3rd February 2020

5 things to do as a family in North Devon

With the January blues well and truly out of the way, here’s 5 things to get you into the spirit of February Half Term. No matter the weather North Devon is the perfect location whether you want to enjoy the sunshine, get wet and mucky in the rain, or enjoy the many indoor attractions. So pack your bags and enjoy a stay at The Barnstaple Hotel, located in an area of endless opportunities and fun for the whole family. 

February Half Term delights in North Devon


Quince Honey Farm:

Why not get in touch with nature this February half term by visiting Quince Honey Farm? Located in South Molton, just a 20-minute drive from Barnstaple, this attraction offers 1500 hives and over 40 acres of land. Why not head to the honey factory for a guided tour and learn all about how bee’s make honey, or get closer to the action by popping by the bee shed where they host popular beekeeping demos? Where they give you a closer look into the inside of a beehive from behind a protective glass… Rather get a little closer to the action? You can get more involved by using gloves to reach through the enclosure. Children will be buzzing to find the hive adventure park, made up of soft play, outdoor play and critter encounter shows where they can get up and close with creepy crawlies. 

Quince Honey Farm is offering an activity-filled day, each day of the week during the February half term. To top it off if you come dressed as a bee you will receive free entry, but do not worry if you don’t have any fancy dress laying around because they are also offering the opportunity to return free of charge to the attraction after the first day of admission fees. 

Check out the Quince Honey Farm website for more information about your visit: Opening Hours/Prices

The Milky Way Adventure Park:

Open throughout half term, 15th to 23rd February, is The Milky Way Adventure Park based between Bideford and Clovelly. On Saturday 22nd February 2020 there will be a furry special guest of Duggee, star of the warm-hearted preschool series Hey Duggee. Be sure to book tickets in advance if you want to meet the loveable dog. 

Family highlights include the family-friendly roller coasters and rides (based indoors and outdoors), dodgems, indoor play areas and sports facilities, plus a collection of Sci-Fi memorabilia for the young-at-heart adults. There’s something for everyone to run, jump, bounce, slide, crash or relax - all ages can enjoy a complete day out, whatever the weather.

Visit the website for additional information before your visit.

The bear trail:

Perhaps you’re a family that doesn’t mind getting a little muddy on your day trips out. If so why not venture a little further out to The Bear Trail, Cullompton and take part in the Mighty Mudder 2020. With 30 obstacles to tackle, why not climb, swing and get mucky as a family. 

Open every day of the half term, starting from Saturday 15th February. Prices start from just £7.75 (Over 1m) £4.75 (under 1m) or just £27.95 for a family of four if pre-booked online. 

Visit the website for more information.

The Big Sheep:

February is the start of lambing season, so why not go along to The Big Sheep during the week of Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd to meet the first lambs of the season? Imagine the excitement on your little ones faces witnessing the first few days of life of the lambs and getting the chance to feed them. Alongside the adorable lambs, you will also get the chance to meet pups, piglets and more. Not forgetting the indoor and outdoor play areas, six live shows, four rides and much more.

You are in for a wooltastic time no matter the weather, check out The Big Sheep’s website for more information regarding your visit. 

Visit The Big Sheep's website for more information.

The beach:

The weather is a major factor when planning family days out during the February half term in North Devon, but don't be fooled into thinking the beach is only for sunny weather. Of course, there’s no nicer feeling than when the sun shines down along the sandy beaches, where you can play games, surf or have picnics with no worries in the world. But imagine dramatic skylines, warm clothes and the constant excitement of guessing when its gonna start spitting and the sensation of dancing in the rain. Whatever the weather come and enjoy the many beaches North Devon has to offer.

Whether you join the crowds on the popular beaches of Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands, or explore North Devon’s hidden gems of Valley of Rocks, Woody bay or Mouthmill. 

There’s plenty of choice for every kind of beacher:

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Or perhaps discover North Devon’s favourite sandy treasures


For more information on our February Half Term breaks please see our offers page.