The May half term is nearly upon us, and there are lots of exciting events taking place in the region during the school holidays. If you’re yet to book your May half term break, Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous range of special offers available, with great savings off selected breaks. From cooking food around the campfire to riding unicorns, there is something to suit families with children of all ages!
South Devon Railway
Spring Beer Festival
25th – 28th May, 11am until late
Running between Buckfastleigh and Totnes (Littlehempston), the South Devon Railway is one of our region’s two steam train operators. The unforgettable experience of riding a magnificent steam train is complemented by the beautiful woodland scenery the journey takes in, along with the delights of the traditional stations at both sides of the journey. The beer and cider festival will be in full swing over the May Bank Holiday weekend, with trains running all day departing from each end of the line, at frequent intervals. Stop off at the midway journey point of Staverton to enjoy the festivities.
Dartington Food Fair
Sunday 27-Monday 28 May
Working alongside Food and Drink Devon, the May Bank Holiday weekend at Dartington will be full of foodie fun. TV star-chef Richard Hunt and MasterChef’s Ben Palmer are amongst other renowned chefs taking part in a number of demonstrations during the fair. Situated at the Shops at Dartington, expect a fabulous foodie event, celebrating the very best of the thriving food and drink community in Devon.
Kingsbridge food and drink festival
Friday 1st June – Sunday 3rd June
The thriving market town of Kingsbridge will host its annual Food and Music Festival over the first weekend in June. This family friendly event offers a line-up of live entertainment to suit all tastes, along with delicious street food from some of the finest local Devon businesses. The festival also includes a popular ‘Kids’ Zone’ where children can enjoy a range of activities such as fire lighting, bouncy castles, face painting and dancing at the fancy dress disco!
Meet Titan The Robot!
Last but by no means least, Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth, always hosts a range of fun events, from concerts to educational activities. During the summer Half Term, for one special day only, Titan the Robot is taking a break from his busy schedule and is visiting Woodlands Family Theme Park. He is planning on entertaining everyone he meets with a jaw-dropping show that blends comedy, street theatre and music.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to what’s on in South Devon this May half term. There are plenty of other exciting activities to enjoy in our region, so for further suggestions take a look at the best things to do in South Devon for all ages, or browse our family days out pages.
If you are yet to book your May half term holiday in South Devon, Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous range of special offers available, with savings of up multiple selected breaks. So, don’t forget to check out our May half term special offer holidays.