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South Devon in the rain? Help me out!

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moodymary Sun 17-Jul-11 20:48:31

We are off to Devon for a week, staying in Salcombe. Based on previous experience, it is bound to rain (weather forecast is patchy). I need to plan a couple of emergency activities, just in case!

I will have a small baby and a four year old to entertain.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Even indoor swimming pools or the dreaded soft play!

Many thanks

Thefoxsbrush Sun 17-Jul-11 21:46:57 loads of fab ideas here.

moodymary Mon 18-Jul-11 13:17:23

Thanks Thefoxsbrush, I had looked on that site already and was just hoping for any personal recommendations as there aren't many listings in the area we are going to.

Many thanks for your response though, it's a great site!

mummymeister Mon 18-Jul-11 20:54:08

Ring the local tourist information centre to where you are staying and ask them for links. try visitdevon website too.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 18-Jul-11 21:11:02

Hmm. It's all fairly outdoorsy down there. Can't think of much indoors around Salcombe. Maybe a trip to Plymouth to go to the aquarium there?

Ruthiebabes Tue 19-Jul-11 09:31:14

We went to Plymouth Aquarium during May half term, whilst staying in South Devon. Its worth a visit.

Also recommend the Steam train from Paignton to Kingsbridge, then the little passenger ferry across to Dartmouth. It was a great day out (probably not in the rain though!)

moodymary Tue 19-Jul-11 18:57:15

Aquarium and steam train noted. Many thanks. Now just hoping for sun........!

UniS Tue 19-Jul-11 19:06:38

South Devon stream railway at Totnes, also Rare breed centre ( next to train station) and at other end of the line Otter and butterfly centre at Buckfastleigh. All good visitor attractions that are Ok in the rain.

Pottery painting in various locations including Totnes. maybe just a hand print from youngest but 4 yr old should like it.

Pennywell has plenty of indoor and outdoor stuff to do. Farm theme fun park.

Soft play at Torquay and Newton Abbott and Teignmouth (IIRC) Swimming pools in various town, leisure pools at Torquay and Plymouth Pavillions. . Pier for old fashioned seaside slot machines at Teignmouth, also beach and FAB playground next to beach.

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 21-Jul-11 19:09:08

Try Pennywell Farm - great fun or an hour away the Miniature Pony Centre which my girls (3 & 5 yrs) love. Both have indoor areas so you can get out of the rain - and if you can brave the westcountry mizzle then there is loads to do!

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