Sea, Sand & Snow - Planning a Winter Break

One of the most difficult aspects of going away for winter within the UK is the extreme changes in temperature and the task of looking for activities or events for you to participate in during your break. It can be difficult for you to find the right types of activities and venues that remain open during the festive period and winter months. So for those of you who believe that the perfect time for you to get away is whilst the snow is settling – here’s a glimpse of all the activities and events that you and your partner could observe or participate in.

One of the best things for you to do whilst you’re visiting Devon is to head down to the theatre to watch a show; especially the Palace theatre in Paignton. The Palace Theatre is one of the best theatres in the whole of the UK, with superior performances and a variety of different shows that are made available to the public each year.

You’ll also find that unlike many other venues dedicated to entertainment, the Palace Theatre is open all year through and is an excellent way to end an evening in Devon.
For more information you can check out their website here.

Another excellent way to spend one of your days in Devon is by visiting on of our famous museums – such as The Torquay museum. If you fancy yourself as the sophisticated type, a trip to the museum would be perfect for you; not only will this indoor activity keep you from the chill outside but you can also view fine art whilst learning about Britain’s history and the culture that has been passed down from each generation within Devon.

As well as learning about our culture and the way in which our heritage was made; you can also view the only permanent Agatha Christie gallery in the entire country. There are also works dedicated to William Pengelly and the artefacts that have been found deep within Kent’s Cavern.
For more information on the Torquay Museum you can visit their website here.

Coastal Walks
There are a variety of different trails that you can follow whilst spending the weekend in Devon in order to experience some excellent views whilst getting a breath of fresh air. The length and difficulty of each trail can vary greatly depending upon the distance, weather conditions and terrain; here are a few tips on choosing the best trail for you.

The walk from Paignton to Preston is relatively painless as it’s a mere 2km of smooth pavements that are easy to traverse; similarly, the walk from North Quay to Paignton harbour.
If a light walk doesn’t appeal to you and you’d rather a mini adventure or a trek you may prefer walks such as the circular route near Broadsands beach or Brixham to the statue or William of Orange.

It’s worth noting that some of these paths can be treacherous in poor weather conditions and so you should select appropriate footwear as well as thermals in cold conditions.

For more information on days out in Devon or the best accommodation you can get in touch with us here at Highcliffe House. We’d be happy to help you in any way that we can.