Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty combining quaint thatched villages, traditional cream teas and spectacular unspoilt coastline. The beautiful cathedral city of Exeter is close by and easy to access by road and rail. So if it's the city lights, shopping and contemporary lifestyle that you're after, you really can get the best of both worlds here in the glorious, rural heart of Devon.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis many of the regions attractions remain closed for the time being but please let us know if you intend to stay and we will do our best to get the most up to date information we can.
Devon’s Top Attractions have plenty to keep everyone entertained this Summer with a huge variety of special events and activities planned.
There’s lots of outdoor fun at Devon’s National Trust’s properties. Head to Castle Drogo and follow the Flower trail, hunt around the garden and grounds and find the boxes to identify seeds and their flowers. Or join the Killerton Half Term Trail and see what you and your children can discover. While out at Arlington Court enjoy one of their Family Ranger Days. Get mucky, pick up new skills and have fun with all the family.
There’s more outdoor fun at Diggerland, where you can drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery. It’s the perfect destination for action, fun and a thrill-packed family day out. They have over 20 different rides and drives and an array of other additional activities to get hands on with, the ultimate adventure day out.
Masses of fun awaits you at Powderham Castle. There’s a Wizardry Quiz night where for one night only you can prove your knowledge of the Potterverse. Or make magical medieval memories at their magnificent LEGO Brick Kingdom, complete with fiery dragons and brave knights. Or watch the spectacular jousting, witness this noble and historic sport against the authentic backdrop of the Castle and Powderham estate.
Head to Pennywell Farm for a full on action-packed farmyard fun, animal antics, rustic rides and super shows with plenty of time to cuddle those adorable animals!
The Big Sheep, Ride on Rampage the rollercoaster or join in the whole host of other special activities going on. There are 12 hilarious shows and some of the most unique events ever seen in the UK. Enjoy the Bubbilicious Bubble Weekend, be amazed by big bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, wiggly worm bubbles and yes of course, ‘sheep bubbles’.
There’s fun at Becky Falls, with lots of hands-on animal encounter shows and feeding sessions. Follow the children’s stamp trail and win a prize with explorer backpacks available to borrow to help young explorers discover the surrounding woodland.
Step back in time at the Milky Way Adventure Centre and see the Time Travellers - Professor Chronological and his assistant Meridian Nanosecond. Take the challenges, solve the clues and help the professor repair the time machine. It’s both educational and entertaining fun for all the family and don’t forget while you are there to enjoy all the other amazing rides, slides, shows.
Head to Morwellham Quay and meet the ‘Ragged Victorians’ as they hang out interacting with the public. Make a bread roll, find copper ore, go to the Victorian School, pan for gold or dress up as a Victorian. There’s so much to do, camping is also available so why not stay the weekend?
Families and children will love the ‘Dinosaur Tram Adventure’ at Seaton Tramway, with music, stories, fossil dig and a dinosaur activity area. Help Professor Percival uncover the secrets of a land that time forgot, and every child will receive a goody bag.(subject to availability)
Crealy offers over 60 other rides and attractions!
World of Country Life there’s loads of swash- bucklin’ fun, plus all the usual daily activities to fill your day with family fun.
Royal Albert Museum in Exeter, join a Little Explorer craft session, make a world cultures mask or catch story time in the Gallery.
River Dart Country Park for a whole host of fun activities lined up for all the family. Try out the assault course, clayzer and Dare Devil activities and enjoy the fun dog show, a full day of family fun but be sure to book your tickets.
There’s lots going on for the adults too. South Devon Railway have just the ticket with their Spring Ale Festival. A feast of steam and diesel trains will be running. Adults can get a Driver’s Eye Experience at Seaton Tramway and get a taste of what it is like to drive one of their trams.
While over at Coldharbour Mill and Country Park they bring the past back to life giving you a unique glimpse into the industrial revolution.
To find out more details of all these events and where many more are taking place, go online to www.devontopattractions.com