Exciting Days Out Around Salcombe With The Kids

If you’re heading to Salcombe for a summer holiday with the kids in tow then you’re going to need to plan in some daytrips to keep them entertained. The beach will keep them busy for a while, and older kids may well have their tablet or iPod with them to while away the car journey, but don’t let them waste their time in Salcombe playing Angry Birds! There are plenty of exciting days out in and around Salcombe to enjoy with the kids, here’s a small selection.
Photo Credit: Flickr – Alex Sanders Salcombe Harbour
  • Go Sailing. Salcombe has an enviable reputation as a sailing mecca, and the waters in the estuary are clean and safe. For older children the chance to get out and enjoy the thrill of dinghy sailing shouldn’t be missed. You’ll find a variety of sailing schools dotted around Salcombe, many of which offer special family and children’s sessions. They have absolute beginner lessons so even a diehard land lubber can get their sea legs in no time.
  • Explore Overbecks. Situated high on the cliffs overlooking Salcombe this National Trust property was the home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. The palatial house is now a museum stuffed full of Overbeck’s curious and collections which will keep little ones engrossed. The lush, sweeping gardens are full of palms, banana plants, olive and citrus trees, giving the space a serene, tropical air. Perfect for a picnic and came of hide and seek.
  • Go Wild At Woodlands. Just a few miles from Salcombe you’ll find one of Devon’s most beloved leisure parks: Woodlands. A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, Woodlands is a vast all-weather attraction set in 90 acres of beautiful South Devon countryside. Woodlands is divided into several zones each with its own theme such as Ninja Zone, home to 50 feet high action towers with slides and net bridges that snake through the trees, and Fantasi Forest Zone, where you’ll find pedal boats and zip slides. There is also a zoo-farm onsite with meerkats, parrots and even crocodiles!
  • Art Attack. Perfect for a rainy day, or just if you have kids who love to express their creativity, the Art Café is located in Kingsbridge, just a couple of miles north of Salcombe. The premise is simple: choose from a wide variety of ceramics, paint them as you want and then collect them a few days later. A perfect memento of your holiday in Salcombe. The café serves a delicious array of coffee, tea, soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks to keep everyone fuelled up.  
You don’t have to think of a holiday to Salcombe as being boring for the kids. Whatever age they are you’ll find a variety of daytrips and activities to keep them enthralled for hours.
Thinking of taking a holiday and need somewhere to stay? Then take a look at  holiday homes in Salcombe.
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