On this page we’ve put together a selection of activities for you to do at home. If you’re looking for colouring for the children (or adults), activity sheets, quizzes, recipes and more then look no further. We’ve also included some links to virtual tours and local webcams so that you can plan your visit or just sit back, relax and pretend you’re there! And we’ve even found a tree-themed playlist! We’re hoping that these will remind you of holidays in Devon at Forest Glade. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Something to keep you busy
A range of activities for you to do at home
Stuck at home? Run out of things to do? Need to find something different to entertain the children with? Got to keep that brain active? Want to try some new recipes?
Stay at home activities to remind you of holidays in Devon
Colour in park map
We’ve had a drawing done of the park map that’s just right for colouring in. Why not try and find out what colour the different animals are too.
Make your own cream tea
National Trust cream teas are a classic Devon delight and very highly rated. Why not make yourself a truly special treat and try out these recipes for scones and have a cream tea at home.
Make your own pasties
We love pasties and they are synonymous with holidays in the Westcountry. We’ve found a great recipe, so get baking and then close your eyes and dream. A little taste of Devon at home!
Devon Apple and Cider cake
Devon Apple and Cider cake is simply delicious and one of our favourites. We just had to share this recipe from Sue Stoneman with you.
Explore historic Exeter with Minecraft
Blackdown Hills Explore and Create
We’re situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the organisation that looks after the area have created a series of videos to help you explore the countryside in a fun way. There are 8 videos to watch with activities ranging from exploring an Iron Age hill fort to finding patterns in nature.
Camping themed wordsearches
Over on the ‘Campmehappy’ blog you can find camping-themed word searches which you can print off and use.
There are three different levels so something for all the family. Put your camping vocabulary to the test!
How many words in Forest Glade?
Why not see how many words you can make out of our park name – Forest Glade?
These should be words found in the dictionary and not 2-letter Scrabble words! Apparently there are over 1000.
Exploring our local coastline
The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, is just a 40 minute drive from the park and our nearest coastline. You can find lots of activities to do at home on the website, from making your own Fantasy Jurassic Park, testing your knowledge in a quiz, to finding out more about fossils. There are activities for all ages and lots of information about the coastline on the website.
We are lucky to have lots of birds to see on the park. Find out more about what you can see from your window on Devon Wildlife Trust’s website. Become a garden bird detective, make your own binoculars or build a bird’s nest.
Check out this webcam in a back garden in Wigan, including a feeder made by one of the children:
Our guests love our unique location in a forest clearing. Trees are our thing and on the Woodland Trust website (a great charity which we are pleased to support) they’ve put together lots of woodland-themed activities to keep the children busy whether you can get outside or not. Build an indoor den if you can’t get out into the forest, and find more indoor activities here and here.
Find out more about trees and their seeds with the RSPB fun and learning for families. There are lots of other great activities and resources on the website too.
A tree-themed play list
We found this on the internet, but we would love to know if you can think of any more tree-themed songs?