Our Top Easter Events in Devon for 2019

With so many events and activities going on in South Devon and the English Riviera this Easter, how could you possibly choose what to do? Well to make that decision a little easier, we’ve collected five of our favourite Easter events in Devon in this handy guide! Read on to discover what the area has to offer this Spring.

Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt – 30th March to Sunday 28th April

The Dinos at Torquay’s Dinosaur World need your help, someone is stealing their eggs! Can you solve the clues and return the eggs to their rightful homes? If you can, you’re sure to be handsomely rewarded. Successful paleontological researchers will receive an Easter Edition Dinosaur Expert Certificate, a selection of 160-million year old fossils and of course, a chocolatey treat.

If you’re after even more dino-swag, then you’re in luck. Take part in the Easter Card competition and win a Dinosaur World t-shirt and Dinosaur Goodie Bag filled with toys, models and fossils.

Eggstreme Easter at Woodlands – 6th to 22nd April

This Easter sees Devon’s largest family theme park dive headfirst into Easter celebrations once again. Featuring the UK’s favourite Easter Grotto, families will have a chance to explore the magical underground world of the Easter Bunny, including his kitchen, and even meet the “Chairman of Chocolate” himself for a photo opportunity.

Once the little ones have received their treats and you’ve returned to the surface, be sure to check out all the great rides, slides and attractions the rest of the park has to offer. While you’re out and about, be sure to look out for special Easter tokens hidden around the park that can be redeemed for an extra chocolate surprise!

Easter Family Fun at Torquay Museum – 7th to 20th April

The Torquay Museum is pleased to welcome the Pocket Watch Theatre company over the Easter month to perform two fun-packed and family-friendly shows. The company are kicking off their residency with “A Millennium of Monarchs”, where they’ll be exploring nearly 1,000 years of the monarch. That’s 45 Kings and Queens in 45 rip-roaring minutes, bringing history alive in a way the whole family can enjoy.

They’ll follow this up with “The Essence of Eggs”, a show that promises to be a cracking good time! Join Professor Al Bumen and Dr Michelle Crack’d for this family-friendly and interactive performance all about eggs. Tickets tend to sell out fast, so advanced booking is essential.

Easter Weekend at Pennywell Farm – 19th to 22nd April

Pennywell Farm is adding some special extras to their already bustling timetable of fun this Easter. Arrive early on Good Friday for a free hot cross bun with your morning hot chocolate, tea or cup of coffee. Win Easter treats with a special Easter-themed quiz and enjoy two performances from top family musician and entertainer, Poco Drom. Over the rest of the weekend, you can pay a visit to the farm’s adorable baby animals and discover hidden chocolate treats in special Easter activities and chocolate egg hunts.

South Pool Easter Fun Day – 20th April

For something a little different, why not head down to South Pool this Easter and experience a traditional village Easter celebration complete with a rubber duck race! Kicking off with an Easter egg hunt and bonnet parade, there’ll be a local pub BBQ and a range of other special Easter events.

With all this and more going on across South Devon this spring, there’s not a better time to visit. If you’re looking for accommodation that offers incredible views of the River Dart and a great location near Dartmouth, then Galmpton Touring Park is perfect for your next break. Offering both self-catering touring pitches and holiday lets, we’ve got something for everyone. For more information, or to book, visit our website.

Top Tips for Finding the Best Touring Caravan Sites in Devon

If you’re new to camping or caravanning, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the results when typing something like “Touring Caravan Sites in Devon” into your search engine of choice. With caravan and holiday parks of all shapes, sizes and price points scattering the beautiful South Devon countryside and coastline, there are lots of options out there for your next family holiday, so how do you choose?

There are a few things that we consider essential to a fantastic touring park holiday experience. So when you’re looking for your next, or maybe even first, touring holiday venue, make sure you think about the following.

Location

It may seem obvious, but location is important. Even if the on-site facilities and activities are top notch, you’re likely to want to leave the grounds and explore at some point. Making sure that there are towns, attractions and restaurants nearby and easily accessible can make all the difference.

Another point to consider is the surrounding landscape. Being greeted by a glorious scenic view when you wake up in the morning adds something really special to your holiday. At Galmpton for example, our site is located on the banks of the River Dart and our guests are always letting us know how much the stunning views of the English Rivera really add to their time with us.

Maintenance & Cleanliness

Nobody wants to face broken showers, poorly maintained pitches or over-flowing litter bins when on holiday. You’re there to relax, not to worry about a mess. Malfunctioning facilities don’t just have a big impact on your holiday, but can also be a sign that there is a lack of care in other parts of the campsite. This is why at Galmpton, we pride ourselves on our cleanliness and site maintenance – we’re always looking to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for all our guests.

