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Things to do

Holidays in Devon offer countryside and coastline, ancient ruins and modern shopping centres, and it's perfect for families or couples.

If you’re after adrenaline-filled things to do in Devon then you can find out the best places for climbing, white water rafting, horse riding and a host of white-knuckle fun activities on our Active Devon pages.

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Kick Back and Relax

If your idea of bliss centres around peace and quiet, tranquillity is something that Devon’s not short of. Hit one of the glorious beaches, ramble in miles of unspoilt countryside, visit ancient castles, browse art galleries, or take a boat trip with award-winning Stuart Line Cruises. Visit some awe-inspiring gardens or simply while away the hours with some relaxing treatments at one of our top spas, such as Ilsington Country House Hotel or Hartland House. Your downtime is yours to do with as you please but, if you’re stuck for ideas for relaxing things to do in Devon, check out our pages of Devon attractions.

Feeling the Pinch?

Devon offers fantastic value for money for anyone holidaying on a budget. You don’t have to dig deep to have a great time. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do on your family holidays in Devon. There are rock-pools to be explored, scenery to take in, running, swimming, cycling and the ancient art of letterboxing, to name but a few. Visit our free things to do in Devon page for a burst of budget inspiration.

Winter on the moors

Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

Many visitors take their Devon holidays in the winter months, when the landscape takes on a completely different but equally charming character. Coming to Devon in the colder seasons doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck for things to do – there’s plenty of stuff to do at any time of year, regardless of the weather. You might want to take advantage of the coastal winds and do a bit of windsurfing, go to the theatre, take a craft workshop, wander through some historic houses and castles, visit the fish at the aquarium, paint some pottery, take a wine tour or go shopping. For more ideas of all-weather activities, go to our Rainy Days page.

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Haldon Forest Park 
This fabulous place has something for everyone: over 40km of walking and cycling trails, orienteering, horse riding and play areas for the whole family to enjoy. It's also home to Go Ape, the high wire ropes course, Forest Cycle Hire, Segway Southwest and The Ridge Café. Facebook/h

Exmoor Zoo
The Family Zoo.  
Animals the natural way in a rural zoo! An award winning, friendly, family attraction in the Devon countryside.


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