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Dawlish Beach Huts

Things to do

The Hayloft provides the perfect place to sit back and relax, however those looking for an activity packed holiday won’t be disappointed either. Devon is packed with activities, and the location gives quick access to the M5, making day trips easy. There are too many activities to name all of them - further recommendations are listed in our Guest Pack at the Hayloft.

Local Activities & Places to Visit


Blackdown hills, Exmoor and Dartmoor are all within easy reach


This area is a true cyclists paradise - traffic free family friendly routes, stunning road cycling opportunities, numerous places for mountain biking and even nearby BMX and pump tracks.


South Devon Beaches make a fantastic family day out. Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Dawlish and Teignmouth as well as Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast can all be accessed within 30 - 45 minutes drive. North Devon favourite Surfing spots Croyde and Staunton are approximately 1 hour drive away.


The area has a number of fishing lakes within a few minutes drive of the farm, many of which sell day passes.


We are walking distance from two Pubs, and can highly recommend the hearty Sunday Lunch at our local, The Keepers Cottage, Kentisbeare.


The town is just a few minutes drive, the old market town has some nice independent cafes, good fish and chips and small but popular farmers market.

Exeter City

We are situated 20 minutes from this vibrant University city, with cathedral, waterfront with canoe hire and a good selection of shopping and restaurants, theatres and live music venues. It also has fun rainy day activities such as indoor climbing centres and the city's secret underground passageways.

Star Gazing

Away from light pollution we can highly recommend an evening gazing up at the stars!

National Trust

We are very close to the beautiful Killerton House and Grounds. There are several other National Trust properties within easy reach as well.

Local Activities for Children (10-15 mins drive)

Bear Town

If you have young children, this indoor imaginative indoor play centre comes very highly recommended. It is a world of role play for children to immerse themselves in, a child size high street with a play Hairdressers, Supermarket, Car Garage, Vets and many more. It's charming design will spark your child's imagination. Tickets must be booked online in advance.

Bear Town Trail

At the same location and catering for slightly older children, the Bear Town trail is a very muddy obstacle course, tickets can be booked in advance online.


Popular day out for kids and adults. Rides and JCB themed experiences. Tickets in advance only.

Killerton House and Gardens

Beautiful National Trust House with extensive Gardens and Estate, cafe and shop on site. Childrens themed trails and other activities are often hosted during school holidays.

Days trips for children further afield


All children love a day trip to the beach, and there are numerous to choose from. Rocky, sandy, surfing and sheltered. Day trips to Devons finest beaches are very easy. Exmouth is our favourite, easy parking, fine sandy beach with rock pools to explore at low tide, and very sheltered making swimming with young kids a possibility here. Plus an ice cream parlour too!


Our kids love a day out scrabbling on the rocks on Dartmoor. Some Tors have car parks closer to them than others, perfect for kids with little legs. We are happy to give recommendations before you set off.

Dart Country Park

Adventure playgrounds, high ropes courses and bike parks; a great day out, tickets need to be in advance.

Becky Falls

Approximately 50 minutes drive. Located on Dartmoor, beautiful waterfall with walking trails around it. Makes a good day out.

Haldon Forest

England Forestry Managed forest with walking routes and Mountain Bike trails and bike hire available on site.