What do I need to take a holiday in Devon?

What do I need to take a holiday in Devon?

If you ‘re looking to take a holiday in Devon, you will need to make a list of things to bring with you. Note that Devon is on the South West peninsula of the UK, which can mean wet and rough weather, if you’re unlucky. For any holiday in Devon you need to take water-proof clothing and just hope that you won’t need it.

Having made waterproof clothing an item that needs to be at the top of the list of what you need to take for a holiday in Devon, there will, of course, be a whole load of other things that you need to take as well, especially if you choose to take a self catering holiday.

Be mindful that the weather in Devon and the South West can be quite rough during the summer months. There may be days when you won’t be able to go outside at all. This is when you may need the following:

  • Books and magazines

A wet day can be an opportunity to catch up on some absorbing reading.

  • A pack of playing cards or an assortment of board games

A rainy holiday in Devon can be a chance for a family to get around a board game, as you may not get the opportunity when you’re at home.

  • Laptop and mobile devices

This is something that you may want to leave at home. One of the reasons why you may want to take a holiday in Devon or anywhere else is to get away from the modern technology of laptops and mobile devices. If your holiday location has a Wi-Fi facility, then, a laptop will be useful if you are stuck with nothing else to do.

Just remember that laptops aren’t just for work. You can go on the internet and research the area in which you are staying to find items of local interest. In Devon, you won’t have to look very far to find something that will raise your interests.

Let’s be optimistic. You come to Devon to take a holiday and the weather is bright and sunny with no rain forecast at all. This would be the ideal holiday in Devon or anywhere else. So, what will you need for these fine, sunny days?

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Fine weather clothes
  • Bikes

Devon has an interesting selection of cycle paths that go cross the Devonshire countryside. These tend to be  redundant railway lines that have been converted into cycle trails.

  • Backpack

If you plan on taking long walks across the Devonshire countryside, you will require a backpack.

  • Surfboard

The coast around Devon does have beaches that will give you enough surf to use a surfboard but you may have to venture into Cornwall to find beaches that are more suitable for surfing.

Self catering?

If you are staying at a self catering establishment you may need to take bed linen and towels. With some planning it may be possible to arrange for a delivery of grocery-provisions to your location, to be ready and waiting for you when you arrive.

However you wish to take a holiday in Devon, whether it be camping, in a caravan, in a hotel or self-catering, there will be a list of items that you will  need.

Write out a checklist at least a week before you set off on holiday. Avoid leaving this until the last moment because if you do it just before you set off, you will almost certainly forget something.

Here are some items that you need to consider putting on your holiday list:

  • Medicines that you need
  • A first aid kit
  • Mobile phone chargers
  • Credit cards and cash
  • A list of important phone numbers
  • Tickets that you have bought
  • Enough cosmetics,shampoo, shower gel,soap,sun cream,shaving razors,spectacles and lenses.
  • For the children, take favourite toys,books,a ball for the beach and, of course, the most important thing of all, buckets and spades.
  • Consider your daily routine at home and the important items that you use. You may need to take these items with you.

What do I need to take a holiday in Devon?

The thing about Devon is that it’s all about the countryside. When you take a holiday in Devon you will find most, if not all, of the best features will be outside. We have many enchanting footpath walks. Many of them are inland but we do have coastal footpaths. Some of the coastal footpaths may be closed in places due to cliff erosion. You need to take notice of any warning signs that declare a section of path as being dangerous.

To take a holiday in Devon you will need to find a central location to stay at, which will give you a full range of options. There are some major attractions in Devon and throughout the South West peninsula. Added to that, wherever you stay in Devon, you will never be very far from the coast-line.

You don’t need to bring anything special when you come to Devon. If you forget to bring something that you really need, you  should be able to find what you want somewhere in the county of. Traditionally Devon has been a very rural County but we are very well equipped here, for the most part. Most of Devon is in the 21st century.

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