Best summer holiday activities for the kids in Devon…
11 August 2017
Ahh, summer. Time for the kids to recharge with some of the best summer holiday activities in Devon and for you to get some much-needed relaxation! The sun is out (sometimes!) and there’s no better place to be than our glorious corner of Devon. Spend the summer holidays going on an adventure, revelling in the long summer evenings and discovering new ways to have fun when the inevitable rain drops start falling. Well, it wouldn’t be a British summer without it!
There’s so much to do at Cofton and throughout Devon that it’s hard to know where to start… Whether you’re heading for the glistening English Riviera or the wonderful hills of South Devon, Devon has the best summer holiday activities for kids. Personally, we think it’s best to start off with some thrills… Go Ape in Haldon Forest is the perfect place to take your little baboons (ages 10+) for a day, offering something completely new for everyone. You’ll get lost in the woods and experience so much more than your average activity park. It’s easy, too. You just get there and swing from tree to tree. It’s that simple… 🙈
If you fancy something a bit closer to home, there’s always zorbing available at Cofton where you can find out who’s the king or queen of the ring for only £5 per person. Challenge friends or family to a zorb-off! Or inspire your water babies on our mermaid experience – perfect for any budding water princes or princesses in your family. Don’t worry, full mermaid training (and tail) is provided by an experienced mermaid!
For something a little bit different, we’ve got just the thing for those budding anglers in the family. Learn to fish at Cofton on a Monday or Wednesday with expert tuition and all the gear provided. Get to know your bream from your carp and learn how to get those fish on the hook!
If something a bit more traditional is right up your street, nothing can beat a great day out at the beach. We’ve got everything you could need at our on site shop for a wonderful day out on the golden Devon sand. There are some wonderful sand artists based in Devon which you can draw inspiration from for your own creation. The best part about all of this? Anyone can do it and there’s no limit as to what you can create, as anyone of Devon’s wonderful beaches can be your canvas.
We’d love to say that even in Devon we have long hazy summer days followed by gorgeous warm evenings, but it’s not always the way. So if the British Summer does take a turn for the worse there’s plenty of indoor fun to be had! The best summer holiday activities happen at our kids club, which runs all throughout the summer. Oh, and did we mention Cofton’s Got Talent? Our very own talent show which lets the singers, dancers and entertainers within us all at Cofton prove themselves and possibly win a free holiday. There’s also the indoor amusement and games arcade as well as the soft play area for the smaller members of the tribe.
There really is so much to do down here. The only struggle is finding the time to do it all!
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