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February half term activities in South Devon

Rear View Of Family On Winter Beach Holding Hands Looking At Sea - February half term activities in South Devon

Join us in Devon for the first school holidays of the year and you’ll find plenty of half term activities to keep your children entertained. Here’s our recommended February half term activities in South Devon in 2020:

Go to a theme park

Take your pick from Crealy Theme Park near Exeter and Woodlands Family Theme Park in the South Hams. Both have massive indoor adventure play areas, slides and rides open at February half term.

Check their websites for special half term activities and to see which of the bigger rides are open during the winter months. 

Take a stroll on the beach

A bright, crisp February day makes for a wonderful time to experience South Devon’s beaches. And, if you are bringing a four-legged friend with you on your Devon holiday then they are allowed on many beaches at this time of year.

If you are looking for sand head to Bantham Beach or Goodrington Sands. If a long stretch of shingle is more your thing then try Blackpool Sands or Slapton Sands. Find out about more dog-friendly Devon beaches.

Ride a train 

If you are staying with us at one of our cottages in Dartmouth or Kingswear it’s highly likely you’ll hear the comings and goings of Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Its services start running again in February, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the golden age of train travel along one of the most scenic pieces of railway in the country.

Closer to our cottages in Totnes is South Devon Railway which travels between Totnes and Buckfastleigh over February half term.

Discover a pre-historic cave

Explore the ancient passageways of Kents Cavern in Torquay which has a constant temperature of 14°C. It’s a great way to avoid any Spring showers.

Regular tours take place throughout the day to introduce you to the history and stories of this 2.5 million-year-old cave.

Visit a zoo

There are several zoos and wildlife experiences in South Devon which are open in February half term. 

Visit Dartmoor Otters at Buckfastleigh to see conservation of native and international otters at work. 

For a full on animal day out head to Paignton Zoo to see apes, giraffes, lemurs and zebras. Or for a more intimate experience go to Dartmoor Zoo, which inspired the movie ‘We Bought A Zoo’. 

If aquariums are more up your street then there’s the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and Living Coasts in Torquay.

Go up in the world

Step into Devon’s past and the lives of some of its most famous residents by visiting the National Trust properties in South Devon.

As well as historic houses you’ll find lots of outdoor fun. The parklands of Saltram make for a great spring time walk or cycle adventure, while you’re bound to find the subtropical gardens of Coleton Fishacre milder than the seasonal average temperature.

And who could miss a visit to the Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie on the River Dart?

What if it rains?

If you’re unlucky enough to visit when it’s wet, take a look at more things to do in South Devon in the rain. You’ll find plenty of ideas for February half term activities in South Devon.

Where to stay in South Devon?

Still looking for somewhere to stay in Devon over February half term? We have lots of options, from cottages in Dartmouth to accommodation for larger families. Take a look at our full range of Devon holiday cottages or call us to discuss what you had in mind.

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