Christmas time can be stressful. You juggle working long hours, dark days, and picking the children up from school, to then try and find time for Christmas shopping. Basically, winter is the perfect time for a much needed getaway. The kids finish their winter term soon and you have some time off over Christmas, so you’re thinking about booking a week away.

Finding activities for the children can become difficult as you spend more time indoors away from the cold weather. Instead of spending the festive season colouring, playing games or sat in front of the TV, choose a Devonshire winter holiday. Hide the Christmas presents in the boot, pack the scarves and gloves, and enjoy a winter break.

Visit The Eden Project

eden project

The Eden Project is an attraction that draws in over one million visitors every year, but it is even more exciting to visit over the winter. The Rainforest Biome hosts entertainment performances throughout the year, but it becomes an Enchanted Forest over the Christmas period. Enjoy a magical show during the evening that will captivate the whole family. Make sure you don’t forget to book your ticket to see Santa and visit the seasonal ice rink.

Get Walking

Devonshire has some beautiful walks that the whole family will enjoy. From countryside routes, to Dartmoor National Park, and coastal paths, there are so many walks that will allow you to make the most of winter days and enjoy the scenic county.

Fingle Bridge

Fingle Bridge

Walk along the picturesque Fingle Bridge and up to Castle Drogo that offers fantastic views, a historic estate, garden, and the chance to see Santa. Or follow Buck’s Mill Nature Trail and chase the stream, teach your children about the local wildlife, and visit the beach.

Park Resorts have great ideas for fun family walks and also have a holiday park in Devon.

Relax in A Country Pub


Devon has a host of quaint pubs, some dating back centuries, others with roaring log fires. They are the perfect place to rest and unwind. Why cook your Christmas dinner or your New Year’s Day meal when you can sit back and relax? There’s no dishes to wash, either! Just make sure you book your table in advance. Visit the Devon pubs website for a full list.

The scenic county of Devonshire is the perfect place for a winter getaway, and offers country walks, quaint villages, and an array of attractions to keep your little ones amused.