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Indoor Activities in Devon

Devon is packed full of indoor activities.  Whether you are looking for something for a cold and wet day or when it’s too hot outside, there is definitely the perfect indoor activity for the whole group on Your Devon Escape.  Check out our recommendations below.


If you are looking for a creative indoor activity in Devon, China Blue is the place to be.  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 by.  Pop into the café for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea to extend your visit.  Booking is advised.


One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England.  A good family day out whatever the weather.  Learn about Dartmouth’s history whilst exploring the old castle and fort.  Admire the wonderful views out to sea and what the white horses in the ocean on a rainy day. Follow the South West Coast Path, drive, or take the ferry.  Stop for a coffee, or lunch at the Castle Tea Rooms


Created in Dartmouth by a local family.  Order online before your trip to explore Dartmouth in a more creative way.  Take it home with you to complete whilst you reminisce over your trip as a family.  Colour at home on a rainy day whilst relaxing in the luxury of one of our properties.


Occupying part of the historic Butterwalk, the building holds as much history as there is to learn inside.  There are extensive collections of artefacts, models, paintings, and photographs all related to Dartmouth’s history.  The museum is run by volunteers who are eager to pass their knowledge on to people of all ages.  The museum is open seven days a week throughout the year so pop in to learn more about the area and the local history.


Hidden in Dartmouth, this escape room is a favoured Devon indoor activity by residents, tourists, and local businesses.  Find the clues and crack the code with this puzzle solving activity.  A perfect morning, afternoon, or evening activity.  Work as a team to escape within the hour.  Sounds easy right, but are you up for the task?


Located in Torquay this is the perfect indoor activity in Devon.  Join a guided tour to explore the caves, taking you back in time to when it was home to ancient humans.  As you walk through the caves, you will be surrounded by 400-million-year-old rocks and spectacular cave formations.  Learn about how our ancestors used the caves to survive.  It is open all year round and hosts events throughout the year.


This is the UK’s largest aquarium and one of the best indoor activities in Devon.  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.  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.


Book the kids in for a pottery workshop in Dartmouth’s market square.  Spend a couple of hours learning how to make a unique holiday momentum and spend time browsing the array of stunning handcrafted pieces Olivia has on display.  If you are looking for an indoor activity in Devon, enjoy a private family workshop to learn the arts of pottery.


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.


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, and soft play, 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).


The Flavel is the cultural centre of Dartmouth and hosts a variety of regular groups alongside having a cinema and library.  From language classes, musical workshops, holiday activities for children, and fitness classes, they have an action-packed calendar.  With Dartmouth down the road, it is the perfect place if you are looking for indoor activities in Devon.  Whether you pop in to grab a book and have a read in the library, book into a group or fancy a film, they have you covered.  Check out their website and book today on Your Devon Escape.


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, it is the perfect Devon indoor activity.  Open March to October, be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.


Wizz Kidz is a soft play and party centre of pure fun.  With football pitch, rock climbing wall, toddler zone and more, it is the perfect day out for young children.  The venue has been carefully designed for parents to have visibility of their children from absolutely any point of the centre will excite both you and their little friends.  They have also designed the play area in age groups so that children can enjoy themselves, interacting which children of similar age and develop those necessary social skills.


A perfect morning, afternoon, or evening indoor activity in Devon.  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.


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, making it perfect for wet or cold days.  Open weekends only in winter, pop in for a whole day or just an afternoon and let the kids run wild.  Woodlands offers endless fun whether it is raining, or the sun is shining, so make sure you pop in on Your Devon Escape.

Make the most of your stay by heading to our journal for recommendations for other indoor activities to try in Devon.  Make us all jealous by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.

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