All weekends in December: Wooly’s Wonderland, The BIG Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP. Santa’s elves will be beavering away day and night by sprinkling glitter and spreading their dreamlike charm ready for its visitors. thebigsheep.co.uk
December weekends & 18th – 24th December: Santa By Steam, South Devon Railway, The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ. Come and see Santa in his very own Grotto Train! There will be presents too. Admission: Booking is essential. southdevonrailway.co.uk
26 December: From 10am Boxing Day BBQ. Clovelly Harbour, Clovelly EX39 5TF. This fabulous event has become synonymous with Christmas at Clovelly. Enjoy a walk on the estate in the morning then visit the Red Lion on the quay for their lunchtime BBQ with live music. clovelly.co.uk
Enjoy strolling along the surf, playing fetch with your dog and watch the sun set on the horizon. Beneath wooded cliffs, this milelong, privately owned Blackpool Sands is an area of outstanding natural beauty near Dartmouth. What better place to enjoy a day of family fun!
South Sands in Salcombe is one of the more secluded dog friendly beaches, a wonderful place to enjoy a quiet walk with loved ones.
Braunton Burrows is an Unesco Biosphere Reserve, which has 1,500 acres of dunes to play, hide or snooze in all year round.
Buck Mills beach is a rocky secluded cove at the bottom of the picturesque village. It is quiet most of the time so great for a relaxed stroll.