Whats on in Devon - Fireworks - Little Dunley Cottages
Whats on in Devon - Sail Boats - Little Dunley Cottages
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Whats on in Devon - Sail Boats - Little Dunley Cottages

What’s On in Devon?



Below are a few ideas of what’s on in Devon and places you might wish to visit whilst on holiday with us at Little Dunley Cottages.

Please don’t think that you can only find great things to do in the summer months in South Devon – there are events and interesting things to do all year round!

March 2024

Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park

7am - 9pm every day

Haldon Forest Park is a hive of activity for all the family.  With a variety of clearly marked walking trails (including a Gruffalo trail for the little ones) there is a walk for everyone of different abilities.  Haldon is popular with cyclists, again, with paths suiting varying levels of experience, and off-road cycling.  In addition to the above, there is a ‘Go Ape’ course with zip wires, horse riding, play areas, a cafe and picnic areas.  If you are looking for a low cost day out, take your lunch and you can have a day where you only pay for parking.  (Horse riding and Go Ape are separate, and incur a charge.)

Additional Information: Haldon Forest Park

Ultimate Classic Rock Show at the Princess Theatre, Torquay

Ultimate Classic Rock Show at the Princess Theatre, Torquay

16th March 2024

Take a ride down memory lane with the most classic rock music of all time. Paired with a light & projection show, this is sure to get you filled with adrenaline & excitement.

Additional Information: Ultimate Classic Rock Show

April 2024

Exeter Farmers Market

Exeter Farmers Market

Every Thursday - at the junction of South Street and Fore Street, 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Visit the farmer’s market, and select from organic fresh fruit, vegetables and more, such as cheeses, chillies, fish, breads, pies, and fresh meats.  You will also find craft stalls and other products – locally made.

Fore Street is in the centre of the towm where you will also be able to explore the many shops, restaurants, pubs and the magnificant Exeter Cathedral, all within a short walking distance.

Additional Information: Exeter Farmer’s Market

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Open all year, 10am - 5pm

Visit the Babbacombe Model Village & Gardens between March 23rd and April 14th, and follow the Easter Egg Trail.  Check the website for details, as they also have evening illuminations on 31st March, and April 2nd, 4th and 9th, when the park closes at 9.30pm.  With the extensive model village, crazy golf, a bug trail and a cafe, you won;t be short of things to do and see.  There are 4 acres to discover with beautiful gardens.  Why not ride on the famous cliff railway whilst in the area!

Visit the website for more information and details of how to book in advance.

Additional Information: Babbacombe Model Village

May 2024

Devon County Show

Devon County Show

16th - 18th May 2024

Visit the famous Devon County Show, for a day out with all of the family.  With animals galore, including cows, sheep, ponies, alpacas and a dog show, to smaller varieties such as guinea pigs and rabbits – and the added bonus of visiting Arab horses – this show is great for all ages.  Added entertainment includes a Monster Truck team and tractor rides.  If feeling hungry, there will be plenty to eat and drink, with the bonus of Michael Caines (a top chef) demonstrating how to cook some delectable dishes.

Additional Information: Devon County Show

Rock Solid Coasteering

Rock Solid Coasteering

28th, 29th & 30th May 2024

For the adventurous people out there, why not try your hand at coasteering.  All kit is provided, and a guide will take you around the coast for an experience you will never forget!  A blend of climbing rocks, swimming, jumping and going into caves – ideal for the most enthusiastic adrenalin junkies – finishing off on a beach with a cafe and bar.

Head to their website for more details, and WhatsApp to book in advance.

Additional Information: Rock Solid Coasteering

Little Dunley Holiday Cottages Reviews


"One week stay in Apple Lodge with family including my two grandsons. The hot tub and pool were a huge hit with us all. Beautiful cottage, large garden, very comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. We've rebooked for next year.

L.Fleming - Google

"Stayed in Hazel in August. Lovely accommodation. Very clean and well equipped. Free Wi-Fi that worked well. Very quiet.  Great position to explore Devon with many good attractions and walks close by. So no need for long drives everyday.  Hot tub lovely, clean and maintained well. Lovely patio area and enclosed garden. Very private.  Staff friendly.  Felt the accommodation was very reasonable priced for the time of year. I am certain we will stay again."

C.Sillitoe – Google

"Stayed in Lake View for a kayaking weekend with a group of friends. It's an amazingly warm and cosy cottage, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The games room and swimming pool were both fantastic and kept us entertained when heavy rain meant we couldn't get on the river and the hot tub was a fantastic way to warm up after a day of beach walking. We shall definitely return. Highly recommended."

M.Burge – Google

"What can we say that hasn't been said already. Just returned from a week at Little Dunley Cottages.

The cottage itself was immaculate, the hot tub was perfect after a day out and about. The grounds where peaceful and quiet. A welcome gift was totally unexpected, but appreciated. We really have found a little gem and will be returning.

Well done to all involved at Little Dunley, definitely 5*****"

D. Clark – Google

"We have just spent 4 nights in Oaktree Cottage. A beautiful gesture of a bottle of wine on arrival was so lovely! Such a large open living/dining space, perfect sized bedrooms and exceptionally clean. Modern but with an old twist to enhance the character. Very well presented and well equipped! The swimming pool and games room is soo good! Cannot fault this at all. Have already booked to visit again in October…this time a lodge with a hot tub!"

C. Horler - Facebook

"Little Dunley Cottages is a real gem... This was our second visit to Hazel Cottage… There is a large screen TV and dishwasher in addition to the cooker, microwave and fridge freezer. Some lovely touches including a bottle of fizz… and a selection of tea, coffee, sugar and milk sachets to get you started. The garden is private and the hot tub is fantastic… It’s a definite draw for us to return again. There is plenty of space with a chance to wonder around the lake or on the local paths etc. Thanks again for another lovely holiday."

D.Ayre - Facebook