10 rainy day activities in South Devon

By Vicky Rogers on July 24, 2015

Whilst South Devon boasts one of the warmest climates on mainland Britain, there is a slight chance that some guests may experience an occasional wet day – but don’t worry, there are plenty of rainy day activities to enjoy!

1. Swimming

Swimming - rainy day activities in South Devon

Whether you choose to visit one of the leisure centres or spas in the area, or if you brave the elements for a dip in the sea, this is a great option for those planning rainy day activities.


2. Cinema

The Reel Cinema in Kingsbridge is perfect if you are looking for rainy day activities. Catch a matinee showing of a children’s film, or perhaps an evening showing of a thriller!


3. Creative day in your holiday cottage

Beach Combing - Rainy Day Activities in South Devon

For rainy day activities with a difference, get creative! Don your wellies and waterpoofs, and head out to the beach to collect treasures, before making your driftwood and shells into a work of art.


4. Snuggle up for a DVD day

Rainy Day Activities in South Devon - DVD Days

Why not snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a quiet, relaxing family day watching DVDs in the comfort of your holiday home. Stock up on delicious locally made treats like Roly’s Fudge, to enjoy whilst you watch!


5. Go shopping

Shopping in Dartmouth - Beach Combing - Rainy Day Activities in South Devon

From boutique shops to art galleries, Dartmouth and Salcombe both offer countless opportunities for those that love retail therapy.


6. Create a den

For fun rainy day activities why not embrace your inner child? Build an indoor den, made from cushions and blankets. Or why not play a game of hide and seek? The kids will love it!


7. Head to Woodlands Leisure Park

For a fun family day out, whatever the weather, head to Woodlands. This all-weather park is delightful for rainy day activities, as there are numerous indoor attractions for children of all ages.


8. Cook a romantic meal

Rainy Day Activities in South Devon

For those holidaying with their partner, why not cook a romantic meal together made of sensational locally grown produce.


9. Enjoy a pampering afternoon

Why not paint your nails, draw a nice bubble bath or just sit back and relax with a steaming mug of hot chocolate… and enjoy the view (stunning whatever the weather).


10. Visit Manna From Devon cookery school

Why not learn new skills for your rainy day activities! Book a cooking skills course with Manna From Devon in Dartmouth. Learn to make bread or cook with fish… the options are endless!

We’ve plenty more activities and attractions:

Our list of things to do in South Devon here.

There’s something to do in beautiful South Devon whether rain or shine, and our South Devon Coast and Country Cottages are the perfect family base for your holiday.