Devon is a stunning county of great contrasts, with beautiful villages nestled in the steep wooded valleys, characterised by the deep red soil common that is common in this part of the world. Devon has two dramatic coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a wonderful place for outdoor adventure and history and geography and if you love the seaside, Devon can’t be beaten. Sandy family-friendly beaches, tiny pebbled coves, wild and windswept bays with stunning views – Devon has it all. It also has rolling hills, fertile farmland – and craggy moorland.
It also boasts the historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth, with great architecture, attractions and shopping, as well as friendly towns and pretty villages, lined with gorgeous pastel-coloured cottages.
Such natural beauty attracts walkers, artists, camping enthusiasts and those who just like to sit and gaze. Families love the amusements – from large adventure parks and farm attractions to traditional seaside fun. Discover the great Devon outdoors with watersports, cycling, adventure sports, walking, climbing, fishing, riding … and more. You can learn to surf in the rugged coastline of North Devon, explore the hills of Exmore National Park by bicycle, hike the coastal paths or try your hand at sailing. Don’t forget the English Riviera Geopark, formed over a staggering 400 million years. Geoplay Park is a family-friendly location that has been specifically designed to introduce children of all ages to the English Riviera’s fascinating geological history. Find out where the dinosaurs roamed and how our ancient ancestors lived thousands of years ago!
You can swing through the trees in Haldon Forest, spend the day skiing and snowboarding in Plymouth or visit a zoo. It realty is an amazing place to visit!
Accommodation in Devon is plentiful. School trips can be catered for in three star hotels or, more memorably why not try an outward bound centre? Your students would love it!
More to See
- Babbacombe Model Village
- Hannahs at Seal Hayne
- Powderham Castle
- The Golden Hind at Brixham
Other Trips in This Region
Depart School and head to Paignton and spend the day meeting the residents of Paignton Zoo.
Travel on to your accommodation and after allocating rooms and dinner there will be time to explore your surroundings.
After breakfast, pick up a packed lunch and head off to visit Geoplay Park on the English Riviera. The park is designed around the English Riviera’s geological history. In the evening, visit a local restaurant and then walk to the Palace Theatre for a show
After breakfast explore the coastal path at Roundham Head. After a picnic lunch, board the steam train to Kingswear. This is followed by a short crossing to Dartmouth. Once in Dartmouth board a boat for a circular river cruise (approx 1 hour). Return via steam train from Kingswear . Catch a bus to local Torquay and eat in a local restaurant before joining a summer evening ghost tour at Kent’s Cavern.
Spend the morning enjoying a game of crazy golf before a picnic lunch. Meet the coach for the trip back to school.
There are so many things to do in scenic Devon that we are spoilt for choice!
Relieve the Stress
Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
- Quality Accommodation
- Entry to attractions
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches
- FREE teacher places
- Information packs
- Personal guides available
- Risk assessments
- 24 hour support
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