On-Site Activities & Facilities

Caravan and camping parks can range from plain farmlands to fully featured grounds with swimming pools, evening entertainment, play parks and more. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be perfectly happy with a simple ground, or you might want to have the option to have some fun or relax with a beer without having to worry about travel.

It’s also worth considering what more general facilities are on offer and whether they cost extra. Many modern campsites, including Galmpton Touring Park, offer shower and laundry facilities, on-site WiFi and campground shops for those little essentials that you forgot to bring with you.

Dog-Friendly

If you’re planning on travelling with the furrier members of your family, then you need to make sure that the holiday park you choose is pet-friendly and to what extent – most parks will restrict the number of pets and in a lot of cases the breeds allowed. As you’d expect, pretty much all will require them to be on a lead and exercised in designated areas

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking for the right touring, camping or caravan park. If you’re looking for scenic views, a coastal location and a fantastic, dog-friendly family holiday, then Galmpton Touring Park is the ideal choice. To learn more about the park, view our special offers and to book your next South Devon holiday, visit the Galmpton Touring Park website.

Castles of South Devon

Travel back in time to the age of knights and princesses with a visit to one of South Devon’s many castles. From classical motte and bailey keeps to abandoned and haunted fortified homes, there is a lot of history to explore on Britain’s South Coast.

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle has been protecting the mouth of the River Dart for over 600 years. Originally built in 1388, the castle held what is likely Britain’s first anti-ship heavy cannon and served as a military bastion until the end of World War Two.

The castle is now far more welcoming to visitors and is a great day out no matter what the weather. Explore the stone hallways and open ramparts and see where soldiers lived and worked for over half a millennium. If you’re looking for some great views, take to the tall gun tower and bask in the glorious landscapes of the River and the town of Dartmouth itself.

Dartmouth Castle is open throughout the year and is a great addition to a day out in Dartmouth. If you’ve got a day of great weather, why not add a ferry trip to your visit and take in the castle from the water?

Totnes Castle

Totnes Castle was originally built by 13th century Norman conquerors to help control the Saxon town of Totnes through intimidation. What remains today, perched high on a nearby hill, is the outer stone shell of a traditional motte and bailey design castle.

Thanks to its hilltop position, a walk up to the castle offers stunning views of the area – including the River Dart. The castle and its grounds offer ample opportunities for a relaxing picnic with its forest of sheltering trees – some of which are over 150 years old – creating many peaceful resting spots. As you’re exploring, make sure you keep an eye out for graffiti that was carved into some of the trees by Italian prisoners of war during World War Two.

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Hidden deep in the woods outside of Totnes, the ruined remains of Berry Pomeroy Castle are a romantic and atmospheric prospect. The outer walls of the castle were built in the 15th century, with the construction of the Elizabethan mansion of the Seymour family starting later in 1560. The mansion was never completed however, and was completely abandoned in 1700. Since then, the castle has grown a reputation as the most haunted castle in the UK – maybe this is part of why the castle was abandoned in the first place?

There’s no need to fear however, as the ghosts seem to be happy to welcome visitors to the castle ruins. The castle’s location also makes it a great starting point for walks, as the surrounding forests contain many beautiful walking routes.

English Heritage offers a full audio tour of the castle, so visitors can have the castle’s history brought to life. This, coupled with a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, makes Berry Pomeroy Castle a great family day out.

All of these historical sites are located within 10 miles of Galmpton Touring Park. If you’re a big history buff, you could even visit them all in a single day – safe in the knowledge that you have a great place to relax after you’re done. To learn more about Galmpton Touring Park, or to book for the 2019 season, visit our website.

Zoos in South Devon

Whether it’s a loved pet or something a little further afield, we all love animals. So next time you’re in South Devon, why not pay a visit to one of the area’s many zoos and wildlife parks? With animals ranging from four-eyed fish to hungry pygmy goats, there are so many new fluffy, scaly and feathered friends to meet.

Paignton Zoo

With over 2,500 different animals across the 80 acres, a visit to Paignton Zoo is a wild adventure. Though the zoo is located in South Devon, you’ll be able to explore exotic habitats from around the globe and learn about the animals that call them home. From African elephants of the Savannah grassland to the red pandas of the Chinese bamboo forests, visitors can get up close and personal with some of the worlds most inspiring creatures.

