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Spring Bank Holiday in North Devon

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that for the majority of us, on Monday 29th May you wont need to head to work! If you're looking to escape for the upcoming Spring Bank Holiday on the 29th May, you're not alone!

Tens of thousands of tourists will flock to tranquil North Devon that weekend, drawn by stunning scenery, wide-stretching beaches and picturesque villages.

We're very proud of our home county of North Devon - there's always something going on for locals and tourists alike. Spring bank holiday is of-course no different.

Visit Atlantic Village this year and have a game on our FREE table tennis tables located outside our Nike Factory Store.

Atlantic Village, Bideford
21/03/2017 to 01/09/2017

Simonsbath Festival celebrates the cultural heritage of Exmoor inviting top musicians from abroad to celebrate theirs in the six weeks between May Day and Midsummer. In the spirit of diversity the festival also offers a variety of other events and activities including walks, talks, classical music, jazz and opera and an art exhibition

Simonsbath Festival 2017, Exmoor National Park
01/05/2017 to 23/06/2017

Kindred are a six piece band playing a set of upbeat pop & rock covers.

Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre , Woolacombe
11/05/2017 to 11/06/2017

Celebrate our Dinosauar Day and meet T Rex and his Dinosaurs at intervals throughout the day.

The BIG Sheep, Bideford
28/05/2017 to 28/05/2017

On Sunday 28th May Marshall will be in action at The Milky Way! The Dalmation fire pup, medic and star of PAW Patrol will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day PLUS he will be joined by a narrator for a special storytelling session in our 800 seat indoor arena. What’s more, the extra fun over the half term is all included in the normal entry price. You can look forward to all of the usual attractions on offer at North Devon’s multi award winning day out, with rides, slides, shows and activities designed to entertain the whole family. Whilst you’re here don’t forget to grab yourself a VIP super saver ticket that will get you in for £7.50 per person all season, £3.50 for children aged 1-2 years. Super saver tickets are available in the shop on your way out, so don’t forget to pick one up.

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford
28/05/2017 to 28/05/2017

If you're looking to spend your Spring bank holiday in North Devon, please check our availability page to see if Smythen Farm North Devon Holiday Cottages have a self-catering holiday cottage available for you.

As well as the above, they'll be plenty more things going on in North Devon on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, so get yourself down here for a great family holiday!

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Thanks for a lovely cottages very cosy. Easy to find way to places. Lovely and warm cosy bed. Thanks for a nice quiet place to stay and great to have access to the donkey field and woods down the lane for easy walks. Pool great and very warm. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands great for open space. Great location to Explore North Devon.Thanks again Tescos not far away. Sawmills very good for food. Thanks again
Betty Smith on 2018-02-05 20:11:28
We had a brilliant week here at Smythen Farm, with beautiful views. The children enjoyed the swimming pool which was lovely and warm. The play area was a great hit as was the visit from Bill and family to drop off Easter Eggs. We were made to feel very welcome by Bill and Catherine and nothing was too much trouble. Watermouth Castke was a good day out and you can return for £2.50 each. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park was a good day out. My favourite da
Harrisons Stony Stratford. on 2018-02-02 19:43:38
Had a fantastic stay in Seaview cottage, Catherine and Bill were both lovely and extremely helpful. The games room and the pool were used a lot by both families as the weather wasn’t too good. We all loved the donkeys and the ponies too. The beaches at Woolacombe were beautiful and the girls went on a beach hack from Mullacott riding stables which was fantastic. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the horses were all very well behaved and suitable for
The Cannata Family. on 2018-01-31 21:27:52
This our 3rd – we have bought each of our children and grandchildren since 2010. Each time we have had a wonderful time, the kids love the freedom and we love the views and the quiet. Keep up the good work Bill and Kathryn , I am sure we will be back – ypu have a great place here, the new pool and games room are great. Thank you for a lovely week
The Kenwoods – Kent on 2018-01-29 22:10:53