Summer holiday days out in Devon

From rock pooling on beautiful beaches to finding the perfect picnic spots and exploring colourful gardens, there's plenty to keep the family busy during the school holidays this summer. A la Ronde, Arlington Court, Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Coleton Fishacre, Greenway, Killerton, Knightshayes, Lydford Gorge, Overbeck's and Saltram are all open: please book ahead of your visit.

Summer highlights

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

Places to take the family this summer
Summer fowers

Great summer gardens in Devon 

There's plenty of summer colour to be found in a garden near you. Here's a list of some of our favourites, which we've reopened in line with Government guidelines.

Campsite field in a Valley at Cloud Hill Campsite.

Camping at Cloud Farm

Located in the Doone Valley on the Devon border Cloud Farm campsite is the perfect location for exploring the area.

A mother holds her child aloft at Bucks Mills, North Devon

Beaches and coast in Devon 

Secluded coves, sandy playgrounds and rugged coast; there are many places in Devon for a day beside the seaside.

A family picnic on the lawn at Saltram

Picnic spots in Devon and Exmoor 

Planning a picnic? From woodland walks to colourful gardens or seaside spots, there are plenty of places to spread out a picnic blanket and drink in the views around Devon and Exmoor.

Man and woman walking on long grass in summer

Summer walks in Devon and on Exmoor 

Look no further for walking inspiration; coastal views, hidden waterfalls, peaceful woodland and tranquil valleys await you.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.