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Things to do in Devon when it rains

Don't get cooped up for the sake of a bit of the wet stuff. Get out and enjoy your holiday with fun things to do when it rains...

Idea one

Devon has more open space than you can shake a moorland bush at. But if being blasted by a Dartmoor bluster is not your cup of tea, find some outdoor activities indoors. Before you can confidently scale those moor tors, you need some practice so visit the Dart Rock Climbing Centre in Buckfastleigh.

Idea two

If that doesn't tire everyone out, try a more active adrenalin experience. Paintballing tends to be an outdoor activity but The Bunker UCZ has an indoor arena to battle it out in near Exeter.

Idea three

If you'd like to get out and about without the exertion, explore the Devon landscape underground. A network of medieval passages has been opened up with interactive displays for a unique insight into the famous city of Exeter. The Exeter Underground Passages used to pipe fresh water, but they're nice and dry now.

Idea four

For a relaxed day out of the cottage, and out of the rain, the East Devon Art Academy in Sidmouth entertains a plethora of artistic activities, or for more tactile creativity, try The Potting Shed in Totnes for clay and glass working fun.



You don't need tropical sunshine every day of the week when there are so many places to visit in Devon. Museums, attractions, heritage house… or just one of the many pubs to hunker down in till the clouds pass.

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