A heavenly Devonly summer bank holiday break…
04 August 2017
A summer bank holiday break is just the best… sandy toes on the beach with a rich Devon clotted cream ice cream in hand or crunching into fresh battered fish and chips from the comfort of your holiday home or even cosy cottage by the sea. Make the most of the extra day with the family and make it a long weekend filled with fun and relaxation, after all it is the last bank holiday break before Christmas (now that’s a scary thought!).
For the tribe that’s always busy, there’s a whole host of adventures to be had. But for those who want to achieve 100% relaxation chilling out on the beach, we’ve got the perfect bank holiday break in Devon with activities to suit your energy levels!
Paignton Zoo – there’s no better place for an adventure than one of the South West’s biggest tourist attractions. With over 2,000 creatures and six different animal habitats, you’ll struggle to find a better day out. Only a 40 minute drive away from your base at Cofton, we advise getting there as early as possible as there’s SO much to see and do. The park is completely family friendly and so educational that it will open your eyes and spark your imagination.
Dawlish Warren Beach – find your perfect place for relaxation on the renewed sands of Dawlish Warren beach. Re-awarded blue flag status this year and having recently undergone works to restore fresh sand to the beach, there’s never been a better time to splash in the sea and catch some rays laying out enjoying the soft warm sand. We’ve got everything you could possibly need for a beach day at our on site shop, so if you forget your flip flops – don’t panic, we’ve got it covered.
Amelia’s Pantry – Of course, all this exploring is going to work up an appetite. Devon is blessed with a huge variety of eateries, whether it’s the fresh fish from the world-famous Brixham fish market or the local beef we’ve sourced from just up the road in Crediton. We’re happy to be serving our guests proper, wholesome food that’s as local as we can possibly get!
Starcross to Exmouth Ferry – Nothing like a day out across the water with the salty air on your face! Hop on the local ferry from Starcross to Exmouth taking in the picturesque views on the River Exe, and when you arrive you’ll be able to take a walk along the long and winding sands of Exmouth beach. It’s the perfect spot for a cheeky ice cream or to let the kids blow off some steam. Departing hourly from Starcross train station, it’s the best way to travel! Check out their Facebook page for more details on the timetable, but don’t forget it’s a cash only service.
The Twerzels – On the 27th August we’ve got The Twerzels coming back to Cofton in what will be a barnstorming cider-swilling knees-up! A perfect way to round off the bank holiday weekend with a pint of scrumpy in hand and some proper live music. The atmosphere at Cofton is always brilliant for The Twerzels and we’re made up to be welcoming them back this year.
If you’ve not yet booked your bank holiday break, make sure you get in there quick as we’re very nearly full. See you back in your glorious corner of Devon very soon!
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