6 of the Best South Devon Experience Days

South Devon

Whether it’s a gift for the person who has everything, a treat for yourself or an idea to enhance your holiday in South Devon, we are all booking and giving more experience days than ever before.

We have put together 6 of the best experiences that are exclusive to South Devon.


Ashburton Cookery School


Ashburton Cookery School

From beginners cookery courses to baking weekends, street food, vegetarian, Greek Meze . . .  if you can think of it, Ashburton Cookery School probably runs a course for it.

Ashburton cookery school is recognised as one of the UK’s top cookery schools offering inspirational cookery courses taught by a team of expert chefs.

How do I book? Ashburton Cookery School

Where can I stay nearby? Ashburton Accomodation

Piggy Pilates

Piggy Pilates

Harry with one of the Pennywell miniature pigs

If you like to exercise outdoors and like miniature pigs for company, Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh has just the thing. The Piggy Pilates experience includes a 50 minute Pilates session with local instructor Harry Parkes and is followed by breakfast and piggy cuddles with the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs.

How do I book? Pennywell Farm

Where can I stay nearby? Buckfast Accomodation

The Fizz Boat

Fizz Boat

Celebrations on the Fizz Boat

Glass of Fizz in hand, the company of your favourite people and a bite to eat, cruising along the beautiful River Dart. What’s not to like?

The Fizz Boat at Dartmouth offers private boat trips and cruises for up to 12 people with food and plenty of Fizz. Hosts Gaynor and David can tailor a package for any experience or celebration.

How do I book? Fizz Boat Dartmouth

Where can I stay nearby? Dartmouth Accomodation

Sharpham Wine and Cheese


Sharpham Vineyard

This scenic vineyard on the edge of the River Dart offers wine and cheese tasting and vineyard walks.  Sharpham is widely recognised as producing some of England’s most outstanding wines. Visit, sample and make up your own mind about their fine English wines.

How do I book? Sharpham wine and Cheese

Where do I stay nearby? Accomodation near Sharpham 

Be a Farmer for a Day


Dartington Goats

If you’ve always dreamed of being a farmer, join Jon and Lynne with their goat and Jersey dairy herd and be a farmer for a day at Dartington Dairy. It’s a 12 hour day with a hearty breakfast and homemade lunch included. The promise is that by the end of the day you will certainly know what a Devon farm feels like.

How do I book? Farmer for a Day

Where can I stay nearby? Dartington Accommodation 

Plymouth Gin Tours

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Plymouth Gin Distillery

The historic Black Friars distillery on the Barbican is the oldest working gin distillery in England.

There is a choice of distillery tours and experiences, which include tasting and either a complimentary miniature of Plymouth Gin to take a way or a gin and tonic at the Refectory Bar to complete the experience.

How do I book? Plymouth Gin

Where can I stay nearby? Plymouth Accommodation

This story appeared on April 25, 2019

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