Summer feels like it is finally here and this weather has us keen for days outside enjoying the beautiful Devon scenery. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or someone keen to sit back and relax in gorgeous surroundings, we have complied a list of our favourite outdoor activities from across Devon for you to make the most of these summery months.
Skern Lodge, Bideford
Skern Lodge has been delivering outdoor activities since 1976. They give guests ample opportunity to explore the outdoors through a diverse range of activities, they set challenges and instil learning every step of the way. Skern Lodge offers abseiling, archery, assault courses, body boarding, climbing, coastal traversing, high ropes, kayaking, power boating, and surfing – plenty to keep the whole family happy.
Keypitts Offroad Adventures, Ilfracombe
This excellent activity centre near Ilfracombe offers Quad Biking, Axe Throwing, Mini Land Rovers and 4×4 Land Rover Experiences. If you’re looking for things to do in North Devon, they’ve got you covered for a fun-filled day no matter the weather. Keypitts has been running for over 20 years as an experienced off-road centre, offering unique experiences to get you outdoors.
Go Ape Haldon, Exeter
Go Ape Haldon Forest is set is a wonderful location. Scale the heights of the treetops, hire bikes to explore the mountain bike trails, and let the kids blow off steam in the children’s play area. A great place for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.
Crag 2 Mountain are a family run Adventure Activities Company based in South Devon. Their aim is to make adventure activities accessible and hope to inspire children, families and adults to explore outdoors adventures. They provide instruction, coaching and guiding in climbing, mountaineering, navigation skills, with activities that can be accessed by families, children, adults, couples, or groups. Whether you’re 3 or 83 they will find an activity to suit your adventure levels.
Canoe Tamar, Tavistock
If you are looking for a truly relaxing way to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that the Tamar Valley has to offer, then there is simply no better way to do it than with a Canoe Tamar safari. Their daily canoe trips all start and finish from Cotehele Quay and because the river Tamar is the boundary between two counties you will be canoeing in Devon and canoeing in Cornwall!
Moors & More Tours, Dartmoor
Do you have a love for the spectacular landscape of Dartmoor and its history, myths and legends? Why not enjoy a journey of discovery with Moors & More Tours? Be whisked away by your very own chauffeur and guide for a day of magical sightseeing and storytelling, experiencing everything the moors has to offer.
Dartmoor E biking, Okehampton
Let Aaron take you on a guided adventure with a fantastic electric mountain bike (ebike), you can have a fun and enjoyable ride without the hard work. Trips are tailored to your needs and Aaron offers short 15-20 km trips or a longer 25-30 km trips, either using tarmac and gravel tracks, or for those comfortable standing up on pedals, some more exhilarating off road tracks.
Devon Activity Centre, Ottery St Mary
From pedal to the metal go karting, adrenaline pumping quad experiences, scenic segway trails, fun and challenging target activities, and a wonderful assault course, Devon Activity Centre offers a whole list of outdoor activities. Their enthusiasm, dedication and over 25 years experience makes for an experience to remember and their personal and friendly approach enables them to work closely with our customers to offer the perfect activity package.
Sea Kayak, Exmouth
Explore the Exe Estuary, with golden sands and beautiful sea from Sea Kayak Exmouth’s base. You’ll complete a picturesque journey, including whichever activities you would enjoy – whether that be wildlife watching, a bit of bushcraft or just relaxing on an otherwise inaccessible beach. If you are new to kayaking then they will show you all you need to know. Sign up as a family, individual or group.