A Rainy Day in South Devon
What to do on a rainy day in South Devon? If you’re not one for getting out and braving the elements here are a few suggestions of places you can visit that will keep you dry. Whether you are interested in somewhere educational, somewhere for the kids to blow off steam or somewhere to relax there is something for everyone in South Devon.
A small but fascinating and interesting museum which occupies part of the historic Butterwalk (built around 1640). Re-designed to national museum standards in recent years, it displays an extensive collection of artefacts, models, paintings and photographs relating to Dartmouth and the surrounding district. The collection is, as you would expect, wide ranging, but there is special attention to the maritime history of the town and its social and physical development.
National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium is a wonderful aquarium offering the family a chance to see a great variety of nautical /sea life in huge tanks. It’s well laid out with loads for the kids to do. Located in Plymouth approx. 50 mins drive from Dartmouth, the aquarium always has a full itinerary of things to do as well as a cafe and restaurant that offer great value for money. For directions and more information visit their website www.national-aquarium.co.uk
Dartrock Climbing Centre
Established in 2009, Dart Rock is one of the South West’s leading indoor climbing facilities. Dart Rock has over 800sqm of roped climbing and 300sqm of bouldering, 11m high walls, auto belays, artificial cave system and abseil station there is something for every level of climber. With climbing lessons as well as on-site cafe Dartrock is perfect for learning a new hobby on a rainy day. We advise that you call ahead or visit their website for more information www.dartrock.co.uk.
Ibounce Trampoline Park
The first trampoline park in Devon, a very popular attraction offering some exciting facilities. Interlinked trampolines, dodgeball and a giant airbag are a great success. Located in the market town of Newton Abbott approx. 40 mins from Dartmouth.