Most people associate Devon with the Summer; the perfect county for a staycation with its rolling green hills, golden beaches, seaside towns, surf schools and so much more! Although this is all true, Devon doesn’t end there! Through autumn the county thrives with seasonal events, attractions, and locations for visitors to discover. And if you’ve got an autumn getaway planned with your partner, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered five of best autumn days out for couples in Devon, you’re welcome!
Dartmoor’s Daughter, Dartmoor
Connect with nature, surround yourself with wildlife and transform your wellbeing, all with the guided walks and talks of Dartmoor with Emma Cunis aka – Dartmoor’s Daughter! Twinned with her Hill & Moorland Leader qualification, Emma’s passion for mindfulness, astronomy, history, and folklore come together to provide a holistic and immersive experience of Dartmoor that the pamphlets simply can’t offer! So get in touch to book a private walk, either solo or in a small group, or check out Emma’s upcoming experiences on the website! This is truly the perfect activity for an autumn’s day with your partner.
China Blue, Totnes
China Blue is the perfect spot to head to on a drizzly autumn’s day, so get ready to throw yourself in to a world of pottery, painting, ceramics, workshops, and local food and drink! Set in the heart of Totnes, China Blue boasts the largest range of pottery in the South West, all you have to do is choose your favourite item, and spend the day painting and decorating it how you like. Sit with a coffee, chat with your partner, exchange tips, and relax! From vases to plant pots, glassware, tea pots and everything else, it’s all there waiting for you, all you need to do is turn up. Make sure to keep an eye out for their busy calendar of events and workshops that run through the year!
Quince Honey Farm, South Molton
Quince Honey Farm is one of Devon’s most popular and unique days out, and the perfect spot for you and your partner to explore this autumn. The family run working honey farm is renowned for its close up honey bee experiences, with so many activities to enjoy along the way. Stroll hand in hand as the leaves fall around you through 40 acres of landscaped nectar gardens that are planted with millions of bee friendly plants. Head to the Honey Factory for a guided tour and to learn all about how bees make honey, enjoy a honey tasting session, and even roll your own beeswax candle!
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth
Based in the Ocean City of Plymouth, The National Marine Aquarium is another perfect spot to head to on a rainy day in autumn. An Ocean Conservation Charity dedicated to connecting people with the sea, this is one of the largest Aquariums in the UK, full of eager staff who can’t wait to share their knowledge of the seas with you. Your visit will take you around the world’s Ocean, so get ready to connect with the deep blue from Plymouth. Explore the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and everywhere in between! Their exhibits feature stunning underwater habitats and the animals that live there.
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, Exeter
Christmas is just around the corner which means the return of Christmas markets filled with local crafts, gifts, and steaming food and drink – what more could a couple want on an autumn’s evening? Luckily for Devon, the Christmas Market that surrounds Exeter Cathedral from November 18th is one of the best in the county; it really is a labyrinth of winding lanes, stalls, fairy lights, sights and smells. With over 90 festive chalets to explore, see the best local arts, crafts, food and drink that Devon has to offer, as well live music and other festive events. And there’s no rush to get there, as the market runs daily from November 18th, all the way through to December 18th, just rock up and soak it all in!