With lockdown restrictions easing across England in April there’s good news for families like ours who like to explore. More outdoor attractions, gardens and countryside are open for visits. Here’s a round up of outdoor places in Devon you can go during lockdown.

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Places to go in Devon in lockdown

Many outdoor attractions, gardens and country parks are open or reopening soon in Devon.

Find the latest list of what’s open from Easter in Devon.

From May 2021 more outdoor and indoor Devon attractions are planning to reopen. Find out which in my post about things to do in Devon in May.

More places in Devon you can go now

Below are some suggestions for places that you can go in Devon now:

Parks and playgrounds in Devon

I have put together a list of some of the larger adventure playgrounds that you can visit for free.

Devon nature reserves

Nature reserves are open including East Devon nature reserves, South Devon nature reserves and North Devon nature reserves.

South West Lakes

Equipment hire and walking trails around South West Lakes are open.

The cafes at Roadford, Wimbleball, Stithians, Siblyback and Argal are also open.

For more information visit the South West Lakes website.

Devon cycle trails

Cycle trails are another place to get outdoor exercise. 

Here’s where you’ll find them: 

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust sites

Berry Head Nature Reserve and Cockington Country Park in South Devon are open.

For more information check the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust website.

Devon beaches

We’ve been making the most of walk at our local beach over the past few months. Here’s some of our favourite beaches on the south coast of Devon and the best beaches in North Devon.

Please check whether toilets and other facilities are open before you travel.

South West Coast Path

There’s so many coast walks to enjoy in Devon. Check out the Flip Flops or Wellies blog for plenty of walks in East Devon.

We have recently done the walks from Gara Rock to Mill Bay in Kingsbridge, at Berry Head Nature Reserve in Brixham and Little Dartmouth to Dartmouth Castle.

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is open for walks across the moors and around the tors.

For the latest information about what’s open check the Dartmoor National Park website.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor car parks are open. For the latest updates, including what facilities are open check the Exmoor National Park website.

Haldon Forest Park

The walking and cycle trails of Haldon Forest will be open during lockdown.

Find out more about the facilities available.

Stover Country Park

The walking and cycle trails at Stover Country Park are open but the visitors centre is closed. Find out more on the Devon County Council website.

Can you recommend any other places in Devon where families can get fresh air safely during lockdown?

Decoy Country Park

The playground, walks and sports fields at this country park in Newton Abbot are open.

Find out more about visiting Decoy Country Park.

Devon resources for families to use at home

Here are some other posts here on Devon with Kids that you may find useful if you are at home:

Would you like to share any suggestions for things to do with kids while social distancing is in place? Or do you know of anywhere I can add to my list of outdoor places in Devon that are open? Comment below or get in touch.