Whether you’re staying in one of our luxurious rooms or you’ve opted for a self-catering family break in one of our spacious lodges, we’ve got you covered with a useful itinerary for the perfect family summer family holiday in Devon. Let us map out your visit to Bovey Castle for you, so you can sit back, soak up the glorious weather and enjoy spending quality time with the family.
The perfect room stay itinerary
Start your family holiday in Devon off right with a delicious breakfast in the Great Western Grill. Choose from a mouth-watering full English breakfast or if you fancy something lighter and fresher in the summer heat, indulge in our array of fresh fruits, juices and light bites.
Having satisfied those cravings, you and your family can make your way outdoors for a leisurely stroll around the grounds, soaking up the morning summer sun, before it gets too hot. If you don’t fancy walking, why not head out on a Dartmoor Tour with your very own guide, allowing you to get the lay of the land and embrace the picturesque views.
Before you know it, it’ll be lunch time – the perfect chance for you to pop into one of our award-winning restaurants. Smith’s Brasserie (pictured above) offers a cafe style menu with a Mediterranean theme or you could take afternoon tea in the Great Western Grill or lounges. One thing is for sure, you’ll need the fuel for your fun-filled afternoon…
In the afternoon, take your pick from our on-site activities. Perhaps the children want to soak up more of the glorious weather and get their hearts racing with some bike riding, test out their Robin Hood skills with our archery activity, or get up close and personal with our magnificent wildlife in our goat feeding experience. If you’d prefer to take things slower and fancy something a little different, our cider and gin making experience teaches you how to make your own. Which activities will you be choosing?
After all that fun, you’ve most likely worked up an appetite. Make the most of your included evening meal at our newly reopened Great Western Grill. With award-winning food and service, and amazing range of dishes created using quality local produce, and a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, settle here for the evening and experience the best grill restaurant in Devon.
As the evening slips into dusk, enjoy a stroll back to your luxuriously furnished room, and unwind ready for the next day.
Make a splash in the morning as you and your family make full use of the Elan Spa pool. Enjoy a swim with the kids, or if you manage to get some alone time whilst the children make the most of our activities, you and your partner can enjoy our spa packages and treatments as you soak up the peacefulness of our award-winning spa.
In the spirit of treating yourself, tuck into our Afternoon Tea experience filled with a range of sweet and savoury treats, paired with quality cups of tea or even a glass of Champagne – this is a great chance to enjoy a classic English tradition.
Spice up your third and final day with a bit of healthy competition on our 18-hole championship golf course. Find out who the natural golfer is out of the family, or catch a tan as you play in the sun if you’re not the competitive type. For younger or less experienced players, why not try the putting green, or practice your swing on the driving range.
After a busy day on the course, retire to your room for rest and room service.
The perfect lodge stay itinerary
If you’ve chosen to stay in one of our private lodges during your summer family holiday in Devon, you can take things slow and enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your own lodge. Choose from our selection of breakfast hampers, delivered to your door, so you don’t have to lift a finger, or make it a family affair and cook your own breakfast together with our intimate self-catering experience.
Once you’ve filled up on breakfast, make your way outside with the kids and choose from a range of summer adventure activities. Enjoy a variety of activities from swimming and tennis to goat feeding and falconry displays. If your children are up for meeting new friends, our team are happy to introduce them to our very own chicken and ferrets – ready and waiting to be fed and soak up all the attention.
After a fun-filled day, watch the sun go down with the whole family and tuck into a classic summer BBQ at your lodge, with all the ingredients you need provided by us. From Teriyaki Mediterranean prawns and scorched lime skewers to our succulent Bovey Castle burgers, this is a meal you won’t want to miss.
Unwind for the night in your comfortable lodge, a home away from home, and get a good night’s sleep ready for a fun-filled day ahead.
On your second day with us at Bovey, head straight outside to soak up the great weather and start the day with a deer park tour. This is a great chance to see the Devon wildlife and make the most of the countryside in all its summer glory.
As part of our family summer holiday lodge offer, you’ll receive a resort credit, which can be used in any way you’d like. From our skill-testing off road driving experience to our beekeeping experience and more – treat the family to a range of unique and truly special on-site activities.
On your third and final day, why not enjoy a child-free afternoon and spend some quality time with your partner. You can let us take care of your children for a couple of hours when you sign them up for Bovey Bushcraft where they can channel their inner Bear Grylls. The perfect opportunity to escape to the spa or enjoy a drink on the South Terrace.
Wrap up your family holiday in Devon with an intimate evening meal and choose from our home-style meals or cook your own dinner in the comfort of your open-plan lodge kitchen or visit one of our two incredible restaurants.
Summer holiday packages for families
Want to make your family summer holiday in Devon one to remember? We have a number of exclusive summer stay offers available (see below). Make the most of summer and family time at Bovey Castle this year.
Planning the perfect summer family holiday in Devon has never been easier. Spend your summer days exploring our beautiful grounds, creating everlasting memories with your family and enjoying a range of unique onsite activities that promise fun, laughter and good times. Book your family summer stay today or call us on 01647 445007 to speak with a member of our team.