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The Best Rainy Day Activities in Slapton and Torcross

Though they are small villages, both Slapton and Torcross have big personalities.  Most might think of them as only summer holiday destinations; however, there are lots of rainy day activities around Slapton and Torcross for you to enjoy.  Keep reading to find out our recommendations below.

Afternoon Tea

A great British tradition, a Devon cream tea.  Pop in for a delicious cream tea at one of the cafés in Slapton and Torcross, or further afield.  It is simply a must on your staycation.  Enjoy a homemade scone whilst enjoying each other’s company, reminiscing on the best bits of Your Devon Escape.  Though, make sure to put the jam and cream on the correct way!

China Blue

If you are looking for rainy day activities around Slapton and Torcross, visit the Ceramic Studios to bring out your 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 by.  Pop into the café for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea to extend your visit.  Booking is advised.

HQ Escape Room

Hidden in Dartmouth, this escape room is a favoured 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.  The ideal option for a rainy day.  Work as a team to escape within the hour.  Sounds easy right, but are you up for the task?

Olive Pots

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.  Holding small group sessions, enjoy a private family workshop to learn some of the arts of pottery. It is the perfect rainy day activity near Slapton and Torcross.


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.

The Flavel Arts & Cinema Centre

The Flavel is the cultural centre of Dartmouth and hosts a variety of regular groups. It is also home to the town’s 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 to find a rainy day activity if you are staying in the area.  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.

Totnes Castle

Climb to the top of the keep and enjoy stunning views over the town of Totnes and the River Dart.  Explore inside this historic monument and learn of the town’s past.  Climb the steps of the castle to enjoy stunning panoramic views across the valley.  Once you’ve explored the keep and bailey, take a walk around the outside walls to see the steep sided ditch and outer bank which formed part of the original defences for the entrance.  Covered in wildflowers and plants, it is a beautiful walk giving you a sense of how it looked centuries ago.  Pre-booking is recommended, or use your English Heritage membership.  Open March to November, it is the perfect rainy day activity near Slapton and Torcross.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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 a perfect rainy-day activity.  Open March to October, be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.


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 and every day during the summer months, 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. Make sure to pop in on Your Devon Escape.

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