Preparing a short break to Devon

Are you thinking about going on holiday to Devon? The west country is one of my favourite parts of England – and Devon has some beautiful places just waiting to be discovered by you! With gorgeous beaches and interesting attractions, it may be difficult for you to narrow them down!

I’ve spoken to some other bloggers in a bid to find the 11 best things to do in Devon:

1. Crabbing in Brixham

“We love crabbing in Brixham, it costs next to nothing but is the most fun for a family!” – Laura, Five Little Doves

crabbing in brixham devon

2. Kent’s Cavern

Kent’s cavern in Torquay is fab for the whole family. They had extra activities for the kids when we went this summer” – Jennifer, Mighty Mama Bear

3. Body Boarding at Woolacombe Beach

Suggested by Emma Reed, this looks great fun. This is an activity that would probably be best saved for milder days, however!

body boarding, woolacombe beach, devon

4. Fossil hunting in Seaton

“Sitting on the Devon side of the Jurassic coast is the tourist town of Seaton. If you’ve never been here before it’s worth a visit if you’re looking for a chilled out time.” – Suzy, Our Bucket List Lives

Seaton, Devon

 5. Rockpooling with the National Trust

Jane (of Hodge Podge Days) and her family found all sorts of sea critters when they went for a guided “rock pool ramble”. These certainly sound worth keeping an eye open for – I was very interested to see they found a little octopus!

6. Watermouth Castle

“The quirkiest, manmade built castle, museum and children’s theme park. Most of the rides are suitable for primary age/preschool children, check out the old fashioned arcade, enjoy the gnome village and the ball shooting barn.  There’s also a Vegas style light water fountain display regularly through the day. It’s eccentric, but a great day out especially for age 4-8ish year olds” – Emma, Bubba Blue and Me

7. Diggerland

“Diggerland was amazing ? So much to do and they have a campsite. Just off the M5 near Taunton” – Ben, Wood Create

Diggerland Devon

8. Killerton House

“Killerton House, National Trust is great for children – amazing grounds with games out on the front lawn and a bear house where the children used to keep a bear which was sent to London Zoo when it got too big!” – Emma, The Money Whisperer

national trust killerton house devon

9. Pennywell Farm

Suggested by Emily at Confessions of a Slummy Mummy, Pennywell Farm has animals, rides and all sorts of activities. It looks great fun!

pennywell farm

10. Dawlish Warren

Also suggested by Emily, Dawlish Warren is a well-known family seaside resort and Blue Flag beach.

dawlish warren devon

11. Babbacombe Model Village

With award winning miniature landscape gardens, 413 buildings and an estimated population of over 13,000, Babbacombe Model Village is certainly worth a visit. Fran of Whinge Whinge Wine recommended it, but looking through her blog post I saw photos that stirred some memories. I double checked with my parents and it turned out that Babbacombe was indeed the model village I remember visiting on holiday to Devon when I was 4! I thoroughly enjoyed it then and it is one of the few things I remember from my trip.

Babbacombe Model Village, Devon

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Marsdens. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own. 

1 thought on “Preparing a short break to Devon”

  1. Great post – you’ve really got all the highlights of Devon here! And it’s such a fantastic place – both to go on holiday to and to live in. I particularly love Dawlish Warren because it’s such an unspoilt, lovely little beach. I’ve not actually been to Woolacombe but I would love to go. And Dartmoor is a must-see of course!

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