Free activities for kids in South Devon

Lady petting a donkey and the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth
30th Aug 2018

Are you thinking of taking a break in Devon?

If you are, the good news is that a holiday in Devon doesn’t have to break the bank.  With a  beautiful coastline,  breathtaking countryside scenery and picture postcard villages there’s always somewhere new to visit, even if you’ve stayed here countless times before.

To give you even more inspiration here’s a list of some of the free activities for you and you family to enjoy while on your break in Devon.  From nature trails, to donkeys, to woodland crafts, we’ve something for everyone…

Free Days Out in Devon


Visit Donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary love to meet new people.   Admission and parking is free (donations welcome) and they are open 365 days a year. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead, and many of the farm trails are bike-friendly.


Join the Highway Rat on an activity trail at Haldon Forest

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on forest trails at Haldon. Here the whole family can enjoy following clues and collecting evidence whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery on this forest trail of about 1.5 miles. Please note that there is no charge to walk the trail but there is a charge for the activity pack and also to park, check their website for details.


Explore Occombe Farm and walk the nature trail!

There are vegetable gardens and a bunker to explore, as well as animals including alpaca, ducks, lambs and chickens to say hello to on this delightful  2km nature trail.


Discover Exeter’s Ancient Past at RAMM

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities. The displays reveal Devon and Exeter’s rich history and global connections and also showcases exotic animals, birds and insects.


Marvel at the marble runs at House of Marbles

Tour an historic trail with museums of glass, games, marbles, and Bovey Pottery at this historic site of pottery making.  Young and old alike will also be entertained by the wonderful array of marble runs, animated animals, fairground mirrors, penny press and the giant floating marble.


Book your Break in Devon now!  

Welcome Family holiday park in Dawlish Warren offers first class accommodation and is in an ideal location for visiting all the delights of South Devon and Exeter.  Simply book online or call 03451 656265.

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Blog updated 24/9/18