Don’t forget to ask a local……
Come rain or shine there are plenty of activities and places to visit for every family member, no matter how young or mature.
We've taken a look around the county to come up with some excellent days out for all the family - absolutely free!
All you need to do is make sure you have some change for the car park, ask the hotel for a picnic lunch and all the day will cost is the price of the petrol.
- Visit the RAMM museum and unearth Exeter's past
- Step back in time and go fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast
- Have a sand castle building competition on Teignmouth beach
- Go Geocaching in the countryside
- Go wild swimming
- Spot dolphins, seals and basking sharks off the South Devon coast
- Go crabbing at Dittisham
- Get up close to the residents, pigs, ducks, cows and sheep at Occombe farm
- Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail
- Watch the fishermen return with their catch from a day’s fishing at Beer
- Enjoy a day out at the House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey
- Find out about the history of Exeter on a Red Coat Guided Tour
- Walk the South West Coast Path, there are some stunning stretches like Seaton to Branscombe and Torcross to Start Point
- Visit Dawlish and look out for the famous black swans
- Build a den at Haldon Forest Park with dead wood and branches
- Topsham Museum, take a look into the port town’s history of shipbuilding
- Meet the hundreds of donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth
- Explore the Ludwell Valley Park Trail, a one and a half-mile route around Ludwell Valley Park.
- Head to Dartmoor and spot the wild ponies
- Train spot on Dawlish beach, keep an eye out for the steam trains that travel the line during the summer months
- Visit the Custom House Visitor Centre in Exeter
Don’t forget many of our hotel members also offer activities too.
If you’re awake early enough you can feed the chickens, or collect the eggs for breakfast. And for just a small fee there are those that offer gin tasting or cocktail making. Yoga and Pilates.
If we can give you one top tip though… ask a local. Make sure you ask at the time of booking or on arrival at reception. The teams know the hidden gems and can tell you as much as you need to know.