Things to Do In Devon
There really is a lot of things to see and do in Devon and something to suit every taste and budget. Taking a holiday in Devon means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds of both beautiful coastlines and lush green countryside. There is a good selection of ancient ruins and shopping centres, which makes Devon the perfect destination for couples and families. Devon offers plenty of places where you can kick back and relax whether you choose to do this on one of the beaches or by walking for miles through the unspoilt countryside.
Things to Do in Devon When It’s Raining
Even if it rains, there is plenty to see and do in Devon despite the weather. Devon is actually home to one of the warmest climates in the UK but it does still have its wet days.
National Marine Aquarium
One attraction in this area that will be a hit with all ages is the National Marine Aquarium which is located in Plymouth. This attraction will educate and entertain visitors of all ages.
The Milky Way
For the younger visitors The Milky Way is located in North Devon and offers 110,000 square feet of space to run around and have fun in. There is a number of great indoor sports centres in the area where you can burn off some energy.
Plymouth Life Centre
Plymouth Life Centre is home to an Olympic sized 50 meter swimming pool and there is also a family leisure pool with flumes and a bubble pool. For people who like heights the Life Centre is also a climbing zone with a 15 meter wall and an aerial assault course.
Do you like delving into the distant past? If so head underground at Kents Cavern in Torquay and discover facts about Sabre Toothed Tigers, Stone Age ancestors and what it would have been like to have lived 10,000 years ago.
Exeter’s Underground Passages
Exeter’s Underground Passages is another underground attraction that is well worth a visit it was built to bring in fresh water for the city during the medieval time.
Days Out for Couples in Devon
Walks and Vineyards
There is a lot of things for couple’s to do in Devon, as they can enjoy the many walks that are available in the area or try their hand at some wine tasting or cheese sampling at Sharpham Vineyard in South Devon.
The coasts in Devon are great for people who want to do a bit of surfing and the South and North Devon Coasts are a great location.
Devon Crafts in Bovey Tracy
Even if the weather is a bit gloomy this area offers plenty to do including discovering the best of Devon crafts in Bovey Tracy at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. The café at this venue is also very good with homemade soup and freshly brewed coffee.
South Devon Railway
South Devon railway offer trips aboard steam trains which provide a great way to explore the countryside.
Buckfast Abbey has some lovely gardens that you can walk around and perhaps you could pick up a bottle of the famous fortified wine.
Places to Visit In Devon For Free
Looking to save some pennies whilst in Devon? Don’t worry there is some free activities that you can enjoy. Devon is home to two lovely national parks which are Dartmoor and Exmoor. Both of these areas offer their own uniqueness.
Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor is a wild and a wide open space which is filled with dramatic scenery and mystery.
Exmoor National Park
Exmoor does offer open spaces whilst being filled with hidden secret treasures such as Tarr Steps. For people who enjoy stargazing Exmoor national park is designated as a ‘Dark Sky reserve’, therefore on a clear night you are guaranteed to see the Milky Way and all of the splendour that is offers. Dartmoor national park offers the chance to get away from fast paced modern life and stumble across dramatic gorges, Neolithic monuments and lovely sights such as the Dartmoor ponies.
The South West Coastal Path
The South West Coastal Path is another fantastic route for a wander and it reaches the length of Devon, whilst letting you see some of the lovely views that this area has on offer. This path takes you all the way to Jurassic Coast where you can take a break on the beach and look for fossils.
Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours
If you want to explore the city of Exeter then try one of the Red Coat Guided Tours.
Culture vultures don’t worry there is some cultural activities for free in this area.
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is located in Exeter and this museum has been voted Museum of the Year due to the great exhibitions that it offers both regionally and nationally.
The castle at Lydford is also well worth a visit.
Days Out for Families in Devon
Babbacombe Model Village
Babbacombe Model Village is a great day out for all the family and it allows you to walk through time in miniature. The entire world is scaled down for little people. A lot of the walks in this area are suitable for children and the length can be shorted to suit abilities.
Tamar trails offers a great places where families can spend a whole day enjoying the outdoors. This venue allows you to explore the network for woodland trails on either foot or bike. There is also a café and a shop where you can relax for a bit between the exciting outdoor activities.