Money counts, we understand, but being conscious of money doesn’t mean that you cannot have fun! A day out is about creating memories, not burning a hole in your pocket. Luckily Devon has some absolutely wonderful places to explore even on the tightest of budgets. We have listed some of our favourite free days out across Devon below - indoors, or outdoors, a whole days entertainment, or just a few hours - we hope to inspire some fantastic days that everyone can enjoy.
Self catering comfortable accommodation in peaceful rural setting. 3 spacious barn conversions with unique charm. High standard & well equipped. On farm, large Oak trees. AONB. 15 mins Jurassic Coast.
Relax in our heated swimming pool and slip into the tranquillity of rural life. Spacious comfortable cottage with indoor and outdoor play areas. Quiet but accessible location for Exeter and the M5.
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
6 cosy cottages in a great place to relax. Explore North Devon's beaches and more. Close to Arlington Court, Marwood Hill Gardens & RHS Rosemoor. Small family run farm in fifteen acres.
Spacious 4* cottages set in unspoilt countryside overlooking the sea - minutes from the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton & Croyde and a short walk from Lee Bay and the Grampus village pub.
Idyllic setting in the Exmoor foothills. Traditional 300 acre family farm. Cottages furnished and equipped to a high standard, offering rural charm, cosy woodburners (free logs), enclosed gardens.
Two 4* Gold, light & spacious cottages offer peace & comfort. Dine al fresco on decking / splash in jacuzzi bath (Thatch) or gather all in front of a log fire / round the kitchen table (large cottage)
Escape to a peaceful Exmoor Valley and rewind in one of our charming 4* cottages set beside a trout stream, or Caffyns Halt with spectacular south facing panoramic views of Exmoor all have real fires.
Set in the East Devon hills close to the Jurrasic Coast, we welcome guests to our working dairy farm. Our cottages have large living areas, underfloor heating, woodburners, well equipped kitchens.
Stay in our granite cottages. Climb the hill, you'll love the view. Relax by our heated pool or cycle the beautiful Wray valley trail to Moretonhampstead. Great places to eat in town.
Self catering cottages in the heart of South Devon with lots of animals and excellent child friendly facilities including indoor pool, toddler soft play, walk-in rabbit area & tennis court.
Secluded 2 bedroom cottage surrounded by countryside with outstanding views over Exmoor. Abundant wildlife. Close to the coast. Garden, play area. Woodburner. Dogs & horses welcomed. Short breaks.
Traditional single storey cottage on a small farm with calves, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and ponies. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace complete with logburner. A Gem!
Barn conversion, 2 ensuite bedrooms or thatched 2 bedroom cottage in heart of the unspoilt Mid Devon countryside. Lots of walks, pubs, relax & unwind on this family farm. Covid-19 safe guidelines.
Escape and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside. Delightful cottages nestled on a farm. Friendly animals, ride the pony. Watch the cows milked. Sandy beaches Woolacombe & Croyde. Walk to local pub.
A traditionally converted barn on working dairy farm,heart of the Blackdown Hills,peaceful setting, ideal walking, overlooking the Otter Valley,easy reach Sidmouth/ Lyme Regis,York Inn and shop 1 mile
On the peaceful Spreacombe Estate, 3.5 miles from Woolacombe Beach we have 6 family run cottages and a converted barn meeting room. Dog friendly (except Clematis), Child friendly, ideal for walking.
Five spacious real log cabins, beautiful views across Exmoor, fully equipped kitchen, central heating with log burner, safe enclosed garden. Working dairy farm with sheep, pigs and poultry.
Two spacious cottages and a cosy retreat for two. Set in peaceful surroundings with stunning views, lovely walks and lots of wildlife to see. Ideally situated for visiting the coast, Exmoor, Dartmoor
Stunning location on the North Devon Coast, an award winning luxury cottage that can accommodate 2,4 or 6 people. A beautiful Old Coachman"s Cottage. We offer a cosy bolt hole for couples & families
Close to Jurassic coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Orchard Meadow - individual cottage peacefully situated on a working farm. Large open living space, 3 bedrooms [1 grnd fl) 3 bathrooms
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
The well appointed wing of the farmhouse is completely self contained and has panoramic views of Bigbury Bay. Bigbury on Sea is a fantastic location for family beach holidays.
