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The Best Activities This February Half Term in Devon

The first term of the school year always seems to drag but don’t worry, time to reenergise is on the horizon.  Book a trip to Devon this February Half Term and keep the family entertained on their week off school.  For recommendations of what to do this February Half Term in Devon, keep reading.

Dog Friendly Beaches

Head to the beach this February half term in Devon.  Whether it’s just for a stroll or, for the brave, a dip in the ocean, it is the perfect winter activity.  The beach might seem like an odd winter’s day activity, but there is something so perfect about a trip to the sea on a cold day.  The coastline is simply stunning.  Almost all the beaches are also dog-friendly in winter across Devon, so take your pooch along for the ride.  For the full list of dog-friendly beaches, head to our journal post.

Gruffalo Trail at Haldon Forest

Head off the beaten track with Haldon Forest’s fun navigational challenge this February Half Term in Devon.  Use the Gruffalo-themed orienteering map to find the twelve markers hidden in the deep wood.  If you are feeling competitive, split your group into teams and race against each other or the clock.  Explore the outdoors with your loved ones in this fun and educational activity on Your Devon Escape.

Ilfracombe Aquarium

Enjoy the unique and fascinating journey of an Exmoor stream from source to sea at this much-loved aquarium.  Located in the old lifeboat house on the pier and surrounded by Ilfracombe’s picturesque and historic harbour, the aquarium is the perfect all-weather day out for the whole family.  Learn about underwater life and the local area through this educational experience.  It is the ideal local day out.

Lambing at The Big Sheep

Lambing season is on the way at The Big Sheep so why not take a visit on Your Devon Escape.  Head to the farm-themed adventure park for the day, meet the season’s newest animals and enjoy the indoor and outdoor play.  Enjoy the many rides, live shows, outdoor activities, animal barn, live lambing and more.  It is the perfect day out no matter the weather.

Bing and Flop at Paignton Zoo

The famous TV series Bing is heading to Paignton Zoo this half term.  Enjoy the fun family activity trail, learning about the animals at the zoo and helping the zookeepers complete their checklists along the way.  The trail has been designed to encourage young children to get outdoors and experience new things about the world around them.  There are also story time sessions happening and the possibility for meet and greets with the cast of Bing themselves.  Be sure to check out Paignton Zoo on Your Devon Escape.


The RAMM, Exeter, is holding various events over the February half term week.  Ever wanted to meet a real Roman soldier?  Or hear tales from a World War Two warden?  Or find out what drives a lady to become a collector in the ‘man’s-world’ of the Victorian era?  Now’s your chance!  Dive into their collection with first-hand knowledge from the people who used some of their objects long before they were put into cases.  Meet time travellers from the past as you wander around the RAMM.  Or wanting to make something for a loved one this Valentine’s Day?  Weave paper hearts with a twist for someone special.  With educational drop-in sessions for all ages, check out their website to see the full list of events.

South West Coast Path

A walk along the coast path is the perfect February half term activity in Devon.  Wrap up warm and ramble along the coast; it is truly one of the best feelings.  Enjoy the stunning views and observe some of the wildlife in cooler temperatures as spring begins to role in.  Or if you fancy a trip further afield to see more of the stunning countryside, head up to Dartmoor to see the ponies.

The Box

Head to The Box, Plymouth, this February half term week in Devon.  With drop-in sessions for all ages, get creative.  Taking inspiration from John Akomfrah’s multi-screen film ‘Arcadia’, marble paper and make dream books to capture the dreams and daydreams you’ve had.  Or listen to the incredible local storyteller Abimbola Alao, retelling stories of the real-life families whose lives are documented in their archives.  Hear and learn about the 18th century when the city was the busiest emigration point in England.  These drop-in sessions are free, there is no need to book, and stay as long as you like.  Please, however, bear in mind that you may have to wait a short while if the sessions are busy.

If you are looking for more recommendations, or want activities local to where you are staying, check out our activities for kids blogs in our journal.

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