Winter is a magical time of year to visit Devon. Not only is it much quieter but you experience a unique landscape, changed with the season. Most don’t think to explore this haven of the world during the wintertime because of its connotations with sunshine and the beach, but there is so much to explore and enjoy throughout the winter months. If you are wondering what to do during a winter visit to Brixham, we have you covered! Keep reading to find the perfect winter adventures around Brixham.
If you are looking for winter adventures around Brixham, a trip to the beach should be one of them. Most people think of the summer when they think of the beach. And yes, the beaches are lovely during the summer, but they are also just as good during the winter. Take a seaside stroll and watch the waves roll in or be brave and take a cold plunge. We guarantee you won’t be the only one taking a dip – the locals love it! Especially on Christmas and Boxing Day. With so many beaches around Brixham, how do you know which one to choose? Head to our journal post for recommendations!
Discover Brixham’s maritime heritage in this free museum. It is a great spot to learn about the town’s history and view key objects from over the years. The museum was opened to show the people of Brixham and its visitors the town’s past and place in world history. Step into the warmth and learn all about the story of Brixham whilst on Your Devon Escape.
The home of the D’Oyly Carte family was built in the Arts and Crafts style and is filled with Art Deco elegance. Visit the home and be travelled back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Get an insight into the life of the wealth during the era, from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants’ rooms. If the home isn’t for you, then take a walk through the grounds. With glimpses out to sea, weave through the plants from across the globe and tranquil ponds as you wander along the paths. Open at the weekends throughout winter, this is one of the most wholesome winter adventures in Brixham.
The home of author Agatha Christie, explore the house and gardens that she once resided in. The house is set in the 1950s, allowing you to step back in time and visit the house that Christie spent summers and Christmases. The house is filled with a vast collection of novels, ceramics, silvers and more collected by Christie’s family over the years. Explore the history pre-Christie when the house was built and owned be a sea merchant. Explore the garden and boathouse, wandering down to the river edge. If you are looking for local history, culture, and exploration on Your Devon Escape, then this is the place to go. Open over the weekends throughout winter, be sure to check it out.
Brixham celebrates its Christmas lights switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘Luminations’ parade each year. Take part in lantern building workshops pre the event and participate in the magical lantern parade. Watch the incredible firework display held in the harbour. There is something special about fireworks over water. Wander through the market stalls and enjoy the live music. With entertainment on the Quay, a Christmas market and Santa’s Grotto, be sure to not miss out on this Christmas event on Your Devon Escape.
Winter is a wonderful time of year to explore the South West Coast Path. Enjoy the waves crashing into the rocks, beach views and wildlife. If you don’t mind potentially getting a bit muddy, the coast path can be enjoyed no matter the weather. With walks of varying lengths to choose from, check out our journal for recommendations. And be sure to head to Berry Head Nature Reserve, to learn about the history of the headland. With so much to explore along the coast path, be sure to give a couple of stomps a go on Your Devon Escape.
Wizz Kidz is a soft play and party centre of pure fun. It is an excellent option if you are looking for winter adventures in Brixham for young children. With football pitch, rock climbing wall, toddler zone and more, it is the perfect day out for young children. The venue has been carefully designed for parents to have visibility of their children from absolutely any point of the centre will excite both you and their little friends. They have also designed the play area in age groups so that children can enjoy themselves, interacting which children of similar age and develop those necessary social skills. This venue is the perfect activity for all weathers in Brixham.
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