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Winter Activites in Totnes

Devon may come across as a ‘summer holiday’ destination; however, we feel it can be enjoyed in all weathers.  Being landlocked and accessible by train and road easily, there is so much to explore and discover in and around Totnes.  Below we have listed some of our recommendations of winter activities for you to enjoy on Your (winter) Devon Escape.


Visit the ceramic studios to bring out the family’s creative side.  Browse through their selection of ceramics and paint the perfect dog, coaster, or plate.  Create the perfect holiday momentum, to take home and remember Your Devon Escape forever.  Pop into the café for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea to extend your visit.  This is the perfect cold or wet day activity.  Booking is advised.


Crealy is an award-winning family theme park in Devon that boasts over sixty rides and attractions alongside entertainment and live shows.  It has been voted the best day out in Devon eight years running.  Offering a wide selection of outdoor rides and attractions, plus huge indoor soft and adventure play areas, it is the perfect day out for all ages whatever the weather.  As well as rides and entertainment, the park cares for over two hundred farm and zoo animals for you to enjoy.  Open throughout the year, book today to enjoy on Your Devon Escape.


Dartmoor National Park is made up of wild, open moorlands and deep river valleys.  The park is a unique place, being rich in history and rare wildlife.  Whether you fancy a walk, cycle, horse ride, or swim, the moors have got you covered with so much on offer.  Check out our blog post for recommendations for activity ideas on Dartmoor.


The Dyno Climbing Centre is open to all abilities, offering both roped climbing and bouldering.  They are open seven days a week throughout the year.  This is the perfect wet or windy day activity for Your Devon Escape.  Try a fun, adrenaline-filled challenge with friends or family.  Check out their website and book the perfect session for you today.


Their main business is to produce quality vintage and traditional toys, games, gifts, and books.  However, you will find they have so much more on offer than just a shop.  The site has grown over the years to become the shops, glassworks, restaurant, games garden and museums that is present today.  Explore the marble museum and set the marble runs going for endless fun.  It is the perfect activity for a wet or windy day in Devon.  A short drive from Totnes, in Bovey Tracey, pop over for a morning or afternoon of unique fun.


Newton Abbot iBounce was the first trampoline park in Devon.  Open all year, it is the perfect indoor activity that provides enjoyment rain or shine.  They have a variety of sessions including parent and toddler sessions, fitness classes and specific times for those with additional needs.  Pop along for a bounce and enjoy their array of interlinked trampolines, dodgeball, and giant airbag.  Check out their website today to see either session times, and book a bounce.


Located in Torquay, a short drive from Totnes, this is the perfect family-friendly activity.  Join a guided tour to explore the caves.  It will take you back in time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, and sharpening tools.  As you walk through the caves, you will be surrounded by 400-million-year-old rocks and spectacular cave formations.  It is open all year round and hosts events throughout the year.   Check out their website for events happening throughout autumn and winter.


A fun-filled, educational day for all the family.  It is part of a worldwide network of zoos who care for and breeds rare species.  Pay them a visit to learn about animals from all over the world.  From feeding times, soft play, and outdoor parks, to train rides, there is truly something for all the family.  Accessible for buggies and wheelchair users.  Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

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