Half Term in Devon – Things to do…

By Emma

Struggling to believe it is already February half term! Here is a round up of some of the best (in our minds!!) adventures for you and your wild little ones this half term in Devon.

1. RHS Rosemoor.

Fun whatever the weather, and loads of opportunity to get outside and explore, RHS Rosemoor is located near Great Torrington. Kid friendly activities inspired by the wonderful world of the houseplants.

2. Wildwood, Devon.

Just outside of Exeter, and with loads to do for a full day out, we love Wildwood. Outdoor adventure play, indoor soft play, a great maze, authentic saxon village and British wildlife. It is a great place for energetic little ones!

3. The Donkey Sanctuary.

One of our absolute favourites. Free entry, great cafe and facilities, and lovely trails to explore. We always have a great time and it works well for different ages. Plenty of donkeys to see of course! Plus a play area and a maze. This half term they have a lovely Winter Trail for the children; ‘Stories of Sanctuary Spirit’. £5 per trail, with a prize at the end!

4. Dartmoor Zoo.

Just 15 minutes from Plymouth, this is such a lovely zoo. It feels so natural and you get brilliantly close to the animals. This half term they have games, face painting and a bouncy castle included in your general admission price.

5. National Trust South West.

We are huge fans of the National Trust and are lucky to have lots of beautiful places to visit close by. Not just houses, but gardens, country parks, beaches and coastal walks. You can find a whole host of ideas for family-friendly walks, dog-friendly walks and days out on their website. We love nearby Killerton House for walks in the gardens and parkland, Knightshayes for woodland and dog-friendly walks, and Branscombe for a great flat walk from the village to the coast.

6. River Dart Country Park.

This place is great, and such a fab place to meet friends. It also works well for different ages as there is plenty on offer to explore; Adventure playground, pirate ship, climbing pods, slides, obstacle course, football zone, tyre swings, tree trail… the list goes on and on! This half term there is reduced entry prices too.

7. Pennywell Farm.

This is always a full day of fun, with activities throughout the day and a chance to watch an entertainer too. Loads of opportunities to see and cuddle animals, and endless outdoor play. Spring is always such a nice time to visit; lots of baby animals and smaller crowds.

8. Drakes Farm.

This is a beautiful place to visit; family run and in a gorgeous location. It always feels so warm and friendly. Great cafe serving yummy food and drinks, and a free animal paddock to visit, where children can meet and feed the farm animals. There is also a fab outdoor sandpit and play area. Great for little ones.

9. Haldon Forest – NEW Zog Trail.

You cannot beat a walk in the woods, and we love Haldon. Manageable for little legs, and great views, plus fun wooden structures to explore on your walk and a great cafe. This year there is also a new ‘ZOG’ trail. Based on the Julia Donaldson classic, this is bound to be a big hit with the children. £4 per trail bag, which includes lots of fun items and activities for the children.

10. Gaia at Exeter Cathedral.

See this incredible new experience of planet Earth at Exeter Cathedral until the end of Feb. £5 per adult. Free for children. We saw the moon there last year and loved it!

Have a wonderful half term! Check out our other posts and our instagram for more travel and adventure.

Emma and the wild ones x

About the author

Hi I'm Emma, mum to two boys, ex-teacher, now on a new career path running my own business. I have always loved to travel and as a big history nerd, love a good city break. We try to travel and spend as much time outdoors as we can with our two little ones, and are passionate about exploring new places with them. Living in Devon provides lots of opportunity to explore, and we are keen to share tips and experiences of travel, days out and good eats. We are a bit obsessed with photography too so will probably have a few of those to share along the way...

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