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DAYS OUT

Overbecks house & garden are perched up high above Salcombe. It's location lends itself to combining with the Bolt Head walk or lazing on South Sands or North Sands beaches.

Greenway is Agatha Christies holiday home, what a spot she chose, nestled in woodland on the banks of the Dart. Take the ferry or steam train from Dartmouth.

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The wild and remote tors of Dartmoor are well worth the excursion. Clamber up craggy hilltops and trek through forest clad valleys keeping an eye out for wild ponies.

Reservoirs, tarns and wild rivers make for inviting spots for a quick dip and the area is a haven for the active with runners, mountain bikers and wild campers in their element.

Make a day of it and take lunch at a traditional moorland pub like the Rugglestone Inn, combine with a mooch around the antique shops of Ashburton or soak in the vibes of alternative Totnes.

Suits kids of all ages and the young at heart! The largest theme park in Devon features a zoo, thrilling water rides and a huge indoor play area. A great family day out!

Pennywell is an award winning petting farm and tourist attraction located in Buckfastleigh. It's geared towards the younger child and, in addition to petting, offers a selection of farm rides and some original activations such as ferret racing, egg collecting and piglet hugs!

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One of the go to bad weather day spots. The approach can be disheartening after the peace and quiet of the South Hams but stick with it to enjoy the pubs and restaurants of the waterfront.

Clip and Climb (book in advance online) is great fun and will see your little ones burn off all that energy whilst the aquarium will have something for everyone.

Combine a trip with a stop off at Mothecombe beach (The Schoolhouse is a MUST for lunch or takeaway) or Noss Mayo, a picturesque hidden gem on the banks of the Yealm.