101 things to do this summer on South West Lakes

Experience the best summer ever with your kids in Devon, with this inspirational list of 101 things to do from guest blogger South West Lakes. Learn about our green spaces, try pond dipping, identify leaves and trees, spot mini-beasts and see birds soaring overhead – and if you share photos or videos of your activities with us you could win a fantastic prize too!


Get outdoors and create your own adventure”

Discover 101 fun things to do from building dens, climbing trees to trying something new like paddle boarding or archery – and all in beautiful surroundings. Devon has miles of off-road trails to travel, acres of woodlands and forests to explore and stunning lakes to enjoy.

Days out should be packed with fun and there’s no better way to spend quality time together as a family than getting outdoors and sharing new experiences together. Visit Devon’s lakes this summer – they’re bursting with wildlife and colour, and perfect for kids to discover all of the fun things to do in nature.

SW Lakes’ ‘101 things to do this summer’ booklet offers the ultimate guide for the most adventurous family summer holiday ever – and you can do them all in Devon!

Share with us – you could win a family trip!

Tick off all the things you and your kids have tried. Then share your photographs and videos of your adventures on Devon lakes on Twitter or Facebook using #101swlakes.

At the end of the summer we’ll choose our favourite photo or video, and the lucky winner will receive 5 x 1 hour sessions of paddleboard, kayak or canoe hire to share at Roadford or Tamar Lake with friends or family (see below for *T&Cs).

Over this summer we’ll share your adventures on with our followers – and choose the best to win a family paddleboard, kayaking or canoe experience on Roadford or Tamar Lake.


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Our top 5 picks …

  • Number 12 – go on a mini-beast hunt
  • Number 14 – make a stick trail
  • Number 31 – go geocaching
  • Number 66 – stand up in a canoe
  • Number 101 – have a well-deserved ice-cream

For the full list download SW Lakes ‘101 things to do this summer’ booklet.

*Competition Terms and Conditions
Entrants must be 18 years and over, though there is no age milit to those who can use the prize of 5 x 1 hour canoe, kayak or paddleboard sessions. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. All extras not specified in the prize must be paid for by the prize-winner. The competition prize is subject to availability and South West Lakes terms and conditions. This competition ends at midnight on August 31 2017. The winner will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook, using the platform they used to enter. If a winner does not reply to Visit Devon within 1 week of being notified, or if a winner is not available to take up the prize, Visit Devon reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant without liability to the winner.