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Half Term Events in Devon


Half Term is nearly upon us, and our hotels and restaurants are ready to welcome you with a variety of special events! From delectable afternoon teas to indulgent four-course lunches, there’s no better place to be this half term break than relaxing at one of our hotels or restaurants. 

We’ve rounded up some of the finest events for you to read more about below. 

Coronation Afternoon Tea, Bovey Castle 

29th May 2023 – 31st May 2023, Monday – Sunday 12pm-5pm. £60 per person. 

Want to finish a month of patriotic celebration in exquisite style? Join Bovey Castle for their exclusive King’s Coronation Event Afternoon Tea throughout the month of May. 

Savour in a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and a range of sweet treats, accompanied by champagne. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the month of the coronation in style! 

The exceptional experience is £60.00pp and is subject to availability. 

Vineyard Tour and Lunch, Lympstone Manor 

31st May 2023, 10:15am. £134 per person, pre-booking essential. 

Join Lympstone Manor over half term at one of their Wednesday Vineyard Tours to hear their plans for the Vineyard, the progress thus far and the upcoming excitement of serving their very own Lympstone Manor Cuvée. 

Each Wednesday between May and September, the hotel will be running an educational Vineyard tour with their Vineyard Manager followed by a guided tasting of their Triassic Pinot Noir, before finishing the experience with an indulgent four-course lunch.  

Golden Ticket Tea Party Afternoon Tea, Boringdon Hall 

From 1st June 2023, 1-4pm. £32 per person. 

For those who adore chocolate and all things tea, enjoy a special experience with Boringdon Hall’s ‘Golden Ticket Tea Party’ afternoon tea, inspired by an iconic film of whimsical fantasia. 

Pair with your favourite tipple or cup of traditional tea, whilst soaking up the historic ambience of the hotel’s Great Hall. 

Pre-booking is essential, payment is taken at the time of booking. Served in the Mayflower Brasserie or Elizabethan Suite.  

Half Term Hotel Holiday, Bovey Castle 

May 27th 2023 – June 6th 2023. From £435.00 per room, per night 

School’s out! And what greater way to mark the occasion than to book a half term hotel holiday at Bovey Castle? Enjoy a luxury UK hotel break with the whole family. 

Delight in the best of both worlds this half term holiday with a relaxing, luxury hotel break combined with all the fun-filled activities available at Bovey Castle. There is so much to do, with never a dull moment. If you’re looking for tranquillity, then visit the heated indoor pool, steam room, and sauna, or book a revitalising treatment in the Elan Spa. If you’re craving some action, try a spot of tennis on one of our courts, or head down to the lakeside lawn for some croquet in the sunshine.  

You will also receive a £50 credit to use against any of Bovey Castle’s activities as part of your stay. Practice your aim with an archery or air rifle session, bag the catch of the day with a spot of fishing, or get to grips with 4×4’s on their on-site off road driving course. There are also indoor options for the children, who can book a session in the KidsZone or TechZone for some interactive play. 

With much to see and do at Bovey Castle Hotel, the entire family will be spoilt for choice. So, head along and enjoy a fabulous half term hotel holiday, in the heart of the beautiful Dartmoor countryside. 

Flavours of Asia, The Bedford Hotel 

1st June 2023, 6pm-8.30pm. Two courses for £22, pre-booking essential. 

Experience an evening exploring the flavours of Asia, on the first Thursday of the month at The Bedford Hotel. 

As always, you can look forward to some of the best local ingredients of the season, but with a distinctly different flavour experience brought to you by Head Chef Raoul Ketelaars and his talented team, with a different menu each month. 

Aperol & Alpacas, Harbour Hotel Sidmouth 

3rd June 2023, 3pm-5pm. £20 per person. Must be booked in advance online. 

Meet the alpacas from Bearhouse Alpacas at Harbour Hotel Sidmouth! Start with a glass of Aperol Spritz or luxury mocktail and snacks on arrival out on their terrace. It's set to be an afternoon full of fun, laughter and cuteness as you get up close and personal with Bearhouse Alpacas' inquisitive woolly friends. 

You'll get to feed the alpacas their favourite treats which will make for amazing photo and video opportunities. The team from Bearhouse Alpacas will be on hand to teach you all about the amazing alpacas you're handling. 

After you've snapped enough selfies and got to know all the alpacas' unique personalities, stay on for Harbour Hour in the hotel’s bar. Take advantage of two-for-one cocktails until 7pm and book a table in their restaurant to experience the brand new a la carte menu! 

We hope we’ve inspired you to take a relaxing break in Devon this half term! Remember to explore the rest of our website to discover excellent accommodation and dining options in this fantastic corner of the UK.   

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