favourite country pubs while savouring a delicious carvery. We can't think of a better way to spend your holiday. On this list of Devon establishments you’ll discover the perfect place for a Sunday lunch, so look through our post and see which lovely pub, tavern or restaurant takes you fancy. Devon is famed for its country pubs and tasty grub, so what are you waiting for? Travel down to the South West for a wonderful holiday, choose your pub and browse our holiday cottages in order to find your ideal place to stay while in the West Country.
The South West surfing scene is often dominated by Cornwall, with big name surf resorts like Newquay and Bude stealing the limelight. But its modest neighbour, Devon, also boasts some of the best surf spots in the UK. Think glassy hollow barrels, fun beach breaks and long mellow rides.
Devon is one of the best spots to experience an exhilarating walking holiday in the UK. It’s no surprise it’s known as a walker’s paradise, as this captivating location displays some of the finest scenery in not only the South West but the UK as a whole. With so many walks to choose from, we have selected some fantastic routes in Devon to give you a sample of the walking experiences on offer.
Head to the south coast to enjoy the sights of one of Devon's larger cities, Plymouth. From historic Hoes, to a City Centre where you can shop 'til you drop, there's plenty of interesting areas to visit which will keep the whole family entertained. To help you determine just what you should enjoy on your trip to the city, we've created a list of fantastic things to do in Plymouth.
Whether spring has sprung in Devon or you want to see the autumn blooms, there's nothing better to do than explore the vibrant colours of the beautiful gardens that are located in the region. All uniquely beautiful, they offer something a little different at all times of the year. Here are some of the best gardens in Devon that will help you plan colourful days out in the county.
Where can you enjoy a care-free afternoon of dog-walking? Where in Devon can you visit for the afternoon, knowing you have no worries about where you leave foot and pawprints? From picturesque paths in the North to Mid Devon's forests full of fir, via perfect parks in South Devon – there's a dog-walking location perfect for you - and here are 11 suggestions for you to enjoy.
Take a look at our selection of the best pub walks in Devon
Found nestling in the south west of England, Devon is an extremely rich and diverse county, and the landscape changes dramatically as you travel throughout the region. When you are in Devon, you will find that the jagged coastlines of the north and south of the county are beautifully juxtaposed by the rugged inland areas of Exmoor and Dartmoor and perfectly placed towns and villages.
Family holidays can sometimes be an expensive affair, with entrance to pricey attractions, daily meals out and souvenirs to take home all helping to empty your pockets. Fortunately, a family holiday in Devon needn't cost you the earth. If you're looking for cheap ways to keep the kids entertained during your stay in Devon, look no further than our great list of things to do that won't break the bank.
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