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Schools and Colleges in Devon have additional days when they will not be open to pupils. These are training days and occasional days which are determined by the Governing Bodies each establishment.
They are subject to change and addition as circumstances dictate. For example, it may be agreed with the Local Authority that a school needs to be closed due to emergency building works. If you have any queries, please contact the school direct.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
School Holidays and Half Term Dates in Devon.
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Please note that some schools have decided to adopt slightly different half term and holiday dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their dates.
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Explore Devon During The School Holidays
The English county of Devon boasts pretty fishing villages, sandy beaches and a complex and interesting inland of rugged landscape, including The Dartmoor National Park. The north coastline of Devon offers only a few popular destinations, such as Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. The south coast is much more popular with visitors and takes in part of the Jurassic coast to the east. Spend some time in Beer and Sidmouth and discover the pebbly, fossil rich beaches.
Sidmouth is also home to The Donkey Sanctuary, which makes a great day out. The Donkey Sanctuary operates as a charity and is free to enter, although donations are appreciated. Working to give a home to and care for donkeys and mules, the sanctuary allows you to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals. At Newton Abbot to the west The Miniature Pony Centre features miniature Shetland Ponies and Mediterranean donkeys. The centre also offers birds of prey displays, farm animals and a pets' paddock.
To the west you'll find the popular resorts of Torquay and Paignton, which form part of The English Riviera. Agatha Christie was born here and spent much of her life in this area. You can take a tour, following in the famous crime writer's footsteps. You can also visit Agatha Christie's holiday house and spend time at the annual Agatha Christie Festival. The English Riviera is home to various animal parks, farms and aquariums, the most popular being Paignton Zoo. Paignton Zoo is an award winning zoo which houses thousands of animals and plants, making it a favourite with families during the half term break.
Further to the west you'll arrive at Plymouth. Plymouth makes much of its maritime history and Plymouth Hoe is a good place to gain an idea of how important that history is. The Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth Sound, the natural harbour here, when they set off for the new world. Captain James Cook and Scott of the Antarctic also sailed from these shores. Views over Plymouth Sound are spectacular and you can stand on the very spot at Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake played bowls.
Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park is a family owned and run business, therefore offering you personal touches that larger corporate's may not be able to. We strive to give you a totally enjoyable and unforgettable holiday that will keep you coming back for years to come. Many of our customers have been coming for over 30 years and have seen and helped, along with our dedicated team, our business grow into what it is today.
Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park is the perfect base for exploring the North Devon coast and countryside. The beaches are amongst the best in Britain. Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde are well within easy motoring distance. Explore the beauty of Exmoor.
Visit Ilfracombe with it's shops and harbour with steamer trips to Lundy Island. Visit Clovelly, with it's famous cobbled main street that descends to it's sheltered harbour. Combe Martin with it's coastal scenery, the magnificent countryside around Lynton and the picturesque harbour at Lynmouth. A visit to the historic market town of Barnstaple, especially on market days, is a must during the school holidays.
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