Bring on Friday! If you’re looking for family-friendly things to do in Devon this weekend you have come to the right place for events and activities to entertain you and the kids. Here’s what’s on in Devon this weekend of 5 to 6 December 2020.

Please note: Devon is in Tier 2. This means the ‘rule of 6’ applies to meeting people in outdoors and you should not meet with people outside your bubble indoors. Always check what’s open before you travel and adhere to the latest government guidance.

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Things to do in Devon this weekend

Christmas gets underway with a bang this weekend. There’s plenty of events running throughout December. Check out my post about Christmas in Devon for full details.

Lots of Devon attractions such as theme parks, zoos, museums and outdoor attractions are reopening too. Check with individual businesses websites for opening information. Booking may be necessary.

I update this post every week so pop back to find out what’s on in Devon over the weekends to come or scroll down to see next week’s top picks and read some more posts with family-friendly things to do.

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Plymouth’s Polar Bear Trail begins

The Polar Bear Trail returns to Plymouth in the run up to Christmas. Locate the bears across the waterfront from Ocean Studios at Royal William Yard to businesses across the Barbican. You can find the Polar Bear Trail on the Plymouth Trails App.

Every child that completes the trail will get a badge and some sweets at the final location.

Polar Bear Trail, Plymouth, 5 to 23 December 2020.

Festive weekends get underway at The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way will be open for the first of its festive weekends in December. The train can been spruced up for Christmas and there’s an elf trail around the park as well as all the regular attractions.

Full details bout what’s on are available on this North Devon attraction’s website.

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford. Tickets must be booked in advance.

Crealy festive weekends start

Each weekend in December Crealy Adventure Park’s winter attractions will be opened and the site will be decked with Christmas decorations. There will also be a new Christmas Parade happening three times a day from 5 December 2020.

Buy your tickets before 2 December 2020 there’s a special deal of £12 per person.

Christmas at Crealy, Exeter. Book online.

Christmas Nativity at Pennywell Farm

The Pennywell Nativity opens this weekend with visits to a socially distanced nativity, the elves sweet shop and the enchanted forest to Meet Santa himself. At the time of publishing there was very limited availability for Sunday 6 December 2020.

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh. Book online.

National Trust Peter Rabbit winter adventure trails begin

This weekend marks the start of the Peter Rabbit garden trails at Coleton Fishacre, Greenway and Saltram in South Devon as well as Knightshayes in Mid-Devon.

In the trail participants are invited to join Peter as he helps his friends Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, Benjamin Bunny and Squirrel Nutkin.

You can also download National Trust Peter Rabbit activities online.

The price of the trail will be £2 per child. Check each venue’s website for open days and to book a timed entry slot.

Find more festive family days out in Devon.

Stickman Trail starts at Torbay Museum

Join in with the museum’s Stickman Trail, which starts this weekend. Book your visit and pick up a free activity pack to make your own stick person and decoration for the museum’s Family Tree.

Torquay Museum, Torquay. Book online.

What’s on in Devon next weekend?

Planning ahead? Here’s what’s on in Devon over the weekend of 12 to 13 December 2020:

Devonshire County Christmas Market 2020

There will be local traders, food and drink, festive entertainment and music, plus a fairground for the big and little children! There’ll be lots more surprises and a visit from the guy in the red suit as well.

Book tickets for this Christmas market at Westpoint in Exeter.

Devonshire County Christmas Market, Westpoint, 11 to 13 December 2020.

Robinson Crusoe starts at The Theatre Royal Plymouth 

This swashbuckling and socially distanced panto in Plymouth gets underway on 12 December 2020. And as this post was published there were still seats available for the opening weekend. Book tickets online.

Robinson Crusoe, The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 12 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.

The Gingerbread Man at The Theatre Royal Plymouth

This festive show using a mix of puppetry, live-action, great music, humour, and a stunning staging still has availability on Saturday 12 December at the time this post was published.

This show is suitable for children aged three and up, and can be booked online.

The Gingerbread Man, The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 8 December 2020 to 9 January 2020.

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More things to do in Devon this weekend

Don’t forget to check out these posts for more fun places to visit and things to do in Devon with kids:

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