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Monday, 11 June 2018

Ideas for unusual days out in Devon

Hello there,

We've recently returned from a week in Devon, and while it was pretty relaxed with lots of lazing around and doing nothing, we did manage to get out and about for a couple of days. I thought I'd share these with you in case you're ever in Devon and looking for something that's a bit different to your normal day out.

First up was Cobbaton Combat Collection. I'll be the first to admit that if you're not into your military history then this might not be the place for you. However we both are and it was the perfect place to be on our one rainy day.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

The collection is spread out over 3 hangars and to be honest, it's mind boggling just how much there is. The collection was started by one man and it's snowballed from there - as they say 'a hobby that got out of hand'. Concentrating primarily on WWII there's also pieces from the Falklands and first Gulf War, military vehicles and just about anything else you can think of.

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Cobbaton Combat Collection

Next up was South Devon Chilli Farm. This is an old favourite from us. The other half loves to grow chillis so whenever we're down there we pop in to see what's new. They have plants for sale, a show tunnel (depending on the time of year you visit) plus a shop and cafe which has the most lovely food. This time around I noticed the childrens play area was being well used with lots of space for little ones to let off steam.

South Devon Chilli Farm

South Devon Chilli Farm

I couldn't leave without a cream tea plus a small selection of chilli plants which we'll try really hard not to kill!

South Devon Chilli Farm

South Devon Chilli Farm

And finally, the town of Okehampton. We were staying on the outskirts so this was our main go to place for shopping and all sorts of bits and pieces. It's the sort of place where you find all the basics, plus lots of things you never knew you needed. No visit to Devon is complete without a trip through the victorian arcade on the high street.

Okehampton's Victorian Arcade

Okehampton

So there you have it, a few of ideas for a slightly different day out in Devon. If you have any discoveries you'd like to share, let me know!

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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