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Top tips for children’s outings in Devon this summer

School’s almost out for summer!  Just lovely to pack your bags, your children and your dogs and head off to a holiday cottage for a few days.

You can’t beat the summer holidays – weeks and weeks of freedom for the kids and weeks and weeks or planning for the parents – we try so hard to keep them from playing on screens for too long!

Release some energy

Release some energy

Even when you’re on holiday, you can be pushed for ideas to keep them occupied. Luckily if you’re taking a break in this part of the world or opting to book a last minute holiday, we have plenty in the way of attractions in Devon to keep the whole family entertained.  Have a look at a few ways to keep everyone happy!

At Arlington Court you will find lots on offer for children in the summer holidays, they have a Secret Garden trail where children will explore Arlington gardens and they take it home at the end of the day to colour to remind you of your visit.

The freedom of the summer hols!

The freedom of the summer hols!

Take the kids to Exmoor Zoo – where you can pet the wallabys, feed the gibbons or meet the llamas, there’s something for everyone.  While you’re there, enjoy all the hundreds of fascinating animals and adventure play parks – all in all a great day out!

So much to see

So much to see

Fun to be busy

Fun to be busy

Visit Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre,  unique to the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. Children will love it and it’s all undercover, perfect for a rainy day treat!

Kids having fun on a carnival Carousel

Kids having fun on a carnival Carousel

Fancy embarking on a historical adventure? Head to Berry Pomeroy Castle which dates back to the 15th Century.  The Castle is set deep in a wooden valley, a romantic ruin steeped in fascinating history.  Perfect space for children to run free and explore, a game of hide and seek would be ideal.

Possibly one of the most haunted castles in Britain

Possibly one of the most haunted castles in Britain

Love some wildlife adventure? Exmoor Barle Valley Wildlife Safaris run organised trips out into the wild, where you can spot deer and wild ponies, see birds of prey, rabbit and even foxes in their natural habitat.

Get close to nature

Get close to nature

 

Ever heard of The Big Sheep?  It is such fun, a wonderful all weather theme park with loads of rides and animals to visit for a day full of serious entertainment for all the family.

Father Pulling His Son Away From a Fairground Ride

Father Pulling His Son Away From a Fairground Ride

If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, head to Exmoor National Park with events held throughout the summer.  See wild ponies and deer, check for animal tracks and spot the birds of prey to enjoy time in the fresh air.

You may get glimpses of Exmoor pones

You may get glimpses of Exmoor pones

We love Babbacombe Model Village at Torquay, fascinating for old and young alike!

Fun at the Model Village

Fun at the Model Village

So all you need to complete your fun few days away is a holiday cottage and that’s where we come in!  We have some amazing places in Devon, have a look at our  holiday cottages in Devon dotted around the county. And if you are planning to go elsewhere, we have cottages in Kent and Sussex, cottages in Hampshire, cottages in Dorset and Somerset, and lots of other counties besides! If you would like to see all out cottages in Devon, just click on the button below..

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For more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or our Luxury Cottage Holidays please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

 

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