It has been known to rain in Devon and Cornwall – usually a few showers in the summer months caused by the sun heating the ground and in the winter by Atlantic depressions. That doesn’t mean you have to hide away (although you can if you want!) and there are still lots of things to go and do when its a bit wet.

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Visit the UK’s largest aquarium and be amazed at the fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it.
Your journey will take you across the world’s oceans, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics. Their hosts deliver an action-packed talk schedule, including our not-to-be-missed interactive dive show at 2 pm daily. The kids will love it and you will too!

T: 0844 893 7938 SN: PL4 0DX

The Plymouth Gin Distillery, Plymouth

The oldest working distillery in England that has been making the world famous Plymouth Gin since 1793. You can tour the distillery and then enjoy a drink (preferably gin & tonic or martini!)in their Refectory Bar or have a bite in the Brasserie. Some beautiful artisanal gins to take home with you from their shop too.

T: 01752 665292 SN: PL1 2LQ

Lydford Gorge

The gorge is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year. The wildlife, river, plants and trees provide a stunning show each and every day. Dippers and wagtails can be seen flying low over the river, while woodland birds can be spotted darting about in the trees. We like it on a drizzly day because the gorge walls give some protection from the rain. You can take a dog too and its only 20mins from us.

T: 01822 820320 SN: EX20 4BH

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is dedicated to producing new plays by some of the country’s most exciting writers, and has built a national reputation for the quality of its pioneering work. They get a lot of London shows playing there too and even have matinees. Its only a 45 min drive from here and we have seen some great shows there!
T: 01752 267222 SN: PL1 2TR

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years. The imposing towers of today’s Cathedral date from the early 12th century. They form the majority of what remains of the Norman Cathedral which was replaced from 1270 -1340 by the beautiful Gothic building we see today with its famous West Front and elegant Nave. There are tours of the tower and roof space too with fantastic views over the city.

T: 01392 285983

Eden Project

Probably the best known visitor attraction in the South West, The Eden Project has spmething for the whole family for a full day out. Biospheres with tropical rainforests, beautiful sculptures and much more. As much of it is undercover, great for showery days!

T: 01726 811911 SN: PL24 2SG

Ashburton Cookery School

Ever wanted to learn how to bake bread, cook for dinner parties or produce authentic Indian cuisine? Ashburton has half day to five day courses so why not look them up before you come down and maybe go home with some new skills?

T: 01364 652784 SN: TQ13 7LG

The New Carlton Cinema, Okehampton

Shows all the latest movies in two big screen cinemas, one wth waiter service drinks and its only 20 mins from us.
T: 01837 658586 SN: EX20 1HN