A slice of Devon’s finest is perfect for a half term break
05 May 2017
Whether it’s your first time exploring the amazing scenery, mouth-watering food and fun local attractions, or Devon is already a firm holiday favourite, we’ve got your half-term break sorted!
Devon’s well known for its scrummy locally-made food and drink. After all, we’ve got some of the best producers, eateries and farm shops in the country. You only need to look at the who’s who of the Taste of the West awards to see how amazing our food really is.
If you’re looking for a slice of the good life, a chance to treat the family to the most hearty, tasty and wholesome food and drink, Devon is THE place to be this half-term. Sample some of Devon’s finest and you’re sure to leave with a happy heart and a full tummy!
The quintessential Devon cream tea
You can hardly say you’ve been to Devon on a half-term break without having a cream tea (or two!). For it to be a true Devon cream tea, the clotted cream has to go on the scone first and then the strawberry jam (but secretly, it’s really up to you). Then again, is it scone or scone…? Check out the best places to visit for a Devon Cream tea while you’re here.
Fudge, glorious fudge
One of Devon’s most well known and well-loved sweet treats is proper handmade crumbly fudge. Roly’s Fudge is just one of our local producers winning a whole host of awards for their superb range of melt-in-the-mouth fudge. For years now, happy visitors to Devon have been returning home with gifts of fudge for their nearest and dearest – a true taste of the seaside.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 14 local companies recognised for the quality of their ice-creams. Some might say we’re in ice-cream heaven. From Belgian Chocolate to Raspberry Ripple or something more exotic like Mango Twist or Peanut Butter cup, you won’t be short of options for even the most choosy in your party.
Farm-produced award-winning cheese
Quicke’s in Devon is just one of our local producers of fine cheeses. Based near Exeter, Home Farm is home to several unique breeds of cow who enjoy the lush Devon grass, year-round pastures and produce the best quality milk to make the best cheese. You can take a tour around their farm kitchen and learn how the cheese is made, as well as sample some of their exciting range. If you enjoy your cheese, this is definitely one to book in advance so you don’t miss out!
One for the adults… a pint of Devon’s best
Local breweries Bays Brewery and Emal Brewery produce some of the region’s most well known and highly prized ales and beers. They truly brew a taste of Devon. You can find many of their beers and ales in our local Devon pubs and restaurants.
Relaxed dining for the whole family
When you’re exhausted from an exciting day sampling all the tasty things Devon has to offer, you can enjoy a relaxing family dining experience at any of our on-site restaurants. From our modern restaurant, Amelia’s Pantry to homely Carvery in the Warren Retreat, we’ve got everything you need for a easy breezy family dining.
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol