Well, lockdown has somewhat scuppered plans for half term getaways and lots of fun day trips with the kids. So, what can families do in that precious week when home learning can be set aside? Here’s some ideas for things to do in Devon in February half term 2021. 

NB. half term in Devon runs from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February 2021.

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Got a while to stay? Here’s our BIG guide to family holidays in Devon.

Get outside for exercise

Without lessons and home work to keep you tied to your screens try to get outside for some fresh air and exercise to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls.

Here’s my round up of outdoor places you can go during lockdown in Devon, if they are local to you.

You can also take part in the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch from the comfort (wrap up warm!) of your own garden. Submit your results by 22 February 2021.

Visit an adventure playground

There’s plenty of outdoor playgrounds in Devon where you can entertain the kids for free on a sunny day. Here’s a list of adventure playgrounds recommended by members of my Facebook group.

Top tip: if you want recommendations from other Devon-loving parents, join my Facebook group.

Walk the coast path

Castle Cove in Dartmouth
Castle Cove on a wet winters day

If you can access the South West Coast Path from home it’s a great place for kids to let off steam and spot nature.

Here are some of our favourite coast walks in Devon:

Visit a National Trust property

Saltram House and gardens - a National Trust place near Plymouth
Saltram House and gardens

National Trust properties in Devon will have their gardens and grounds open for locals to visit for their daily exercise. You are likely to need to book timed entry slots and/or parking in advance, so check before you travel.

Our favourite Devon National Trust properties are: Saltram near Plymouth; Killerton near Exeter; Coleton Fishacre near Brixham; Buckland Abbey on Dartmoor; and Greenway near Galmpton.

If you don’t have a National Trust property local to you there are lots of ideas for things to do at home on its website.

Explore a Devon museum virtually

Wooly Mammoth at The Box Plymouth

Some of Devon’s museums have activities you can access online. Take a look at these resources:

Activities to do at home

I’ve been adding to my guide to things to do at home to give you some fresh inspiration for February half term.

You might also like to try my Devon baking recipes, printable Devon activity sheets and my Devon quiz.

Find more great places to visit in normal times in my guide to things to do in Devon in Spring.

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