19 Things To Do In South Devon

Boasting a World Heritage Site, many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a National Park, over 120 miles of stunning coastline as well as seemingly unending rural countryside; it’s safe to say you’re never short of things to do in South Devon.

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The Best Day Trips To Enjoy In South Devon

We have compiled this comprehensive (and by no means exhaustive) list of places to explore – we bet you’ll make a list and each trip you take will be one of many short breaks in South Devon.

Pennywell Farm

23 miles from hotel | 44 mins by car

An award-winning, working organic farm, Pennywell lets visitors handle and feed the animals that live there.

Find out more about Pennywell Farm here on our blog.

Woodlands Family Theme Park

28 miles from hotel | 60 mins by car

The largest theme park in Devon, Woodlands is perfect to visit whatever the weather. There are 11 Playzones to explore with a variety of rides and attractions.

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

55 miles from hotel | 90 mins by car

Experience a walk like no other, with views that will take your breath away. Will you find a fossil?

South Devon Railway

26 miles from hotel | 39 mins by car

Multi-award winning, South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the South West. People of all ages can attend in all weather conditions.

Read all about the history of the South Devon Railway here on our blog.

Dartmoor National Park

25 miles from hotel | 45 mins by car

Open moorlands, river valleys, rare wildlife. Dartmoor National Park is a unique place to visit that offers something new each time you spend time there.

Crealy Great Adventure Park

15 miles from hotel | 30 mins by car

Voted the South West’s number one family day out. Crealy offers shows, rides, play areas and animals. There’s over 60 attractions to experience.

Sea Kayak Devon

33 miles from hotel | 79 mins by car

Take guided kayak trips along the coastline or take a course to gain qualifications.

Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy

24 miles from hotel | 55 mins by car

The perfect place to drop by if you’re a couple. Sample English wine, cheeses and participate in a tour.

Haldon Forest Park

11 miles from hotel | 24 mins by car

Explore 3500 acres of woodland on foot or by bicycle.

Becky Falls Woodland Park

23 miles from hotel | 42 mins by car

A beautiful waterfall that can be found on Dartmoor. Explore ancient woodland on a walk or stop by with a picnic.

Exeter Racecourse

14 miles from hotel | 26 mins by car

A horse racing venue that hosts races throughout the year. Will you feel lucky enough to place a bet?

Powderham Castle

6 miles from hotel | 14 mins by car

An impressive castle with vast gardens. Perfect for visitors of any age, there are events and learning workshops held frequently. The castle is also dog-friendly.

Dawlish Warren

0.3 miles from hotel | 2 mins by car

A beautiful Blue Flag family beach resort at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. There is a beach, arcade, go karts, Nature Reserve, cycle trail, steam trains on the sea wall and much more.

Exeter Quayside

13 miles from hotel | 31 mins by car

Historic and full of rich architecture, the Quayside is great for visiting the local pubs, restaurants or for attending one of the many events held throughout the year.

Beaches in South Devon

Various Distances & Travel Times

There are more than 50 beaches in South Devon. Which one will you choose for your sandcastle?

South Devon Coast

Various Distances & Travel Times

There is more than 120 miles of coastline between Seaton and Plymouth. The picture-perfect views are unmissable.

National Marine Aquarium Plymouth

47 miles from hotel | 63 mins by car

The UK’s biggest aquarium offers a wealth of information on conservation and fascinating underwater species.

Dartmoor Zoological Park

41 miles from hotel | 57 mins by car

Meet amazing animals in 33 acres of beautiful landscape. You can listen to interesting animal talks and see impressive breeds for yourself!

Dartmouth Castle

35 miles from hotel | 75 mins by car

Guarding the entrance to the Dart Estuary and Dartmouth for over 600 years the castle is a great day out for all. Learn about its secrets of medieval engineering right through to the most recent of wars.

We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the most family-friendly Devon holiday hotels. If all these things to do in South Devon have you ready to jump in the car and pay us a visit, then call or check availability for our rooms online.