Devon is one of the most amazing and diverse county with beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery. In addition to these there are historic buildings, homely villages and towns, National Parks, sporting events all through the year and the best in food and drink. Devon is undoubtedly one of the most coveted locations for a Family holiday.
Here are the top 10 things to do on a Family holiday in Devon
1. The most famous Dartmoor National Park
Darmtoor National Park is one of Britain’s breathing spaces and a member of the 15-strong National Park family. There are many ways to explore Dartmoor National Park – walking, cycling, riding and climbing. With over 730 km of public rights of way and 47,000 hectares of open access land, this park has a wide network of paths and trails for exploring the countryside.
With a great theater, live music and art galleries, Plymouth is a best place for family entertainment in Devon. It is also recognized as the cultural center of the county.
3. Bantham Beach
This beach is long and sandy with shallow water. Kids can play and swim safely in the shallow water. For more energetic and action oriented activity there are popular water sports available (image by Gary Corken).
Voted as one of the Top 10 Beaches by the Times, Dawlish is great for wildlife enthusiasts and families who want to join in local events and festivals.
5. All Weather Award Winning Family Fun
The Largest Family Theme Park in the South West is a fun filled day out for the whole family. From little kids to adults there’s something for everyone is this 90 acre park. Woodlands Family Theme Park is a great value day out. There is no doubt that Devon offers fantastic family holiday parks such as Woolacombe and some others for your consideration.
6. The Big Sheep Theme Park
This is North Devon’s top award winning attraction where you can find endless fun.There are hilarious and entertaining live shows that include a hysterical introduction to various breeds of sheep from around the world, the world famous sheep racing, horse whispering, sheep rearing, dog and participating duck trials.
7. Exmoor ZooExmoor
Zoo is different from other zoos. It is not a wildlife park or city zoo but is more personal friendly and contact oriented zoo. In the last few years new exhibits have been created for animals such as cheetah, black-buck, wolves and sitatunga.
8. Home of the cream-tea
Devon’s traditional favorite is the cream-tea! There’s nothing better than the homemade scone covered in clotted cream and jam. Whether you are out in the sunshine or warming next to a fire – a cream tea is the perfect treat to help make it a great day out. Cream teas are offered for sale in tea rooms across Devon (image by Matt Wade).
9. Delicious Ice-creams
Who can resist the delicious taste of ice-cream and the natural flavors Devon is famous for! You can find several ice-cream parlors across Devon which provide the best ice-cream in Britain.
10. East Portlemouth
Perfect for families who want to enjoy peace and quiet, but still want access to water sports and nearby attractions.
It can be a good idea to plan your trip properly by making advance booking for stay and travel. This can save you a lot of hassles and make your family trip to Devon the most pleasurable and memorable one.
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Feature image by Sara