The Jurassic Coast is a wonderful place to visit all year around, but in the summer months when you can see the sun reflecting off those iconic cliffs and have all the fun and games of the summer, like the folk festival and the regatta to look forward to, it really is the place to be.
If you’re lucky enough to be coming to Sidmouth and the surrounding area for the day or a bit longer over the next few months, here are some suggestions to help the whole family have fun this summer.
Firstly, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, there are a host of options in Sidmouth and the surrounding area. With incredible Regency buildings housing some of the best-loved hotels in the region, pretty cottages and picturesque camp sites giving you easy access to the Jurassic Coast, there are lots to choose from. Whatever your budget and needs, you’ll find something that suits you here.
If you’re looking for a home from home where you can keep the kids’ usual routine, The Old Farmhouse is a good option. This delightful 16th C thatched farmhouse and its adjoining self-catering cottage can be found on the edge of The Byes, which is a premier spot for walking and enjoying the great outdoors. With a garden and original features, this is somewhere quite special.
For a luxurious stay while visiting the Jurassic Coat, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel has unspoiled views across the Lyme Bay and gives you easy access to the beach and sea front. The hotel has all the comforts the family could need including 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and a host of onsite facilities to keep you all entertained. Plus it is close to all the region’s top attractions so you can plan the perfect day out!
Alternatively, you can find a host of options here, including hotels, self catering and camping so you can find the best base for your Jurassic Coast adventure.
Planning a trip to Sidmouth without the family or looking to surprise the family who are already visiting? Check out Sidmouth Holiday Apartments, these one bedroom apartments offer a real home from home, complete with everything you might need for your stay.
Now we’ve found you somewhere to stay, let’s go over some of the things you can do while in the region!
Sidmouth is full of delights, like the beach, the Byes and the skate park, which all offer the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of East Devon, there are also world famous attractions like the Donkey Sanctuary. Free to visit and dog friendly, there are often a host of additional activities and trails taking place across the summer holidays giving you even more to see.
If the weather turns against you why not let your artistic side shine with a trip to Something Lovely where you can paint your own pottery. Located within Libra Court close to the shopping quarter, this is a lovely place to spend a few hours, whatever your age or ability. Or if you don’t mind going a little further afield, Crealy Theme Park has just over 60 rides, spectacular live entertainment and even some animals for you to befriend. Crealy can be found between Sidmouth and the city of Exeter and being right on the motorway, is easy to reach while travelling.
Of course, this is the time of year when the biggest events in Sidmouth’s calendar are taking place, from the Folk Festival to the Regatta, if you love music and excitement, it is the absolutely best time to visit – you can find more details of what’s on in Sidmouth this summer here.
Interested to visit Sidmouth this summer? You can find more things to do here.