Paxo’s top 5 wet weather attractions in Devon
While you might have swapped barbecues for brollies this week on your holidays in Devon, there is still plenty to keep the family entertained while we wait for the sun to show its face again.
I've put together a guide of my top 5 wet weather attractions, so take a look for ideas on days out while you're staying at our holiday parks in Devon...
The Milky Way
How could I not include the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon?
It has it all, from the enormous indoor adventure play area with assault courses and slides, to the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster that you can enjoy during a break in the showers.
National Marine Aquarium
Keep yourselves dry, while watching the sea life thrive in the wet at the National Marine Aquarium.
At just under an hour drive away, it's a bit of a journey from South Bay Holiday Park, but at the end of it you'll get to explore the UK's largest aquarium.
Your journey will take you across the world's oceans, from the local shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics. With an action-packed talk schedule, including the not-to-be-missed interactive daily dive show, you'll go away having learnt lots of new stuff while playing a part in conserving the underwater world.
South Devon Railway
Another attraction a little closer to South Bay Holiday Park is the South Devon Railway. When the heavens open the railway allows you to experience Devon's stunning countryside from the comfort of your carriage.
South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the south west and the seven mile line treats you to unspoilt Devon and its rich wildlife. Travel through the valley of the River Dart, from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, on an all weather day out suitable for the whole family.
It might not be your first thought during a downpour, but if you're getting wet anyway, why not go for surf in the rain?
Freddy tells me some of the best swells come with the poorer weather too!
We're fortunate that our Devon holiday parks are located very close to arguably the best surfing spots in the UK. With Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton just around the coast, squeeze into that wetsuit and don't let the rain put you off.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
No family holiday to North Devon is complete without a trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, and with them The Cliff Railway.
It's the best and most exciting way to travel between the two historic towns and not even the rain can spoil the spectacular views over Exmoor and the North Devon coastline.
The 862ft railway needs no power to operate, running solely on water, making it one of the most eco friendly attractions in the country and one that can be enjoyed all year round.