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10 Things to Do With Kids in Dartmouth

The whole family can experience the breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and wonderful attractions of the venerable town of Dartmouth on the English Riviera.

Kids in Dartmouth.

Here’s our convenient guide to things to do with kids in Dartmouth.

1. Dartmouth Castle

This imposing fortress has guarded Dartmouth since the 1400s. Explore ancient passages, examine cannons and suits of armour in the Gun Tower, learn about Civil War battles and enjoy wonderful sea views. And, don’t forget the teashop!

2. Britannia Royal Naval College

Want to join the Navy? This is where they train the officers. Take a guided tour and discover the proud history of the Royal Navy. You may even learn what it takes to command your own warship!

3. Blackpool Sands

Yes, this is definitely in Devon and confusingly, isn’t sandy. However, it’s a great place to let off steam, enjoy water sports, have a paddle or just relax and soak up stunning views. There is a car park and café, and it’s ranked as one of Britain’s top beaches.

4. Agatha Christie’s House

Take the ferry up the river to Greenway – home of world-famous writer, Agatha Christie. This atmospheric house is full of memorabilia, including intriguing artefacts courtesy of Agatha’s archaeologist husband. There’s a nature trail through the lovely garden and a cafe for refreshment.

5. Round Robin Adventure

Explore the best of this lovely area on a circular tour by steam train, riverboat and bus. Spot birds, ducks and even seals amidst splendid river views, and chug through beautiful countryside on the old steam train. You can even stop off at Greenway halfway through the trip.

6. Dart Valley Trail

Ready to stretch your legs? Head out on the river trail and savour the finest English scenery. Ramble along the wooded riverbank with glimpses of sweeping fields, and pass through quaint old villages, full of character. This really is an excellent way to immerse yourselves in this glorious area.

7. Coronation Park

Overlooking the river, this is the place for some serious fun. The kids play park has everything you need – swings, slides and climbing frames. There’s plenty of space for ball games or picnics, and a fine cafe when you need something tasty.

8. Dartmouth Ice Cream Company

Everyone needs a serious treat now and then, and this is the place. Made with natural local ingredients, they’ve been making delicious ice cream here since 1928. The results are truly scrumptious, but don’t take my word for it (you know you want to…).

9. Dartmouth Museum

Located in a 17th century house, this is perfect for a rainy day. See where Charles II slept, learn about wartime heroes and discover why the Pilgrim Fathers dropped by en route to America. Examine mysterious artefacts under microscopes and rummage in the archives to unearth new treasures.

10. Christmas by Candlelight

Father Christmas arrives by boat at the end of November, which marks the start of a magical weekend. With twinkling lights, a lantern procession, Christmas trees, fire jugglers and a Christmas market Dartmouth is truly wonderful in the festive season.

Become Lord or Lady Dartmouth – Quintessentially English

Dartmouth is renowned for its typical English character and continuing place in history. With you become part of the story, and it’s easy and affordable.

With the Dartmouth Landowner package, you’ll become the proud owner of a 20x20cm plot of land close to the River Dart.

Or, really immerse yourself in the area and enhance your social status with the Dartmouth Landowner and Seated Title package. Then you’re legally entitled to call yourself Lord or Lady Dartmouth.

We guide you through the simple process, which includes all legal fees.