If you find yourself in Devon this winter and you’re wondering how to have fun on a budget, here are some suggestions to keep you entertained without having to break the bank.

Whatever the season, Devon is a great place for a weekend escape, day trip or cheeky last minute holiday, so don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a summer destination only and check out some of our top things to do in Devon this winter.

Visit a Christmas Market

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, there is nowhere better than a Christmas Market. With seasonal songs and smells, plus the lights and the atmosphere, they are the best places for feeling festive. The best thing? You don’t even need to spend any money to enjoy them! You can find Christmas Markets all over Devon at this time of year, find out more here.

Visit the beach

Beaches aren’t just for summer! During the winter, you’ll find quieter stretches of beaches where you can build sandcastles, do some rockpooling, fly a kite, walk the dog or just enjoy a coastal stroll. The South West Coast Path has a host of different walking routes to suit families, experienced walkers and even those bringing the dog with you.

Visit a National Park

The wild moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor take on a whole new atmosphere in the winter months. The dramatic vistas look even more so and if you visit on a day when there has been frost or snow it’s like entering Narnia! Whether you visit Exmoor or Dartmoor, you’ll find lovely walks and sights.

Visit one of Devon’s top attractions

If you’re on a budget, you might not think that you can stretch to visiting too many of Devon’s family friendly attractions but think again! Many of the museums and galleries in the county offer free entry and there are other attractions that offer discounted or free entry during the quieter months.

You can find a host of ideas for budget friendly visits to Devon here.

For a host of Christmas and winter themed activities for your Christmas and New Year visits, don’t forget to check our what’s on information for the latest events here.