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Things to do in South Devon - All year round

South Devon has so much to offer at any time of year, come rain or shine - here's some ideas to whet your appetite.


Have lunch in Totnes and photograph the remains of the Norman 14th century motte and bailey castle.

Spend the day strolling round the Art Deco Coleton Fishacre house and gardens
Have a cocktail at sunset at the Berry Head Hotel
Enjoy a round of golf at Churston Golf Club
Book a guided tasting at Sandridge Barton Vineyard
Buy fresh sustainably caught fish for dinner at Rockfish Seafood Market
Take the kids to Occombe Farm and explore the nature trail
Explore Greenway, Agatha Christie's “loveliest place in the world”
Visit the marble museum and marvel at the wonderful collection of marble runs
Stroll Cockington Village and have lunch listening to the pianist at the beautiful Rose Cottage Tea Rooms 
Take your binoculars to Berry Head National Nature Reserve and spot amazing wildlife


Go fruit picking at Oak Tree Gardens, Ashprington
Visit the 'haunted' ruins of Berry Pomeroy Castle
Try stand up paddleboarding or coasteering with Reach Outdoors
Spend the day at ‘Family Attraction of the Year’ seven years running, Crealy Adventure Park & Resort
Take the kids to see the Babboon Breakfast at Paignton zoo
Go geocaching along the stunning South West Coast Path
Enjoy the regatta in Dartmouth

Explore 50 acres of stunning woodlands surrounding the spectacular 70ft Becky Falls waterfall
Visit Brixham and have the tastiest fish and chips in the area at Rockfish
Take a circular river cruise along the River Dart
Enjoy a delicious Dartmouth Ice Cream


Visit the traditional farm shop at Churston for some lovely regional produce
Take your toddlers to Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh
Watch the sun go down in the hot tub at The Penthouse Goodrington Lodge.
Learn to kayak in Goodrington, Torbay with Reach Outdoors
Enjoy a ride on horseback across the beautiful Dartmoor scenery
Visit Babbacombe Model Village evening illuminations
Sample superb Devon beef or Lyme Bay lobster at the Cary Arms in Babbacombe
Take a stroll round picturesque Stoke Gabriel and try Sunday lunch at The Castle Inn
Have a Michelin-starred meal at The Orange Tree Restaurant, Torquay
Enjoy a Cream Tea at The Cantina in Young's Park


Dine at The Cott Inn (1320), Dartington, one of the oldest thatched inns in Britain
Educate yourself at Dartmouth Museum housed in a rich merchants’ house (1640)

Explore St Marychurch and buy handmade truffles at Lloyd & James Chocolate

Take a step back in time and visit Bygones, Torquay
Wrap up warm and explore the gardens at Coleton Fishacre aglow with festive light
Go trampolining at Devon's first trampoline park in Newton Abbott
Climb aboard the Santa Express steam train at Paignton
Stroll around the shops and have hot chocolate at Breakwater Bistro in Brixham
Take a tour of the Bays brewery and sample some local beers, Paignton
Tour the prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern, Torquay
See in the New Year with fancy dress and fireworks by the Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth

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