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What to do this Half Term in Devon?

Half term week is upon us, and where else to spend it than in Devon!  With lots of activities happening throughout the county this half term, why not book a last-minute trip.  Or if you are already staying in one of our properties, check out our recommendations.  If you are looking for activities to do this half term in Devon, keep reading!


Meet Zog as well as a host of other popular characters at Woodlands Family Theme Park this half term. The much-loved Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffer character will be appearing on 29th May.  It’s also Dino-Week so Ritchie Raptor will be performing tricks and making appearances throughout 30th May and a 12ft T-Rex will be roaming the Woodlands Dino Trek on 31st May!  To finish the week, Titan the Robot is back by popular demand on 2 June.  All of this is on top of the usual rides and animals at Woodlands to explore!  Be sure to grab tickets and not miss out on all the fun this half term in Devon!


The English Riviera Air Show is on the 3rd and 4th June.  Witness the red arrows soaring through the skies, along with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  Torbay’s natural amphitheatre provides a unique and stunning location for this annual event.  With air displays happening throughout the two-day show; sit back, relax, and enjoy.  Stroll through the local trading stalls offering everything from artwork to books and toys.  Indulge in some tasty food and a pint from the bar.  Take a ride at the fairground or explore the multitude of family activities this half term in Devon.


Enjoy a magical May Half Term at Crealy with a FREE return visit during the May school holidays.  All rides are open including the splash-tastic water attractions, Magic Show with Tik & Tok, and a new magic, mischief and mayhem show with Sooty, Sweep & Soo in Sooty’s Big Top.  Spend the day at the South West’s number one family day out and enjoy all the rides they have on offer, and then do it again for FREE.  Don’t miss out on two days of fun for the price of one!  And be sure to watch the new magical live entertainment!  With rides for all ages, a day at Crealy provides a day of fun for the whole family!


Celebrate the ‘Stone Age Coast’ this half term.  Learn about harpoons and other artefacts that were found inside the cave.  Experience the cave by the same firelight that your Stone Age ancestors used, with fires in scallop shells lighting up a whole chamber of the cave.  Witness the famous Kents Cavern blackout when the shell fires are extinguished.  Handle real and replica artifacts and different hunting tools.  Try your hand at being an archaeologist and excavate sandboxes.  With so many interactive and educational activities happening this half term, be sure to check it out!  Check out their website to find out more and book tickets today!


Torre Abbey is hosting a family-friendly exhibition celebrating everyone’s favourite bear. Paddington: The Story of a Bear explores Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, in a fun, educational and interactive way.  The exhibition has some great activities for all ages: children can practice their hard stares, take their own self ‘pawtrait’ and follow the trail of marmalade left by Paddington.  So, don your hat and duffle coat, grab your suitcase, and join for a marmalade sandwich-fuelled trip down memory lane this half term in Devon.


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!

Join Pennywell Farm for a fabulous unicorn-themed week over half term.  In addition to meeting all your favourite animals, and enjoying the usual activities, shows, and displays, there’ll be a host of special unicorn-themed experiences.  Meet Merlin, their resident unicorn for the week, take part in Unicorn Hobby Horse racing, and discover fascinating unicorn facts and figures on our Unicorn Farm Trail.  Book your tickets now before they sell out!

Days out with kids can be expensive.  That’s why at Your Devon Escape we also want you to take advantage of the free activities available for kids in Devon.  There are endless activity options for you to enjoy without them having to break the bank.  So, check out our journal post for free activity ideas for this half term in Devon!

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