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10 things to do in Devon in the rain 2022

10 things to do in Devon in the rain 2022

Urgh! Rainy days can be the nemesis of family fun, especially in Devon where we all want to be outside enjoying the countryside, coast and brilliant family attractions. But the great British weather happens. So what can you do? Luckily I have 10 suggestions for things to do in Devon in the rain in 2022.

Whether you are looking for things to do in North Devon in the rain or things to do on a rainy day in South Devon, here’s some inspiration to keep the good times rolling.

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If you’re looking for fun in Devon in the off season you might also like to check out my posts about things to do in Spring, what to do in the Autumn and things to in Devon this winter.

1. Devon attractions to visit in the rain

People silhouetted against the Rocky Chamber in Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern

Devon has a bunch of family attractions that are indoors or mostly undercover. Here’s the ones to visit when it’s a rainy day in Devon:

2. Pottery painting and crafts

Child painting pottery at China Blue in Totnes
Pottery Studio at China Blue

If your kids have an artistic streak, and even if you don’t, take them pottery painting on a wet day in Devon. You’ll find pottery painting in Devon at:

3. Ride a Devon steam train or tram

Pink Tram on Seaton Tramway
Seaton Tramway

All aboard for undercover fun on a Devon steam train or tramway.

4. Devon theme parks

Toddler in car at driving school at Crealy theme park, Devon
Driving School at Crealy

When it comes to being prepared for things to do in Devon in the rain, theme parks have got you covered.

There’s large indoor play areas at theme parks in Devon, particularly Woodlands near Dartmouth in South Devon, Crealy at Exeter, and The Milky Way and The Big Sheep in North Devon.

Here’s more about theme parks in Devon.

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5. Indoor climbing

A top thing to do on a wet day in Devon is climbing. Here’s where you’ll find indoor climbing walls in Devon:

6. Trampoline centres

Another rainy day activity bound to keep the kids happy is bouncing. Here’s where you’ll find trampoline centres in South, East and North Devon:

7. Go bowling

If the rain is pouring why not challenge your family to a bowling contest. Here’s where you’ll find bowling in Devon:

Bowling in Plymouth

Bowling in Exeter

Bowling in South Devon

Bowling in East Devon

Bowling in North Devon

Looking for more activities teens will love? Check out my recommended things to do in Devon with teenagers.

8. Cinemas in Devon

Take your mind off the weather by seeing the latest blockbusters or arthouse flick at a cinema in Devon. Check with individual cinemas for opening and screening times.

Here’s where you’ll find them: 

Cinemas in Plymouth

Cinemas in South Devon

Cinemas in North Devon

Cinemas in Exeter

Cinemas in East Devon

9. Soft play

When you have young kids, soft play is a life saver on a wet day. Check with individual cinemas for opening and screening times.

Here’s where you’ll find soft play in Devon:

Find more places to visit with toddlers in Devon.

10. Stay in!

If all else fails then why not stay in and have a go at our free printable puzzle and quiz sheets or Devon baking recipes.

You could also buy the Devon Colouring Book for Kids, which is supporting Devon Air Ambulance.

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Grab your colouring pencils and join Ollie the Otter for a tour of some of the otterly brilliant places to see in Devon – the perfect companion for days out and holidays.

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