Self-catering cottages in South Devon, on a working farm overlooking coastal village of Wembury, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to beaches, coast path, city of Plymouth and Dartmoor.
Stunning Manor & charming Country Cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor. Sleeps 2- 24 ideal for families of all ages/sizes. Play area/barn, wifi, woodfires, animal feeding, acres of space, farmshop+ pub.
Dating back to the 1600's 'Beech House' with its slate floors and inglenooks is the perfect destination for family holidays, get to-gethers and all those special celebrations.
Relax in the spacious, well-equipped wing of our 500 year old farmhouse. Our family run working farm is set in beautiful countryside but only minutes from many amazing attractions, beaches and moors.
Smallicombe Farm is set in an idyllic location of 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland and offers excellent self-catering holiday cottage accommodation on a real working farm in Devon.
A warm friendly welcome awaits you at our traditional beef, sheep, dairy farm close to the Devon/Cornwall border. The delightful cottage in a quiet rural location but easily accessible from the A30. L
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) - EX4 3RX
This beautiful early 19th-century museum and art gallery in Exeter is the largest in the city. It holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. Entry is free throughout the year and there is so much to see.
Haldon Forest Park - EX6 7XR
Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park.
Haldon Forest offers a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered.
It is worth noting that whilst entry is free, parking does need to be paid for however if you plan to return a few times in the year, Haldon Forest Park members park for free so a membership may be something worth looking into.
Burgh Island - TQ7 4BG
Burgh Island is a tidal island on the coast of South Devon in England near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. The island is accessible at low tide by a strip of sand which at high tide is completely covered, leaving a ride on the unique sea tractor as the only means of access. With the most stunning views, plenty of beautiful remains and wildlife to see and a fantastic collection of local foodie spots it is easy to spend a full day here.
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - EX10 8NG
The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers over 100 square miles of the East Devon countryside. This countryside includes eighteen miles of Heritage coastline. These coastlines are England's first natural World Heritage Site and have an outstanding combination of globally significant geological and geomorphological features, making them a must when visiting this area of Devon.
Verity Statue - EX34 9EQ
Verity is a 2012 stainless steel and bronze statue created by Damien Hirst. The 20.25-metre tall sculpture stands on the pier at the entrance to the harbour in Ilfracombe, looking out over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. Whilst the Verity’s design has been a real talking point locally, with people either torn both ways on whether or not they like the statue, there is no doubt that she is a real asset to the town with people travelling for miles to see the controversial design in the picturesque seaside town.
The Jolly Roger - TQ13 9FF
This thriving family-business is the largest dedicated supplier of quality resin and fibre-glass 3d life-size models and the huge two storey showroom is open to the public to look around and admire the most amazing models to view. Hot drinks, snacks and ice creams are available from Josie’s ice cream parlour on site and we highly recommend taking along a few pennies to enjoy these delicious treats.
The Granite Way - EX20 4HN
This 11 mile Dartmoor cycle track is mostly traffic free and has the most spectacular views of Dartmoor and its surrounding rural areas. With various cycle hire points and refreshments available en route there are certainly places where money could be spent but equally if you bring along your own bike and picnic this track makes for the most gorgeous day out on your bike whatever your cycling ability.
Seaton Wetlands - EX12 2SP
Explore Seaton Wetlands is 4 kilometers of level trails and boardwalks that are all suitable for bikes, wheelchairs and also pushchairs. Enjoy beautiful marshland and reedbeds alongside the River Axe and all the wildlife that is the be found in this natural habitat.
The site has a car park, toilets, picnic area, 5 bird hides and 3 pond dipping platforms with plenty to see and get involved in for all ages.
Tarka Trail - EX33 2FB
Inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter, this 180 mile, figure eight route traverses unspoiled countryside, dramatic sea cliffs and beautiful beaches. The southern loop incorporates the longest, continuous off-road cycle path in the UK. Walking or cycling, you can experience the best this beautiful area has to offer.