Perfect Devon Holidays – What’s available in the Local Area?

One of the reasons a Welcome Family holiday is so popular is because of all the fantastic on-site facilities and entertainment.

From fun leisure activities to free evening entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

But if you can tear yourself away from all the on-park fun, you’ll find that Devon has stacks to offer. From beautiful villages to popular tourist destinations, the huge range of local attractions help make Devon holidays extra special. 

Myrtle on the Beach at Dawlish Warren with Dougie Dog


Quaint Devon towns and villages

Near to Welcome Family is the town of Dawlish. Dawlish offers a relaxing atmosphere, stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture and shopping, restaurants, pubs and sightseeing galore. Make this a place not to miss on your holiday with us.

A little further afield, there are the famous English Riviera towns of Torquay and Paignton where you can take a leisurely walk along the seafront, relax on the beach or enjoy local delicacies including farmhouse ice cream and cream teas.

Other must-see destinations include Babbacombe and Cockington.  Spend a day at Babbacombe enjoying the Model Village, funicular Babbacombe Cliff Railway and chilled-out Babbacombe Downs.  And for a daytrip of a different kind, head to the quintessentially English village of Cockington with its charming thatched cottages and historic English manor house.

Gorgeous sandy beaches

Devon holidays are not complete until you’ve spent a day (or two) on one of the many breathtaking beaches. As well as Dawlish, some of the best include Branscombe Beach, Coryton Cove and Shaldon. The question is, what do you and your family prefer? Would you like to swim, surf or paddle? Would you like a shingle beach to skim stones, or soft sand for building sandcastles? Or maybe you prefer to explore the rock pools or find a lookout point to spot dolphins (if you’re lucky!) The good news is that Devon offers all these choices.

What to do next

To find out more about what you can expect from Devon holidays, simply explore more of our local area guide section, read our blogs or give us a call.

Unspoilt Devon countryside

The south-west has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. From stretching coastal scenes to lush forests and wild moorland, the variety is surprising. Dartmoor National Park is one of the best reasons to visit the West Country. It contains some of the most unspoilt moorlands in the UK and is one of the most diverse attractions in the area – walking, horse riding, fishing, golf and water sports are just some of the things available! Nearby Haldon forest is a great destination for walking and cycling, and Dawlish Warren itself is home to a 500-acre nature reserve which is perfect for bird-watching and discovering rare plants and local wildlife.

Family Friendly Tourist Attractions

Devon offers a wide choice of days out for all the family. Paignton Zoo has an exceptional range of animals as well as play activities to keep the children entertained. Living Coasts at Torquay offers the chance of a close encounter with penguins, seals and other marine life.  Then for an activity-based day, take your pick from Pennywell FarmDevon’s Crealy and Woodlands Family Theme Park – they’re all just a drive away from your Welcome Family base.