Devon is a gorgeous piece of Britain, it has everything: rolling hills, desolately beautiful moorland and rugged cliffs with golden sandy beaches at their foot. Devon conjures up the memory of childhood seaside holidays through the cry of seabirds mingled with the soothing whispers of the waves and a scrumptious ice cream in hand
More people nowadays choose to holiday in Britain, rather than going abroad, and it’s easy to see why when there’s such wonderful things to do on our doorstep. If you’re planning a trip to Devon then here’s some things that you will not want to miss. Woolacombe beach is one of the most popular beaches in Devon. It boasts soft golden sands, fascinating rock formations and lots of little pools for kids to explore. The beach is clean, safe and just a short walk from lots of shops and cafes. Woolacombe is perfect for a relaxing seaside day trip.
If you’re interested in getting up close and personal with animals then there are lots of things to do in Devon. You should take a trip to Sidmouth and see the donkey sanctuary, kids will love getting the chance to feed these gentle creatures and learn more about them. Another option is Yarak Bird of Prey Centre where you can handle some magnificent birds and discover the beauty of these stunning predators. Paignton Zoo and Exmoor Zoo also make for fascinating days out.
If cruising around the city sounds like the perfect day for you then you can visit Plymouth or Exeter. Plymouth has lots of great shops but the highlight is definitely the hoe. You can stroll by the iconic lighthouse, stop for a cream tea and enjoy the sea views. If you have the kids with you then Plymouth aquarium is a brilliant place for them to learn and play. Exeter features fabulous shops and you can nip into the breathtaking cathedral and experience the extraordinary architecture for yourself.
If you’d like to see some stunning scenery then Exmoor and Dartmoor have lots of walks and you can try horse riding, cycling, camping and stargazing, as well as investigate the quaint little villages peppered through the land, those hidden gems will often surprise you!
These suggestions are just a taste of what Devon has to offer, you could visit every year and still not uncover all this special little county’s secrets. So, why not come and see it for yourself?