With schools due back from early September this is a great time to visit Devon while the sun (hopefully) still shines and the main tourism season is winding down. But what’s on in Devon as the autumn kicks off? Here’s our guide to the top things to do in Devon in September.

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Events in Devon this September

Hopefully the usual Devon events calendar will be springing back to life in 2021 with plenty of family-friendly events going ahead.

Come back to find out more about what’s on in Devon for families this September.

Also take a look at my round up of what’s happening in Devon this weekend.

Heritage Open Days 2021

This annual opportunity to explore some of the nation’s most extraordinary and often hidden places of history and culture will go ahead again in 2021.

From 10 to 19 September 2021 you can take special tours of heritage places in Devon like the secret spaces of Exeter Cathedral, the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre, and Plymouth’s cemeteries. 

Here’s the full list of places to visit during Heritage Open Days in Devon, as well as the virtual tours that will be available.

What about next month? Here’s my guide to things to do in Devon in October.

Devon days out

With the main summer holidays finishing this month, some Devon attractions are only open mid-week.

However, you can still find some that are open during the week in September:

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Kents Cavern
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Exmoor Zoo
  • The Milky Way – open on some week days, check the website
  • National Marine Aquarium
  • The Big Sheep – open on some week days, check the website

Here’s 101 things to do in Devon with kids and things to do in Devon with teens.

Be aware that many attractions are taking advance bookings only. Always check before you travel to avoid disappointment.

What to do when it rains in Devon this September

Sadly it’s not always sunny in Devon. I have a big list of ideas for things to do in Devon on wet days this September.

Make the most of the last few beach days

I don’t know about you, but I always hold out a hope for some warmth in late summer, especially as I know we’ll find it much easier to get parking on the coast.

Here are some of the best beaches to visit on the South coast and in North Devon.

If you’re not a fan of sand and salty water, then why not check out some of the splash parks and outdoor swimming pools around the county.

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