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
2. Kent’s Cavern
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!
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
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
“Diggerland was amazing ? So much to do and they have a campsite. Just off the M5 near Taunton” – Ben, Wood Create
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
9. Pennywell Farm
10. Dawlish Warren
Also suggested by Emily, Dawlish Warren is a well-known family seaside resort and Blue Flag beach.
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.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Marsdens. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.