August: What’s On For Families Living Near Dartmoor

With the summer holidays in full swing, it can be hard to keep the kids occupied and entertained – especially without breaking the bank! So, if you’re struggling to come up with creative ideas for family fun, as Dartmoor estate agents, we have some insider info to share with you that your family will no doubt love.

The Otter Trail

The Otter Trail is a guaranteed family favourite. With 100 uniquely designed otter sculptures created by local artists and placed around Dartmoor, your mission is to track them all down! It’s hours of fun and not only will it get everyone outdoors and exploring, it will no doubt stir up some competition to see who can find the most – there are even prizes given out to a lucky few! It’s a great way to see new places in Dartmoor and keep the kids occupied. As Dartmoor estate agents, it’s certainly hit the top of our list for the best things to do this summer.

Star Gazing, Meteors and Shooting Stars

Working as estate agents in Dartmoor comes with its perks and we can’t stress enough how much the natural location lends itself to great family activities. If you’re looking for something a little different but all the while educational, then why not try Star Gazing? Clearbrook Village hall, for example, is hosting a free event to watch the annual Perseids meteor shower, which is guaranteed to be a night to remember. Be sure to wrap up warm and if you have a pair of binoculars or a telescope then don’t forget to bring them along for the best results! This is one of our favourite events because it’s fun for kids and adults alike.

Dartmoor Walking Festival

What better way to explore the beauty of Dartmoor than by taking part in the annual walking festival? As Dartmoor estate agents, we talk a lot about the importance of location, but after joining in on the numerous trails around the moors, we guarantee you’ll agree with us and fall in love with Dartmoor all over again! There are a variety of trails taking place on several dates, all of which range in difficulty and price, with many being free. This is a really fun way to get the whole family out of the house and active – there’s something for everyone!

So, why not give some of these ideas a try? Whatever the age there’s something for children and parents alike. What are you waiting for? Get outdoors and start making some lasting summer memories!