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Things to Do in South Devon This Spring

There are plenty of things to do in South Devon this spring. Whether it’s comfort and relaxation you’re looking for, or something more adventurous, there’s a diverse range of activities and events to keep you occupied. 

From the historic steam trains, peaceful fishing trips, golfing with spectacular scenic views, or a memorable seasonal lunch to mark a special occasion, there's lots to experience for the whole family. Here's a guide to making the most of your spring visit to this beautiful part of the country.

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Brixham Harbor Harbour and town Torbay Devon

South Devon Railway

Just half an hour away from the heart of South Devon, the South Devon Railway offers a glimpse of the region's rich heritage. The historic steam railway, the longest established in the West Country, embarks on a memorable journey through the stunning Dart Valley. Connecting Buckfastleigh and Totnes, this scenic train ride promises plenty of fun, adventure and timeless nostalgia; a must-visit for anyone exploring South Devon this spring.

Torbay Fishing

For those who prefer a quieter, more relaxing spring experience, Torbay Fishing is a worthwhile endeavour. Guided by the experienced fisherman Simon Day, participants, regardless of age or experience level, can learn everything from setting up a fishing rod to casting and landing the catch of the day. Simon's extensive knowledge of the local fishing scene, including the best spots, seasons, and techniques, makes this activity a richly rewarding day out for all involved.

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Orestone Manor south devon

Mother's Day and Easter at Orestone Manor

There are two special occasions to celebrate at Orestone Manor this spring: Mother's Day and Easter Sunday. For a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings, cooked using the finest local ingredients by our talented chefs, why not book your table today?

Join us on the 10th of March for Mother’s Day, where every mum will receive a thoughtful gift; and Easter Sunday on the 31st of March where visitors will be treated to a chocolate surprise. Mouth-watering dishes, lasting memories: all available to our guests this spring.

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lizard at paignton zoo

Paignton Zoo

No stay in South Devon in spring would be complete without a day at Paignton Zoo. Just a short drive from Orestone Manor, the zoo is home to over two thousand animals spread across 80 acres. From playful meerkats to the majestic lions and gorillas, the zoo offers an up-close look at a diverse range of species. With indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train, and six unique habitats, Paignton Zoo is a place where a whole day can be happily spent exploring and learning about the natural world.

Torquay Golf Club

For the keen golfers out there; within walking distance from Orestone Manor, you’ll find the Torquay Golf Club. Founded in 1909, this prestigious club offers a challenging yet fun parkland layout suitable for players of all abilities. The course is renowned for its tree-lined fairways and expansive views that stretch from Lyme Bay to the rugged tors of Dartmoor. Offering visitor green fees throughout the week, the club is a perfect spot for a leisurely day out in the spring sunshine.

This is just a small selection of the many wonderful things you can do while visiting beautiful South Devon, and we'll be sure to keep you informed of the latest events and attractions in future blogs. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Things to Do page by clicking the link below:

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Posted on February 29th 2024

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