How are your kids enjoying this summer?

Summer once meant long, hot, hazy days spent running wild; building sandcastles and digging moats on the beach; building dams and dens in the woods; eating icecreams and winning rosettes at the village fete. What does it mean to your kids now?

We’ve found some wonderful archive images of old-school Devon fun, care of Beaford Arts and Parkdean, which have made us reminisce about the good old days. What do you think – were they days of more simple pleasures? Or is there still lots of old-fashioned fun going on across Devon this summer? Let us know via our Facebook page or on Twitter @VisitDevon

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Kids on a wall, Devon, 1981
Torrington, Devon, 1977
Torrington, Devon, 1977
Bideford, Devon, 1974
Bideford, Devon, 1974
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Torcross, Devon, 1890s
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Portlemouth beach, Devon, 1970s
Instow Sands, Devon, 1974
Instow Sands, Devon, 1974
 Winkleigh Fair, Devon, 1985
Winkleigh Fair, Devon, 1985
Atherington, Devon, 1980s
Atherington, Devon, 1980s
Bideford carnival, Devon, 1973
Bideford carnival, Devon, 1973
Chulmleigh, Devon, 1988
Chulmleigh, Devon, 1988
Woolacombe, Devon, 1973
Woolacombe, Devon, 1973
Saunton Sands, Devon, 1975
Saunton Sands, Devon, 1975
Ashreigney, Devon, Royal Wedding Day July 1981
Ashreigney, Devon, Royal Wedding Day July 1981
Bideford, Devon, 1978
Bideford, Devon, 1978
Torrington, Devon, 1974
Torrington, Devon, 1974
Braunton Burrows, Devon, 1977
Braunton Burrows, Devon, 1977
Torrington, Devon, 1970s
Torrington, Devon, 1970s
Jubilee tea in High Bickington, Devon, 1977
Jubilee tea in High Bickington, Devon, 1977
Hatherleigh Market, Devon, 1975
Hatherleigh Market, Devon, 1975
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Torcross, Devon, 1950s
Hope Cove, Devon, 1930
Hope Cove, Devon, 1930
Ilfracombe, Devon, 1973
Ilfracombe, Devon, 1973
Bideford, Devon, 1978
Bideford, Devon, 1978
Exbourne, Devon, 1978
Exbourne, Devon, 1978
Hope Cove, Devon, 1944
Hope Cove, Devon, 1944

What do you think – is there still lots of great summer fun going on across Devon? Let us know and share your pics – old and new – via our Facebook page or on Twitter @VisitDevon