Free things to do in Honiton

Whether you’re visiting as a family, a couple or are on the hunt for a solo adventure, a trip to Honiton doesn’t have to break the bank – there are a host of wonderful free things to do in Honiton, whatever the weather or whatever the season!

Beautiful scenery and wonderous walks

Honiton is a great place for anyone who likes exploring the natural world, it’s known as the gateway to the west and you can easily access the Jurassic Coast, the South West Coast Path, the East Devon Way and the Black Down Hills with their array of lovely walks, cycle routes and countryside to explore.

Honiton Bottom Nature Reserve is the perfect place to spend a few hours, especially if you like bird watching or want to escape some of the busier areas. The Glen, a 6 acre public park, leads from the countryside towards the heart of the town. The valley features a lovely stream and is a great option for history lovers as it is associated with one of the region’s leading families.

Immerse yourself in local history

One of the reasons why Honiton is such a popular place to visit is its incredible heritage. The town is famous for its lace making and for being a haven for antique collectors and you can learn more about both at Honiton’s All Hallows Museum which is free to visit.

Another free attraction in the town is the Thelma Hulbert Gallery where you can find a series of fascinating exhibitions and regular events and the Beehive, where you can also enjoy free entry and events. The town’s best loved events, Hot Pennies and Charter Day are also well worth visiting and are free to attend and enjoy.


With beautiful views overlooking Honiton from the top of Roundball Hill, this woodland walk is a great option for those who love the countryside! Although suitable for older children and dogs on leads, this route is made up of steep terrain and crosses into roadways so please be…

Situated just outside of Honiton, Combe Wood is a stunning woodland area bursting with beautiful wild flowers. This walk is best enjoyed during the Bluebell season in May but is still a fun and easy walk for families to enjoy all year round.