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Things to do in Devon

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Devon

From incredible beaches to vibrant towns, there’s an array of things to do in Devon throughout the year.

The ideal spot for families, couples and solo travellers, Devon holidays can suit everyone. Things to do in Devon include the famous Woolacombe Beach and award-winning sands throughout the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our helpful guide provides ideas for a variety of Devon day trips that the entire family can enjoy!

Devon Attractions

Devon boasts world-famous attractions that you have to visit. Discover incredible countryside around the Dartmoor National Park, visit the imposing Exeter Cathedral, or roam around the historic Dartmouth Castle.

Devon Activities

Choose from thrilling theme parks with thrilling coasters and slides, or get up and personal with the cutest animals at one of the county’s numerous fun-packed farm attractions. Devon has Paignton Zoo, wildlife parks, and The National Marine Aquarium, as well as activities and events throughout the year. For those on a budget, Devon provides plenty of free activities.

Things to do near Devon

Devon is home to incredible destinations, offering seaside resorts to rural landscapes and idyllic countryside. Dartmouth is a short journey away from Agatha Christie’s summer house, Paignton is ideal for watersports lovers, whilst Exeter boasts a rich history. Discover even more attractions throughout the coastal hotspots of Torquay, Salcombe, Westward Ho!.

Find more things to do in Devon with our useful travel guide…

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  • A La Ronde
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    A La Ronde

    Summer Ln
    EX8 5BD

    01395 265514

    Ready to witness unique, historic architecture? Come to A La Ronde, a 16-sided gem with a rich past.

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  • Arlington Court
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    Arlington Court and The National Trust Carriage Museum

    EX31 4LP


    Unlock a wealth of history at this fascinating Exmoor Gem, Arlington Court and The National Trust Carriage Museum.

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  • Babbacombe Model Village

    Hampton Ave
    TQ1 3LA

    01803 315315

    A miniature world with 4 acres of award-winning gardens, you can explore the collection of model scenes, and even enter inside many of the tiny houses laced with intricate details.

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  • Babbacombe Theatre

    Babbacombe Downs Rd
    TQ1 3LU

    Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LU

    Hosting a range of family variety shows performed throughout the year, this is one of the most popular theatres in the South, providing entertainment across all genres.

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  • Baggy Point

    Moor Ln
    EX33 1PA

    01271 870555

    Home to one of the best surfing beaches in North Devon, Baggy Point boasts an abundance of walks, as well as opportunities to climb and coasteer.

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  • Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach
    TQ7 3AN

    01548 560897

    Situated in the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting a Blue Flag, this is the perfect spot for family beach days.

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  • Becky Falls

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park

    Newton Abbot
    TQ13 9UG

    01647 221259

    There’s something for everyone at Becky Falls, from beautiful river walks, scrambling across boulders to the children’s stamp trail – a prize for every child! Animal encounter shows, animal feeding sessions, keeper talks, children’s craft activities and free to hire Explorer Backpacks are also available.  

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  • Becky Falls
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    Becky Falls Dartmoor

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park
    Newton Abbot
    TQ13 9UG

    01647 221259

    Visitors can explore the walks and waterfalls at Devon’s top beauty spot as well as indulge in snacks and cakes at the on-site café.

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  • Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Berry Pomeroy
    TQ9 6LJ

    01803 866618

    After a historic day out to remember? Come to Berry Pomeroy Castle, a 15th-century ruin offering romantic sights and insight into defence systems of the time period.

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  • Bicton Park Botanic Gardens
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    Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

    East Budleigh Salterton
    Budleigh Salterto
    EX9 7BJ


    Looking for a Devon outing that’s packed with things to do and beautiful sights to see? Come to the marvellous Bicton Park Botanical Gardens!

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