A Summer Holiday in Devon
A Summer Holiday in Devon – I’ve said it before but we are really lucky to live in Devon surrounded by beaches, amazing outdoor spaces and lots of great activities to do with the kids.
If like us you like to make a bit of a plan to get you through the six weeks holiday with your sanity still in tact whilst keeping the kids entertained then read on.
We like to have options for days out whatever the weather, with a mix of free and paid for outings. I’ve scoured the net to see things that would suit all age groups and budgets.
FREE Days Out
Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth – running from 8th July – 13th September. Find all 40 Elmer’s which are displayed on and around Plymouth. Each elephant has a unique design and at the end will be auctioned off to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth. Grab a map from local shops or download the App.
Learn to Fish with Learn to Fish South West – There are various sessions available in Exeter, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Bideford and Bude.
Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge – Devon Libraries. Read six books, collect stickers and rewards along the way whilst keeping an eye out for those alien book bandits!
Free Film Fest, Exeter – running from 30th – 31st August there are films running on both days worth the first film being the Jungle Book. If you haven’t watched a film shown outside on a big screen then I would highly recommend it. Take a blanket and some snacks and get comfy.
RAMM – Royal Albert Memorial Museum. We love going to the museum for a general look around l, but they have lots of events available throughout the holidays. Don’t forget to pick up the kids backpacks which are free to use around the museum packed full of activities to make your visit more fun!
Paid Days Out
Crealy Theme Park – As well as all the permanent attractions there is the Hydro High Dive event which is running from 22nd July – 31st August where you will see the Crealy Brigade fight fires and jump from heights of over 80 feet.
Exmoor Zoo – Home to the only pair of Black Leopards in the UK they have a host of activities daily including feeding the Tortoises and meet the Alpacas.
Woodland’s is a great place to take the kids. As well as loads of exciting rides it’s all spaced out with lots of play activities and picnic spaces and there are loads of cool events throughout the holidays such as Fizzpop Science Workshops and Titan the Robot.
The Milky Way Adventure Park is another action packed theme park for all ages set in North Devon. I love that this place has a lot to do for Younger children in their Pre-schoolers section.
Clip n Climb – This is a great way for the kids to burn off some energy during the holiday. There are a range of walls with different levels of difficulty and adults can join in the fun too.
Paignton Zoo – Always a good day out at the zoo. Don’t forget to make note of the animal feeding times. They also have lots of good children’s play areas and Giant Top Trumps.
Ibounce Trampoline Park – always a good option for a rainy day or to expel lots of energy. Make sure you book though!
Powderham Castle is always a great place to visit. Have a look at the events page to see what’s on over the summer and don’t forget to have something to eat in the Orangery.
This little lot should keep you busy but I’ll add to it as and when I find interesting things.