Visiting East Devon this half term? Sidmouth is a great place to call home for the week. Not only do you have a hive of activity around the high street and beach areas, but you’re also close to a host of the region’s top attractions, beautiful towns and villages and the incredible Jurassic Coast!

There are several options when it comes to finding somewhere to stay from holiday parks to campsites to hotels and self catering properties that will fit your budget and group size. One option is Oakdown Touring and Holiday Caravan Park where you have several options when it comes to finding your home from home, with luxury holiday homes, touring and camping pitches and glamping units available. It’s also dog friendly, should your furry friend want to join you and puts you in a convenient location for exploring the wider area.

Alpine Park is another option, with self catering holiday cottages laid out in a village style, so the kids can make friends and groups can stay close by. Each cottage has everything you need for a self catering break and even have superfast broadband, so if the weather is against you or you’re in the middle of a show, you don’t have to miss it! Alpine Park is also a great option for those of you who want the best of both worlds by combining a day in the city with a day at the coast or exploring the countryside as it is just a stone’s throw from both the city of Exeter and the delights of the East Devon coast and countryside.

The Littlecourt Cottages complex are also a good self catering option. These cottages are well placed for enjoying the region and depending on the size of your group will depend on which ones suit you. Magnolia Cottage is one of the larger ones with three bedrooms, spread out over two floors. There’s also parking available, so you can explore at your leisure.

Alternatively, for a stay where you don’t have to worry about anything, check out one of the town’s hotels. The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel offers comfort and luxury, as well as a host of leisure facilities. Another option is the Royal York and Faulkner which overlooks the beach and provides evening entertainment four nights a week in their lounge bar, as well as a varied menu suitable for the whole family.

Find more places to stay in Sidmouth here.

Whether you’re looking to relax, have an adventure or a combination of the two, there are plenty of things to fill your days with this half term from days out at the beaches in Sidmouth and nearby places like Budleigh Salterton and Seaton to spending the day at some of the region’s best loved attractions, like the Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Tramway or Crealy Theme and Adventure Park. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping throughout Sidmouth’s high street and into nearby towns like Ottery St Mary and Honiton, as well as plenty of opportunities to get out and about in nature.

Find a host of suggestions for things to do here or follow our itinerary below