As summer is slowly approaching and we finally don’t have any Covid restrictions in place, it’s time to start planning in some wonderful family activities to enjoy. That’s why Conservatory Makeovers have curated this list of activities to do around Devon this summer. We’ve included things to do on sunny days as well as on those unfortunate rainy British summer days.

National Marine Aquarium – Plymouth

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the perfect family day out for rainy summer days. Spend the day wandering through the different zones and exhibits, learning about the animals living underwater from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Barrier Reef. The NMA hosts a number of events daily that can be booked online for adults and children of all ages, including an Ocean Todds group aimed at children between 2-4 years old.

For more information & to book your tickets, check out their online website.

The Donkey Sanctuary – Sidmouth

Donkeys at the donkey sancutary

The Donkey Sanctuary is a great outdoors activity for the whole family, entry is always free and there’s no need to book in advance you can simply show up on the day. This Spring they’re hosting a Spring Nature Trail (Starting 25/04/22 – 19/06/22), to take part in the trail it’s just £5 and there are prizes to be won! There’s an outdoor picnic site to enjoy your lunch or check out their award-winning restaurant The Kitchen for some great food. (All profits from The Kitchen go back to the charities worldwide work.)

Ludwell Valley Park Trail

The Ludwell Valley Park is a gorgeous self-guided trail with information boards dotted around to highlight the nature you can spot along the way. The trail is just a short walk-in comparison to other nature trails at only one and a half miles, making it the perfect day out for families. Why not take a picnic and make a day out of the trail?

Check out the Exeter City Council’s Ludwell Valley leaflet to plan your route and pick the perfect picnic spot.

Exe Estuary

The Estuary is a great location for walking or cycling, there are miles of safe routes for both. The ground is also perfect for pushchairs so you’re able to take young children without worrying about the pushchair bouncing around. There’s an onsite carpark and picnic spots dotted around the Estuary for you to enjoy your lunch in the sunshine. These spots also make great locations for tired children to stop and rest their feet.

For more information about the Exe Estuary, visit their online website.

Powderham Castle

The Powderham castle grounds

Powderham Castle

The historic Powderham Castle is yet another great day out for those wet weather days but if you can make it on a sunny day, it is especially beautiful. Dogs are welcome on the grounds except for Deer Park and the Walled Garden, and their admission is only £1. Family day tickets are available with the option to have a guided tour, entry to the grounds or entry to the castle and its grounds. You can also take part in a goat walk from as little as £2 and throughout the Spring and Summer breaks they hold an outdoor cinema for all the family.

For more information & to visit your family, visit their online website.

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