After an exciting day of exploration and learning, kids can swing like monkeys, leap like big cats and climb like lemurs in the indoor and outdoor play areas. For a unique view on the wild world of Paignton Zoo, jump on board the Jungle Express and get otherwise inaccessible access to some of the habitats, all from the comfort of the zoo’s very own train.

If you’re feeling peckish, then make sure you pay a visit to the Island Restaurant for a tasty lunch or snack – the residents aren’t the only ones that need feeding!

Living Coasts

A sister attraction to Paignton Zoo, the Living Coasts zoo and aquarium explores the wonderful world of craggy sea-cliffs and briny ocean depths, giving visitors an opportunity to get up close to some of the worlds most fascinating creatures.

This all-weather attraction is perched on the end of the harbour at Torquay and offers excellent sea views, though, with the penguins, seals, exotic fish and other amazing birds, mammals and marine life to meet, you probably won’t even notice! Chill out with the penguins on their very own beach, explore a sunken ship in search of octopi and lionfish or crawl under the starfish tank to see what they look like from underneath – the choice is yours, but no matter your preference you won’t be lacking things to do!

Why not round off the day with a locally sourced meal at the aquarium restaurant and cafe? Perched right on the water, you’ll struggle to find a lunch spot with a better view.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

This family-owned attraction, while small in size, is big on unique experiences. This open farm aims to help preserve endangered farm animals and other British wildlife and so a visit is likely to result in meeting breeds you may have never seen in-person before!

From hedgehogs to red squirrels and from pygmy goats to corn snakes, all the animals at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm are friendly and are always happy to come and say hello – as the staff themselves say, their red squirrels will literally throw themselves at you for a peanut! Also be on the lookout for Wizard the eagle owl, the self-proclaimed star of the farm who loves to put on a show for visitors. Don’t be fooled by his regal exterior however, he’s a big softie really!

If you’re after a new wild adventure, why not head down to Galmpton Touring Park? With its central location, Galmpton is the perfect home for your perfect touring holiday. Book for the 2019 season today by visiting our website.

All About Dartmouth

Sat on the River Dart in Devon’s South Hams, Dartmouth is a beautiful and historic town offering panoramic views, lots of tasty restaurants, unique shops and fun activities. Make the most of the remaining good weather and get yourself down to Galmpton Touring Park while you still can!

The Dartmouth Harbour is an icon, not only of Dartmouth but of Devon itself. Steeped in history, the harbour was the launching point for 11 ships that sailed to protect England from Spanish invaders. Though, if history isn’t your thing, then there’s plenty of opportunities for a fresh fish meal and a pint of local ale instead!

As one of the nation’s favourite holiday destinations, Devon is also home to numerous festivals and events throughout the year. The pick of the bunch are the Dartmouth Regatta and Brixfest!

Dartmouth offers ample opportunity for adventure in the many castles, forts and museums as they bring the history of Dartmouth to life, from the area’s connections to the Royal Family, to life during the Second World War.

Foss Street, the oldest street in Dartmouth, is one of the many great shopping sites in the town thanks to its range of unique shops, galleries, boutiques that are coupled with some beautiful architecture. Whether it’s a gift, homeware, art or a special item of clothing, you are sure to find that perfect holiday souvenir.

Dartmouth also has a very popular arts and crafts culture, with some high-end shops along the high street too! Along the Quay are some specialised shops including a retro sweet shop, water sports and sailing shops. Whereas further along the Quay you’ll find retail shops with some of your favourite brands!

Dartmouth Artisan Market is held on the 4th Saturday of every month in Dartmouth’s Old Market Square, selling hand-made arts and crafts from local artists and offering even more opportunities for a fantastic holiday bargain.

When it comes to eating out, you are spoilt for choice in Dartmouth. Seafood is their most popular dishes as one of the world’s famous fish markets can be found just over the other side of the harbour. With a wide range of fish, crab, lobster and so much more! That’s not all Dartmouth has on its plate however, as there are lots of pubs and restaurants in the area if you fancy eating something a little less fishy!

The surrounding Devon countryside has so much to offer every fan of the outdoors, with firm favourite activities including golf, cycling, walking and even water sports on the River Dart itself!

The local beaches are a great attraction even in the autumn, just a short walk or drive away from town, they’re a great place to relax or play some sports with friends. Just because summer has come to an end, doesn’t mean there’s no room for fun.

Wash away those ‘end of summer’ blues and book your trip to Galmpton Touring Park, with fantastic facilities for a short or week-long break. Galmpton Touring Park is an ideal venue from which to explore Dartmouth and the surrounding area, so make sure you book your next adventure today!

