Half term fun around Devon

Make it a half-term to remember - throw pebbles in the sea, run through parkland or explore a castle. There are plenty of places to make memories in Devon.

Children taking on the trail at Chartwell

Come and explore the outdoors at Knightshayes this half-term 

There's plenty to get up to this half term. Why not pick up a 50p flower fairy trail and explore the woodland garden. Or you can download the official geocaching app and find the geocaches hidden in the parkland. There's also the chance to try out our family house trail and meet the chickens and ducks in the kitchen garden.

Two men paddle a National Trust canoe

Canoe Safari with Singing Paddles 

Start your May half-term off with a splash, paddling along Salcombe Estuary with Singing Paddles on the search for wildlife. The unique viewpoint of the river and David Halsall's expertise are sure to make an unforgettable experience. 28 May, 9 - 11am or 6.30 - 8.30pm, booking essential.

Children running through the grounds at Arlington Court

A fun-filled May half-term

Lots of lovely hands-on activities this May half-term, ranger days, crafting, garden fun and a nautical trail.

You can find weathered orthostats at Prawle Point

Four walks through history in South Devon

From the Bronze Age to modern history, remnants of days gone by are scattered across the South Devon coast and countryside. You can look out for signs of our past along these four walks.

Tractor Trailer at Mortehoe, North Devon

Enjoy half term in North Devon 

We’ve got plenty of outdoor activities to keep the family happy this May half-term, including scenic tractor rides out to Morte Point and a fun family butterfly trail at Heddon Valley.

A close up low angle of paddleboarder on the water

Start your half term with a splash 

Take to the waves for a new way to experience the Jurassic coast, admiring the ancient cliffs on a three hour tour with local experts Exmouth Watersports. They'll be out on the waves every day in May, so make sure to book your place for an experience you won't want to miss.

Lots of rockpools to explore

Things to see and do at South Milton Sands

Explore the area around South Milton Sands, there's something for everyone.

At Wembury Point looking out over to the Mewstone

Places to explore around Wembury

Explore some of the best rock pools in the country and look out over the infamous Mewstone. For the more adventurous, the beach is ideal for surfers, with up to 10 feet of swell.

Watch it grow

Plant it, grow it, eat it at Overbeck's

Calling all budding gardeners to have a go at planting your very own seeds to take home. We will give you everything you need to have fun doing no.41 on your list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. Wednesday 14 February from 11.30 to 3.00pm

Girl in field looking through binoculars

May half term wildlife trail

Track down the wildlife of Killerton on this family friendly half term trail. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, bugs and butterflies.

Family building an archway at meet the builders day

Fun this May half-term at Castle Drogo 

From a trail around the garden to a meet the builders' day, there's lots going on this half-term.

Children holding a crab in a rockpool

Rockpooling in North Devon

See what crazy creatures you can find in the rockpools of North Devon.

A family flying a kite at Wembury, Devon.

Tick off some of your 50 things this half-term 

Come and tick off some more of your 50 things in and around Exeter.

Family filling in walking trail activity sheet

May half term

The Parminter cousins were great explorers and the Grand Tour was only part of their travels and interest in life abroad. Join us this May half term for lots of family fun.