October Half Term Holidays In South Devon
23 Aug 13
|The October Half Term holidays may still feel a long way off, but with September nearly upon us, and the evenings slowly starting to draw in, now is a great time to start planning a family getaway. With countless activities and events for those with (or without!) children, the picturesque, unspoilt area of South Devon is certainly worth a visit this October. For availability with Coast & Country Cottages, visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk or call 01548 843773 today.
October Half Term sees the return of the popular Dartmouth Food Festival (25th-27th October). This year the event promises to be as successful as ever, with a fabulous selection of celebrity chefs including Mitch Tonks, demonstrations and food stalls. At the Children’s Activities Marquee run by Coast & Country Cottages, children can enjoy biscuit decorating and take part in the colouring competition.
Book a holiday at one of the luxury Dart Marina apartments, the perfect base for enjoying all the Food Festival has to offer. 7 Dart Marina is
a VisitEngland Five star awarded apartment with stunning views
over the River Dart. Walk along the waterfront and enjoy browsing the countless food stalls, before returning to your luxury property and cooking a delicious meal in the contemporary kitchen with fabulous water views, using the local produce you have bought. Alternatively, dine out in one of the town’s award-winning restaurants. Visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/7DART for more information. The week commencing 25th October is £1261.
The South Hams, the Southernmost tip of Devon, is a great holiday destination for walking enthusiasts. Why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Avon with the children, spotting the rare wildlife found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the way. The nearby disused railway line also makes for a great walk. Finish with a hot chocolate at the Avon Mill Café and Garden Centre, lunch or a delicious supper – the café is open on 25th October for their monthly themed evening, ‘a Warming Autumn Supper’! Stay at the nearby property Blackbird Barn, within walking distance of Avon Mill. This beautifully furnished holiday cottage is set in delightful rolling countryside – the perfect accommodation for a family looking for a quiet rural retreat. Visitwww.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/BLACKB for more information. The week commencing 25th October is £688.
For families looking to experience the all-weather attractions the area has to offer, visit the theme park Woodlands and enjoy the delights of ‘Halloscream Week’ during October Half Term, including
pumpkin carving and children’s entertainment. Or explore the area with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company, enjoying a riverboat cruises up the River Dart, or a ride on the fabulous steam train! Perhaps try your hand at crabbing on the quayside in Salcombe – see who can catch the most crabs by the end of the afternoon! Book the new property with Coast & Country Cottages, The Garden House, 4 Woodside in Salcombe. This exquisitely presented seaside holiday home has delightful estuary views and has been fully refurbished and equipped to the highest standards throughout. Salcombe’s array of boutique shops, pubs, galleries and waterfront are within a short walk, whilst the local sandy beaches can be reached easily. Visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/4WOODS for more information. The week commencing 25th October is £1250.