10 Reasons Why The English Riviera Is A Dream Winter Destination!
Set in the heart of the English Riviera, Beverley Holidays are perfectly positioned for getting involved in all the winter action in the run up to Christmas. Here’s our top 10 picks of winter wonders to enjoy during your stay in the bay.
1. Beach walks
It may be getting chilly but the beaches are fantastic to walk this time of the year. Make sure to wrap up warm and pop your wellies on before heading out to explore.
2. Coastal scenery
Likewise the scenery around the coast has some fantastic trails to be rambled this winter. The South West Coast Path is England’s longest footpath and National Trail. However once broken up is easily manageable and offers breathtaking views.
3. Christmas markets
As we start to head in to December it can only mean one thing – Christmas markets! Arts and crafts, cooked meats, mulled wine. I for one can’t wait! The Christmas markets can be enjoyed in Totnes, Brixham and Cockington Court.
4. Santa Express Steam Train
Dartmouth Steam Railway’s Yuletide Trains are back on this Christmas! An amazing way to travel with an on board pantomime of Peter Pan.
5. Christmas shopping
There is a wide array of shopping to be had in a short distance of Beverley Holidays. Whether you’re after a quirky gift shop in Dartmouth or Totnes or looking for the larger highstreet brands of Exeter and Torquay, South Devon has a little bit of everything to get that special someone the perfect gift.
6. Hot tub lodges
7. Christmas at Paignton Zoo
Santa Claus is coming to Paignton Zoo! Spend a day exploring the zoo and visiting all the animals before entering Santa’s Grotto where he will be giving out special Christmas goodie bags!
8. Boxing Day Dip
Christmas Day is over but The English Rivera keeps on giving. The No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps have organised an annual Boxing Day Dip for those brave enough. All proceeds go to Rowcroft Hospice and all participants and supporters should aim to arrive for 10.30am.
9. Let it be
Big Beatles fan? Who isn’t. Torquay’s Princess Theatre will be hosting the inspiring west end show Let It Be. Full to the brim with Beatles classics this is not one to miss!
10. Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure Trail
Torbay Coast and countryside trust are unravelling the mystery of Blackbeard’s clues to find the missing treasure and they need your help for a share of the booty. Grab your captains hat, eye patch and stuffed parrot and join the crew for a pirate adventure!