Choosing the right holiday that works for the whole family can be especially difficult. You need it to be relaxing for the adults and fun for the kids within a reasonable budget.
Family holidays have lots of positive benefits on you and your family’s mental health and wellbeing. They give you a chance to play with your children, immerse yourself in their world, watch them explore new places and learn new things about the world. Holidays also help you to switch off from the stresses of your daily routine and surround yourself with a new and exciting environment.
Without further ado, let’s explore some of the best family staycations in the picturesque Devon and Cornwall area.
A Devon farm experience with self-catering cottages and stunning views of Dartmoor. Get hands-on with the farm animals, help feed the goats, groom the donkeys, cuddle a bunny and collect the freshly laid eggs. Go alfresco in the Toasting Shack- with a bbq, or enjoy making homemade pizzas and even try toasting a marshmallow under the stars. Space galore with play area, games barn and woodland walk to explore.
Due to its location on the edge of Dartmoor, there is an abundance of walks and trails to explore around the area.
Stickwick Manor boasts three beautiful Georgian-era homes providing everything for families self-catering, sleeping 2 to 24 guests. A holiday for all generations, with free baby and toddler equipment hire, catering options available, farm shop on site and the pub within walking distance; ensures a stress-free stay for everyone.
Set across three parks in Woolacombe, North Devon, this is the perfect destination to take up a new hobby and watch the sunset on the horizon. With heated pools, sports activities, wildlife activities, spa experiences and entertainment, this is more than just a campsite.
For an additional cost, you could be playing a round of golf, learning bushcraft or hitting the gym all on the grounds of the holiday park.
With a variety of self-catering lodges complete with hot tubs to relax, finding your perfect holiday home is easier than you think. If budgets don’t stretch to a lodge, there are caravans and camping pitches both with excellent facilities and beautiful views.
Two hotels, located 2 miles apart with over 70 different activities to get stuck into. From tennis and cycling to skating, curling and adventure golf, there is something for the whole family! Located in Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, they also offer guided walks into the moors to fully immerse yourself in what Devon has to offer.
As well as the hotels, they also have luxury lodges on the Ashbury Golf Resort which boast spacious family accommodation with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
To keep the adults happy, there is a large golf course and Hydro spa with saunas and steam rooms to fully unwind on your holiday.
‘Going without electricity is our greatest luxury’ A stay at Feather Down Farm promises to unleash your inner outdoors spirit with its wide range of canvas hideaways and outdoor experiences for the whole family.
Measuring 500 square feet and sleeping up to six people, there is plenty of space to relax and unwind in the heart of the countryside.
Situated on farms across the country, this peaceful holiday will also act as an educational experience for your little ones showing them authentic farm life and animals. Living off the land, collecting fresh eggs and making campfires is what is to be expected at Feather Down Farm. Due to the countryside location of the farms, there are plenty of walks, cycling trails and experiences around the farm.
If you’re looking to experience lakeside life within the comfort of a luxury lodge, then look no further than Roadford Lake Lodges. Located in between Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful seaside town of Bude lies Roadford Lake where sailing, fishing and kayaking are all popular activities.
The freedom of being in the countryside means that there is more to offer for the family than the lake activities. Mountain biking through the surrounding woodlands, walking around the lake and exploring more of what stunning North Devon has to offer.
With a large selection of luxury lodges complete with their own hot tub and beautifully landscaped gardens, you will be spoilt for choice.
Does ‘wilderness adventures for the whole family’ sound like your cup of tea? At Exe Valley Glamping you can enjoy woodland walks, picnics, toasting marshmallows and wildlife spotting all at close reach of your tent.
The glamping tents are situated in Bickleigh, an easy reach to local amenities, Exeter City Centre and Dartmoor National Park. Based on the traditional safari tents, Exe Valley Glamping tents are spacious, luxurious and comfortable.
Each tent is equipped with a wood-burning stove, gas burner, fire pit and a small refrigerator which means you can either have a BBQ over the fire pit or warm up a one-pot supper from their local farm shop.
With all of these fantastic options to choose from, what are you waiting for? Get your family holiday booked and enjoy a summer full of memories.