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What to do on a Rainy Day Around Bigbury-On-Sea

You might be wondering what to do on a rainy day around Bigbury-On-Sea.  Devon often has connotations for a sunny, summer holiday; however, we think that just as much fun can be had on a rainy day.  If you get bored of relaxing in one of our properties, why not try out one of the activities listed below.  There are so many rainy day adventures to be had on Your Devon Escape.


A great British tradition, a Devon cream tea.  Pop in for a delicious afternoon tea at the Harbour Hotel in Salcombe, with a pot of tea or glass of bubbly.  Simply a must on your staycation.  Enjoy a homemade scone whilst watching the rain fall on the estuary.  Though, make sure to put the jam and cream on the right way.


This climbing centre is the perfect activity for a rainy day in Bigbury-On-Sea.  A stone’s throw from Bigbury-On-Sea, in nearby Plymouth, engage in a fun challenge perfect for all abilities and ages.  Offering sessions for people as young as two, encourage the kids to explore their limits in a fun climbing environment.  There are adult only sessions for those wanting to try something new or different with partners or friends.  Pre-booking is recommended.


This zoo is like no other and is the perfect option for a rainy day activity.  It has its own unique history and story.  One that has even been made into a film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson.  Falling into disrepair with threat of closure, this park was bought by Benjamin Mee who has turned it into the zoo it is today.  It has since become a charity and launched an education and research department.  Benjamin’s family are responsible not only for the care of the animal collection but for a range of conservation, breeding, and research projects.


This is the UK’s largest aquarium.  It is part of the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the ocean.  It hosts a range of exciting exhibits and activities.  Stroke a sting ray or sit and simply just sit back and watch the fish.  They hold events throughout the year including beach explores or clean ups, and marine snorkelling.  Check out their website to get involved throughout autumn and winter.  To complete the day out, venture across to Rockfish, located a two-minute walk away, to try some locally sourced, sustainable fish and chips, and watch the boats come in and out of the marina.


A two-acre multi-use space located in South Devon between Dartmoor and the South Hams coast.  It is a place to eat, skate, create, play, and grow.  With wide-ranging facilities, we are sure there is an activity for everyone!  They have a fully equipped in-house shaping bag, where surfers can learn how to create their one surfboard.  There are a variety of different workshops for you to sign up for and hone the craft.  Outside also has a ceramic studio, with workshops for complete beginners to seasoned potters.  They work on a drop-in basis and run throughout the year.  Check out their calendar to see their upcoming events.


The local leisure centre, with fantastic facilities, located in the heart of Kingsbridge.  With two swimming pools, a gym, fitness classes, a soft play and courts for squash, table tennis and badminton, we believe there is a rainy-day activity for everyone of all ages.


This trampoline park located in nearby Plymouth, is the perfect activity for a rainy day in Bigbury-On-Sea.  Free jump, wall running, volleyball and more.  Bounce around in the park with friends and family for hours of fun!  There is a café located onsite for those needed rests.  Open all year round, it is recommended to book online.


Need a bit of R&R on Your Devon Escape?  Why not book yourself into the spa for a relaxing afternoon.  Take a dip in the pool or zen in the sauna.  Voyage Spa offers calmness and a range of treatments for you to choose from.  It is the perfect activity for a rainy-day.  Need a bite to eat when you have finished?  Wander up to the Village Inn for some tasty food.


A perfect morning, afternoon, or evening activity whilst away.  Genres and ratings for all the family.  Have a look on their website to book or turn up to see what’s on.  Always showing the latest releases.  Get their early to get your popcorn or ‘pic n mix’ fix.

For more ideas for activities on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous on Your Devon Escape by sharing your rainy-day activities with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape or on Instagram @your_devon_escape.

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