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Winter Activities Around Slapton and Torcross

Slapton and Torcross are stunning villages to visit through the winter months.  Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor winter activities around Slapton and Torcross, there are many to choose from.  Check out our recommendations below for you to enjoy on Your Devon Escape.


If you are looking for winter activities around Slapton and Torcross, wrap up warm and head to the beach.  Take a stroll whilst watching the waves roll in, breathing in the sea air.  Join the locals for a dip or pack your waterproofs and let the kids splash about in the waves.  All beaches are dog-friendly during the winter, so bring your pooch along for the ride. On a sunny day, a day at the beach can feel like summer!  Pack your beach stuff for your winter staycation and enjoy that beach holiday, despite the time of year.  For our recommendations for beaches in the area, check out our journal post.


Visit the ceramic studios to bring out the family’s 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 forever.  Pop into the café for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea to extend your visit.  A short drive from Slapton and Torcross his is the perfect cold or wet day activity.  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 whether it’s a sunny day or windy and choppy.  The castle is open on weekends throughout the winter and is accessible by foot along the South West Coast Path, or by car.  Stop for an ice cream, coffee, or lunch at the Castle Tea Rooms.


Dartmouth Food Festival is hosted in October of each year.  It brings together local food and drink companies who showcase what they have on offer.  It is a good way to check out the excellent selection the county has on offer.  Taste local spirits, cheeses, chocolates and more, and buy yourself something to take home with you to remember your trip by.  Restaurants in the area put on guest chef events, so why not have a browse and book yourself in for one.  This well-known event is loved by locals and visitors alike, so be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.


This is the UK’s largest aquarium.  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.  Check out their website to get involved throughout autumn and winter.  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.  If you are looking for winter activities around Slapton and Torcross, the aquarium is a short drive away.


If you are looking for winter activities around Slapton and Torcross, check out the Slapton Field Centre.  Located on the Start Bay coast and surrounded by the two hundred and ten hectares of the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, they offer various courses throughout the year for all ages.  They also offer educational activities for children.  If you fancy learning more about local wildlife, taking a photography or drawing class, or learning about conservation check out their website.


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.  Whatever the weather, walking along the coast path is the perfect way to unwind.  On blustery winter days, wrap up warm and watch the storm waves pound the cliffs.  Or on a sunny winter’s day, walk the coast path in cooler temperatures as if it is summer. For the perfect winter walk in the area, check out our journal post.


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.

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

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