Brilliant Food in South Devon

There’s lots to see and do in Devon with plenty of fantastic entertainment and attractions to fill your time here with. But what about the food? You can’t take in all the area has to offer on an empty stomach! Luckily, Devon is home to some of the countries top restaurants, with offerings ranging from fresh seafood to juicy steaks. So grab your family and friends, find a table, relax and dig into some of the best food in South Devon!

Claws Indoors – Brixham

Opening for breakfast and lunch, Claws Indoors serves-up hearty seafood dishes ranging from smoked salmon and eggs to a king prawn lunch. With many of the ingredients sourced from the Brixham Fish Market a mere stone’s throw away, you’ll struggle to find a fresher meal outside of the water!

Fresh fish isn’t the only benefit of this harbour-side location, however. Thanks to its al fresco dining area you’ll be able to take in all the sights and sounds of the sea while enjoying a meal to remember.

Maido – Torquay

Fancy something a little different? This Japanese noodle bar has something for everyone to enjoy! With a mouth-watering menu, it’s difficult to say no to the tastebud delighting selection of fish, meat and vegetable noodle dishes on offer.

The best part? Despite offering delicious authentic recipes prepared by a specialist Japanese chef, a meal at Maido won’t break the bank. Coupled with a generous portion size, Maido is a must visit for those looking for great value as well as great flavour!

The Laughing Monk – Strete

A hidden gem in the picturesque village of Strete, The Laughing Monk rewards those travelling further afield with a delicious, locally sourced menu and a wide range of lovingly crafted beers and wines. And, with its own “off-licence” shop, you can take any of these locally produced drinks home with you. You’ll never be without your favourite Devonshire tipple again!

With a carefully designed interior, suiting its home in a 19th-century schoolhouse, The Laughing Monk offers an atmosphere as warm and welcoming as its food – a fantastic dining experience in the most unexpected of places.

Small World Restaurant and Tapas Bar

As Torquay’s favourite tapas restaurant, Small World has a reputation to uphold. Luckily, it’s a reputation that is well deserved! Their varied tapas menu is prepared by skilled chefs resulting in a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.

Despite the name, there’s nothing small about Small World’s portions – with dishes that are slightly larger than your average tapas bar. Meaning you get even more of the great food that has made Small World the best rated culinary experience in the area.

Can all those visitors be wrong? There’s only one way to find out!

While there is so much to see and do in South Devon – there are just as many great restaurants to sample! So why not embrace your inner foodie and book your next mouth-watering break at Galmpton Touring Park? There are more great places to eat and drink listed on our website!

Steam Trains in South Hams

Take to the rails in South Hams. With two fully functioning heritage steam train routes twisting their way through the stunning Devon landscape and alongside the River Dart, there are few places better on the South Coast for steam fanatics young and old.

First, let’s take a look at the South Devon Railway, which is the longest running tourist steam railway in the South West. Travelling between Buckfastleigh and Totnes (on a section of what was once the Ashburton branch which closed in 1971), the services offer a multi-mile steam train experience onboard one of many heritage locomotives.

As well as the many attractions available along the train’s route, with stations at Staverton and Nappers Halt between the two terminals, the South Devon Railway also has its own museum and model shop located in Buckfastleigh. The South Devon Railway Museum, which resides in the station’s former goods shed, aims to bring the history of the Ashburton branch to life through photographs and artefacts of the line’s past. The most striking of which being “Tiny” – the last broad gauge locomotive still in existence.

A visit to the South Devon Railway Gifts & Model shop, on the other hand, is the perfect way for any steam fanatic to end a day out on the line. With a range of new and second-hand models from brands including Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Triang Railways, G & R Wrenn and more, there’s a lot to look through. Also be sure to check out the shop’s own model line featuring locomotives available in-store for a bit on inspiration!

2019 marks the South Devon Railway’s 50th anniversary as a volunteer-run preserved railway and so, with special events and visiting locomotives planned for the half-centenary, there’s never been a better time to hop onboard!

To learn more about the South Devon Railway and their 2019 event calendar, click here.

Running between Kingswear and Paignton, the Dartmouth Steam Railway is easily accessible from Dartmouth and offers guests spectacular views thanks to the line’s proximity to the banks of the River Dart. The line runs a variety of locomotives – many of which were built in the first half of the 20th century at the Swindon Works for the Great Western Railway – and so every journey has something new to offer. The Dartmouth Steam Railway is also in possession of a number of diesel locomotives, though these are mainly used for engineering and shunting work.

