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Rainy Day Fun in Devon

Although Devon is lucky enough to have a slightly warmer climate than other parts of the UK, we still get our fair share of April showers and autumn gales (that’s why it’s so green and lush down here!). But even if it turns from a barbecue into a brolly summer, we’ve still got plenty to keep everyone happy while we wait for the sun to pop back out. In Devon, rain won't stop play for too long. 

Try one of our award-winning attractions, such as the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, which will educate and entertain at the same time as keeping you dry! Or The Milky Way in North Devon, which has 110,000 square feet of indoor fun and space to run around in, as well as plenty to do outdoors.

Our dim and distant past…

Head underground and find out about our Stone Age ancestors, Sabre Toothed Tigers and what it was like to live 10,000 years ago at the fascinating Kents Cavern in Torquay. Alternatively, take a walk through time – in miniature – at the famous model village at Babbacombe, where you’ll find an entire world scaled down, especially for little folk.  

If a bit of rain doesn’t bother you too much then those wet afternoons can often mean some of the best surfing conditions on both the north and south Devon coasts. Up in Croyde, you’ll even get some clean double-overheads and a good chance of some spectacular pipes to ride, so grab your board!

Crafts and steam trains

There’s something for everyone, even if the weather is a bit gloomy. Discover the best of Devon crafts or why not rediscover the age of steam on a trip through the dramatic Devon scenery on one of our steam trains - there are a number of lines across the county, like at South Devon Railway. No matter what the weather, you’ll never be stuck for something to do when you visit Devon.