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Fun Days Out in Devon

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Updated on: 06/06/2024

Devon, with its dramatic coastlines, rolling hills, charming towns, and rich history, has something for all age groups. Take your pick from five areas of Outstanding Beauty, two National Parks, and an impressive 200 miles of spectacular coastline! Plus, it’s home to some truly delicious food - who can resist a cream tea?

Whether you're a family looking for a fun day out, a group of friends seeking thrills, or a teen exploring the world, Devon has something for everyone.

 Family Activities in Devon

Go Ape Haldon

Go Ape Haldon Treetop Challenge adventure

Against the backdrop of the stunning Dartmoor, Go Ape Haldon Forest is the perfect day out for thrill seekers!

Children and adults alike can swing through the trees, tackle challenging obstacles, or zip line their way to an unforgettable experience on Treetop Adventure and Treetop Challenge. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your tree top vantage point are spectacular.

Haldon Forest

Landescape view of Haldon forest | Fun Things to Do in Devon

Once your Go Ape adventure is complete, don’t forget to explore the beautiful Haldon Forest Park. Wander miles of rugged trails or bring along your bikes and ride through cycling paths that showcase the region's stunning beauty.

Children and families will love the adventure play areas and interactive trails.

Surfing and Swimming in Devon

Man rising on surf board in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon

With miles of stunning coastline, there is no shortage of seaside spots to choose from in Devon, whether you’re looking to swim, surf (or simply lie back and relax). Woolacombe Beach is a firm Devon favourite with golden sands and world-class surfing.

The picturesque town of Salcombe is also a top seaside pick with stunning beaches and sheltered coves. It is even known as the UK's Mediterranean!

Cultural activities in Devon

Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon

Okehampton Castle, is one of the largest Castles in Devon and dates back to the Norman Conquest.

Explore the impressive remains of the medieval ruins and discover how this castle has changed over the centuries.

Exeter Cathedral


Exterior of Exeter Cathedral in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon


The magnificent Exeter Cathedral boasts stunning Gothic architecture, intricate stained-glass windows, and a rich history dating back to the 12th century. Take a guided tour to delve into its fascinating past.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Ancient egyptian hieroglyphics  | Fun Things to Do in Devon


The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter hosts a world-class collection of artefacts and art. From ancient Egyptian exhibitions to modern art, there's something for everyone to enjoy. This interactive museum encourages all attendees to be curious and inspires them to shape a better future.

Natural Days Out in Devon

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park in Devon at sunset | Fun Things to Do in Devon

Dartmoor National Park is a magical and rugged wild space in the heart of Devon. The park covers 954 square kilometres characterised by rolling hills, stone circles, tors and lush greenery.

Dartmoor ponies roam in the park and the many trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses.

Discover some of the best walks in Dartmoor National Park

South west Coast Path

Coastal path in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon

The South West Coast Path spans 630 miles of dramatic coastlines along Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Intrepid adventurers may want to hike the entire trail but you can also choose day walks or sections that suit your interests.

Discover ancient woodlands, charming villages and immerse yourself in the enchanting local landscapes.

Exmoor National Park

Lanscape view of Exmoor National Park in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon

One of the UK’s smallest National Parks, Exmoor, more than makes up for its size in sheer beauty.

Discover hidden waterfalls, hike across towering sea cliffs and enjoy breathtaking vistas in this true natural escape.

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Pony in Dartmoor National Park in Devon | Fun Things to Do in Devon