CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

What’s On at River Dart Country Park this Autumn/Winter

PUBLISHED: 14:35 24 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:11 25 October 2016

River Dart Country Park

River Dart Country Park


At River Dart Country Park, the fun doesn’t stop with the end of the summer, and we have lots of exciting events and activities planned for the coming months. From our annual bonfire night bonanza and an adventure-filled October half term, to the start of kayaking season, there is plenty to keep all ages entertained this autumn

Come and explore our extensive 90 acre park with a long, scenic walk or a stroll along our educational eco trail, or have a go on our exciting adventure playgrounds – then, once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to our much-loved on-site restaurant, the Old Sawmill, and refuel with our delicious Sunday carvery! Why not bring the bikes, and have a go on our brand new pump track while you’re here?

The River Dart Country Park is open to visitors all year round, except 18th Dec – 3rd Jan inclusive, and only parking charges apply in low season!

October Half Term:

Saturday, 22nd – Sunday, 30th October

With more than 25 exciting park activities to choose from, River Dart Country Park has plenty to keep all ages entertained this half term. Explore the extensive playgrounds, rise to the challenge of the fun-filled assault courses, or take part in one of the park’s adrenaline-fuelled Dare Devil activities* – choose from a high ropes course, mega zip wire, water zorbs and more!

The park is open from 10am-4pm throughout October.

Tickets: No entry fee – only parking charges apply. Dare Devil Activities available at extra charge.

Parking: From £4 per vehicle for 2 hours, to £7 for the day

River Dart Country ParkRiver Dart Country Park

Bonfire Night Extravaganza:

Saturday, 5th November

River Dart Country Park is gearing up to start November with a bang, with the return of its annual Bonfire Night event on the 5th November. Alongside the park’s much-loved fireworks display, there will be a host of activities going on for all ages to enjoy throughout the day. The park’s popular Dare Devil activities* will also be running, as well as pony rides by

Gates open at 10am. The bonfire is due to be lit at 6.30pm, with fireworks kicking off at 7pm.

Tickets: Tickets will be available on the gate priced at £6 per person, or £20 for a family of 4. Dare devil Activities running throughout the day at extra charge

Parking: From £4 per vehicle for 2 hours, to £7 for the day (included in ticket price)

River Dart Country ParkRiver Dart Country Park

Adventure Paddlers Weekend

Liven up a dull winter weekend with Gene 17’s Adventure Paddlers Weekend from December 2nd – 4th, at the River Dart Country Park. Paddlers of all levels are invited to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of paddling on the River Dart, with entertainment on the go every evening to see you through the weekend. With an exclusive film showing with footage taken during expeditions from throughout the year, be sure not to miss this highlight of the kayaking calendar! Just a £7 parking fee per vehicle applies per day, and accommodation is available – book early to avoid disappointment on 01364 652511

Tickets: No entry fee – only parking charges apply

Parking: From £4 per vehicle for 2 hours, to £7 for the day


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Devon Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Devon Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Devon Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Yesterday, 11:47

Now is the perfect time to head for the bright lights of Exeter, where you can hunker down in one of the city’s many pubs, cafés and indoor attractions. Here’s our pick of the best places to keep warm, dry and entertained | Words: Chrissy Harris

Read more
Yesterday, 08:15

From cosy pubs galore to winter beach walks, there’s plenty to enjoy in Devon at Christmas. We list 19 reasons you should come visit us this December.

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Devon is a joy to explore with its beautiful beaches, pretty woodland and charming towns and villages. Made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost, we pick 12 walks to blow away the cobwebs in the county this winter

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A South Devon walk along a wreck-rich coastline with SIMONE STANBROOK-BYRNE

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In the latest of our 24-hour tours of Devon’s best locations, we head to Britain’s Ocean City

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

With breathtaking beaches, rolling countryside, stately homes and unique villages, it’s no wonder high-profile film productions flock to Devon - how well do you know the movies that have set up camp here however?

Read more
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Whether it’s on our beautiful beaches, in our magnificent moors or within our stunning stately homes, film productions are constantly setting up in Devon. Here are 16 that you might not know used the county as a filming location

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

From angry spirits to headless horses and ghoulish monks, Devon has more than a few supernatural stories to get your skin crawling. We have picked 11 haunted places in the county

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October is the perfect time to discover the joys of Exmoor. Jennette Baxter of Visit Exmoor suggests five great ways to enjoy autumn on the moor

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wild camping can be one of the best ways to escape the crowds for a night or two and lose yourself in the landscape - SOPHIE PAVELLE chooses her five favourite places to ‘wild-life’ camp in Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From sandy beaches and lighthouse-topped cliffs to views of the Jurassic Coast, the Devon coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. We pick 10 of the prettiest routes to take

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Take our quiz to find out how well you really know Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As the weather starts to warm up and the Devon countryside beckons, LIZZIE JANE of the National Trust in the South West offers plenty of walk ideas for you to try. Whether you want a relaxed Sunday stroll or a more strenuous hike, here are 10 walks across Devon (and beyond) to help you escape the crowds and head off the beaten track

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search