The route’s “Round Robin” deal combines a ride on one of the line’s many locomotives with a boat cruise along the River Dart, including opportunities to travel on a 1924 built paddle steamer and a short bus tour, making it the perfect way to experience the varied and tranquil South Hams countryside.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway also offers the chance to get down and dirty and become part of the driving team with their Footplate Experience package. Taking in the journey from within the train’s cabin, you’ll feel the heat of the fire while learning about all that needs to be done to keep these historical machines running on time.

To learn more about the Dartmouth Steam Railway and their tour deals, click here.

With its central South Hams location, Galmpton Touring Park is the perfect place to relax after exploring the rails, roads and waters of the area. With glorious views of the River Dart, Galmpton Touring Park offers a touring holiday experience like no other. To learn more about our site and to book for the 2019 season, visit our website today.

What’s on in South Hams this August

Just because Summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that there’s not still plenty to do in the South Hams! There’s a full and varied calendar of events coming up in August meaning there’s never been a better time to pack up the car and head on down to Galmpton Touring Park!

Torbay Steam Fair

This annual event has become a firm favourite among lovers of classic steam engines. Featuring vintage steam machinery, as well as vintage classic cars, lorries, military displays and more, there’s something at the Torbay Steam Fair for any fan of modern history.

Since this year marks both the 70th anniversary of the first Land Rover and the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, this years event will host two special commemorative displays over the course of the weekend. The 2018 edition of the event kicks off on August 3rd and continues on to August 5th – so make sure you’re in Torbay for what promises to be a weekend with a full head of steam behind it!

For more information, please see the Torbay Steam Fair website.

Sidmouth Folk Week

The oldest folk music festival in the UK returns to Sidmouth for 2018, marking 63 years since the festival’s founding in 1955. This year’s Sidmouth Folk Week will play host to over 700 diverse events between August 3rd and August 10th. Celebrating all things music, song and dance, the festival will be taking place at venues all across the seaside town of Sidmouth and offers an atmosphere offered by no other music event. This year’s line up includes artists such as Fairport Convention, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and poet Roger McGough – who will be performing his poetry to the music of LiTTLe MACHiNe – among many, many more acts.

So, if you’re after a unique live music experience, make sure you’re in the South Hams this August! You won’t want to miss this one.

For more information, please see the Sidmouth Folk Week website.

Rails and Ales Gala at the South Devon Railway

This August Bank Holiday, the South Devon Railway Station in Staverton will be awash with both steam and suds as visitors celebrate both classic steam and diesel railway transport and local ales. With trains running from each end of the railway line – Totnes and Buckfastleigh – visitors will be able to ride the rails before enjoying the great choice of ales, craft beers and ciders available from award-winning Devon Diesel Society’s bar.

The attractions at the South Devon Railway centre at Buckfastleigh, including the museum, will be open as usual with the South Devon Railway’s vintage Routemaster bus running visitors to and from the famous Buckfast Abbey.

For more information, please see the South Devon Railway website.

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is known as the “Best in the West” and for good reason. With top class entertainment coupled with an exciting competition, thousands of visitors from around the world will descend on Dartmouth between August 30th and September 1st for a special three-day event packed with boating, entertainment, delicious food, fireworks and so much more.

New for 2018 are flyboard displays taking place on the South Embankment. These exciting shows will see the display team flying over the water using special “flyboards” which allow the user to take off using the power of water pressure.

For more information, please see the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta website.

Galmpton Touring Park offers a great central location and is just 6 miles from central Dartmouth. Offering scenic views of the River Dart, there’s nowhere better to spend a weekend (or longer) in the South Hams. Book your next summer touring break at Galmpton Touring Park today!

Food and Drink Festivals in South Devon

There’s nothing quite like a nice pint of ale or a good burger on a warm summer day – which is why you simply can’t miss some of the great food and beer festivals taking place in South Devon this summer! What are you waiting for? Get your sunglasses and sunscreen and drink deep of some great events this summer season.

Summer Moon Festival

Located in the small village of Kingskerswell, the Summer Moon Festival is a time for beer, wine and having fun with family and friends. The festival offers a wide range of local food and drinks from the town’s chefs and brewers. With great bands and musicians playing all afternoon and evening and all profits benefiting local charities.

“Night at the Proms” kick starts the festivals on Friday 21st June performed by the Torbay Symphony Orchestra. This fantastic festival offers three nights of local food, drinks and music with the final night of this festival taking place on Sunday 23rd June.

