After a busy term back at school, spend some quality time together as a family with an action-packed October half term holiday at Bovey Castle.
Our 5 Red Star hotel is nestled in 275 acres of beautiful countryside within Dartmoor National Park, making Bovey Castle a perfect base to explore all that Devon has to offer.
There’s also so much to experience together on-site at our hotel. From archery to fly fishing, falconry to bike riding, we’ve chosen a few of our favourite family-friendly activities we think you’ll love.
If your little ones love getting close to animals, then they’ll love meeting our resident chickens and friendly ferrets. This complimentary activity for hotel guests runs every day and begins with the chance to learn more about the animals’ life at Bovey Castle, before watching a fun ferret race and collecting the chicken’s eggs straight from the coop.
Then there’s also our falconry displays where our experienced falconer provides an educational commentary on these breath-taking birds of prey as they soar through the sky. Running every Sunday – Friday, this complimentary activity is a magical experience for those young and old.
If your family would like to combine meeting our furry friends with learning more about the estate’s history, then why not try a deer park tour? Guided by one of Bovey’s deer keepers, this activity is priced at £20 per adult, 1 child free per paying adult, and will see you spend an hour with these magnificent animals. Learn all about their lifecycle, nutrition and how deers fit into the conversation model on the Bovey estate.
For a more majestic tour, discover our carriage rides to the village of North Bovey. Step back in time at Bovey Castle and enjoy a picturesque ride on our shire horse and covered carriages, taking in the stunning Dartmoor scenery and local history.
From £250 a 6 person carriage or £70 per person, make memories together to cherish forever on this nostalgic carriage ride.
If you’re a family who has a competitive side, then we’ve got a whole host of on-site sporting activities you can get stuck into.
Our complimentary activities include the traditional garden game of Croquet and the use of our Tennis courts.
One of our most popular activities here at Bovey Castle is our archery range, where eager archers can find their inner Robin Hood testing their aim shooting different targets. Lasting for approximately one hour, this activity is priced at £35 per person.
Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, our championship golf course offers stunning vistas and challenging fairways that will thrill golf enthusiasts of all levels. Immerse yourself in the serene landscape, with rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and the idyllic Bovey River as your backdrop. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner looking to learn, our expert instructors and top-notch facilities cater to your every need!
If your family loves to explore, make the most of our complimentary bike hire for an adventure around Bovey Castle’s grounds together.
If you wish to venture further afield and try the local cycle paths or visit the neighbouring villages we recommend the local Dartmoor Bike Hire centre, who also offer tandems, trailers & tagalongs!
For a clue-led adventure around our hotel grounds, children will love our brass rubbing trail. It also offers a perfect opportunity to explore what other activities around the estate you might like to try.
Indulge in the ultimate comfort experience this October half term with us. Choose between our picturesque private estate lodges, offering serene natural surroundings, or our elegant hotel rooms, where luxury and relaxation meet. Whichever option you prefer, your family is in for an unforgettable getaway. Join us this autumn and create cherished memories amidst the stunning landscapes of Bovey Castle.
Eden Hotel Collection is part of Rigby Group (RG) plc.
Bovey Castle Property Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with Company Number 09552863.
Registered office address: c/o Eden Hotel Collection, Bridgeway House, Bridgeway, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6YX
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