The great thing about Devon is that it is different with every visit, with always more to discover. Devon isn’t all about the beaches and sunshine. The coastlines are beautifully dramatic and worth an explore throughout the winter, especially if you are lucky enough to get some snow. Winter is a great time to visit if you want a break from the crowds and to explore in peace. If you need more convincing, keep reading to find out what to do this winter in Devon.
Enjoy Christmas sparkle and festive lighting illuminations. Explore all that the model village has to offer along with miniature seasonal scenes. The experience is a day and night one. To enjoy the best of both experiences, we recommend arriving between 2pm and 3pm to make the most out of the Christmas adventure. Be sure to check the model village out this winter on Your Devon Escape.
Your festive illuminated journey starts in Paignton where the vintage carriages await you. Decorated with thousands of lights, both inside and out, ride in anticipation for the show to begin as you make your way to Churston. As you make your way out of the tunnel past Greenway, enter the enchanted forest, transformed by a multitude of lights with brand new feature displays. The show ends as you leave the forest and greeted by the lights of Dartmouth and the river Dart. When you reach Kingswear, disembark for a break before returning to Paignton. This is a very popular winter event, so be sure to book online to avoid disappointment this winter in Devon.
Enjoy a day out to remember at the Exeter Cathedral Christmas markets. Discover something for everyone at the over one hundred twinkling chalets of local gifts and produce, bars, global street food and seasonal entertainment. Indulge at Devon’s biggest Christmas market this winter in Devon.
Feel the magic of Christmas at Boringdon Hall with their festive afternoon tea. Enjoy a visit from Santa and receive a Christmas gift as he visits the tables to sprinkle festive magic. Book online today to not miss out on the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
Immerse yourself in festive light and sound. Enjoy the atmospheric, illuminated trail and stunning light displays with entertainment each evening. Explore the garden on a wondrous trail of festive light, colour and sound this winter in Devon. Check out their website to find out more and book your tickets today!
Explore Saltram in wonder this Christmas. Each room will transport you into a beautiful festive landscape with wow moments around every corner, and woodland friends to lead you on your Christmas adventure. Pick up a Christmas family trail from the welcome centre and go on a festive adventure. Father Christmas will be at Saltram on certain dates to share exciting stories and songs. Be sure to book online to ensure guaranteed entry on Your Devon Escape!
Enjoy a magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole. Sip on hot chocolate, indulge in delicious treats and speak to Santa whilst admiring the awesome lights. Sing along to Christmas carols on your return journey after a festive night with Santa. Book your tickets online to enjoy a snug two-and-a-half-hour trip on a single-deck tram car ride.
Make magical memories at the Christmas market and late-night shopping events this winter. The whole town will be getting into the festive spirit with entertainment, good food and drink, fairy lights, artisan shopping and more. Enjoy free music and entertainment as you sip on mulled cider and savour the Christmas atmosphere. Find unique gifts for loved ones from the 70+ local artisan stalls in the Christmas markets or from one of the many independent stores. Feast on food from the curated street food stalls and stroll through the indoor covered gift market in Civic Hall on Your Devon Escape.
Plus, pantomimes, Christmas light switch on events, Christmas Day swims and New Years events happening throughout the county. There is so much going on you will never be short of entertainment!
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