7 Reasons to Love Mid Devon – Things to Do

We’re celebrating English Tourism Week 2021 by sharing a reason to love Mid Devon every day this week.

Reason 5 – Things to Do

Mid Devon has lots of fantastic visitor attractions that will keep you and the family entertained, whatever the weather.

Learn more about the history of Mid Devon at our museums, castles and country estates. Mid Devon has a rich heritage from medieval earls and cloth trade prosperity to the Industrial Revolution its part in the Second World War. Discover all of this and more at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Crediton Museum, Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre and Coldharbour Mill. Explore the history of the buildings and magnificent churches in our towns by downloading or picking up a town trail to discover our heritage in your own time.

For even more history, or a stroll around beautiful grounds and formal gardens, head to our historic houses. There is so much to discover across the region including the Victorian Gothic home Knightshayes, Tiverton Castle and Fursdon House.

If you’re after a more active break there are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and explore Mid Devon’s beautiful scenery. Get muddy taking on The Bear Trail‘s obstacle course, race a quad bike or head for the skies for a sunrise balloon ride. Bring along your paddlebaords, hire a canoe or hop on a horse drawn barge  with the Tiverton Canal Co and take to the water on the Grand Western canal or one of our rivers and waterways. We also have a number of qulity fishing lakes and golf courses.

Entertain the little ones at one of our family friendly attractions. Climb aboard at The Devon Railway Centre, role play at Bear Town, discover the life of bees at Quince Honey Farm and get digging at Diggerland.

With all this and more, there’s lots to do whatever you’re in to!

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Bear Trail family attraction