My DS has decided that he wants us to go to Devon on holiday. I've not been since I was a teenager. (went by train on a PGL type holiday and stayed in a boarding school in Sidmouth)
I am open to any suggestions for areas to stay, and places to visit. He loves trains/planes/boats/buses along with the usual playgrounds etc. He's not overly keen on extended trips to the beach but would love a port/harbour.
We're not keen on hotels, but campsites, cottages, holiday parks, glamping are all good.
We will be travelling from London. Will a long weekend be long enough, or will it take us a week to recover? (I've been reading the driving to Cornwall thread)
I have family in both north and south Devon. North Devon is better for beaches etc but south Devon has Plymouth - aquarium, the barbican, the ho with the lighthouse etc, Torquay area with babbacombe model village, Paignton zoo, and both Torquay and Plymouth have good swimming pools.
I would stay at Ladram Bay - lovely caravan site in East Devon. Not too big but with a small shop, cafe, restaurant/pub and indoor pool.
To visit there is Pecorama - model trains, indoor and outdoor play Bicton Gardens - train ride, indoor and outdoor play Crealy -theme park usually has Halloween activities on incl a free pumpkin (!) Escot - great outdoor fun for children incl a maze Exmouth - boat trips up the river Exe and a traditional seaside resort Exeter - museum (not that great but others may think differently) Unerground passages, Quay area with kyak hire