Considering North Devon is known as England’s Adventure Coast it is no wonder that it is a great place to spend half term – with plenty of family friendly attractions, a host of activities and events, especially for the school holiday, there is plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re planning a trip or short break to North Devon over February half term and don’t know where to start, here’s some inspiration to help you have the best break this February.
Many of the region’s top attractions will be opening their doors for the first time this year ready for half term, so you can find plenty of bargains and discounts as part of their reopenings. The Big Sheep has additional entertainment and activities taking place as part of their half term programme and the Milky Way is open all week from 10 am until 5pm for the week of half term.
February is a great time to head outside, especially with the seasons changing. In North Devon, you can visit RHS Rosemoor which has a host of events taking place throughout half term for the whole family as well as being a fascinating place to visit. Exmoor Zoo is another fun option for families that love nature and wildlife. The zoo has several talks and workshops taking place all year around to help you learn more about the resident animals and seeing how their coats and habitats change as the season do is always fun. Another option is to head to Mill Farm Alpacas where you can spend half term befriending some cute, cuddly alpacas and the other animals that live on the farm.
This year, Valentine’s Day falls within half term, so there are several places that are combining half term activities with Valentine’s, including Dartington Crystal As well as the usual things you can get up to there, they are also offering a special offer where you can have certain products embellished with messages for free. You can find more events and things to do when in North Devon here.
One of the big draws of coming to North Devon is the beaches and the activities on offer across Exmoor. Much of the coastline falls within the UK’s first surf reserve and while you might think that surfing and other watersports are more palatable during the warmer months, the waves are actually better during the winter. You’ll find several tutors and companies offering equipment hire and guided sessions all over the coast, so whether you’re a family that regularly surfs or complete novices, you can be sure of a fun time on the waves.
Now you’ve got some ideas of things you can do during half term, find somewhere to stay – there are loads of accommodation options, find your perfect property here.