Tin Box Tot dipping her toes in the sea at North Sands Salcombe Devon
Devon, Family days out

A weekend at home in Devon (in pictures)

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of short breaks, nights away from the kids and a weekend blog conference for me. In between there’s been work and the usual daily routines to keep us busy. It’s been brilliant, inspiring and exhausting.

We were overdue some quality family time at home and last week we got it. Here’s what a ‘normal’ weekend in Devon looks like for us.

I work part-time so the weekend starts on Thursday for the Tin Box girls and I. The weather was looking good so we went to the beach for a picnic.

We visited North Sands in Salcombe as Tin Box Tot wanted to make sandcastles. The tide was right up but there was a thin strip of dry land for us to set up our picnic blanket and get out the buckets and spades.

A view across North Sands at Salcombe in Devon

Tin Box Baby at North Sands Salcombe Devon

Tin Box Tot dipping her toes in the sea at North Sands Salcombe Devon

On Saturday we took the girls swimming in Torquay – something that is becoming a regular request. On our way home we had a walk at Berry Head in Brixham. There’s some great views and a lot of space to run around as well as a child and dog-friendly cafe – The Guardhouse.

Tin Box Tot standing on a stone at Berry Head in Devon

The English Riviera from Berry Head - we walked here during out weekend at home in Devon

Tin Box Tot climbing a tree during our walk at Berry Head in Devon

With more fine weather forecast on Sunday we decided to make the most of it with a trip to our local farm. The Tin Box Grandparents had taken the girls to Totnes Rare Breeds Farm while we were away in Jersey a few weekends before.

Tin Box Tot loved revisiting the sheep, owls, guinea pigs and goats.

Tin Box Tot meeting a guinea pig at Totnes Rare Breed Farm

Tin Box Tot feeding a sheep at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Riding the tractor at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

We had a extremely enjoyable weekend exploring our local area and being together as a family. Luckily it’s not too long before we get some more quality time as a fivesome as we have a week’s holiday coming up. Bring on the adventures!

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