What’s on this half-term at Beyond Escapes and South Devon


Action packed family days out this half term at Beyond Escapes

With half term just around the corner you couldn’t pick a better place than the stunning hills and vales of South Devon to enjoy a break. Dive into our rugged coastlines, the National Forest full of bike rides and muddy treks. And with the kids chomping at the bit for days full of fun, we thought we’d put a few ideas together. Here’s our list of boredom busters from an amazing Fossil Festival, to panthers and prey at Paignton Zoo, all part of our Love Local campaign.

Roller coasters and ice-creams

If your kids love the thrills and spills of full-on white knuckle rides, how about a day at Crealy Adventure park and Resort? You’re spoilt for choice with wall to wall rides, soft play areas and a tonne of animals to wander round. With a host of fun things to do this half term and a range of offers it’s a great place to while away the hours.

Roaring sensation

Little explorers will love a day digging for fossils at Torquay’s Dinosaur World.  Roam around life size Jurassic creatures and get up close and personal with the Dimetrodon and its huge teeth. See who’s got a mammoth brain or a Rapture brain in the Explorer Quiz and try to win a real fossil!

Lovable donkeys

For something a little more gentle Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is always a big hit. With a Kitchen full of delicious treats, paddocks bursting with friendly donkeys, each with their own fascinating character. You can even adopt your favourite. Pop on a pair of wellies and wander fun trails that surround this working farm, or head to the farm-themed play area. It’s a day well spent with these affectionate creatures.  

A passion for animals at Paignton Zoo

Komodo dragons, rhinos, giant tortoises and a whole lot more are all waiting for you at this fantastic day trip. Feeding time, trails and keeper talks fill a daily programme with exciting, informative fun. You can learn about conservation, or simply enjoy the vast variety of animals, cuddly and colourful, cheeky and shy. With events for half-term check out their website to make the most of Paignton Zoo.

The greatest outdoors

Exploring rockpools and footie on the beach more your thing? Why not wrap up warm and venture out to the Jurassic Coastline, or grab your hiking boots, pack a picnic and take in the amazing views on the beautiful countryside and Dartmoor with its bravehearted ponies. Great for your well-being and far more fun than gaming indoors.

Spend February Half Term at Beyond Escapes Devon

It’s the perfect way to experience Devon at half-term, before heading back to Beyond Escapes to warm up with a hot chocolate and hearty plateful of local deliciousness straight from our BE Tempted Restaurant.

Make a night, a weekend or a week of it by staying in our self-catered accommodation. Choose from our boutique Mansion Suites, enveloped in history and ivy smothered turrets, or stunning hot tub lodges hidden away amongst swaying trees. Book your February half term escape with us today.