Nello’s Longest Table and Topsham Food Festival

Anyone a fan of hot and spicy food? If yes, then this is the perfect festival for you! A “fire and spice” festival comes to Exeter this summer. Taking place on 30th June, there’s plenty to dig your teeth into. Take part in the hot and spicy chilli eating competition and put your taste buds to the test. If that sounds like too much work then you can just munch away at some delicious street food made by local chefs, or have a refreshing drink at the outdoor bar if the chillis are getting too hot!

Live music will be playing as you dance away into the night, so make sure you bring your dancing shoes! Nello’s longest table returns for a fifth year, 350 tables set up in a line for you, your friends and 2,000 people to sit down as one big foodie family and enjoy some fantastic street cuisine. The organisers would love to see you there, so grab your sunglasses, hats and cartons of milk; it’s going to be a hot one!

Kingsbeer Festival

Treat yourself to an ice cold beer this summer at the Kingsbeer Festival. Delicious BBQs, drinks and fantastic live music. Located just under 5 miles from Galmpton Touring Park, Kingsbeer Festival offers an idyllic panoramic view of the River Dart to enjoy whilst sampling some of the best local produce.

The Kingsbeer Festival is sponsored by local beer makers Red Rock Brewery, whose headquarters can be found in the countryside of Devon – you just know there’s going to be some brilliant beers on offer!

Taking place between the 13th and 15th July, make sure you don’t miss what is considered the most beautifully located beer festival in the UK!

What’s better than a cold beer in the British sun? Not having to travel that far to get it! Galmpton Touring Park is located less than twenty miles from all of these events, making the wide open spaces and beautiful river views of our campsite a perfect place to stay while enjoying all the great events happening in Devon this summer.

A Pre-Historic Day Out at Torquay’s Dinosaur World

There’s so much to do in Torquay, beaches to relax on, long walks to go on, pubs with great food and drink and so much more. But how do you keep the kids entertained? After all, a stay at Galmpton Touring Park is a holiday for everyone.

Why not step back in time with a visit Torquay’s Dinosaur World, where the world of dinosaurs comes to life! Get up close to full size and scaled dinosaurs and see how scary they really are. Study the history of incredible fossils and ferocious beats and put your knowledge to the test with the family explorer quiz. If that sounds too much like hard work, then relax and take a seat on top of a dinosaur for a unique photo opportunity?

Whether you’re a little dinosaur, or a grown-up one, there’s something for everyone to dig their teeth into at Torquay’s Dinosaur World. So what can you and family get up to?

  • Put your head inside the jaws of a real T-Rex – or at least the skull of one! Are you brave enough to give it a go?
  • Learn about palaeontology (the study of dinosaur fossils) with dynamic and fascinating exhibits
  • Dodge velociraptors in Jurassic Park as part of a frightening recreation of famous scenes from the movie
  • Get face-to-face with the monstrous Mesothelae – this giant spider isn’t afraid to eat anyone that crosses its path, so watch out!
  • Did you know coprolite is the actual name for dinosaur poo? Learn more about what dinosaurs ate with hands on exhibits – do you dare to touch dinosaur poo?

Torquay’s Dinosaur World are holding special events throughout 2018, so why not check them out to make your visit a little bit more roooaaarsome?

This Easter, you can take part in a dinosaur easter egg hunt. Search for clues with some of your favourite dinosaurs and win a special Easter dinosaur expert certificate, a chocolate treat and a selection of 160 million year old fossils!

2018 also marks Torquay’s Dinosaur World’s 8th Birthday – so why not get involved? From May 27th to June 3rd you can party with Toby T-Rex, Derek Deinonychus and all their friends for a special birthday celebration and take part in a special birthday explorer quiz. All of their guests will also receive a special birthday gift – a dinosaur expert certificate and a 100-million-year old fossil. You’ll also have a chance to win a Dinosaur World t-shirt and a goodie bag full of toys, models and fossils as part of the birthday card competition.

Want to grab something to remember your day out? Or just something to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained on the drive home? Grab your own fossil digging kit to become an instant palaeontologist or maybe a dinosaur toy and recreate your favourite scenes from Jurassic Park.

Not only is this a great way to keep the kids entertained, it won’t break the bank with entry starting at just £5.95 – great value for a fun day out.

This is just one of the great activities you can do in Devon – there’s so much else to see and do. Galmpton Touring Park, with it’s central South Devon location, is the perfect place to stay while diving into the heart of the area!