The Best Summer Holiday Activities in Devon

The Best Summer Holiday Activities in Devon


Now that the school holidays have arrived, you’re probably planning some of the best ways to entertain the kids. Whether you live in the South West, or you’re visiting on holiday, we’ve taken a look at some of the best summer holiday activities in Devon. We promise the children won’t get bored with these!


Taking a day trip to Exmouth beach

Exmouth Beach is the perfect place to take the kids on a sunny July or August afternoon. Just remember to bring a picnic and some sun cream! With two miles of golden sand and plenty of opportunity for paddling – it’s the perfect summer holiday destination. You will also find fun activities along the promenade such as mini-golf, as well as plenty of stops for ice cream.


Visiting the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

East Devon is home to the fantastic Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, which is open all year round and is especially popular during the holidays. All of the donkeys have been rescued from mistreatment or relinquished to the charity’s care. The kids can meet hundreds of gentle donkeys and mules during a day trip here, as well as having fun exploring the maze and getting active in the play area. Dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead and they recommend wearing suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. 


Swimming in the Tinside Lido in Plymouth

If you don’t fancy braving a dip in the sea on Exmouth Beach, the Tinside Lido is a fantastic place to take the kids swimming. Built in 1935, this pool overlooks the sea with fantastic views out across the coast. It has even been voted as one of the top ten outdoor pools in Europe! It’s open between 10am and 6pm from May to September so is perfect for a summer holiday trip.


Camping out on Dartmoor

If your family is the more adventurous type, one of the best summer activities is to go hiking and camping on Dartmoor. This is not for the fainthearted as it will likely involve a lot of walking and climbing up tors! Follow one of the suggested trails and make sure you bring all the supplies that you need (including food, water, sun hats and sun cream)! There are various different camping sites on Dartmoor so do your research and plan an exciting adventure for the kids.


Entertaining the kids at Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park is an award-winning theme park in Devon that boasts over 60 different rides and attractions. If you are a family of thrill-seekers, this is definitely a great place to take the kids for a day out! With rollercoasters, log flumes, a kids’ driving school and animals to visit, there really is something for everyone.


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our favourite summer holiday activities in Devon. 


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