// Blog

What to do this Bank Holiday Weekend?

If you are heading to Devon this bank holiday, you are in for a treat.  With lots of activities happening across the county, alongside the usual everyday activities, you will never be bored.  Whether you are staying in one of our properties or wanting to book a last-minute trip, keep reading to find out what to get up to this bank holiday weekend.  Check out our recommendations for how best to enjoy Your Devon Escape.


What better way to spend your bank holiday weekend than at the beach.  From pebbly to sandy beaches, there are an endless number of beaches to choose from in Devon.  Everyone wants something different from a beach, be it peace and quiet, water sports or family fun.  Some of them are quiet retreats whereas others are busier with a range of attractions nearby.  For recommendations catered to your needs, head to our journal.


Over the three days, you may find that you don’t fancy cooking for yourselves for a change. Devon has plenty of restaurants and eateries that are happy to oblige in that situation. With every menu you could possibly think of, there is a spot for everyone’s tastes.  For recommendations of where to book this bank holiday weekend, head to our journal.


If you are heading to Devon this bank holiday weekend with the family, you are in for a treat.  There are a huge number of attractions in Devon that cater to people of all ages.  From zoos to farms and parks, there is lots to choose from.  Check out our journal for the best recommendations for a family day out.


The South West’s largest food and drink festival is returning to Plymouth this weekend.  The weekend event will see the City Centre Piazza transformed with over 70 stalls showcasing the best regional produce, as well as a bar. Experience the vibrant energy as top chefs gather to showcase their culinary prowess in the cookery theatre. As the aroma of delectable cuisines fills the air, enjoy live music from fantastic local talent over the weekend.  So, bring your appetite and join in the fun this bank holiday weekend in Plymouth.


See some family and teen-friendly favourites in in the grounds of Powderham Castle near Exeter over the half term week.  Among the films being shown are Grease, The Greatest Showman, and Top Gun.  So, grab your tickets online, bring your own blanket or deckchair and enjoy the show.  With food trucks and a bar available, you will be all set for an evening of entertainment.  Dress up for the film because best dressed wins a prize!


Trains will be running all day with departures from Buckfastleigh and Totnes Riverside at frequent intervals. Totnes Riverside station is a 450m walk from the mainline station and bus stop; perfect if you are leaving the car behind and visiting by public transport.  At Staverton, the beer festival will be in full swing, offering a great selection of different ales, craft beers and ciders to enjoy from Devon Diesel Society’s award-winning bar.  The Staverton Buffet Coach will be open, serving a variety of hot & cold snacks, teas, coffees, and soft drinks.  On Sunday evening, there will be a quiz night.  With trains, beers, ales, ciders and more.  What else could you want for a bank holiday weekend of fun enjoying the Devon countryside, its history, and local beverages.


There are endless options for walks to try in Devon and, guess what, they are free!  Whether you fancy taking in the sea air, see the sights of Dartmoor, or stroll through the countryside, you are in for a treat.  The South Devon section of the South West Coast Path allows you to take in some of the breath-taking scenery the area has to offer.  Enjoy beach views and clifftops whilst watching the boats go by.  Look for birds or keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and seals swimming about. Or head to the moors and enjoy the variety on offer.  Made up of open moorlands and deep river valleys, and being rich in history and rare wildlife, there is so much to explore.  Or walk sections of the various trails you can find across the Devon countryside.  Check out our recommendations in our journal for walks to try this bank holiday weekend in Devon.

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.

Subscribe to receive news and offers from Your Devon Escape »