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Activities to Do with the Kids Near Slapton and Torcross

Looking for activities to do with the kids near Slapton and Torcross on Your Devon Escape?  Look no further!  There are so many activities and adventures to be had with the children that you’ll wish you had more time!  Check out our recommendations.


Set in an unspoilt, sheltered bay, it is a safe option for a beach day out.  Swim, sail or relax on the sand.  Hire kayaks and paddleboards throughout the summer to get on the water.  It is a short trip from Dartmouth, accessible by bus, car or on foot.  Take down a picnic, barbeque or treat yourself to lunch or an ice cream at the Beach Café. Beach lifeguards are present throughout the summer months, from July to September.  Dogs are welcome on the beach from November to March.  They hold events on the beach throughout the summer including Tunes on the Sands and their very own beach cinema evenings.  With toilets and showers available and disabled facilities, this is very much a beach for everyone to sit back and relax. 


A local classic.  One which is loved by all ages.  Head into Dartmouth town and spend the afternoon watching the boats fly by as you wait in anticipation to catch one of the many crabs in the River Dart.  Enjoy along the embankment or at Bayard’s Cove, where you can grab takeaway fish and chips from Rockfish, or the adults can grab a pint from the Dartmouth Arms.  Realise you are a family of natural crabbers?  Take part in the crabbing competition at Dartmouth’s very own Royal Regatta.  This is one of the best free and locally loved activities to do with kids near Slapton and Torcross.

COASTEERING (with Adventure South)

If you are looking for unique activities to do with the kids near Slapton and Torcross, this is an activity for you.  Jumping from cliffs and ledges, wild swimming through swells and channels, this is a unique way to explore the South Devon coastline.  Adventure South provides amazing experiences for anyone age six and up.  They run experiences in two locations – Gara Rock and Salcombe – depending on the level of adrenaline you are looking for.  All equipment is provided, with their days out running from March to November.  Book online today to explore glorious sandy coves and rocky cliffs in an unforgettable way.


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.  Booking is advised.


Looking for indoor activities to do with the kids near Slapton and Torcross?  Located just off Foss Street in Dartmouth, the centre holds a multitude of events throughout the year for kids.  It runs a weekly film club, partnering with the George & Dragon pub for dinner.  Pop in during the day to use the library for those book lovers or have a look at the events being held for children on weekends and during the holidays.


Enjoy a guided trip from one of the highly experienced guides.  Want to learn more?  Take part in one of the many courses they have on offer, from very beginner to highly skilled.  For all ages and abilities to enjoy the River Dart and beyond from a different angle. 


A fun-filled, educational day for all the family.  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).


Open seven days a week from February to October, offering rides, animal cuddles, egg collecting and more.  With events happening every half an hour throughout the day, learn all you need to know about the world of farming in an interactive, activity-orientated way.  Accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.  Take the trip and experience a different way of Devon living.


Steam train, river cruise and bus.  If you are looking for activities for kids near Slapton and Torcross then this is ideal.  It is one of the best ways to explore Devon, visiting Totnes, Paignton, and Dartmouth in one.  You can depart from any of the three locations, making it a perfect day out from many of our property locations.  Running April to October, explore the Devon countryside by land and water.


Slapton Field Centre is located on the Start Bay coast, surrounded by the two hundred and ten hectares of the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.  They offer various courses throughout the year for all ages and educational activities for children.  If you fancy learning more about local wildlife, taking a photography or drawing class, or learning about conservation check out their website.


A small family run attraction set in beautiful surroundings beside the South Devon steam railway.  An interactive and educational experience for both adults and children.  Wheelchair and pram friendly, explore in rain or shine.  Open March to October.


Being the largest theme park in Devon, it is packed with fun for all the family.  It holds the largest indoor play areas in the South West, alongside water slides and a zoo farm.  There is endless fun on offer, whether the rain is pouring, or the sun is shining.  They hold events throughout the year, including a Santa’s Grotto, and welcome special visitors such as Peppa Pig.  Have a look online at what they have going on.  Pre-book tickets on their website for a cheaper rate!

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous on Your Devon Escape by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd

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