Top Rainy Day Activities Near Dawlish Warren

Enjoyed by our Customers

We can’t always expect the sun to shine every day when we holiday in Britain and we often get asked if there is anything to do when it rains… well, of course there is!  We’ve listed a few places here which have been popular with our customers this year.

 

Jack’s Patch Garden Centre

Jacks Patch Garden Centre has a huge range of top-quality plants and gardening products – and a knowledgeable team who love to share their gardening expertise with customers. The restaurant’s fabulous views over the River Teign  so you can enjoy a cream tea while watching your children play in the special soft play area, so it’s ideal for a great family day out.

Funky Frogs Soft Play Cafe

Funky Frogs Play Pad is a family owned soft play café for children aged between 0 and 6 years old. It’s just down the road in Dawlish Town Centre, just a short drive or bus/train ride away.

Kents Cavern – Babbacombe

Kents Cavern. How about a guided tour around one of Britain’s most important Stone Age Heritage site? You’ll go back to a time when the cave was home to ancient humans, sheltering from extreme weather, making fires, shaping tools and hunting Ice Age animals. You’ll be surrounded by 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites. Good concrete pathways all the way round (plus a few small steps) make your underground adventure safe and accessible. Kids are well provided for here with plenty of fun and thoughtful activities related to the theme. They can, for example; Decorate the faces on the wall in tribal face markings draw Mammoths or Hyenas on the cave walls or just leave a hand print.

 

Teignmouth Pavillions

Pavillions Teignmouth is a fabulous new cinema, theatre, comedy club, exhibition centre, and cafe bar. There is something happening every day, checkout the events calendar to find out what’s on today. Teignmouth itself is a real gem, an historic port and classic seaside resort with all the traditional attractions of a coastal holiday destination.  When the sun comes out enjoy a walk along the spacious, level promenade, but if it doesn’t the kid’s will love the arcade games in the Victorian pier. Browse around the many pretty individual shops around the pedestrianised “Triangle”, and let the little ones loose in the outstanding children’s play park situated on the Den. Teignmouth is easily reached by Train, Bus or Car.

Quay Climbing Centre – Exeter

Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter – the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall, for climbers of all ages, abilities and experiences.  The climbing arena is full of space and light.  There’s a 14.5 metre lead wall, top roped walls from 7 to 11 metres, 5 auto belays for solo climbers and a dedicated novice zone as well as two boulder caves and training room.   The Workshop Café offers a daily menu of home cooked food for you to enjoy after your climb. Family Taster sessions are a great way to ‘have a go’ at climbing with all the family.  They are great fun and make a brilliant holiday adventure or rainy day activity, open to climbers aged 7 and upwards.  Family Tasters run every weekend and throughout school holidays, see the event diary

Exeter City Centre – Site Seeing, Culture, Entertainment and Shopping

 

The City of Exeter is a great place to browse around on rainy day, with something for all the family to enjoy. At the heart of the city centre is Princesshay shopping centre which has all the high street and many designer brands covered. Exeter is becoming a bit of a foodie haven and there are many restaurants to choose from with new ones opening all the time. Also, at the heart of the city centre, are the historic Underground Passages, and the Cathedral with it’s green surrounded by quaint cobbled streets. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is always interesting and entry is free. Gandy Street (J K Rowling’s inspiration for Harry potter’s Diagon Alley) and the Quay are the shopping areas to head for if you like quirky little shops full of unusual souvenirs, gifts and antiques.  You will find as well as the usual swimming pools,  cinema’s, and bowling alley, that you would expect to find in the city.