For avid readers of our blog, it will be obvious by now that Devon is our favourite place in the world.  However for all those that fully appreciate the more relaxed pace of life here in the Westcountry, there are those that think that Devon is, shock horror, a bit dull!  Most of us here know that this assumption is absolutely not true, and that there is plenty of action knocking about if you know where to look.

But where do you look for those pockets of entertainment that could be considered hidden to tourists who maybe don't know the region so well?

Here is our list of 51 (yes, 51!) things to do in Devon this summer to help you find plenty of options to suit you and your family:
51. Scuba Diving at Lundy Island

50. Work up a sweat at Plym Valley Cycle Trail

49. Become Tarzan at Go Ape in Haldon

48. Scream if ye wanna go faster, Victorian style, at Dingles Heritage Fairground

47. Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village

46. Get a higher vantage point at Dart Rock climbing centre

45. Discover Tarka the Otter's old stomping grounds on The Tarka Trail

44. Get up close to badgers in the wild at Badgerwatch

43. Learn to Windsurf on the South West Lakes

42. Learn and discover at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum

41. See and pet the cute miniature ponies

40. Visit the Westcountry institution that is Trago!

39. Make friends with an alpaca

38. Catch a show at the Theatre Royal

37. Celebrate big machines that aren't transformers at Diggerland

36. Get under the sea at Plymouth Marine Aquarium

35. Laze on the beach at Dawlish Warren

34. Discover your inner survivalist by orienteering on the vast moors

33. Win a Grand Prix at Plymouth Karting

32. See the beautiful Exeter Cathedral

31. Walk the Agatha Christie mile

30. Catch some live music at The Cavern

29. Climb Smeaton's Tower for a view of The Sound

28. Get messy at Delta Force Paintball

27. Get active at Woodlands Adventure Park

26. Surf without getting wet at Treesurfers

25. Meet the coastal wildlife at Living Coasts

24. Discover the history of surfing at The Museum of British Surfing

23. See all the gnomes...

22. Ride a quad to win at Quadworld

21. Discover the history and café culture at Royal William Yard

20. Decide if it is art at the Verity Statue

19. Get lost under Exeter in the underground passages

18. Have fun at Crealy

17. Ride the steam train and watch Devon go by

16. Chase the Butterflies with your camera at The Butterfly Farm

15. Help us protect the otters at The Otter Sanctuary

14. You'll need a whole day to see all of Paignton Zoo

13. Wander through the years at Plymouth's historic Barbican

12. Visit the Gin Distillery for a tasting session

11. Check out the Devil's Cauldron at Lydford Gorge 

10. Have a real Devon Cream Tea at Langage Farm's shop

9. Adopt a donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary

8.  Go medieval on your target at Dragon Archery Centre

7. Take a picnic basket to Coleton Fishacre gardens

6. Take the riverboat tour to Dartmouth

5. Carp on about sea fishing

4. Watch the craftsmen at work at Dartington Crystal

3. Catch all the buzz of the hive at Quince Honey Farm

2. Set your falcons to stun at Yarak's Falconry Centre

1. Watch the porpoise and sea birds play at Berry Head

 

We hope by now you have lots of ideas for things to do on your next break in Devon!  Did we miss any of your favourite attractions?  Let us know by leaving us a comment below, or catch up with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ or Pinterest


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