A Day in Devon

We're travelling around Devon to bring you a round up of what's worth visiting and why, with places to eat, things to do and where to go. Here's what we've found so far.

Dartmouth Food Festival

Established as one of the South West’s top events the Dartmouth Food Festival is an absolute must for foodies and families.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Dartmouth

Take a wander around Dartmouth, one of the many gems on the coast of south Devon. With a colourful Maritime history, there's plenty to discover here.

Philip Eley

The East Devon Jurassic Coast

The East Devon Jurassic Coast is a diverse area with gorgeous landscapes, pretty towns and villages and activities to suit everyone.

Dominique Adams

Things to do in Bigbury-On-Sea

A picture postcard place to stay, Bigbury On Sea benefits from a golden sandy beach, the beauty of Burgh Island and the rolling Devon hills.

Katie Chown

Things to do in Brixham

Brixham is a beautiful harbour town with pastel houses clinging to the hillside. It’s a colourful town, rich with history and wildlife, perfect for family holidays or peaceful romantic getaways.

Philip Eley

Brixham Pirate Festival

Dress up like a pirate and party all weekend at the annual Brixham Pirate Festival. This is a brilliant weekend for all the family on the picturesque Brixham harbour.

Kayleigh Hardy

River Cottage Food Festival

Celebrate River Cottage's 20th birthday this year with the annual food fair in May which is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Kayleigh Hardy

Crealy Theme Park

Visit the largest theme park in Devon for the best family day out. Welcome to Crealy!

Philip Eley

Things to do in the Blackdown Hills

If you love admiring and exploring the great outdoors, then this part of the world is the perfect place to soak up beautiful countryside and emerald woodland. The Blackdown Hills offers an extensive range of range of activities and things to do on a visit to the area.

Tasha H

Devon's best family friendly festivals

Embrace all things Devon with this list of family friendly festivals in Devon. From tar barrels and pirate festivals to music festivals galore, there's something for everyone across the county this year.

Philip Eley

Holidays in Wembury

Managed by the National Trust, Wembury is a seaside village with a prominent beach that's perfect for rock-pooling.

Philip Eley

River Dart Country Park

With walks, play areas and adrenaline adventures, River Dart Country Park has everything you might need for a fun-filled family day in Devon.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Salcombe

Salcombe is home to some of the most stunning coastline and beautiful beaches in South Devon. The town itself is a pretty harbour town with lots of things to do, interesting shops, lovely restaurants and fine boutiques.

Philip Eley

Princetown old railway walk

Walk through the heart of the moors along the Princetown old railway walk. Dramatic views and flat paths make this route ideal for a family walk.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Stoke Gabriel

Take a stroll around Stoke Gabriel with our writer Philip and discover the history in this quaint Devon village.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Ashburton

The market town on the edge of Dartmoor is a great base for walking and adventure holidays but secretly hides some of the best places to find antiques in Devon.

Philip Eley

48 hours in Dartmoor and South Devon

We explored Dartmoor and South Devon in 48 hours to give you an idea of how much you can fit into a short break. Although we wouldn't recommend cramming all of this into your holiday, you can definitely see a lot of sights.

Kayleigh Hardy

Dartmouth Steam Railway

Let yourself be whisked away to a bygone age with a nostalgic ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Philip Eley

5 best lidos in Devon

Cool down in a heatwave with a visit to one of these lush lidos in Devon. Swim outside in the sunshine with all the family.

Philip Eley

Oddicombe beach review

Fancy yourself an expert stone-skimmer? Try your hand and test your skills down at Oddicombe beach in Devon.

Philip Eley

Visit Hannah's at Seale Hayne

Finding somewhere new that keeps 3 small children entertained for a day and has free entry and free parking is like the Holy Grail for a parent, especially over the summer holidays when paid-entry activities soon mount up. Hannah's child friendly and cheap place for families to visit.

Philip Eley

Visit Devon for Mount Edgcumbe Estate

You’d be forgiven for thinking shopping is all Plymouth has to offer, but you’d also be wrong. There are acres of stunning parkland and miles of breathtaking coastline just around the corner, waiting to be explored.

Sadie Phillips

Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh is a small but charming market town on the edge of the Dartmoor. It is set in perfect rolling countryside, and has the standout attraction of the beautiful Buckfast Abbey; but there are many more reasons to visit this pretty town, so here is my guide to things to do in Buckfastleigh.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Tiverton

You can explore the whole of Devon from Tiverton, visit the contrasting coastlines of north and south Devon, as well as seeing the two varied moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor, so there are lots of things to do.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Beer

Beer may be small but there are lots of things to do to keep everyone entertained. From beach days to places to eat and entertainment, it makes a great day out in Dorset or Devon.

Becky Bye

Things to do in Shaldon

Shaldon is a fantastic village facing an attractive estuary with a small village charm but also a good range of shops, pubs and cafes. It lies in a sheltered valley and stares out at the larger town of Teignmouth which it is connected to by a bridge and a ferry.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Seaton

With its pebble beach, easy-going vibe, and many interesting days out and attractions nearby, Seaton is a good place for a family holiday, a walking holiday or an activity holiday.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey is a welcoming town with many tasty cafes and restaurants. It is a great base from which to explore a lovely area so here is my guide to things to do in 'Buvvy'.

Philip Eley

Family Holidays: Donkey Sanctuary

Famously there is no entry fee and no car parking charge for visiting the Sanctuary. We’re an open charity and people are welcome to visit 365 days a year. The donkeys are here and need feeding, so we’ll be open!

James Chubb

Things to do in Dawlish

Dawlish is a seaside town in south east Devon with a gentle air of sophistication yet still a great place for traditional bucket and spade holidays. With both Dawlish and Dawlish Warren full of ideas for a fun break, here is my guide of things to do in Dawlish.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Plymouth

Plymouth describes itself as Britain’s Ocean City. It is a vibrant, modern city with plenty of attractions and historic buildings, places to visit, things to do and see and lots of foody destinations.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is a medium-sized market town, surrounded by great parks and beautiful countryside with access to great seaside one way and great moorland the other way. It also has some of the best parks and open space land you can find plenty of things to do in.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is an attractive market town in its own right, but it is most often seen as a good base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding area of South Hams.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Teignmouth

Teignmouth has the nostalgic charm of a Victorian seaside town, with its pier, lido and large houses, but there’s a lot more to this interesting town than that, so here’s my guide to things to do in Teignmouth.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Torquay

Torquay has been a fashionable seaside resort since the early 19th century with some fabulous beaches and many interesting historical houses alongside its shops and cafes.

Philip Eley

Things to do in Totnes

In South Devon people usually describe anything which is a bit quirky and whacky as ‘a bit Totnes’, and for a long time, the town sign said ‘Welcome to Totnes - Twinned with Narnia.’ Totnes is an interesting, independent, beautiful, historical town. It’s a fabulous place to explore with many distracting turns up exciting alleyways.

Philip Eley