Family Days Out In Devon This May Half Term!

There are plenty of days out in Devon to be enjoyed throughout the year, but let’s focus on the upcoming May half term. The dreaded May school holidays are nearly upon us, and for those parents that haven’t already planned a week of activities to keep the children occupied, you’re in luck. 

We’re here to help you have the most enjoyable quality time with the children, so check out our recommendations below!


Diggerland Devon Theme Park

Days out in Devon have never been better, when coupled with Diggerland. Of course it had to be at the top of our list!

Just in time for the May half term, our Diggerland Devon park will be reopening on Saturday 28th May. With brand new machines making up our 20 different rides and drives, Diggerland is the only UK based construction themed attraction around. If you’re planning days out in Devon, then make sure you make Diggerland a priority. Whether you’ve visited us before, we guarantee that kids (and even adults) will enjoy operating a digger.

Visitors can drive a dumper truck, spin around on Spindizzy, and even race against each other on our Go-Karts. Don’t forget to visit our Dig Inn, for plenty of food and refreshment options to suit all dietary requirements. 

We have limited tickets available for our first weekend of opening, so be sure to pre-book your tickets as soon as you can!


Paignton Zoo

Should your children be massive animal lovers, then Paignton Zoo is the place to be!

Based in South Devon, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is home to over 2,500 animals. Whether you prefer watching the apes monkeying around or the lions proudly walking round their enclosure, they will have a species for everyone to admire. Plus with frequent daily talks from the rangers, your kids will leave packed full of knowledge.

Children can also make the most of the indoor and outdoor soft plate areas, as well as plenty of food and drink venues. If you’re thinking of booking, make sure you dedicate a full day to visiting!


Babbacombe Model Village

For those history buffs that are fascinated by all things British, then Babbacombe Model Village is the go-to attraction in Torquay. 

The model village represents British life and culture throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and through to the present day. 

When you’ve finished walking through the 4.5 acres of perfectly sculpted gardens, the whole family will be ready for a bit to eat. Visitors will have access to a Coffee Shop serving a range of tasty treats, as well as a Gift Shop.

New to 2022, is the ultimate crazy golf course that was opened in March. As part of the admission fee, a round of golf is now also included! Let your competitive side out, and see who’s the first one in your group to get a hole in one!


Kents Tavern

Step into the Stone Age when you visit Kents Tavern. This local Devon attraction is Britain’s oldest known prehistoric home, how cool is that?!

Upon arrival, visitors will be led by an experienced tour guide through various passages and tunnels which were used for thousands of years. You’ll also be able to explore natural caverns, see the remains of a mammoth and other historic animals. Plus an Ice Age woodland trail, and plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. 

Again, this is certainly an attraction that will need a whole day dedicated to exploring. Book your days out in Devon today!


If you’re not from the local area of Cullompton, then you’ll no doubt be looking for some fab vacay accommodation to stop at.

Travelodge – Tiverton

Travelodge – For those families that love to plan an action packed week, with plans bursting from the seams. It’s also located just 3.9 miles away from our Diggerland Devon park. The hotel is a great place to simply rest your head, ready for the next day. Plus when you sign up to their newsletter, you’ll also receive 5% off your booking. 


Padbrook Park 

The Padbrook Park Hotel is a 3 star accommodation for individuals local and further afield to enjoy. All of the rooms are quaint, quiet and neatly decorated. The rooms are also perfect for families staying in the local area.

If you choose to stay at the Padbrook Park Hotel, you’ll be able to make use of the onsite facilities including the gym and restaurants. Which will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared meals and even Afternoon Tea!

Ensure you book your hotel stay in plenty of time to guarantee your visit. We would highly recommend checking out the Padbrook Park hotel if you’re looking for somewhere to stay with family or friends. 


Although we will be open 7 days a week from 28th May to 5th June, we regularly sell out for dates during school holidays. Especially as Diggerland Devon will be re-opening to the public, for the very first time in 2022!

If you’re planning days out in Devon, and wish to visit our Diggerland park, we would highly recommend booking tickets on our website to guarantee your entry. Plus if you choose to pre-book tickets, you’ll also benefit from a fantastic reduced rate ticket price. 

When pre-booking tickets, customers will need to select their chosen visit date, so make sure you’ve selected the correct date, and even park! Unfortunately we are unable to change the date after a booking has been made.

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*All information correct as of 20/05/22