We’ve spent enough time in our houses this past year so it’s time to start lining up those half term plans and get out and about around the South West.
We’ve put together our pick of activities that are fun for the whole family!
The Eden Project:
Nestled in the South of Cornwall near St Austell, The Eden Project is home to the largest rainforest in captivity showcasing stunning plants and contemporary gardens to its visitors. Its Biomes are hard to miss at the heart of this destination.
For those thrill seekers out there, Cornwall’s Adrenalin Quarry is a giant inflatable playground on the water. Other activities at the aqua park include zip wiring across the water, go karting and a giant swing!
Lost Gardens of Heligan:
200 acres of historical gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan are considered the finest in England. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family to spend a day exploring the estate and its grounds. Dog are also welcome to the gardens all year round.
A working farm at the southern tip of Cornwall, Roskilly’s is somewhere the whole family can enjoy. Say hello to the animals, take in the local walks and enjoy some of the ice cream that is made on site and served at the parlour. If ice cream isn’t for you, they also offer milkshakes!
National Marine Aquarium:
Located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium is home to over 4,000 animals. Take a journey around the different zones of the world’s oceans from the local waters all the way to the tropical seas of the Great Barrier Reef.
Haldon Forest Park:
Whether you’re looking to get out of the house and enjoy a gentle stroll or maybe hitting the mountain bike trails is a bit more your thing, you’ll find something for everyone when spending the day at Haldon Forest on the outskirts of Exeter. There is also the opportunity to take Segway rides around the forest and high climbing and zip-wiring through the trees.
Quince Honey Farm:
One of Britain’s leading honey farms, Quince Honey Farm is a family run attraction in South Molton. Discover the journey from hive to jar on one of their guided tours, make beautiful beeswax candles or try your hand at a bit of beekeeping to get a bit closer to the action
River Dart Country Park:
Set within Dartmoor National Park, River Dart Country Park is packed with adventures for a family day out. There is a commando assault course for the big kids and a toddlers’ beach and playground for the smaller ones. There are also camping facilities available for those who want to make a few days of it.
Flip Out Somerset:
Should the weather not be in our favour, try Flip Out Somerset! Based in Taunton, you’ll find wall to wall trampolines and plenty of big smiles, a trip to the trampoline park will keep the kids occupied for a while.
Spanning three centuries of garden history and design, Hestercombe House is an ideal spot for nature lovers with 50 acres of gardens and lakes. Visit The Artist’s Apprentice Trail this half term and jump from view to view to create your own artists masterpiece.
*Please note that you will need to check the websites of these attractions before attending as you may have to book and check their social distancing guidelines.