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What to do in Devon this Half Term

If you are lucky enough to be heading to Devon this half term, there is a whole host of fun and adventures to be had.  Here is a brief guide to what you can enjoy in Devon this half term.

Flavour Fest

The South West’s largest free food and drink festival returns to the city centre for its 20th anniversary in 2024.  With plenty of activities to get your taste buds tingling, it is the perfect activity in Devon this half term.  Watch celebrity chef demos and sample some of the region’s finest foods from more than eighty stalls.  Learn about local produce and taste some of the best of this area of the country.  Held this 31st of May to 2nd June in Plymouth’s central park, taste, and smell to your hearts content.  

BMX Stunt Show at Crealy Theme Park

This 25th of May to the 2nd of June, enjoy a stunt show at Crealy.  In addition to being fully open with all rides ready to roll, there will be an adrenaline-fuelled stunt show outside the Piazza Stage during May half term.  This show will feature BMX-ers and skateboarders who will perform several exciting stunts to provide a spectacle.  Enjoy adrenaline in all forms in Devon this half term.

Dog Friendly Beaches

Head to the beach in Devon this half term.  With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, half term is the perfect time to pack the swimwear and head to the beach.  Whether you are wanting a dip, a stroll or a to simply relax and sunbathe, and there are lots of options for dog friendly beaches even in season.  Check out our list of recommendations in our journal. 

Magical Unicorn Week at Pennywell Farm

This half term week in Devon, enjoy a spectacular unicorn-themed event.  In addition to all your favourite animals, activities, shows and displays, Pennywell is offering a host of special unicorn-themed experiences to help unleash your inner unicorn.  Meet Merlin, the resident unicorn, take part in unicorn hobby horse racing, and discover fascinating unicorn facts and figures on our unicorn farm trail.  But this is not all, with hands-on activities every thirty minutes you’re in for a full day of fun.  Bottle feed baby goat kids, cheer on the racing ferrets, hand feed animals from the cheeky goats of Goatarama, and even take a naughty one for a walk.  Buy your tickets online this Devon half term for the unicorn farm at Pennywell Farm.

South West Coast Path

A walk along the coast path is the perfect Devon activity this half term.  Enjoy the start of the warmer weather and admire the new life.  Spring is special time to explore the South West Coast Path.  With so many trails to explore, check out the charity’s website to find the perfect one for you.  Or if you fancy a trip further afield to see more of the stunning countryside, head up to Dartmoor to see the ponies.

The Gruffalo Party Trail at Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park interactive family trail features all sorts of party-themed activities and games, along with fun facts to teach you about life in the forest for the Gruffalo and other creatures.  Follow the trail around the Haldon Forest Park to help find the missing party items and give the Gruffalo a birthday party to remember.  Search for balloons, pinecones, apples, and the Gruffalo himself.  Complete fun activities and rubbings as you go along.  Pick up your pack from the info pad, packed with fun things to do on your party adventure.  For an interactive activity that gets your kids out in nature, head to Haldon Forest Park in Devon this half term.

If you are looking for more ideas for how to spend time in Devon this half term, check out our journal for recommendations.  From restaurants, activities perfect for children, and more, you will find everything you need here.  Make sure to check out our free activities for kids blog.  Or make us all jealous on your trip to Devon this half term by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook, on Instagram or TikTok

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