Summer holiday days out on Dartmoor

Picnics, games, trails in houses, woodlands, gardens and parkland and rainy day fun. There's something to keep everyone entertained on Dartmoor during the summer holidays.

Making woodland faces with local wood and hand tools

Nine things to do this summer

There are lots of things to get you doing something new this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Gril taking part in a school holiday trail

Summer fun at Castle Drogo

From miles of walks and craft activities every Tuesday, there's lots to keep you entertained this summer.

Explore the Buckland Abbey estate

Here comes the summer

Whatever the weather, a day full of family fun awaits at Buckland Abbey. Whether you head out on an estate trail, dress up like a Tudor or create a special souvenir at a craft workshop, there's plenty to enjoy all summer long.

Children in Victorian clothing at Finch Foundry, Devon

All dressed up and nowhere to go

See what you look like dressed up in Victorian 'Sunday Best'

An audience enjoying outdoor theatre

Theatre in the garden - The Railway Children

On 30 August, Castle Drogo will be the venue for a very special performance of the classic story The Railway Children by Heartbreak productions (17.00-20.00).

Captive audience watching outdoor theatre

Theatre in the garden - The Hound of the Baskervilles

On 5 August, Castle Drogo will be the venue for a very special performance of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' by Illyria productions (19.30-21.30)

child making a face with sticks

Create some wild art, make a trail of sticks and more

Visit Lydford Gorge for a family adventure where everyone can feel young at heart this summer.

The Whitelady Waterfall flowing into a pool below

Rainy day excitement at the gorge

Don't be put off by the rain, a hike around the gorge is always an adventure. Heavy rain can turn the Whitelady Waterfall into a raging torrent and make the Devils's Cauldron roar. Please check the website before travelling in case of flooding, and bring sturdy footwear as it can get slippery.

Things to do on a rainy day in Northern Ireland

Rainy day fun at Buckland

There's so much to do even on a rainy day at Buckland. From craft workshops to dressing up as a Tudor, come along and discover a great day out at the Abbey.

The Drawing room at Castle Drogo with sofas in the middle of the room.

A castle redisplayed

The castle has been redisplayed and the stories in the castle focus on the Drewe family and the building work from 1910-1930.