“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

February Fun on Dartmoor!

February includes both Valentine’s Day and Half Term, so we’ve put together a list of events, special meals, activities and family fun for you to enjoy, whether you’re looking for a romantic mini-break or a great day out for the whole family.

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Open Afternoon

February 16th 1-3pm.
Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Centre, Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Open Afternoon to meet our Dartmoor ponies and find out about our work to ensure a future for the Dartmoor pony on Dartmoor
Details – HERE

Dartmoor Valentines at Two Bridges Hotel

14-15th February
Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner for two in the stunning setting of the Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
Better still – make a night of it, with a stay in a cosy country-style room or a grand four-poster.

Details – HERE

Jazz Afternoon Tea

23rd February
Two Bridges Hotel, Two Bridges, Devon

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Two Bridges Hotel, with a traditional afternoon tea accompanied by relaxed jazz from award-winning local duo ‘Fine Whines’.

Details – HERE

February Half Term at Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon

9 days for the price of 1! That’s the fabulous offering from Pennywell Farm this February Half Term.

The gates open for the 2020 season on Saturday 15 Feb at 10am. Buy a day admission ticket during February half term and we’ll give you a return ticket, valid until 23 Feb to use as many times as you like. Visit us every day if you want to! There’s no excuse for boredom this half term.

Heavy horses Duke and Duchess have pride of place in the Farmyard, along with Connery a retired horse from the Household Cavalry who has come straight from the palace to Pennywell.

Visit our miniature ponies and miniature donkeys, all keen to meet the visitors.You’ll love our early spring babies with lambs, goat kids and piglets as well as giving our familiar friendly animals their first visitor cuddles of the season.

Details – HERE

Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

All February
Crag 2 Mountain, Yelverton,Devon

Our Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Course is an amazing way to see some of the awesome climbing routes that the South West has to offer from Granite Cags to Cornish Sea Cliffs.

You will spend the course with one of our experienced Mountaineering & Climbing Instructors (MCI) who will tailor the course to your skill level and aspirations.
Details – HERE 

The Garden House Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon

Snowdrop Festival launches at home of world renowned snowdrop collection

Excited snowdrop enthusiasts are set to travel across the UK to an exquisite corner of Devon to see one of the best collections of snowdrops in the world burst into fragrance and colour at The Garden House’s first ever Snowdrop Festival, which takes place January to March.

Details – HERE

Devon Valentine’s Break

14-15 February
The Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon

Treat the one you love to a divine dinner in the utterly romantic setting of The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock.
For an extra special treat, stay the night in a cosy Classic room or sumptuous Four Poster with spa bath.

Valentine’s Dinner – £55 per person
One night Valentine’s Break – from £230 per couple
Two night Valentine’s Break – from £360 per couple

Details – HERE

Exhibition: Journeyman – stories of craft from a bicycle
18 Jan 2020 – 8 Mar 2020

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Curated by Nick Hand and The Letterpress Collective, this exhibition brings together photography, film, letterpress prints, and the words of makers who dedicate their life to an unusual or rare craft or passion.
Nick gathered these stories on epic cycle rides: from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, around the coast of Britain and Ireland and up the Hudson River – with a printing press on the back of his bike.

Details – HERE

School holiday family activity day 19th February

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Devon

Our school holiday family activity days involve a wildlife or heritage themed trail, woodwork, environmental art and outdoor cooking in and around the Burrator Discovery Centre. £3 per child, £2 per adult (cash only please). Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear. No booking needed. If wet some activities may be under cover.

Details – HERE

Fishbruary – 2 Cod n Chips for £15 this February 3-28 February

Moorland Hotel, Wotter, Plymouth, Devon

Come and enjoy our amazing Cod n Chips with your bestie this February at the Moorland Hotel. This offer is for two Cod n Chips, Peas and Salad for two adults for just £15.

Details – HERE

Valentine Pop – Up Supper by Canonteign Kitchen 14th February

Canonteign Falls, Lower Ashton, Nr Exeter, Devon

Join us for a Valentine Supper where Canonteign Kitchen will serve a carefully curated seasonal menu which champions beautiful local produce. Our lakeside café will be opened for one night and transformed to offer a romantic dining experience, guests can expect a roaring fire, cosy tables and a choice of exceptional seasonal food from a special menu.

Details – Here