Visiting the East Devon area this half term? Or spending time specifically in Budleigh Salterton? Here are some suggestions to keep you entertained this February half term.

Days out at the beach

Well first up, Budleigh Salterton Beach is a must visit for beach days. It might be a bit cold in February, but that doesn’t stop it being a safe and clean place to go for a swim/splash and it’s a great spot for rockpooling at certain times of day and you never know, you might stumble across an interesting looking pebble or fossil – just remember to put everything back where you find it!

Nearby, in Sidmouth, you’ll find two beaches, Sidmouth Town Beach and Jacobs Ladder Beach, both of which have their charms and provide hours of fun. Alternatively, head to Seaton, the beach here is pebbles and shingle and there are plenty of opportunities for getting out on the water with both instructor led sessions in kayaks and paddleboards or if you’re a pro – head out on your own!

Show us your tricks

Why not spend a few hours showing off your ollies and jumps at Lime Kiln Skate Park in Budleigh Salterton? There are also skate parks at Manstone Recreation Ground in Sidmouth and at Underfleet play area in Seaton, so wherever your East Devon adventure takes you, make sure to bring your boards!

Visit one of the region’s top attractions

East Devon has a host of wonderful things to do that are fun for the whole family! Whether you’re based in the area for half term or you’re visiting for the day, there’s a variety of places to spend the day – whatever the weather. In Sidmouth you’ll find the Donkey Sanctuary, which is free to visit and often hosts additional trails and activities through school holidays or if you fancy letting your creative juices flow, enjoy some pottery painting at Something Lovely in Sidmouth’s Libra Court.

Elsewhere in the region, there is Seaton Tramway where you can enjoy a nostalgic visit from the station in Seaton to Colyton and enjoy some of the additional events taking place over half term. The award-winning Story Tram is back and they are also hosting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition too which is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.

Alternatively, Wildwood Escot in nearby Ottery St Mary is the place to go for befriending the resident animals and wandering around the Saxon Village or if you’re looking a little further afield, Crealy isn’t far and has something for everyone!

Get out in nature

One of the best things about being in East Devon is the abundance of green space and the chance to get out and enjoy the countryside. Why not spend some time at the River Otter Estuary Nature Reserve or the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, both in Budleigh Salterton? They’re great places for bird watching, seeing the seasons change with the plantlife and getting a breath of fresh air.

If you’re travelling around the area, why not follow the sections of the South West Coast Path – depending on how far you want to walk, you can visit a host of towns and villages along the Jurassic Coast or stop off in Seaton to explore Seaton Wetlands. Free to visit all year round, there are always fun activities and workshops taking place at the Wetlands, perfect for keeping you all entertained, while getting you out of the house.

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