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Why Choose Mid Devon as Your Summer Holiday Destination?

Have you been to stay in mid Devon yet?! Exe Valley Glamping is perched upon the banks of the meandering river Exe, just a stone’s throw away from the idyllic village of Bickleigh; well-known for its attractive bridge and pretty thatched cottages. We are just 10 miles from M5 Junction 27 and nestled 7 miles in between Tiverton and Exeter.

Mid Devon is a fantastic spot, positively oozing charm and tradition. It is one of the most stunning regions in all of England, boasting spectacular views and quaint buildings containing eateries, trinket shops and much more. These factors greatly appeal to families seeking an authentic UK staycation experience.

Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose mid Devon as your summer 2021 holiday destination…

Blissful Beaches: A Surfer’s Paradise

Devon is home to several natural, unspoilt beaches and jagged coastlines – many of which are ideal for surfing. With beautiful beaches dotted across East Devon, North Devon and South Devon, you really will be spoilt for choice on your summer holiday.

Saunton Sands is one of the most magnificent beaches in the UK. This 3 ½ mile stretch of golden sand and grassy dunes is perfect for sunbathing, playing and exploring; with the wonderful waves welcoming surfers of all abilities.

Woolacombe is an award-winning beach, with its 3 miles of sand and friendly, laid-back atmosphere offering a plethora of activities for families and friends to enjoy. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced surfer, Woolacombe has something for all.

Croyde Bay sits in between Saunton Sands and Woolacombe. This hidden bay is sandwiched between two headlands, offering great protection from the wind. The waters produce strong, powerful waves; making it a true surfer’s paradise.

Budleigh Salterton Beach is a lovely seaside resort on the rugged Jurassic coastline, framed by picturesque limestone cliffs. This 2-mile stretch of pebbled beach and estuary is a hit with families, allowing young children to experience the sea safely.

Amazing Activities: Fun for All the Family

Need some activities to entertain the kids during your summer holiday? There are so many activities right on our doorstep that are perfect for a family day out with the children – we can guarantee you won’t be bored!

Go Ape is a must for keen adventurers. Climb, jump and swing your way through the treetops in Haldon Forest, or zip along on Segways and explore the magical woodland. The sky is the limit!

Saddles & Paddles in Exeter Quay offers easy outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Hire their bikes, canoes, kayaks or paddle boards and explore the many fascinating cycle routes and waterways.

Pine Lodge stables provides fantastic horse-riding experiences at Exmoor National Park. Trot along forest pathways, splash through the river Barle and enjoy breath-taking scenery from the comfort of your horse’s saddle.

River Dart Country Park in Ashburton offers the most scenic setting for children to play and explore. The 90 acres of woodland, scenic walking trails and glistening lakes are home to over 25 park attractions, such as jungle ropes and pirate ships.

Glorious Gardens: Perfect for Nature Lovers

If you fancy a day off from the beach, there are plenty of beautiful gardens, estates and castles in mid Devon to explore. Wander through forgotten woodlands and well-groomed gardens, before tucking into a tasty picnic or indulging in a local cream tea.

Killerton House is a National Trust house and historic estate in Broadclyst, East Devon. The stunning gardens and parkland cover an impressive 6,400 acres, with a rustic Georgian house at its core. It is also home to one of Devon’s largest woods, Ashclyst Forest.

Knightshayes is a formal woodland garden, boasting one of the largest and most varied plant collections in the UK. Over 1,200 plant species reside here, with a quirky walled kitchen garden producing tasty seasonal produce.

RHS Rosemoor Garden features a fascinating collection of contrasting gardens, welcoming visitors from near and afar all year round. There is also a fun learning centre with activities for children of all ages to enjoy.

Cothay Manor is a 14th Century manor house in Greenham, Somerset; accompanied by 12 acres of romantic gardens. The gardens provide plenty of opportunities for keen walkers, with many of the manor’s rooms accessed solely via the yew tree walk.

Family Glamping Experiences at Exe Valley Glamping

Whisk your tribe away to Exe Valley Glamping for a week full of family fun and adventure. We provide rural wilderness experiences for children and adults alike; whether you are thrill seekers, explorers or moochers, there’s something to suit everyone here in mid Devon.


Click here to book your 2021 summer holiday in magical mid Devon. We can’t wait to welcome you to our luxury family glamping site!

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