Whether you are in Dartmouth for the day or for the May half term week, there are loads of events and attractions to keep everyone entertained. We’ve picked out some of the highlights of Things to Do during May half term in Dartmouth:
The Flavel Arts Centre Dartmouth 27th May – 4th June
No matter what the weather there is always something on at the Flavel. With new blockbuster films, classic movie deals, live shows and workshops there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.
Smugglers and Sea Dogs at Dartmouth Castle 28th May 2017 – 2nd June
Expect fun, games and a yo ho ho or two this half term. Budding young marauders will enjoy musket drills, a smugglers’ quest, and tales of dastardly deeds in Dartmouth’s swashbuckling past. Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.
The Enchanted Wood at Greenway National Trust 28th May
Dress up as an animal, elf or fairy and drop into this day of woodland games, animal-themed crafts and activities led by the woodland folk at Greenway. Child Tickets are £3:00 per child, and booking is not required. The craft activities are suitable for children over 3 years old.
Woodlands Family Theme Park 27th May – 4th June
Enjoy days out at the largest family theme park in Devon, a fun filled family day out for everyone. Over Half Term there are a host of events, including Fizz Pop Science Shows, Meet Titan the Robot and the amazing Supastarz shows throughout the week. Tickets can be booked online in advance.
Dartmouth Artisan Market 27th May 9am – 3pm
Discover local Devon Artists, crafts people and Artisans at this wonderful market where you can find a range of handmade gifts, including Jewellery, Art, Soaps, Cushions, Leather, Bags, Scarves, Revived Furniture, etc. Held at the Old Market in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Galleries Exhibition 27th May – 10th June
Local Dartmouth Art Galleries are coming together to showcase their exhibitions. Over 7 galleries are taking part across the town.
Sea Kayak Devon 27th May – 4th June (open all year)
Enjoy Dartmouth’s stunning coastline with Sea Kayak Devon, running guided kayaking and bushcraft expeditions. Try a half day trip or a full day adventure and picnic in a beautiful spot away from the crowds. Sea Kayak Devon also offer fully catered overnight trips where you can relax by a campfire and learn bush craft skills from your guide. Big double kayaks are available so that parents with children as young as 5 can join in the fun!
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat 27th May – 4th June (open all year)
Enjoy a unique day out with the Dartmouth Steam Railway – offering combined steam railway, river and sea adventures for days out in South Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out – a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride.
Dartmouth Museum 27th May – 4th June (open all year)
Discover Dartmouth’s fascinating history with a visit to the museum. Housed in the historic Butterwalk building, the collections are wide ranging, everything from the maritime history of Dartmouth, to its physical development throughout the years. Let the kids get hands on with a range of activities and learn as they go – the ideal day out come rain or shine.
Britannia Royal Naval College Tours 29th & 31st May (open all year)
Enjoy a guided tour of Britannia Royal Naval College. Tours of this iconic building will offer an informative narrative allowing you to appreciate the rich history, role and relevance of this building and the naval training conducted here today.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm 27th May – 4th June (open all year)
Get close to the endangered wildlife of the English countryside, touch a hedgehog’s prickly spines and learn how they use them, or admire the gripping pads on a red squirrel’s foot, hold a guinea pig on your lap, feel the smooth skin of a corn snake, and watch the crazy antics of the chipmunks. A fun animal packed day out for all the family.