things to do on a rainy day in north devon

It’s happened to all of us. You book that perfect weekend getaway or school holiday break with the children, you tune into the weather forecast the day before you are leaving and the weather forecaster tells you it’s time to pack the umbrellas… It can almost be a devastating moment until you realise North Devon is the perfect place to cram in activities for when it is wet! We’ve come up with the best things to do on a rainy day in Devon, to help you enjoy your holiday in North Devon whatever the weather.

Surfing is the go to activity for when it gets wet. You are planning on getting soaked anyway, so when the heavens decide to open, you are given the nice feeling that for the first time in your life rain can’t make you any wetter! Surfing is also a great family activity that is guaranteed to leave a smile on sodden faces. Our recommendation for the best surf lessons in North Devon is with Surfing Croyde Bay.

Coasteering is another activity like surfing where rain can’t make you any wetter. It is a thrilling way to see all the same scenery you would be looking forward to seeing on a dry day, but with Coasteering you will be doing it from a water based perspective. Coasteering can be made as extreme as you would like it if you are after adrenaline based thrills. It is impossible to not leave the water smiling! For our recommendation, check out Coasteering Croyde.

Here is what Surfer’s World have got to say: ‘Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing watersports in the world and we were one of the first schools in the UK to offer lessons. The South West of England is one of the best locations to discover this new exhilarating sport. We are offering SUP tours as well as lessons. If you want to learn to ride waves then we can offer you fantastic session at our local beaches. If you are looking for more of an adventure, we can go from various North Devon small coves and really explore the rugged beautiful coastline.’ We definitely recommend booking.

The Ultimate Adventure Centre offers kayaking activities, here is what they have to say. ‘North Devon is the perfect environment for both the novice kayaker and those with more kayaking experience. The are many choices from secluded estuary kayaking trips through to more challenging surf and coastal adventures. North Devon has miles of breath-taking waterways running into a coastline of jaw dropping beauty.’

‘Raft Building is a great activity for groups who want a bit of competition in an activity! Divided into teams, you’ll have a range of poles, ropes and barrels to use to create your own raft, which you’ll then have to race across the Lake to claim your victory.’ Exmoor Adventures offers sessions in stunning Exmoor locations!