Devon family activity update - Covid-19
**Please note that this page is being frequently updated** Last update: 23/07/2020
This page is designed to provide updates for families with local updates and facilities in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
We endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible, however due to decisions being made suddenly – this page may not always reflect the current situation. Therefore, we ALWAYS advise that readers double check with the venue/organiser’s website and/or social media prior making arrangements to ensure that the plans are current and still going ahead and the restrictions that may be in place
Find the most up-to-date advice about Covid-19 visit the NHS website and you can also view Devon County Council advice for schools and families
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Open/re-opening arrangements and plans
Argyle Community Trust - visit the website to find out about which sessions are running
Babbacombe Model Village -Find out more here.
The Bear Trail - Find out more here
Becky Falls - . Find out more here.
Bicton Park - gardens open Wednesday to Sunday with plans to open all areas on a gradual/phased basis. Find out more here.
The Big Sheep -limited sessions from 7th July, pre-booking essential Find out more here.
Bygones - open from 11th July Find out more here.
Bernaville Nurseries is open with social distancing arrangements. Find out more here.
Canonteign Falls is open with new social distancing arrangements. Find out more here.
ClayArt are offering a 'Pottery to your porch' service. Find out more here.
Clip n Climb Plymouth
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park - tickets can be booked via the website
Cofton are reopening their holiday parks and campsite facilities. Bookings are now open. Find out more here
Crealy - Find out more here.
The National Trust are running a booking system for some gardens, parklands and carparks - visit this site for the most up-to-date information on which sites are currently part of this
Dartmoor National Park - mostly open but visitors centres and selected toilets are closed. Find out more here
Dartmoor Zoo Pre-booked tickets are essential. Find out more here:
Devon Railway Centre and Model World - reopening from the 15th July
Go Ape (Haldon Forest)
Guildhall Shopping Exeter - many shops open with social distancing restrictions
Haldon Forest is open with social distancing restrictions - check the general Forestry England website for Coronavirus specific information and the Haldon Forest Facebook page for the latest updates
House of Marbles - Bovey Tracey Store is open as normal with safety precautions in place Find out more here.
iBounce Exeter from 25th July. Find out more about booking and arrangements here
Kents Cavern - Find out more about the reopening plan here.
The Manor House Hotel and The Ashbury Hotel - taking bookings - find out more here
The Milky Way Adventure Park - preparing to open from 11th July. Find out more here.
Miniature Pony Centre - see the pre-visit information here
National Marine Aquarium - tickets must be pre-booked. Find out more about the changes here
Paignton Zoo - . Tickets must be pre-booked - find out more here.
Pennywell Farm - open for pre-booked visits
Princesshay Exeter - many shops now open with social distancing restrictions
Quay Climbing Centre Exeter
Quince Honey Farm - shop and gardens open during limited days/hours. Find out more here.
RHS Rosemoor - open to pre-booked ticket holders. Find out more here.
Seaton Jurassic - reopening on 24th July
Seaton TramwayQuince Honey Farm - partially open
Shaldon Zoo - Tickets must be pre-booked. Find out more here.
Thomas Moore Toymaster - physical store and online store online. Find out more here.
TLH Victoria Hotel Torquay - find out more about Covid-19 adjustments here
Whitehill Country Park
Woodlands Park - Find out more here.
World of Country Life
At-home activities provided by local businesses
The Donkey Sanctuary have launched a 'Get Crafty' scheme - visit their website to find out how to get knitting, sewing and felting patterns
Local entertainers Entertainingly Different are providing regular live-streamed interactive family performances on their Facebook page
Paignton Zoo webcams
Paignton Zoo educational downloadable resources
Living Coasts webcams
Webcams across many Devon locations
Educational quiz from Quince Honey Farm
Regular live streams on the National Marine Aquarium Facebook page
Minecraft Maps from Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter)
Local theatre company La Navet Bete have made a performance of their stage adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' available on You Tube with a link on the page to donate if you feel able to.
The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth are providing regular updates and livestreams on their Facebook page as well as live webcams on their website.
Paddleboat Theatre - tips on how to become a journalist based around their 'Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century play with the option to donate if you feel able to
South Devon Railway have a YouTube channel
Wild Planet Trust YouTube channel including videos from Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts
Exeter Chiefs Community Trust are adding fun kids activities to their Facebook page
Free downloadable Bradley and the Dinosaur book from local author Julian Hilton
The Met Office have a series of resources for discovering maths, science and more through weather and climate
Entertainingly Different are hosting regular interactive livestreams via their Facebook page
Theatre Alibi have made two of their recent productions available online to watch including their adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe In Unicorns' with accompanying educational resources
Kents Cavern have a downloadable learning pack with resources about the Stone Age as well as a recommended reading list about the era
Access the Living Coasts webcams of Penguin Beach via their website
The Minature Pony Centre are providing regular video updates on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels
Dartmoor National Park have a wide range of local and educational resources on their website
Wildwood Escot are doing regular animal updates on their Facebook and Instagram
The Outdoors Group are doing regular blog posts to help parents
Exeter Chiefs have developed a home learning pack featuring free curriculum resoures and will be releasing more resources on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am
Active Devon have listed a number of free online activity sessions with links that have sessions for all the family
Exeter City Community Trust are hosting fun football skills session livestreams on their Facebook page every Saturday from 10am
Crealy Theme Park and Resort have created a number of downloadable, educational activities
Accepting charitable donations
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
The Donkey Sanctuary
National Marine Aquarium
Paddleboat Theatre Company
South Devon Railway
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Exeter Corn Exchange
Planet Play Crediton and Honiton
Pecorama - closed until 2021
Plymouth Snowsports Centre
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Devon County Show - postponed until 2021
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Go Kart Party
Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre
Living Coasts - permanently closed
Occombe Farm - events cancelled until the end of September 2020
Rainbow Run in aid of Children's Hospice South West has been postponed, new date TBC
The Rowcroft Sleep Walk has been postponed to Saturday 12 September
Stagecoach Torquay and Newton Abbot
Theatre Royal Plymouth
All Teignbridge Leisure facilities
Queens Hotel Paignton
River Dart Country Park
South Devon Railway
The Box Plymouth - official opening delayed until further notice
All Mayflower 2020 events until further notice.
Devon County Show -postponed
The Outdoors Group
The Venue Uffculme - Horrible Histories postponed to 3 October 2020, Shark in the Park postponed - date TBC
The Waie Inn